Win Tickets & Gift Basket ($75): 2012 Portland Coffee Fair @ World Forestry Center | Coffee Tastings, Vendors, Snacks

We are giving away a pair of tickets and a gift basket for the Portland Coffee Fair on Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4, 2012. The K& F Coffee Roasters Gift Basket includes: two pounds of coffee and espresso beans and two tickets. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, November 2.

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From our sponsors at World Forestry Center:
2012 Portland Coffee Fair2012 Portland Coffee Fair
Saturday, November 3 & Sunday, November 4, 2012
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | $6-$9 | All Ages

World Forestry Center
4033 Southwest Canyon Road Portland, OR 97221
(503) 228-1367 | More Info:

Fuel your caffeine addiction with Coffee Fair, a special event dedicated to espresso, lattes, and the plain ol’ Cup O’ Joe. Smell, taste, and learn about specialty coffees from knowledgeable local roasters.

Ever wonder why coffee at the cafe tastes better than the coffee you make at home? “Learn How to Brew the Perfect Cup” while still in your PJs. See, smell, and taste the difference between medium and dark roasts. Or put your favorite coffee in a taste test against others and see who comes out victorious!

Savor and sip coffees from around the globe as bigwig-to-backyard roasters introduce new products, and roll out retro brewing techniques. Tempt your taste buds with the world’s most popular drink. Discover your new favorite roast or blend from some of the Pacific Northwest’s premier roasters.

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133 Responses to Win Tickets & Gift Basket ($75): 2012 Portland Coffee Fair @ World Forestry Center | Coffee Tastings, Vendors, Snacks

  1. Frankie October 29, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    I make coffee daily but the taste and variety could improve a bit. This sounds like a great event!

  2. Dennis October 29, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

    I love COFFEE!!!

  3. Christine October 29, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    Fun! Perfect way to welcome the cold rain :)

  4. Roger Leece October 29, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    You know, coffee is an incredible thing and Portland has a great history in the field of coffee making. I would so love to attend this event with free passes and win the free coffee too. I’ve been wanting to educate myself more on the process of brewing great coffee. Please pick me! Thanks.

  5. Anne October 29, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

    Feed me more coffee please.

  6. Mae October 29, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    I could definitely use some new coffee inspiration!

  7. Torrie October 29, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    I’m late to the coffee game and would really like to be able to answer the question: how do I make the best cup of black coffee? I usually feel like I’m masking the taste with sugar and cream when all I want to do is make and find that “perfect cup of black gold”.

  8. juniper October 29, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    what a great way to spend a day! caffeinated and educated, two of my favorite things.

  9. Sierra October 29, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    I am always trying to improve my coffee skills and I want to learn from the experts!

  10. Sian October 29, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    I’d like to learn about green coffee beans!

  11. JDR October 29, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    I can’t live without coffee!!

  12. Sarah Dunlap October 29, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

    I would love to win because I am a huge coffee fan. Also, I’ve heard quite a bit about K&F Coffee Roasters but I haven’t tried their coffee yet. I would really like to give it a try and do the coffee cupping event with Don Dominguez.

  13. CariAnn Hook October 29, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

    I’d like to win tickets to the coffee fair because I love coffee and have never attended the fair

  14. CariAnn Hook October 29, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

    I’d like to win tickets to the coffee fair because I love coffee and have never attended the fair

  15. Stephen October 29, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

    Awesome! Please choose me because I love free “Perks”!

  16. Cathy October 29, 2012 at 10:36 pm #

    Yum! coffee is one of my favorite things.

  17. Christy October 29, 2012 at 11:49 pm #

    because pdx made me a coffee junkie!

  18. Deidre Avery-Norman October 30, 2012 at 6:51 am #

    Hey pdx pipeline. For the obvious reason that I love coffee! Plus when someone asks me how to find something to do I alway refer them to your site. For real.

  19. Edward Levesque October 30, 2012 at 8:33 am #

    YUM Coffee!!!!

