Win Tickets ($170): Rising Stars Revue @ The Nines | Tasting Gala, Beverage Pairings

Pipeline is giving away two tickets to attend the Rising Star Review on Monday, December 5 at The Nines in Portland. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winners will be drawn and emailed Friday, December 2.

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From our sponsors at
2011 Portland Rising Rising Stars Revue
Monday, December 5
7-10 p.m. | $85 | 21+
Purchase Tickets at

The Nines
525 SW Morrison Street

StarChefs.comâ„¢, the award-winning online magazine for culinary insiders, is thrilled to announce its Portland Rising Stars winners for 2011. The winning chefs will be showcased at the Rising Stars Revue on Monday, December 5, 2011, from 7pm to 10pm at The Nines Hotel.

Hosted by Chef Matt Christianson of Urban Farmer, the walk-around tasting gala gives diners the opportunity to sample dishes from's Portland tastings, with beverage pairings by the winning sommeliers and mixologists, in one location, for one night only. This is the first year has held a Rising Star Revue in Portland.

The Rising Stars awards recognize up-and-coming chefs, pastry chefs, sommeliers, and mixologists from around the country that represent future leaders of the national culinary scene. Each year selects four American cities in which to name its Rising Stars. Candidates are nominated by the Advisory Board, previous winners, local media, and the website, as well as through's editorial research. Winners are then chosen by the editorial team.

The 2011 Portland Rising Stars Award Winners Are:


Aaron Barnett, St. Jack

Greg Perrault, June

Sarah Pliner, Kat Whitehead, and Jasper Shen, Aviary

Naomi Pomeroy, Beast

William Preisch, The Bent Brick

Gabriel Rucker, Le Pigeon


Sunny Jin, The Jory, Allison Inn & Spa


Jenn Louis, Lincoln


Salumist Elias Cairo, Olympic Provisions


Andy Arndt, Aquariva at Avalon Hotel & Spa


Kir Jensen, The Sugar Cube

Kristen D. Murray, Paley's Place


Tim Healea, Little T American Baker


Jack Hott, Castagna


Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Clyde Common


Kurt Huffman, ChefStable


Matt Christianson, Urban Farmer

Tickets for the 2011 Portland Rising Stars Revue are $85 per person; VIP tickets are $125 and include a private reception with tasting preview, Champagne, and Petrossian caviar, beginning at 6pm.

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84 Responses to Win Tickets ($170): Rising Stars Revue @ The Nines | Tasting Gala, Beverage Pairings

  1. Dan Gartner November 29, 2011 at 3:43 pm #

    My wife and I would love to attend because we love food. Simple as that. What better way to enjoy the unique tastes of Portland than to attend an event like this?

    We’d be extremely grateful for tickets!



  2. michael November 29, 2011 at 3:49 pm #

    i think of a better way to impress a beautiful lady and satisfy my belly all at the same time

  3. Nicole Poole November 29, 2011 at 3:49 pm #

    Dec 5th is my mom’s birthday and she does so much for me and my son it would be so nice to win this for her. we have lived with her for free for the past 5 years and now that I am able to move out this would be a nice birthday/”thank you for all you’ve done for me mom” gift

  4. michael November 29, 2011 at 3:49 pm #

    i *can’t think

  5. Katherine November 29, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

    I would love to go to the Rising Star Revue! I just started my own cooking blog and love learning about food. I’m going on dishcrawl tonight, can’t wait!

  6. KarenNM November 29, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    My hubby and I love to dine out in Portland, and would love the chance to try out so many different and wonderful new eats!

  7. Jeannie November 29, 2011 at 4:00 pm #

    This tasting event sounds like a great opportunity to try food from the best in our region. I would love to attend. I’m off Tuesday, so I can stay late!

  8. Nicole November 29, 2011 at 4:05 pm #

    Wow! I would love to attend this. Sounds amazing!

  9. Jason November 29, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    I would love to take my foodie gf this event, it would score me some major points!

  10. Brittany O November 29, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    I want to win because I loooove food and great Portland food at that!

  11. Peter November 29, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    I have a fever, and the only cure is delicious food and drink!

  12. Madeline November 29, 2011 at 4:36 pm #

    I think it’s a great event and meant to inspire and reward the efforts of these great chefs and culinary specialists. Yippee for them. And Yippee for me and my plus one if I win.

