Atlas Obscura is bringing something unusual to Portland, OR. To celebrate the launch of their book Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer’s Guide, they built the World’s Most Unusual Vending Machine. So grab your keys and let’s get into some details as we make the 3-hour drive.
Folks sampling the machine’s goodies will get to taste a curated selection of unique foods and beverages. From taste bud-bending miracle berries to color-changing edible flowers, they’ve compiled a selection of curious items from around the world into one simple vending machine. And while it’s touring the country, Portland is as close to Seattle as the machine is getting.
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The vending machine is making its debut on Saturday, November 13th at the Portland Art Museum’s sculpture garden. And if you choose to attend the main event you’ll also be able to partake in a meet & greet with co-author Cecily Wong from 2-5 pm. Additionally, you can eat from tasting stations featuring local items like oysters, wagashi, fermented goods, and even hard cider. To make things even more unique you’ll be able to tune into a special fruit and vegetable synth performance.
So if you’re looking to take a trip this weekend and get your hands on some eats, a trip to Portland might not be such a bad idea. You can learn more about the vending machine by clicking below and if you choose to go be sure to reserve your free tickets online ahead of time as the machine can only accommodate 1000 people. Enjoy folks!
When: November 13th & 14th
Where: Portland Art Museum Sculpture Garden, 1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR
Cost: Free ticket, food items vary in cost