  20. Tom Laugen October 30, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    I saw this event on this mornings news. As soon as I saw it I had to call my wife and let her know because she is a coffee fanatic! She would love to come and learn more about her favorite drink. She even decorated our kitchen with a coffee theme. But her knowledge about the ins and outs of coffee is limited. This event would be perfect for her. She is jumping up and down with a cup of coffee in her hand right now saying “pick me pick me”….ooops time to clean up that mess.

  21. virginia October 30, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    i love coffee and would love to taste other coffee pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee pick me

  22. Shelby October 30, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    I would love to attend this event and it happens to be on my day off, it would be such a great opportunity to learn more about coffee and espresso!

  23. Heather October 30, 2012 at 9:57 am #

    My boyfriend and I are in love with coffee, and are trying to find out how to make a good cup. We have very little money and are working on finding as many as free dates as possible, this weekend would be a dream to attend!

  24. Derek M. Koch October 30, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    My wife is a coffee addict, and I’m always looking for better and better ways to make her the perfect cup of coffee.

  25. Jason October 30, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    I <3 Coffee!

  26. Marla Devyne October 30, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    I love coffee, as do many of my friends, but I am usually not allowed near the coffee put so it would be awesome to learn how to brew the perfect cup & learn more about it & so surprise my friends. Also I have never been to the forestry center but have always wanted to check it out so this would be the perfect opportunity for both.

  27. stephanie wiebusch October 30, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    I make coffee/espresso for a living and would love to be more educated on the craft of it all to further serve my customers. I also, am a big coffee drinker and always enjoy learning more about it, and how to make it better! There is a certain skill to making a good brew!

  28. Holly October 30, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    I love coffee! And I’d love to attend this!

  29. Danni October 30, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

    Oooo… I was just searching online for coffee samples this morning, by lunch time I was on the corner turning tricks for just one more sip of joe… maybe I can get my fix at the coffee fair instead :)

  30. Cassy October 30, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    It goes without saying that I adore coffee, and tire waitstaff around Portland with my endless calls for refills. I’d be so jazzed to go to this event, and the gift basket would be a MAJOR treat for me!

  31. Kevin S. October 30, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

    sign me up! I missed last years and kicked myself for doing so. What a great way to see, taste some coffee and treats that are made locally!

  32. Diane Phan October 31, 2012 at 1:47 am #

    I ❤ coffee! Helps me study Hahha

  33. Virginia October 31, 2012 at 7:15 am #

    I would. L9ve to win the tiçkets please

  34. Virginia October 31, 2012 at 7:32 am #

    I would love to win tickets for this.I drink coffee all the time. Please pick me.thank you

  35. Edward Levesque October 31, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    2 pounds of coffee and espresso beans and two tickets.
    Now I know what all the Buzz is about!!!

  36. Edward Levesque October 31, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    pounds of coffee beans and two tickets. I have my hand grinder on stand- by

  37. Edward Levesque October 31, 2012 at 9:52 am #

    pounds of coffee and espresso beans and two tickets. Have hand grind will travel !

  38. Richard Barker October 31, 2012 at 10:04 am #

    Great chance to get your java fix and more!! Meet the most knowledgeable coffee experts in stump town

  39. Jen October 31, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

    It’s like a wine tasting- with coffee! Would love to win tickets and get my buzzzz on.

  40. Aaron October 31, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

    You mean I could try all kinds of coffee from all over the world in one place?!?!? YES!!!!

  41. Edwin October 31, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    My wife is a coffee lover and I never got into it, but this would be a great opportunity to give it another (espresso) shot!

  42. Lisa October 31, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

    OHHHH please pick me. LOVE coffee, love this event and missed it last year!

  43. TOBY October 31, 2012 at 5:26 pm #

    I need THIS

  44. Jeremy November 1, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    Trying out coffee all afternoon would be any Portlanders favorite rainy day activity!

  45. Andrea November 1, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    My husband is totally obsessed with making the perfect espresso for us to enjoy at home! This event will be great!

  46. Mike November 1, 2012 at 11:41 am #

    I love coffee but I am certainly not an expert. I would love to go and learn more.