  13. Janie Scott November 29, 2011 at 4:59 pm #

    I’d like to win these tickets because, well, I love good food and I don’t have much $. It sounds like there will be great food at this event.
    Please pick me….please! please?

  14. April November 29, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

    A lot of emergency issues came up this month so a free night out would be great.

  15. jewel November 29, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    My coworker thinks I should win these tickets because he’d like me to bring more ideas back to our “lab” where we’ve cranked out magical goodies including Cake ‘n Bacon & Bourbon on Bourbon Pumpkin Pie. It’s a simple kitchen in an warehouse office and we all know developers need fuel.

  16. uyen November 29, 2011 at 5:06 pm #

    my boyfriend and I love food. He’s currently in culinary school and I’m in between jobs so our fine dinning budget is nil. We love good food and wish we could afford to try great food.

  17. Eric November 29, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    I had nothing to do with Jewel entering this contest, and I’m definitely not trying to boost our odds.

  18. marisa November 29, 2011 at 5:18 pm #

    Finally, I can get some high end food on a Monday night! Woot!

  19. Hannah November 29, 2011 at 5:49 pm #

    Just recently went to June, loved it. Interested to see how they stack up in the competition!

  20. Lori November 29, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

    I love that Portland is becoming a leader in the foodie scene in the US! We are so lucky to live here. This is the first I have heard of the online magazine and already can see I will be addicted! In the wine industry, so would love to attend!

  21. Jeremy November 29, 2011 at 7:07 pm #

    Looks like an amazing event!

  22. Leonard November 29, 2011 at 8:00 pm #

    What a cool event

  23. Hilary A November 29, 2011 at 8:12 pm # certainly knows how to turn the Monday frown upside down with their Rising Stars Revue. We are living in a yumsters paradise here in Portland. Let’s toast our talented, dedicated, hard working chefs, pastry pros, mixologists and sommeliers. To cordial cordials and relish to relish. Meat to eat and bread to break. We shall trumpet the crumpet, while we clink the drink, savor the flavors and sing of wine in the City of Roses. Looking forward to the Monday gala at the top o’ The Nines…

  24. Jeremiah Johnson November 29, 2011 at 8:28 pm #


    I would love to go to this event to get a fresh taste of whats out there. Its been awhile since I have worked as a chef, and Im thinking of re-entering the culinary world in getting a second job. Times are tough, but I dont want to go in with cold feet. Please help me to assess the new talent/tastes that are out there/

    Jeremiah Aulani Johnson

  25. Alethea November 29, 2011 at 8:38 pm #

    I’d love to go to meet new people & try new food.

  26. Chris Correnti November 29, 2011 at 8:55 pm #

    I find moments like this, of the sharing of community and feasting, to be the greater moments of living. And what better time for an event like this to be put on than at the kickoff of the Christmas season. We’ve just come through the dining of Thanksgiving, what better way to keep the food coming than to gather around with the best of Portland’s chefs and mingle while we feast.

    Thank the God’s it’s the Holidays.

  27. Julie November 29, 2011 at 9:16 pm #

    As a substitute teacher, I rarely have the funds to treat my bf for a night out. This sounds like a fabulous opportunity to do just that while sampling the best Portland’s restaurants have to offer. Fingers are crossed!

  28. Alyssa November 29, 2011 at 9:25 pm #

    I’d love to win!! My husband is a chef and we are both huge foodies. I’d love to take him as an early Christmas present! :)

  29. Robby November 29, 2011 at 10:15 pm #

    I’m a wannabe Portland foodie, and this event would give me enough street cred to drop the wannabe part.

  30. Lisa November 29, 2011 at 10:47 pm #

    I would love the opportunity to win these tickets. I’ll be visiting Portland next week for a job interview. A foodie friend of mine is coming along, and what better way to introduce myself (and my friend) to Portland than to enjoy some of Portland’s finest foods!

  31. Ruby November 29, 2011 at 11:04 pm #

    I would love to win this so I can take my chef friend to this. He never gets a break from running his restaurant And this would be so much fun for both of us and do inspiring for him

  32. Shandia November 30, 2011 at 12:09 am #

    I love to cook, but I haven’t tried any of these Portland restaurants. I would be thrilled to surprise my husband with a lovely evening out!

