Win Tickets ($100): Savor the Pearl | Food & Drink Samples, Tasting Guides, Benefit for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Savor the Pearl on August 18-24. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Wedesday, August 13.

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From our sponsors:
Savor the PearlSavor the Pearl
August 18-24, 2014
$50 | Tickets:
See list of participating restaurants at

How can eating and exploring in The Pearl help a child breathe? The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is uniting restaurateurs and area foodies for a weeklong tasting event with all proceeds benefiting children and adults suffering from the life-threatening disease.

Savor the Pearl presents food lovers with a chance to taste several signature food and drinks during August 18-24. Jan Klepinger, Executive Director, said the tasting event will highlight the food culture that Pearl District restaurants offer while raising money and awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.

Participants will receive tasting guides, which they will present at each location to redeem their tastes. The tasting guide will include a map of the Pearl District, business hours, and food or drink tastes offered.

“There are so many great places to dine at in The Pearl that it can be difficult to choose just one establishment,” said Carolyn Ciolkosz, Executive Director of the Pearl District Business Association. “This great event that not only raises critical funds to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis, it also provides a delicious opportunity to sample your way through The Pearl!”

“We will be showcasing our a-la-carte tacos for the event,” said Graham Keavney, Director of Marketing for Isabel Pearl. “We will have a few selections to choose from…I’ll recommend the Carnitas or my favorite, the Beer-Battered, Deep Fried Avocado Taco.”

Other tastes will include Henry’s Tavern’s Signature Gorgonzola Fries, a beer tasting at Bridgeport Brewing, Sister’s Coffee’s signature Black Butte Gold coffee roast, and many more. An inclusive list of all participating restaurants and their offers can be found on the event website.

Event tickets are $50 per person, however, early birds can purchase them for just $35 until July 6th.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is committed to finding new therapies and ultimately a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF). CF is a life-threatening genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States.

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127 Responses to Win Tickets ($100): Savor the Pearl | Food & Drink Samples, Tasting Guides, Benefit for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

  1. Abby July 30, 2014 at 10:21 am #

    Would love to attend and support this event in The Pearl!

  2. Mike July 30, 2014 at 10:21 am #

    This is a great cause for a very destructive disease. My wife’s father has a rare case of CF, which he was diagnosed with as an adult after struggling for many years. Luckily he is now 75 and still fighting. All in for the cause!!

  3. Lisa July 30, 2014 at 10:29 am #

    This is a great idea for an amazing cause. I would love to win and bring my friends to help support local CF fighters!

  4. Mike July 30, 2014 at 10:37 am #

    I’d love to win and help support a great cause as well as local business!

  5. Christine July 30, 2014 at 11:32 am #

    What a great cause, I’d love to learn more about what I can do to help!

  6. Tracy July 30, 2014 at 12:02 pm #

    Great cause good food and drinks, I’m lovin it!

  7. Kris July 30, 2014 at 2:08 pm #

    Because there’s nothin’ I love more than eatin’ & drinkin’.

  8. Shylo July 30, 2014 at 2:13 pm #

    Pick me because great cause, food and science says the odds are in my favor. ;)

  9. Rachel July 30, 2014 at 3:35 pm #

    Because I love the Pearl!

  10. Yume July 30, 2014 at 7:01 pm #

    Very novel idea! Would love to check it out.

  11. Linda S July 30, 2014 at 8:28 pm #

    This would be an event my friend who is moving to Hawaii would enjoy to attend with me.

  12. Hilary Andriesian July 30, 2014 at 11:27 pm #

    I’m a true foodie and a drinkie who has been mostly housebound this summer due to illness and surgery, and I am finally coming around and getting out in the rare sunlight and summer heat of Portland again. It would be an uber treat to Savor the Pearl with a good friend and celebrate good health, which connects nicely with the goal of this fundraiser and excellent cause. I would love to enjoy this tasty way to celebrate August in the city.

  13. Ryan July 31, 2014 at 11:38 am #

    Would love to attend and support this event in The Pearl!

  14. Hope July 31, 2014 at 2:14 pm #

    I love exploring the Pearl district. Exploring and sampling would be amazing!