  47. Erica_T November 1, 2012 at 11:53 am #

    Ooh! Coffee! Weekend entertainment, buzzing brain, earthy delicious beverage, and the wonderful World Forestry Center! Yes, please!!!

  48. Venus November 1, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    I would love the opportunity to be educated on brewing and choosing the right selection of coffee bean for my palate. I love coffee and so does my fiancé! We’re crossing our fingers…..k

  49. Kathy November 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    Love, Love, Love Coffee! And Frizz is amazing and I love to see the new ways they use it in cocktails.

  50. Carl November 1, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    Cant live a day without coffee and would love to visit this fair!

  51. Bonnie November 1, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    I need somewhere to go on a date this weekend, my coffee beans are stale, and I haven’t been to the Foresty Center in over a decade…three reasons why I’d love to win tickets. Thanks for offering them!

  52. Michelle November 1, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

    I would love to attend this! What better way to spend a weekend then drinking coffee.

  53. Brian November 1, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    I would love to attend the Coffee Fair with free tickets – and the gift basket sounds awesome! I love drinking coffee and am interested in finding local coffee companies to support while learning about retro coffee brewing techniques and how to brew the “perfect cup”. Thank you!

  54. lynnette flaten November 1, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

    Without the sacred bean …I know my existance would be void of all that is awesome.

  55. Jaime K November 1, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

    My uncle is a coffee trader, my aunt is the president of the Pacific Coast Coffee Association, my grandfather worked for Cargil coffee…I am the product of a very coffee loving family! I missed my chance to go last year, but I hope to make it this year. Drip, french press, pour over, espresso, I cant get enough! My favorite roasters in Portland are Water Ave, Ristretto, and Oblique to name a few : )

  56. Nancy November 1, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

    Always thought coffee snobs were just that, until I attended a tasting… now I’m hooked! There IS a difference, Portland!!! Go support your local roasters, experience unique taste sensations, and take home some excellent beans!

  57. amy November 1, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

    Because I love all things coffee to a degree many would find troubling.

  58. Tabitha Simms November 1, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    I would love to win tickets to the fair to understand the coffee world better and enjoy new variety of coffee!

  59. Jared November 1, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    A weekend tasting coffee in Portland, I can handle that!

  60. Adam November 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

    Yes Please!

  61. Jenna November 1, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    As an ex-barista and daily coffee consumer, this would make my day to win!

  62. Jennidy November 1, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    Awesome! I’d love to check it out.

  63. ayla rose gilbert November 1, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    Coffee is life! This sounds like an awesome event, please pick me!

  64. Megan November 1, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

    I’m not much of a coffee drinker but would love to learn more about it!

  65. Alanna November 1, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    I love coffee!!

  66. Charlie Y. November 1, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    It took many years and moving here to Portland to advance my coffee palate sensibilities from Yuban to Peet’s/Tulley’s. I had a bad cup of Stumptown’s once, that set back my coffee culinary quantum-leap quest considerably. Sure would appreciate an opportunity to remedy any false, first impression I may have gotten from one of our local roaster-brewers.

  67. Minh November 1, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    2 lbs of coffee please!

  68. Meg November 1, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    This would be so fun to attend, and the gift bag wouldn’t be so bad, either!

  69. Melissa November 1, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    Oh yes!! Coffee please!

  70. Julia Jasinski November 1, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    I luv coffee.

  71. david hill November 1, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    i’m heading to texas in december, where starbucks and folgers are the norm. help me get my fill before then (and be able to pack my own for the trip)!!

  72. Jess November 1, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    Drinking coffee is so last year. I only go for the coffee foam art.

  73. April November 1, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    My bf is a caffeine fiend.

  74. Buster November 1, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

    I would love to go to this event. I am now hooked on the mango/cinnamon/earthy Portlandia coffee diatribe crap description of the coffees at Coava so a tradeshow will just mainline it…right?

