2017 Bite of Oregon Winners & Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Winners

Winner of The Best of The Bite — Jeremy Hansen of Pidgin Hole Food Cart. (photo by Steven Shomler)

As the extended holiday weekend comes to a close so does the four-day Bite of Oregon that benefits Special Olympics Oregon. With a new location in the Rose Quarter and new extended dates this annual event brought out fans of food, beer, wine, spirits and music through the recent heat wave that has hit the Rose City.

The Bite of Oregon also awarded winners in three categories – The Best of Bite of Oregon, Best of Bite of Oregon Food Cart and Best of Bite of Oregon Restaurant Booth. Congratulations to the winners in 2017.

Winner of The Best of Bite of Oregon — Jeremy Hansen of Pidgin Hole Food Cart
Winner of The Best of Bite of Oregon Food Cart  — Micheal Kline of Chicagoland
Winner of The Best of Bite of Oregon Restaurant Booth — Leah Tucker of City Slickers PDX

Winner of The Best of Bite Food Cart — Micheal Kline of Chicagoland. (photo by Steven Shomler)
Winner of The Best of Bite Restaurant Booth — Leah Tucker of City Slickers PDX. (photo by Steven Shomler)
Steak and Mushroom Crepe from NE Creperie at the 2017 Bite of Oregon. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Half of the beer selection at the 2017 Bite of Oregon. There were two Oregon Craft Beer Garden locations at the 2017 Bite of Oregon.

For 2017 another new feature took place on Labor Day when Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs hosted the Pacific Northwest qualifying match for the 2018 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York. This eating challenge is a sanctioned event from Major League Eating, a world body that oversees all professional eating contests.

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at 2017 Bite of Oregon in Portland, Oregon. (photo by Cat Stelzer)

Nathan’s Hot Dogs and Fred Meyer presented the Portland Boys and Girls Club with a check at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at 2017 Bite of Oregon in Portland, Oregon. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
The crowd assembled for the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at the 2017 Bite of Oregon.

Monday’s contest saw 10 participants, 8 males and 2 females. The contest is to see how many hot dogs and buns can be eaten in 10 minutes. None other than Joey Chestnut set the world record once again on July 4, 2017 by breaking his former record with 72 hot dogs downed.

Here are four videos that take us through the 30 minute Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Portland’s competition was a qualifier to see who will be representing the PNW in 2018. Coming out on top in the men’s division was repeating champion Erik the Red Denmark from Seattle and in the women’s division was Sarah Reinecke of Seattle. Erik the Red mauled down 28 hot dogs and buns while Sarah consumed 17 hot dogs and buns within 10 minutes.

Here is the final ranking of all of the day’s 10 participants with the amount of hot dogs consumed by each.
1. Erik the Red Denmark 28
2. Ryan Rodacker 20
3. Sarah Reinecke and John Jugovic 17
5. Jason Erb 9.5
6. Tim Kruse 8.5
7. Ms Robinson 6.75
8. Lyle Mack 6
Early departures from stage for Mr Summers and Mr Wilson

Here’s a photo recap from Cat Stelzer of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest held during the 2017 Bite of Oregon…

Erik the Red Denmark and Sarah Reinecke at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at 2017 Bite of Oregon in Portland, Oregon. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Erik the Red Denmark and Sarah Reinecke at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at 2017 Bite of Oregon in Portland, Oregon. (photo by Cat Stelzer)

Erik the Red Denmark at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at 2017 Bite of Oregon in Portland, Oregon. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Erik the Red Denmark at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at 2017 Bite of Oregon in Portland, Oregon. (photo by Cat Stelzer)

Sarah Reinecke at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at 2017 Bite of Oregon in Portland, Oregon. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Sarah Reinecke at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at 2017 Bite of Oregon in Portland, Oregon. (photo by Cat Stelzer)

Erik the Red Denmark at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at 2017 Bite of Oregon in Portland, Oregon. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Erik the Red Denmark at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at 2017 Bite of Oregon in Portland, Oregon. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Erik the Red Denmark at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at 2017 Bite of Oregon in Portland, Oregon. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Erik the Red Denmark at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at 2017 Bite of Oregon in Portland, Oregon. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Sarah Reinecke at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at 2017 Bite of Oregon in Portland, Oregon. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Erik the Red Denmark at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at 2017 Bite of Oregon in Portland, Oregon. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Erik the Red Denmark at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at 2017 Bite of Oregon in Portland, Oregon. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Erik the Red Denmark at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at 2017 Bite of Oregon in Portland, Oregon. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Erik the Red Denmark at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at 2017 Bite of Oregon in Portland, Oregon. (photo by Cat Stelzer)


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