Oregon AAPI Food & Wine

About Us

Founded in 2023, the Oregon Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Food & Wine is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization created with the mission to celebrate the diverse provisions that make Oregon so unique.

Our mission is to:

  • Advance diversity in the wine industry by attracting global attention to Oregon’s AAPI winemaking and culinary talent

  • Empower the AAPI individuals that make the state diverse and delicious

  • Educate the public with unconventional food and wine pairings

  • Support community organizations that promote diversity in the food and wine industry and beyond

Our Event

In May 2023, we held a two-day food and wine festival, the first annual event of its kind, taking place in the Pacific Northwest during Oregon Wine Month and AAPI Heritage Month. Attendees enjoyed curated bites and pours from AAPI-owned Portland restaurants and Willamette Valley wineries. Plans are underway for our second annual festival.

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Our Team

Lois Cho
Founder & Executive Director

Joshua Chang
Talent Recruiter & Marketing

Kenzie Bindrup
Event Logistics & Treasurer

Kristy Nguyen
Communications & Sponsorships

Sylvia Choi
Volunteer Director & Secretary

People enjoying the Oregon AAPI Food & Wine Fest outside at Stoller's Experience Center.