  75. Darcy B November 1, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    Yes please–I live for coffee!!!!

  76. Jessica November 1, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    Caffeinate me. You won’t be sorry.

  77. Erika November 1, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

    The coffee fair is fantastic! I went a few years ago but would love to go back and bring the boyfriend. He loves his coffee and while he tries the different varieties, he has yet to dabble in the different brewing methods. (I’m not sure I’ve ever seen K&F in his cupboard – what a nice way to try it!)

    What’s more, if we win tickets to the coffee fair, maybe I can convince him to take me to the zoo with the promise of warming up on some caffeine afterward :)

  78. Kim November 1, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    SOS! I need to be saved from the rainy days! My top two life-preserving items are coffee and books to help me make it through the dreary winter. I work in a library, so books are plentiful. But desperately need coffee to survive!

  79. Allyson November 1, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

    i cant get through my day without coffee!! would love to go to a coffee fair!

  80. Sean November 1, 2012 at 4:52 pm #


  81. Stuart November 1, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    I’m a slave to the bean. I gotta get my hands on those tickets.

  82. Michael Ryan November 1, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

    Give it to Jessica!

  83. Anne November 1, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    I love coffee and really want to attend this event.

  84. Heather November 1, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

    This sounds like a wonderful event.

  85. Cory November 1, 2012 at 6:03 pm #


  86. Joshua Duran November 1, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

    I wanna go! I WANNA GO!!!! No caterings this weekend need something fun to do!!! But I do love the wonderful events I cook for thru Tavola Catering!!!

  87. Joe November 1, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    coffee goes great in mugs

  88. Joyce November 1, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    Pick me! I’d love to see the coffee sights!

  89. Christine Hippeli November 1, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

    Coffee!! Please and thank you. That is all.

  90. Leslie November 1, 2012 at 6:42 pm #

    My husband started roasting coffee in my mother’s old stove top popcorn popper in 1978 or 9 using coffee that we had shipped to us from Sivetz in Corvallis. Since then, we have tried every coffeemaker and bean possible and would love the chance to experience the Fair. Thanks.

  91. Erin November 1, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

    I’d like to attend to taste the differences in all of the different kinds of coffee!

  92. roberta wiens November 1, 2012 at 7:11 pm #




  93. Stephanie B. November 1, 2012 at 7:17 pm #


    I’m a full time student getting ready to do the mid term study hustle this weekend. This would be a great way to take a study break and get a chance learn about what I am drink daily. Not to mention, get to know my community more!

  94. Lisa Stiller November 1, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

    I really want those tickets..i am a true coffee addict. My email is koffeenut, so what else can I say?

  95. Lisa Stiller November 1, 2012 at 7:25 pm #

    I love coffee..can’t start the day without it! And, my email address is, doesn’t that say it all?? I really, really should get those tickets to the coffee fair!! Lisa

  96. AE Mas November 1, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

    I adore coffee. Pleas grant me tickets Coffee Fairy. Please

  97. Beth Martin November 1, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

    Coffee gets me through my day! Its such a treat. This would be so fun!

  98. margit November 1, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    the aroma is hitting me aaahhhhh!

  99. Cristi Nicholson November 1, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

    My husband is from New Zealand and I need him to experience what we Northwesterners know as liquid gold!!!

  100. Shaadi November 1, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    I am a coffee fanatic and would love to go to this event!! My house is filled with coffee candles, coffee ice cream, coffee candy, and of course, hot, delicious, percolating coffee. What better place for me to go than the coffee fair?!

  101. Brianna November 1, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

    Coffeeeeeeeeeee!!! I so want to find out the best the NW has to offer! :)

  102. Laura November 1, 2012 at 9:55 pm #

    coffee bliss….

  103. Colby November 1, 2012 at 10:01 pm #

    I want to learn more about different brewing methods, and how to brew a better cup. I love coffee, and would be a blast.

  104. Spidey November 1, 2012 at 10:32 pm #

    Once again, I find myself without the essential knowledge one needs in order to live successfully among the free-range locovores of our fair metropolis; in this instance, an encyclopedic command of all things coffee-related. Send me to the lovely World Forestry Center where I will learn about terroirs, grinds, shade vs. sunny, and how to make an iced mocha latte, whatever that is. Then, the next time I to up to the counter at Stumptown on SW 3rd, I’ll know *exactly* what I’m ordering before striving in vain to find a vacant chair among the bike messengers and laptop-transfixed table spongers.

