The Taste of the Oregon District, one of the Oregon District’s flagship events, returns on September 15, 2019. The Taste of the Oregon District will take place from 2:00 to 8:00 pm on 5th Street in the Oregon District. This is a free-to-attend event and will include samplings from 19 local, independent restaurants with 60+ different “bites” from which to choose, live music, adult beverages, street vendors, and sidewalk sales. Taste of the Oregon District is expected to attract more than 10,000 people from Dayton and the surrounding areas.
“Our goal is to create and host a fun and safe “Taste”-themed block party that will bring locals to the district and support our independent businesses,” explained Kyle Babirad, president of the Oregon District Business Association.
“The Taste of the Oregon District is one of several events planned through the end of the year intended to maintain the momentum and positive spirit of our neighborhood,” said Natalie Skilliter, treasurer of the Oregon District Business Association.
How it Works:
Admission to this family-friendly event is free. Tickets for food and beverages are offered at $1 per ticket. Tickets will buy tasting-size or “bite”-size portions from any of the 19 food vendors. Every vendor offers small “taste” portions between 3 and 7 tickets, which gives visitors a perfect way to sample from a number of different Oregon District restaurants. The tickets are also used to purchase beer and Whiteclaw from our beer trucks located at 5th & Brown and at 5th & Jackson. The shops of the Oregon District will offer sidewalk sales and a handful of outside vendors will set up booths. The Johnson Treatment, a Dayton original funk/jazz/soul band, will be spreading good vibes through music from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Participating restaurants include:
Jay’s Seafood Restaurant
Lucky’s Taproom & Eatery
The Dublin Pub
The Drunken Waffle