  33. Alexandra November 30, 2011 at 7:45 am #

    I would like to win because I love to cook and watch others do it and I love attending events!

  34. anhela November 30, 2011 at 11:04 am #

    What a great event! Tickets to this would definitely help me land a date. Finally.

  35. Kristen November 30, 2011 at 11:09 am #

    i cannot think of a better way to celebrate the end of another school term than with some delicious eat and drink in such a spectacular location!

  36. Shantel November 30, 2011 at 1:02 pm #

    Please, please, pretty please.

  37. Jess November 30, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

    I haz chesseburger?

  38. Ben December 1, 2011 at 8:59 am #

    Because I love food and it only gets better when it’s paired with drinks

  39. Roya December 1, 2011 at 10:34 am #

    I love food! This would be such a great time!

  40. Amber Arnold December 1, 2011 at 10:51 am #

    I just moved to Portland all the way from Kentucky. I can’t think of a better way to be welcomed to town than this!

  41. Justin December 1, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    would love to attend this event!

  42. Erin December 1, 2011 at 11:55 am #

    My boyfriend and I love the food scene in Portland! I cook constantly and am considering culinary school… we would have a wonderful time at this event!

  43. killpack December 1, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

    Because I can rhyme. Food is good.

  44. Jason December 1, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    I have a confession: I F*CKIN’ LOVE FOOOOOOD!! I WOULD BE ABSOLUTELY BLOODY BLESSED TO TASTE THE CREATIONS COMING OUT OF THESE CHEF’S KITCHENS. As an aspiring chef, working a 2nd job at a shi**y local diner, I dream to one day serve under (and become) some of these chefs, and this would be an amazing opportunity to both sample some scrumptious vittles as well as network (carpe diem).

    Thanks for this opportunity!

  45. Spencer December 1, 2011 at 3:25 pm #

    Can you say “tasty”? That’s why. Tasty food, well prepared!

  46. Kyle December 1, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

    I’m starving!

  47. Robin J December 1, 2011 at 4:36 pm #

    Chefs are my celebrities! I would love to win tickets to this because (a) I couldn’t afford these on my own and (b) this is something on my bucket list, I’d love to be around this level of foodies I follow…

  48. Eric December 1, 2011 at 4:37 pm #

    This could be one of the more intriguing events of the year with such a cast and scope of taste and interest… I’d happily accept tickets!

  49. Ewa December 1, 2011 at 4:44 pm #

    I love fancy food! This would so be my thing!

  50. Katie December 1, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

    I’m trying to impress my friend. This looks impressive. I should take him.

  51. Kelsey December 1, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    I would love to get these as a gift for my parents!

  52. Karla December 1, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    Looks like a fabulous event. We are true foodies and locavores, so would definitely enjoy attending.

  53. Stacy December 1, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    I want to go because delectable food (provided by said star chefs) paired with a whole lot of sass and charm (provided by me) is an unbeatable combo.

  54. free December 1, 2011 at 5:15 pm #


  55. Laura December 1, 2011 at 5:17 pm #

    I would love to take my boyfriend who is a chef to this! He recently broke his hand and he needs some cheering up!

  56. Aaron Levinson December 1, 2011 at 6:37 pm #

    I can’t imagine anything better in life then walking around tasting amazing food at an amazing place like the nines. Talk about sensory overload!

  57. Klamber December 1, 2011 at 7:52 pm #

    Would love to take a friend who had a hard week to such an awesome gala event. These tickets would make her very happy.

  58. jessica December 1, 2011 at 7:57 pm #

    Pick me because I am somewhat of a foodie and love trying new things. I would like to try some innovative cuisine from some great chefs.

  59. Ashleigh December 1, 2011 at 9:45 pm #

    This sounds like so much fun! And what a great way to end an otherwise dull Monday – good food and drink always seem to make the week much easier to get through. :)

  60. Nicole December 1, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Yum! This sounds like a deliciously good time!

  61. Kristen December 1, 2011 at 10:28 pm #

    I am a social worker for kids and, therefore, would never be able to afford an event like this one, but I am a food and drink snob when my budget allows. Pick me!

  62. Sheri December 1, 2011 at 10:50 pm #

    I’d love to go.