  15. Adam July 31, 2014 at 2:54 pm #

    Great cause, great food. Count me in!

  16. Kimi Westermann July 31, 2014 at 2:56 pm #

    I love to dine!

  17. Rocky July 31, 2014 at 2:59 pm #

    Grirlfriend and I lost a high school friend to CF, so we strongly support and is a very emotional cause for us. Was my grilfriends project in Grad school to create a web application for CF patients.

  18. Nick Lawhead July 31, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

    My wife and I just moved to Portland and would love to check out this event!

  19. Aurelia July 31, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

    Great food, great cause. I hope you’ll send me (and a friend!)!

  20. Nathan July 31, 2014 at 3:10 pm #

    Got to support the cause!

  21. Suzz July 31, 2014 at 3:12 pm #

    Why? Because I savor the Pearl!!!

  22. Steven July 31, 2014 at 3:16 pm #

    Never been to this event, food lover

  23. Kaylee July 31, 2014 at 3:19 pm #

    I love food, drinks and supporting a great cause!!
    Lets do this!!

  24. Julie H July 31, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

    This sounds like a nice event and is for a good cause. Would be nice to attend something like this and sample what these restaurants have to offer since I haven’t been to them.

  25. Jennifer July 31, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

    Sounds like the perfect way to kick off my Birthday week while supporting a great cause. Thanks, PDX Pipeline for the heads up on this event.

  26. Michelle July 31, 2014 at 3:40 pm #

    Too much time with the baby! My husband need a date like this!

  27. David July 31, 2014 at 3:40 pm #

    I have CF and it is a struggle every day. Thank you.

  28. donivee July 31, 2014 at 3:42 pm #

    Good food, good neighborhood, great cause…I would like to win!!

  29. April July 31, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

    This is a great event for such a great cause. I can’t imagine ever having to deal with CF but events like this help inform the public. I would love to be part of it!

  30. Georgia July 31, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

    A terrific way to support a favorite charity with the added bonus to explore The Pearl and its many restaurants. Sounds like the perfect weekend adventure!

  31. Cec July 31, 2014 at 4:04 pm #

    I am foodie!

  32. Tonya July 31, 2014 at 4:15 pm #

    The 24th is our wedding anniversary and this would be a fun event to include as part of our celebration.

  33. S Barker July 31, 2014 at 4:30 pm #

    I would love to explore dinning options in this part of the city…plus, most importantly, it is for a good cause.

  34. Michele July 31, 2014 at 4:32 pm #

    Great Food+Great Cause+Great Area = GREAT Time.

  35. Linda July 31, 2014 at 4:48 pm #

    Would love to support this cause, as well as local business. I’m a foodie too! Yum!

  36. Jill Truskolaski July 31, 2014 at 4:53 pm #

    This is such a great cause and would love to attand. Been away from Portland for the past 2 months and miss it so much. Would love to attend this event as a coming home….

  37. Ati July 31, 2014 at 4:54 pm #

    I would love to support this cause.
    And I would absolutely love to take this one new special person with me.

  38. Tina S. July 31, 2014 at 5:16 pm #

    Sounds like a wonderful event for a worthwhile cause!

  39. Nola July 31, 2014 at 6:01 pm #

    What a great event!! If I win I will donate the cost back to the cause… Hope I’m a winner!!

  40. Zoe July 31, 2014 at 6:29 pm #

    This looks like a fantastic event that i would love to take part in with a friend!

  41. Guy July 31, 2014 at 6:37 pm #

    I would really love to taste and explore the pearl

  42. Joanie July 31, 2014 at 6:49 pm #

    What a great cause and event! I’d love to be a part of it as a newcomer to Portland.

  43. Brittany July 31, 2014 at 7:17 pm #

    This sounds nice!

  44. William Stewart July 31, 2014 at 7:26 pm #

    Yes, please!

  45. Dominique July 31, 2014 at 9:45 pm #

    Sounds like a fun event for a great cause, yes please! :)

  46. wendy August 1, 2014 at 12:07 am #

    I lost a friend to CF. The event sounds like a wonderful experience.