  105. Bianka Black November 1, 2012 at 10:55 pm #

    I love anything to do with coffee!

  106. Rickina November 1, 2012 at 11:01 pm #

    I have heard a lot about the Coffee Faire but lived so far away! Move to Portland a few days ago and this event is on my ‘welcome to Portland’ list! Tickets to take my daughter and get ‘tastes’ of wonderful flavors and meet people would be amazing!

  107. Eli gallegos November 1, 2012 at 11:27 pm #

    Man I could really use those beans I just started a job on the night shift.

  108. Abby November 1, 2012 at 11:41 pm #

    my husband loves coffee more than any other ingestible item (he’d live off of it if he could)

  109. Tanya November 2, 2012 at 12:00 am #

    Please pick me! :) Coffee and water are the only things I drink, I love coffee! I hope to learn much more about coffee. Thank you for your consideration. :))

  110. Josh November 2, 2012 at 1:03 am #

    I haven’t been to the Forestry Center in 20 years, and now I drink coffee!

  111. panda November 2, 2012 at 1:35 am #

    i don’t love anything more than i love coffee.

  112. Caitlin November 2, 2012 at 6:47 am #

    Could there be a more delicious fair!?

  113. Keri November 2, 2012 at 7:52 am #

    The Forestry Center is amazing and coffee is completely wonderful. Please give me a wonderful way to spend my first day off since who knows when?

  114. Kaila November 2, 2012 at 9:04 am #

    This sounds so fun!

  115. sally November 2, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    I LOVE my liquid black gold in the morning. It’s the only thing keeping me from being a total crabby pants. You would be doing society a favor by keeping me fueled by coffee…

  116. Elissa November 2, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    Would love to learn more about local roasters and help support PDX businesses!

  117. Marina November 2, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    Caaaaaaaaaaan’t Wait for tomorrow! I love Coffeeeeeeeeeee! yeaaah! see you!

  118. Laura November 2, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    This event sounds awesome! I would love to go!

  119. Victoria November 2, 2012 at 11:59 am #

    Coffee is AMAZING! Any day, anytime, I would love to learn more about it! Sounds like a great event!

  120. Bethany November 2, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    Two reasons: #1 this event is at the World Forestry Center which I have never been but would love to see and #2 coffee is such an inherent part of PDX culture and I would love to learn more about my latte addiction!

  121. birdonit November 2, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    If it wasn’t for coffee, I’d be dead right now.

  122. Brina November 2, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    Love coffee and would love to learn more about it! what a great way to spend the day!

  123. Stacey November 2, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

    I would love to go!

  124. Michelle F November 2, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

    I would love to go. I have had a week and this would be a great way to forget it all.

  125. Steven November 2, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

    I am a new roaster in town and would love to go to this to learn some tricks of the trade!


  126. Cindy November 2, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    I love coffee!! I’ve been to this before and have been spreading the work to friends and co-workers. I thought I knew if all but learned a lot. I’ll be there anyway but it would be great to have “free” tickets for my husband and myself!!

  127. Michael Schelling November 2, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    This would a great event to meet liked minded folks that enjoy coffee. It also be a great opportunity to meet vendors and taste wonderful coffee.

  128. Scott November 2, 2012 at 6:44 pm #

    I need the buzz caffeine gives me.

  129. Courtney November 2, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

    Yay 4 Coffee!

  130. Odessa November 3, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    I ADORE coffee and I’m looking for something fun and stimulating to do this weekend. This sounds perfect!

  131. Joshua Duran November 4, 2012 at 8:17 am #

    I went, It was awesome, Had one hell of a buzz by the end!!! Amesome!!!!

  132. Kimberly November 15, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    I didn’t even know they has these! amazing

  133. Jeramy November 18, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    i love coffee

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