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Day 1 at Feast Portland: Leslie Eats One Million Sandwiches

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Or, almost. Follow along as Assistant Editor Leslie live Snapchats from the Widmer Brothers Sandwich Invitational from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM PST.

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Tonight is the first night of Feast, a four day food and drink festival in Portland—and that can only mean one thing: a lot of sandwiches. Tonight's festivities are kicking off with a Sandwich Invitational. We're so there. 

We want to learn how to make our sandwiches better, and we're betting chefs like L.A.'s Alvin Cailan of Eggslut and Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue are going to show us—but we also want to get you in on the action. To follow along with the excitement live, follow us at @food52snap (you'll need to download the Snapchat app) as Leslie makes her way through the event.

Highlights may include but are not limited to selfies with sandwiches, impromtu interviews, and some friendly competition (respond to this article to put in your two cents for who Leslie should vote for—this is a competition, after all!). 

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Pro tip: You can just take a picture of this photo while you're in the Snapchat app, and it'll automatically start following us! Cool, right?

[UPDATE] In case you missed it, here's the video from the Sandwich Invitational, along with a few numbers:

Sandwiches eaten: 13 (the last two were a struggle)
Perfect score from the judges's table: 5
Criteria for rating each sandwich: 3 (creativity, presentation, and taste)
Beers consumed: See sandwich count...
Sandwiches made by each vendor: 800
Times we thought we were too full to keep going: 3 or 4
Minutes spent in longest line: 20 (at Franklin Barbeque)

Will you be at the festival tonight? Do you want to start betting on how long it takes Leslie to stain her shirt? Tell us in the comments below!

Tags: snap chat, sandwiches, feast portland