  47. Dana G August 1, 2014 at 4:14 am #

    What a great event to bring awareness to a cause. I’d love to attend

  48. Jeanne August 1, 2014 at 6:51 am #

    I want to Savor the Pearl!

  49. Catherine August 1, 2014 at 8:11 am #

    This would be such a treat in so many ways if I won the tickets and could attend the event.

  50. Stacy August 1, 2014 at 8:15 am #

    I’ve never wanted to win something so bad! Take me to this event!!!

  51. Dan August 1, 2014 at 9:42 am #

    New to Portland area and any chance to get out and explore/try the food, beer, and energy of the place is welcome.

  52. Katie August 1, 2014 at 9:57 am #

    This would be so much fun and for a great cause!

  53. Elyse August 1, 2014 at 11:54 am #

    This sounds really neat, pick me!

  54. Erica August 1, 2014 at 2:24 pm #

    supporting a great cause and getting great food and drinnk! What a wonderful evening this sounds like!

  55. Susan August 1, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

    I did math to comment . . . I earned it.

  56. John August 2, 2014 at 1:34 am #

    I’m a foodie, a chef and a drink enthusiast! And what a great cause. CF has affected my family as well.

  57. Veronica August 2, 2014 at 3:05 am #

    I love food and am hungry!

  58. Darcy B August 2, 2014 at 8:50 am #

    Yes Please! I LOVE The Pearl!!!!!!—–drooling over Gorgonzola fries

  59. Audrey August 2, 2014 at 9:16 am #

    Anything with food count me in

  60. jim mulligans August 2, 2014 at 9:45 am #

    i am so excited to see what the sponsors of the event have brought to the table this year.

  61. Pascal August 2, 2014 at 8:26 pm #

    My last day in Portland.. That’d be a great send off!

  62. Amanda V August 3, 2014 at 12:32 am #

    I would like to attend because Portland is my favorite city. I used to work there and I would literally go 2 to three hours early just to walk around, eat, and meet new people. Everytime i visit it feels like im home. Also, I’m expecting and August 18 is my birthday- 2 awesome reasons to chow down on some of the best food the city has to offer!

  63. Tricia August 3, 2014 at 10:01 am #

    Hi, I would like to attend this event because it seems a good opportunity to try some great food. I would also like to learn more about the cystic fibrosis foundation.

  64. Leonard August 3, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

    What a cool benefit

  65. Eric Ballew August 3, 2014 at 9:33 pm #

    This sounds like something that would be right up my alley. I would love to win these tickets!

  66. kathy August 4, 2014 at 5:48 pm #

    I’d enjoy this food-event-for-a-good-cause.

  67. KRH August 5, 2014 at 9:04 am #

    The inlaws are in town, what a great way for them to get a “taste” of Portland!

  68. Bjoern August 5, 2014 at 1:56 pm #

    would love to go

  69. Teresa August 5, 2014 at 6:32 pm #

    Sounds like a great event for a great cause!

  70. Nancy August 6, 2014 at 12:02 pm #

    Would love to be a part of “Savor the Pearl”. It is our 3rd time here in Portland, and have never been here in August. Our 25th anniversary is 8-19 ! Would love to taste the best food and drinks the Pearl district has to offer. What a great event to raise money for such a worthy cause as the cystic fibrosis foundation. Pick Me ! Thanks !

  71. Nickolas August 6, 2014 at 12:30 pm #

    I work in the pearl but my wages don’t allow me to shop or eat down here! It would be nice to wine and dine like the people I serve all day!

  72. Cathy August 6, 2014 at 1:18 pm #

    I would love to attend and show my support for a great cause (my dad was diagnosed with a rare CF gene mutation years ago).

  73. Jennifer Forte August 6, 2014 at 2:02 pm #

    This event would be fabulous.

  74. LH August 6, 2014 at 8:14 pm #

    This sounds great. Loved my time working with some CF patients in the past, and great to see a good cause benefiting from a great event.

  75. Emilie August 6, 2014 at 9:06 pm #

    Good food, good drink, good cause!!

  76. Veronica O. Jones August 7, 2014 at 11:30 am #

    I’d love to win and support the events.

