Electric Summer PDX is a blow out foodie dance party hosted by Tia Vanich (Production Coordinator and Event Planner) and Gregory Gourdet (Executive Chef of Departure Restaurant). It is a height of summer outdoor celebration for Portland’s amazing restaurant industry, DJ circuit and party crowd. Electric Summer PDX is an all day, mini electronic music festival with the best food, the best DJs and the best crowd. DJ's will crush house beats as friends relax, rejoice, nosh, drink and dance in the warm Portland summer sun. 

The history of this event is a BBQ potluck in our NE Portland back yard for all our industry friends- in celebration of their hard work. Each chef brought a unique dish to share with the group. Friends' bands played and DJ’ed. Fast forward 7 years and a few hundred more industry friends later and Electric Summer PDX has become Portland's party of the summer. After a quick detour last year we are thrilled to bring this party back!

We have assembled a gracious team of Portland's best chefs to create the most perfect summer bites. 

Food and Drinks:::
Bamboo Sushi
Blue Hour
Chicken and Guns
Clyde Common
The Country Cat
Kure Juice Bar
Kyra's Bake Shop
Laurelhurst Market
Nong's Khao Man Gai
Petunia's Pies & Pastries
Pizza Jerk
Kim Jong Grillin'
Salt & Straw
So Cold PDX
Smokehouse Tavern
Tea Bar
The Original Dinerant

Thank you Nicky USA for your meaty support.
Funktion-One sound system to feed your ears.
10 hours of music programming from local and national stars will keep you on the dance floor all day and night! DJ line up out soon! 

As always, sick prize awarded at the Best Outfit Contest! Stay tuned for this year's outfit theme. 

More details to come but for now mark you calendar, switch your shift, request the day off! 

Because it's not the party of the summer without you. We can't wait to see you there!!!


Tia + Gregory