  63. Kelly G December 1, 2011 at 10:51 pm #

    I enjoy The Nines and good food and drink, so would love to take my girl friend out for an evening to help kick off the Christmas Holiday Season, and I would invite her uncle to come along with us since he enjoys The Nines too. Of course we would have to buy one ticket if he can come, but that is just fine for such a fun event. I would invite others too, since good food and drink go well with good company. Enjoy the Holidays Everyone in the PDX Pipeline Family :)

  64. Thy Thy December 1, 2011 at 11:13 pm #

    I would love to have these tickets for my parents :] cuz my dad has bladder cancer and my mom always has to work :/ so these tickets would be a stress reliever for them since they been walking on egg shells for years

  65. Mimi December 1, 2011 at 11:20 pm #

    Omg! who doesn’t love food & wine & yummies?? Food is love. Period.

  66. Jeffrey Allen Cahill December 1, 2011 at 11:23 pm #

    I would love to win these tickets so I could take the guy I’m seeing Paul out for the evening, he’s taken me out on our last 2 dates and now I’d like the chance to take him out. I’m a graduate of The Oregon Culinary Institute(baking and Pastry) and I have a passion for food as well. I just signed up and this is my first time entering a contest through you guys, so it’s no biggie if I don’t win because I’ll keep entering :)

    Best wishes, Jeffrey

  67. Lauren December 1, 2011 at 11:23 pm #

    I would love to take my mom to this even while she’s in town! What a great xmas gift it would be!

  68. Mesha December 2, 2011 at 2:14 am #

    I love food. I love wine. And together they become a magical experience for me! This would be a fantastic way to get a chance to have a nice night out and feel special for a night, after having so little to look forward to lately!

  69. Josh December 2, 2011 at 2:39 am #

    Amazing food I can’t wait to try!

  70. Jennifer December 2, 2011 at 7:09 am #

    I am an avid reader of eater pdx . What an awesome way to sample the a variety of chefs regularly featured in the Portland food scene!

  71. Madge December 2, 2011 at 9:32 am #

    My boyfriend and I do not have money to spend on frivilous events like this as our dollars usually go to bills and mortgage. For one night it would be a treat to pretend we were food royalty and taste the sumptuous treats and libations prepared by Portland’s finest foodies.

  72. MJ December 2, 2011 at 10:16 am #

    This is sounds like a fantastic night. Get me out of my box, I’ve never attended something like this!

  73. goldielocks December 2, 2011 at 10:27 am #

    Eating and drinking is my thing, like everyone else. However, I also love to cook and bake, and it’s always fun to compare my wares with the pros. Bribes accepted? There’s a really fantastic cake that I could deliver, ha ha.

  74. Marty December 2, 2011 at 10:29 am #

    Oh Yeah! Count me in for these tickets please.

  75. Toby December 2, 2011 at 10:55 am #

    I would love to take my super food friend who has been such a nice friend to me (showed me around PDX, sent me to great food places) and I would love to repay him by taking him to this!!!

  76. Darcy December 2, 2011 at 11:30 am #

    Love, love, love the Portland food scene & we frequently fill our bellies in support of our hometown chefs. We’d love to attend in an attempt to spread the love to a few of the new up & comers – also known as whippersnappers in our neck of the ‘burbs. I promise to bring my bubbling personality and bag of party tricks!

  77. Lucinda December 2, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    Sounds awesome and tasty! Would love to try samplings from some of Portland’s top chefs, especially those I haven’t sample from yet!

  78. Tessa December 2, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

    LOVE the culinary arts, and got the hips to prove it!

  79. jefferson I December 2, 2011 at 4:25 pm #

    Food, drinks, great chefs, and at the nines what else.

  80. Robert December 2, 2011 at 4:25 pm #


  81. Adam Justice Esquibel December 2, 2011 at 6:02 pm #

    What’s a dollop? I NEED to know

  82. Ian December 2, 2011 at 6:41 pm #

    If I could choose to be anywhere in the world this night I would choose starchefs! That’s not hyperbole, it’s a simple fact.

  83. Erik Pierson December 4, 2011 at 8:40 am #

    That also happens to be the night of my partner’s birthday, who, like me, is a geek for good food and drink!

  84. Kevin C December 4, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    I would love to win tickets because I know an up and comming star cheff that needs to attend such a palate expanding experience! I’m excited guys! Fancy venue!

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