  77. Andria August 7, 2014 at 12:40 pm #

    I’d love to win because this event supports a good cause and can double as a date with my hubby. Also I’ll be celebrating my 40th birthday on the 21st and this seems like a great event to celebrate a momentous occasion

  78. Michelle August 7, 2014 at 2:14 pm #

    I want to win because this sounds so tasty!!!

  79. Aurelia August 7, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    I would love to attend! Great cause, fun neighborhood to check out. Please pick me!

  80. Chris August 7, 2014 at 2:34 pm #


  81. cathy August 7, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

    Would love to check it out!

  82. anna August 7, 2014 at 2:36 pm #

    sounds like a great event for an important cause.

  83. Cody August 7, 2014 at 2:44 pm #

    My parents are coming out to visit me in Portland for the first time ever while this event is going on! I would love to treat them to something awesome like this.

  84. Cliff Barnett August 7, 2014 at 2:48 pm #

    Good cause, birthday week.

  85. Janelle Grizzard August 7, 2014 at 2:58 pm #

    Too many places to pick to dine at. This would be a good opportunity I do that.

  86. Sue Cool August 7, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

    Yes please. I would love to win the tickets so we could donate the ticket price to the foundation!!

  87. Jessica August 7, 2014 at 3:08 pm #

    my boyfriend and I are new to town…the cost of moving across the country was super pricey so we havent been able to experience the dining scene as much as we want :( this would be great!

  88. Scott Hamilton August 7, 2014 at 3:29 pm #

    All that and a to-go bag.

  89. Robert August 7, 2014 at 3:30 pm #

    My wife and I are visiting from the Midwest, renting an apartment for a couple of mos., hoping to relocate to the area. We really want to get to know the real ‘flavor’ of Portland.

  90. Si Llage August 7, 2014 at 4:06 pm #

    I had a niece who passed away at age 12 from Cystic Fibrosis, but I was so young I didn’t understand why she was ill much of the time. My understanding is that treatments have gotten much better since the 80s.

    Thank you for this generous offer for such a good cause.

  91. Alyssa August 7, 2014 at 4:18 pm #

    Looking for a new date activity this could be fun!

  92. Emily August 7, 2014 at 4:35 pm #

    I work with medically fragile children so want to support the cause! I give my life to these children but unfortunately don’t make a whole lot of money-I would never be able to go to something like this unless I won!

  93. tracey August 7, 2014 at 4:54 pm #

    would love to win tickets to ‘savor the pearl’. Coming in from Vancouver, Canada and this is a perfect way to get a flavor of Portland. If I win I can afford extra tickets to join my Dad, his b-day is 22nd.

  94. Candy August 7, 2014 at 5:06 pm #

    I would Love to go to this event and be a part of helping such a great cause. It’s a win win to try yummy food too! :)

  95. Candy August 7, 2014 at 5:10 pm #

    I’m a single mom who can’t afford to get out much so this would be a great way to be a part of something good and enjoy the Portland area.

  96. Danielle August 7, 2014 at 5:17 pm #

    Oh how I love food. I would enjoy this event so very much

  97. Jennifer August 7, 2014 at 5:38 pm #

    My BF always cooks for me – I’d like to surprise him with this and let him be pampered :) (Also give him new inspirations )

  98. Jamie August 7, 2014 at 5:41 pm #

    This sounds like tremendous fun! I live in the Pearl but have yet to discover a lot of these wonderful establishments. This sounds like such an excellent way to do so!

  99. lorea August 7, 2014 at 7:55 pm #

    I wouldn’t normally get to experience something in the pearl, but I could put on some big girl n pants and get a sitter for a good cause.

  100. panda August 7, 2014 at 8:05 pm #

    send panda to the pearl!

  101. Marianne August 7, 2014 at 10:11 pm #

    What a great cause! This event sounds like a lot of fun!

  102. Natalie August 7, 2014 at 10:18 pm #

    Sounds like an amazing night for a great cause!

  103. Katco August 8, 2014 at 8:19 am #

    We are a married couple in our 30s that enjoy sweets and savories. We moved here from the east coast recently and would love an opportunity to explore what the Pearl has to offer in way of eats. As a bonus, we are serious supporters of raising awareness and funds for cystic fibrosis research.

