Win Tickets ($20+): Portland Iron Bartender Competition @ Radio Room | Cocktails, Prizes, Fundraiser

Pipeline is giving away a pair of tickets to attend Portland’s Iron Bartender competition on Saturday, December 3 at Radio Room. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, December 2.

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From our sponsors at The Giving Tree:
Portland Iron BartenderThe Giving Tree presents Iron Bartender
Saturday, December 3
7 p.m. doors | 9:30 p.m. competition
Minimum $10 donation to the Giving Tree
Donate at
More Info:

Radio Room
1101 NE Alberta Street

Portland's Original Iron Bartender is back for its 4th year, and 2011 is shaping up to be the fiercest competition yet. This is not your mother’s fundraiser; this is a raucous, prize-filled, boozy event that will guarantee your need for cab fare at the end of it. The night's festivities benefit The Giving Tree, a local non-profit that helps build communities in low-income housing.

On December 3rd at the Radio Room, three Portland bartenders will go head to head (to head) during three 5-minute rounds, mixing original cocktails using a different secret ingredient every round. The drinks will be judged by Portland notables, and the winner shall be crowned Iron Bartender. Who will win the title and the people’s ovation and fame forever? Limber up your liver and make your way over to the Radio Room on December 3rd to find out!

Your donation of $10+ gets you:
-Entry to the event
-A raffle ticket for the chance to win one of the 9 unique cocktails mixed during the competition
-A multitude of one-night-only drink specials,
-The chance at tons of prizes and giveaways to bed and breakfast escapes, local fine dining and boutiques, and much more

Every $10 you give online gets your name into a drawing to be the 5th judge! $50 = 5 chances!

During the event, audience members will have the chance to buy voting cards and vote on their favorite bartender. The bartender with the most votes wins the People’s Choice, but there’s something in it for the voters, too: every card submitted goes into a drawing for a massive prize package that one lucky voter will win! Between the People's Choice Audience prize package, the raffle prizes, the free drinks, and the hot bartender action, there's plenty for everyone at this event.

To secure your spot at Iron Bartender, just go to between now and Dec 2 and donate a minimum of $10 to The Giving Tree. Your name will be at the door the night of the event and you can simply breeze on in. You can also pay in cash at the door the night of the event.

Lauren Fitzgerald from Portobello Vegan Trattoria
Germany from Bar XV
Ryan Brentley from the Heathman

Portlandia producer David Cress
Lucy Brennan, owner of Mint/820 and mistress of mixology
2010 Iron Bartender champion Nate Harpel
Jedediah Aaker, Portland’s Ambassador of Recreation
And maybe you!

Sponsors: Deco Distilling, The Meadow, and Aloha Juice

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21 Responses to Win Tickets ($20+): Portland Iron Bartender Competition @ Radio Room | Cocktails, Prizes, Fundraiser

  1. Colleen November 29, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    Sounds like a blast. I would love to attend this event!!

  2. Heather November 29, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

    I just heard about this yesterday and would love to go!

  3. Jess November 30, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

    I would like to help this local non-profit. I’ve had years of experience donating my time and money to local bars. Now my drinking can help others.

  4. Barrett December 1, 2011 at 3:01 am #

    There’s hardly a thing I’ve dreamt of more than simultaneously drinking and judging.

  5. Erik December 1, 2011 at 10:15 am #

    I would love to attend this event. I work with many restaurants, and would like to spend much more time getting a good buzz on instead of analyzing numbers.

  6. Amber Arnold December 1, 2011 at 10:59 am #

    I’m a bartender! Enough said!

  7. Erin December 1, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    Sounds amazing! May attend even if I don’t win… but of course I’d prefer to win!

  8. Lauren December 1, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    Always in the holiday spirit! Lol

  9. Brandon Vickery December 1, 2011 at 1:03 pm #

    Watching PDX bartenders battle sounds like a great time. Sign me up!!

  10. Carolyn Wiesner December 1, 2011 at 3:40 pm #


  11. Meghan December 1, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    Booze and charity! Great mix….

  12. Kelsey December 1, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

    umm, yes!

  13. Kristie December 1, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

    I’m so excited to see this! A couple of my friends loved this last year and have been encouraging me to go. I’d love to win tickets so I could go see what they’ve been raving about. I’ve also been looking for inspiration in my own christmas cocktail plans.

  14. free December 1, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

    because i didn’t get drunk enough on thanksgiving.

  15. Stan December 1, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

    I would like to attend this event because I like being entertained while I drink, but apparently bringing a bottle of Jack into a community theater is frowned upon.

  16. Adrienne Stone December 1, 2011 at 9:44 pm #

    This sounds like so much fun to watch and I love trying new drinks!

  17. Kristen December 1, 2011 at 10:22 pm #

    I already work for a non-profit and need the cocktails to keep on truckin’! And I can really appreciate the fine art of mixology. Gimme!

  18. Dev December 1, 2011 at 10:54 pm #

    I just finished a whole lot of grad applications, so I would really love some celebratory drinks!

  19. jules December 2, 2011 at 11:37 am #

    Lauren Fitzgerald kicks ass!

  20. Robert December 2, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    I want to go!

  21. Ian December 2, 2011 at 6:36 pm #

    I hope it’s not too late cause I want to go!

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