Photos: In the kitchen with commercial shoot in Portland

Photos: In the kitchen with commercial shoot in Portland
Travel Oregon and Wieden + Kennedy are teaming up to shoot a TV commercial to promote Feast Portland. The spot featured Departure chef Gregory Gourdet. - 7/17 - (Kai Hayashi /

PORTLAND, Ore. - A local chef was the center of attention on Tuesday during a television commercial shoot to promote Feast Portland, an upcoming event that will help raise money to end childhood hunger in Oregon.

Travel Oregon and Wieden+Kennedy teamed up for the shoot, which featured Chef Gregory Gourdet of the Departure Restaurant & Lounge in downtown Portland, and we stopped by to take a peek.

Feast Portland is coming up at the end of September at venues throughout Portland. It's a four-day series of classes, speakers and culinary events. And while it's a celebration of the food and drink scene in Portland, there is also a deeper mission to begin a conversation on childhood hunger.

'A state where food is so plentiful should not also rank as one of the hungriest in the nation,' a statement on the event's website reads. 'This is part of the three-day dynamic exchange of ideas, inspiration and dialog that Feast Portland will create with food enthusiasts from Oregon, across the U.S. and around the globe.'