  104. Mary August 8, 2014 at 9:01 am #


  105. candie camberg August 8, 2014 at 9:01 am #

    Who doesn’t love food?

  106. David August 8, 2014 at 9:32 am #

    Sounds delicious… and FUN!!! And for an important cause. We really enjoy this sort of event and would love to go – please pick us!

  107. Georgia August 8, 2014 at 9:38 am #

    Two of my favorite things – supporting a great charity and food. The best combination that I can think of.

  108. PDX Foodie August 8, 2014 at 10:11 am #

    I would LOVE to win tickets to this great event. My boyfriend and I are celebrating our 2-year anniversary that week (and it will be the last one we celebrate as “single” people, because we will be engaged by this time next year!). We both love food, and supporting local businesses is very important to us. You can check out my Instagram @ brown_skin_lady, which features pictures of both delicious meals I’ve whipped up, as well as highlights from dozens of local favorite restaurants. These tickets were meant for me! :)

  109. Josh August 8, 2014 at 11:34 am #

    I’d love to attend. As someone who is unemployed, it’s hard for me to get out and enjoy Portland’s food scene (especially in the Pearl). Plus, it’s for a good cause, right? Double plus good!

  110. Matt Chamberlain August 8, 2014 at 4:16 pm #

    So many good choices and such a great cause. Would be an honor for my girlfriend and I to attend and support the effort.

  111. Ruth August 8, 2014 at 8:37 pm #

    I would love to do this!!

  112. Bliss August 9, 2014 at 1:55 pm #

    My best friend’s husband, a dear friend since college, has CF and it’s been inspiring and humbling to have them in my life. CF is such a terrible disease and it’s wonderful that it’s now possible to have a full life while also managing symptoms, but there’s still so much to be done to combat this disease! I recently finished graduate school and am a foodie who has precious few resources to attend events like this and I’d love to be able to go and hopefully take my friend.

  113. Susie August 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm #

    Would love to support this good cause!

  114. David Kohler August 10, 2014 at 8:20 am #

    I am new to the Portland area. I just moved here to go to Culinary school. So a chance to taste all these different offerings is something I just can’t pass up.

    Sadly as a student and a cook I can’t really afford the cost of tickets. I love to support charities, but typically I support via my skills rather than money. Back in my home town I provided my cooking skills to a few charities… my way of helping how I can.

    Might be nice to be on the other side of the serving cart for once, to see how things are.

  115. Sandi August 10, 2014 at 8:42 am #

    Would love to support this event and experience more of The Pearl…

  116. ana August 10, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    I love food!

  117. Robert P August 11, 2014 at 7:19 am #

    I will be hungry and thirsty August 18-24, 2014. I would love to attend.

  118. Maria Gargano August 11, 2014 at 12:54 pm #

    Foodie + benefiting a great cause= pick me!!

  119. Robert August 11, 2014 at 2:05 pm #

    My wife and I recently moved to Portland from Denver, CO. Trying to get out and about as much as possible to explore our new fantastic city. Plus, we love good food and drink.

  120. Kevin Bitsie August 11, 2014 at 3:02 pm #

    Would love to support and learn more about the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as much as we can! With a profession in Epidemiology in Public Health, it’s important to be a positive influence in the lives of the victims and the people who support them.

  121. Lisa August 11, 2014 at 6:47 pm #

    Would love to learn more about CF Foundation and support a local chapter with this cause.

  122. Lucy August 13, 2014 at 12:04 pm #

    I would love to take part in this cause. And also eat. Eating’s good too.

  123. Danielle August 13, 2014 at 1:08 pm #

    Oh this sounds delicious. I really want the chance to enjoy this wonderful event.

  124. Ilesha August 13, 2014 at 5:50 pm #

    I want in on this!

  125. Katie August 14, 2014 at 9:29 am #

    Love food and supporting local businesses especially for a great cause. Pick me please

  126. James August 14, 2014 at 3:55 pm #

    We live in the pearl and are always looking for new places to try!

  127. Andy August 21, 2014 at 3:35 pm #

    Sounds like tons of fun and all for great cause!

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