It's All About the Bacon
Little kids dressed up to resemble bacon = adorable

Little kids dressed up to resemble bacon = adorable

Here’s the J&D’s Bacon-man making the rounds, happily posing for photo-ops!

Here’s the J&D’s Bacon-man making the rounds, happily posing for photo-ops!

These girls’ bacon stand was selling… well… Bacon.  Just bacon by the slice, freshly pan-fried!  I was first in line for a couple slices of this no-frills goodness.

These girls’ bacon stand was selling… well… Bacon.  Just bacon by the slice, freshly pan-fried!  I was first in line for a couple slices of this no-frills goodness.

Yes, this man is wearing a bacon cape

Yes, this man is wearing a bacon cape

Parkers Waffles & Coffee had a bacon-waffle booth, which was perhaps the most delicious thing we had at the Baconfest.
Our only other complaint about the venue was that they didn’t have enough power for all the vendors, so these poor waffle-makers had to make-do with only 2 waffle burners and a crowd of hungry bacon-addicts!
After we got ours, we booked it outta there to avoid getting bacon-mugged

Parkers Waffles & Coffee had a bacon-waffle booth, which was perhaps the most delicious thing we had at the Baconfest.

Our only other complaint about the venue was that they didn’t have enough power for all the vendors, so these poor waffle-makers had to make-do with only 2 waffle burners and a crowd of hungry bacon-addicts!

After we got ours, we booked it outta there to avoid getting bacon-mugged

We enjoyed all the bacon-apparel and accessories we saw on the other patrons.  Everyone was so happy to let us take their picture!

We enjoyed all the bacon-apparel and accessories we saw on the other patrons.  Everyone was so happy to let us take their picture!

Our bacon-apparel needs were met by BaconShirts.com, who had a booth with shirts, aprons, baby onesies, and even underwear!
Shipping is free, so head on over to their site and show your bacon-love!

Our bacon-apparel needs were met by BaconShirts.com, who had a booth with shirts, aprons, baby onesies, and even underwear!

Shipping is free, so head on over to their site and show your bacon-love!

After that candied bacon set in it was time for some more booze, so we wandered by the Bacon Bloody Mary booth, made with everyone’s favorite bacon-vodka, Bakon. We own some Bakon but hadn’t yet tried it in a bloody mary; it was excellent!  It’s like getting tazered while drinking a V8.

After that candied bacon set in it was time for some more booze, so we wandered by the Bacon Bloody Mary booth, made with everyone’s favorite bacon-vodka, Bakon. We own some Bakon but hadn’t yet tried it in a bloody mary; it was excellent!  It’s like getting tazered while drinking a V8.

This was the gal selling the candied bacon. Everyone was happy to pose for our photos!

This was the gal selling the candied bacon. Everyone was happy to pose for our photos!

We drank the bacon beer on an empty stomach, so we decided that we’d better get some proper food. That meat it was time for some Candied Bacon on a Stick! It was prepared indoors at our host venue, The East Burn grill, and it was delicious!

We drank the bacon beer on an empty stomach, so we decided that we’d better get some proper food. That meat it was time for some Candied Bacon on a Stick! It was prepared indoors at our host venue, The East Burn grill, and it was delicious!

A shot of the whole Baconfest. It was really just kind of like a street fair. I wasn’t expecting it to be an outdoor venue, but it worked out really well… that is, until it started raining later in the day!
Oregon + October + outdoor-venue is is rarely a good idea…

A shot of the whole Baconfest. It was really just kind of like a street fair. I wasn’t expecting it to be an outdoor venue, but it worked out really well… that is, until it started raining later in the day!

Oregon + October + outdoor-venue is is rarely a good idea…

Bacon Skateboards set up a half-pipe and had some of their guys pulling some sweet moves. It was great entertainment while we were sitting there eating our bacon!

Bacon Skateboards set up a half-pipe and had some of their guys pulling some sweet moves. It was great entertainment while we were sitting there eating our bacon!

The guys from J&D’s were at the Baconfest, showing-off their bacon-related wares, such as Bacon Salt, Baconnaise, Bacon Lip Balm, and Bacon Salt Sunflower Seeds!
"Because Everything Should Taste Like Bacon".  Gotta love ‘em!

The guys from J&D’s were at the Baconfest, showing-off their bacon-related wares, such as Bacon Salt, Baconnaise, Bacon Lip Balm, and Bacon Salt Sunflower Seeds!

"Because Everything Should Taste Like Bacon".  Gotta love ‘em!

Here are the Bacon Beer vendors. The guy told me it was Everclear with bacon soaked in it, then strained and dripped into the beer.
Truth be told, the bacon taste was barely discernible, but it was still a mighty-fine beer!

Here are the Bacon Beer vendors. The guy told me it was Everclear with bacon soaked in it, then strained and dripped into the beer.

Truth be told, the bacon taste was barely discernible, but it was still a mighty-fine beer!

There were some cool merchants there. This girl, Davida Fernandez, has a glass ornament business, Inagadda Glass, and had made some cool bacon and eggs for the Baconfest!
Below is a video of Portland local-news KATU reporting on the Baconfest and Davida’s creations:

There were some cool merchants there. This girl, Davida Fernandez, has a glass ornament business, Inagadda Glass, and had made some cool bacon and eggs for the Baconfest!

Below is a video of Portland local-news KATU reporting on the Baconfest and Davida’s creations: