Win Tickets & Gift Bag ($90): Portland Chocolate Fest @ Oregon Convention Center | Premiere Party, Music, Chocolate Samples

We are giving away four tickets to Saturday or Sunday of  the ChocolateFest + a gift bag from Lillie Belle Farms including the Good Food Award winning Perfect Illusion Bar, The Most Awesome Chocolate Bar EVER, Lavender Sea Salt Caramels, and of course Chocolate Covered Bacon. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, January 14.

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From our sponsors at Chocolate Fest:
Portland Chocolate Fest 2013Chocolate Fest
Friday, January 18 (Premiere Party) @ 6-9:30 p.m., 21+
Saturday, January 19 @ 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., All Ages
Sunday, January 20 @ 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., All Ages
Tickets are $20-$24 for party, $7 -$12 for festival
Purchase Tickets at

Oregon Convention Center
431 Northeast Multnomah, Portland, OR 97232

ChocolateFest promises you the opportunity to sample, taste, savor, and delight in some of the finest chocolate from the Northwest and beyond.

On Friday, attend the Chocolate Fest premiere party and enjoy discounted drink specials, live music, voting for Best in Show, Barefoot Wine bag, and a complimentary ChocolateFest wine glass for the first 800 people.

On Sunday, the first 150 guests will receive a FREE pair of ChocolateFest socks courtesy of Sock Dreams!

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343 Responses to Win Tickets & Gift Bag ($90): Portland Chocolate Fest @ Oregon Convention Center | Premiere Party, Music, Chocolate Samples

  1. Sian January 9, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    It’s my birthday!

  2. farmerdan January 9, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    Yep. I love me some chocolate. Can I haz tickets?

  3. Danielle January 9, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    CHOCOLATE?! Did you say FREE CHOCOLATE?! Omg. Omg. *hyperventilating* Don’t worry about me, I’ll recover as soon as I get that gift bag :)

  4. Alysha January 9, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    I would like to win because chocolate is freaking delish and I’m sure I would be the new favorite friend to whomever I brought with me. And it’s my birthday soon!

  5. Lindsay January 9, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    I have a handsome fella coming in from out of town and I’d love to show him something sweet.

  6. Andre Prithett January 9, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    My wife is having heart surgery this Friday and I would love to be able to brighten up her world with an event such as this for after she recovers. She would be forever gracious as would I. She has go to be one of the greatest connoisseurs of chocolate I have ever met!

  7. ethel January 9, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    Nothing is sweeter than chocolate. Except maybe sharing this prize with my love and getting lost in a sea of chocolate.

  8. Becky January 9, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    Cuz I’m broke? Is that a good reason? :)

  9. Erica Rosser January 9, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    Mmm. Chocolate. Not sure my bum needs it. I can always share…<3

  10. Desiree Rister January 9, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    I have been really good this week and chocolate would be such an amazing award!

  11. Josh January 9, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

    Sorry to play to illness card, but I have contracted a terrible illness with an unbearable fever. Not even more cowbell can help. Doctors agreed its a long shot, but and overload of delicious chocolate might do the trick. Unfortunately, my insurance doesn’t cover Chocolate Fest tickets…

  12. Nicolle Gonzalez January 9, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    I wanna go because I LOVE chocolate! Really can’t think of a better reason. I would also love to suprise my 9yr with those tickets. ;)

  13. Maya January 9, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    Because I said pleeeeeaaaasssseee and because giving me things is sexy.

  14. Tanika January 9, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    I would be ecstatic to win tickets to the Chocolate Fest because I will be pms-ing that week and be in GREAT need of chocolate and wine. My husband would be eternally gratefull! I also need to fill holes in my wine rack and restock my fudge supply. Thank you

  15. Ashley T January 9, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    What could be better than a Chocolate fest? Free tickets would make it even more delicious! Plus it’s my birthday month so this would be the perfect treat!

  16. natasha ilys January 9, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    I am always on the search for new fine chocolate to taste. Chocolate is good for the soul.

  17. Holly January 9, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    Oh please!! I would love to go eat some chocolate :)

  18. JR January 9, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    I’ve never been to the event. I’ve worked weekends for years and never had the chance. It is also the last weekend my daughter is in town and would love to do something special with her.

  19. Colleen January 9, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    Need a night out with my husband…it has been too long.

  20. SarahA January 9, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

    For the last two years, hubby and I have been both going through medical hell. And it’s not over yet. One of my dreams is to become a pastry/chocolate artist but my medical issues are keeping me from going to school. A little chocolate inspiration and a day out would brighten our crappy life a little bit.

  21. Sagirl January 9, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    Who doesn’t love chocolate? Of course I want to attend! Sounds like a great double date.

  22. Paul January 9, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    Next to the best addiction, (s_x) chocolate is ambrosia from heaven. What a great gift surprise for my choc-holic wife’s 45th Birthday. She gets chocolate and we both get …;-00

  23. Gigi January 9, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

    Because chocolate.

  24. Tab January 9, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

    what better way to ruin my New Years’ diet resolution??

  25. Bridget January 9, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

    My two favorite things: free stuff and chocolate :)

  26. Torrie January 9, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

    Chocolate! Yum!

  27. Iris January 9, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

    I’m a teacher. School started again, so – I need chocolate to make it to spring break! Pretty please.

  28. Sheri Earnhart January 9, 2013 at 4:34 pm #

    There is nothing better than chocolate when the rain has you feeling blue.

  29. Rob Deinlein January 9, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    Well. Because if I’m honest I really was kind of a jerk and this would go a long way to comfier digs than the dog house.

  30. Kym Deinlein January 9, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

    Because I really do enjoy a good chocolate coma.

  31. Cindy January 9, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

    Would love to treat my mom to all the heart healthy chocolate at the show. There was also some great wine last time I attended.

  32. Horado January 9, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

    I am recovering from a surgery and my dr. Says I need lots of chocolate!

  33. Tony January 9, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    I would love to take my wife and 2 daughters to this. They are chocolate fanatics!!!!!

  34. L. January 9, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

    It’s my birthday the 18th and I’d love to go start delicious start a new, lucky chapter in my life after some truly difficult years!

  35. Elizabeth G January 9, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    Chocolate, wine and music;)????? Sold sold sold:-)))! Sounds like quite the fab event and looking forward to checking it out:-)))! A favorite of mine is the small dark chocolate squares from Godiva that are almost pure dark chocolate and are pure bliss in my mouth:)!

  36. Christy Greagor January 9, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

    I would love to take my husband out! He is always taking me out to dinner and I would love to plan a special night for him!

  37. Liz January 9, 2013 at 5:29 pm #

    Who wouldn’t want to go! Love, love, love, chocolate!

  38. Cyndy January 9, 2013 at 5:40 pm #

    Because I haven’t had a single bite of chocolate so far this year. This could be my reward for being good!

  39. Jessica January 9, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    I can’t afford date night with my wife right now and a weekend of chocolate would definitely make up for that.

  40. Benito January 9, 2013 at 5:53 pm #

    did someone say CHOCOLATE SOCKS?!? i’m in. win me some tickets plz!

  41. Teresa January 9, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

    Wooooowwww! I’m in dire need of some sweetness. Chocolate is my one true love, please pick me!

  42. Jon Turino January 9, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

    Love the chocolate, love the city, love the scene and won’t turn my nose up at free!

  43. Milodie January 9, 2013 at 6:19 pm #

    I would love to win tickets to the Chocolate fest because I am in graduate school and really feeling the stress…which therefore gives me chocolate cravings! Plus, it would be a fun date idea for my boyfriend and I, especially as valentines day approaches! Please pick me!

  44. Nicole January 9, 2013 at 6:28 pm #

    Lavendar Sea Salt Caramels. Only reason to win.

  45. Daniella January 9, 2013 at 6:41 pm #

    I believe the Chocolate festival is the perfect way to break all of my new year’s resolution. Would love to attend!

  46. Daniella January 9, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

    I believe the Chocolate festival is the perfect way to break all of my new year’s resolution!

  47. Stephanie B. January 9, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

    Who does not love lots of chocolate!!!

  48. Stacy January 9, 2013 at 7:08 pm #

    it sounds choctastic!!

  49. David January 9, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    my friend loves chocolate (he will eat 2lbs of m&ms in one sitting) and I would love to surprise him with tickets. I wasn’t able to afford an xmas present for him because I’m unemployed so this would be an awesome way to make up for that. If that’s not enough here’s a chocolate haiku.
    Tasty in my face
    Deliciously versatile
    Give us tickets please?

  50. Dayna Kunkel January 9, 2013 at 7:37 pm #

    This would be tons of fun to attend with my new wife.

  51. Tara January 9, 2013 at 7:43 pm #

    If I were to win tickets to the Chocolate Fest, I could die happy. After attending and eating all the chocolate, of course!

  52. Adrienne January 9, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    Why, I love chocolate, of course. Lovely, scrumptious, decadent chocolate. :)

  53. Roman January 9, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    i’m a chocolate junkie, help me with my fix

  54. Sarah January 9, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

    I want to go because my birthday is Jan 21st and I have no plans! Also lost out on a promotion at work so I could use the pick me up!

  55. April January 9, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

    Love Lillie Belle Farms and chocolate in general.

  56. Lin January 9, 2013 at 9:19 pm #

    Gosh, I had meant to type, “It’s my birthday the 18th and I’d love to start a delicious, new lucky chapter in my life after some truly difficult years!” but I was typing on my phone while riding the max — goes to show how much I could use a chocolate fix! Apologies to the mods who had to read that mess!

  57. Caitlin Plavala | The Sun Went Red January 9, 2013 at 9:35 pm #

    My boyfriend and I need to go on a date!

  58. Joan Lambert January 9, 2013 at 9:51 pm #

    My blood type is chocolate.
    It’s my birthday the 20th of this month.
    I just had surgery and know that an event like this will help in my recovery. Thank you very, very much.

  59. Bailey January 9, 2013 at 10:00 pm #

    I will be flying in from South Africa on the 17th. I’ve been gone for two months working on farms and have been missing not only the good food and coffee the northwest has to offer but the chocolate! It would be great to come home to…And I’ll be broke.

  60. Dawn Sellers January 9, 2013 at 10:05 pm #

    For me it is all about the wine! I like chocolate too!

  61. Joel January 9, 2013 at 10:06 pm #

    Because chocolate is almost as good as bacon…

  62. laupre January 9, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

    I’d love to go!

  63. Olivia January 9, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

    My best friend whom I’ve known since we were 8 years old is returning from Africa. This will be her first outing since she left and not only that, she is a HUGE chocolate lover. She hasn’t been working since she left for Africa and I am a pre-med student living off of loans and grant money. It would be really awesome if we could win tickets to this because well, we both are pretty broke.

  64. Al January 9, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

    yup, I need some chocolate

  65. Minna January 9, 2013 at 10:37 pm #

    Thanks for the chance to win! This would make for a great way to celebrate the Ides of January (a/k/a my natal day)!

  66. Jane January 9, 2013 at 10:43 pm #

    My patents will be in town and my mom LOVES chocolate!!!

  67. Phil Nemeth January 9, 2013 at 10:49 pm #

    Because chocolate motivates me…and a well motivated me is pretty awesome.

  68. Jen January 9, 2013 at 11:25 pm #

    I would love to go! I love this city and enjoy going to all manner of fun events and festivals… and a chocolate fest?! Yes, please!

  69. mike cummings January 10, 2013 at 5:59 am #

    my wife will melt over this

  70. Michelle January 10, 2013 at 6:47 am #

    Love the chocolate fest. Had to miss it last year, would love to attend this.

  71. Tammie Haley January 10, 2013 at 7:05 am #

    It is my husband’s 49th birthday that day. What a great way to celebrate before going over the hill.

  72. lala r January 10, 2013 at 8:22 am #

    chocolate is always a good reason

  73. Jessica January 10, 2013 at 8:34 am #

    All the Christmas chocolate is gone. I NEED more!!

  74. Nadia January 10, 2013 at 9:06 am #

    Because my sisters and I would love to exclaim:

    “Cause I’ve got a golden ticket, I’ve got a golden chance to make my way, and with the golden ticket it’s a golden day!!”

  75. Jensi January 10, 2013 at 9:07 am #

    Because I’m heading back to my brown rice detox before my upcoming nuptuals and what better sendoff than from chocolate fest

  76. Maggie January 10, 2013 at 9:44 am #

    Roses are red, violets are blue, chocolate is awesome and I really want to go to this event.

  77. Tami January 10, 2013 at 10:07 am #

    I have never gone to the Chocolate Fest but I’ve heard good things about it. Would love a chance to go for free since that’s in my budget range. :-)

  78. Sandra January 10, 2013 at 11:07 am #

    I have been trying to get to this show for the past several years. I would have no excuse not to go if I could get free tickets!

  79. nina January 10, 2013 at 11:09 am #

    Sounds great! My boyfriend is like a girl when it comes to chocolate, he would love this!

  80. Marisela Rodriguez January 10, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    Omg I didn’t even know they had just a feat here in Portland. I love love chocolate and it would awesome to go to such an event for the first time. I especially would like to know where the chocolate is coming from all over Oregon. It would be nice to support local business :)

  81. Jen January 10, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

    What better way to break my resolutions than by attending this event?

  82. Patricia Nice January 10, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    I love chocolate. Would love to go to this event.

  83. stephanie January 10, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    Chocolate turns me on!

  84. Marissa January 10, 2013 at 12:35 pm #

    Lemme get summa dat chocolate rain bruhs!

  85. Vikki January 10, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    My 44th belly button day is next week and I am a broke single momma… I would love to win tickets and enjoy an evening out!

  86. Lee Palmer Turner January 10, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    Is there a man alive that remains blissfully unaware of the power of chocolate and its seductive ways over the female of the species! An aphrodisiac, a cure all, an addiction…chocolate is like catnip to a kitten and I, for one, wish to be the ball of string she frolics with from the first bite onward! PLEASE send us to ChocolateFest

  87. Natasha January 10, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

    I want to wind because I’m a choco-Jolie of course ^.^

  88. Saiya January 10, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

    I loves me chocolate , I haz ticket now?

  89. Suzie January 10, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

    Who can resist chocolate? I would like to go so I can become more educated about the finer things that chocolate offers.

  90. Eva January 10, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    I love Portland. I love chocolate. I live in a small town many miles from …er…city life and deserve a treat. Plus I’ll be 50 this year, a milestone! A tidbit: When I was growing up, I didn’t really care for chocolate. I only had access to items like Hershey’s kisses and the sort and the chocolste tasted heavy and cloying to me. Once I moved to the city and began my life, I experimented with all kinds of foodstuffs and was amazing at the nuanced and delicate flavors available in the chocolate industry. Now, whenever I get to return to the city environment, I stock up to treat myself throughout the year. Please help in my quest for eternal happiness. Thank you.

  91. David C January 10, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    What’s better than Chocolate covered bacon? Free chocolate covered bacon! Plus, if I take my wife to this I’d get out of having to buy her chocolate on Valentine’s Day!

  92. Luis Herrera January 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

    I have family up from California! Would love to take mt dad!

  93. Amy L January 10, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    Chocoholics need a basket of Chocolate for Valentines!!

  94. Luis January 10, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

    Looking forward to it.

  95. Evi January 10, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    I like chocolate.

  96. Ali January 10, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

    I want to fall into a chocolate coma, pick me!!!

  97. Ragnar hartmann January 10, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    Going to this would make my life complete! … Kidding, but I think taking my friend Christi to it, would get me out of the friend zone. Which would be incredible!

  98. Kat January 10, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    Just got out of a 5 year relationship: I have a box of wine…. But no chocolate! :( please help!

  99. Elisheva Cohen January 10, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

    I went to this last year and it was great–I can’t wait to go this year!

  100. Dom January 10, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

    I need chocolate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  101. Matthew January 10, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

    Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate,
    It’s my favorite thing to eat.
    ‘Cause it doesn’t have any calories, ha ha ha,
    Give me a chocolate treat!

    (And tickets to the Chocolate Fest!)

  102. Grant January 10, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    Say what!? Chocolatefest is a real thing!? Sounds amazing, I would never stop singing the “Golden Ticket” song if I won…

  103. Ryan January 10, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    The presentations look great. Would love to learn more about that crazy cacao tree. Pick us!

  104. Yaz January 10, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    PLEASE PICK ME!!! I love chocolate and I need to get out of the house…I am looking for work ( so, I am broke) and dont get out enough to interact with other people :( But chocolate would cheer me up :)

  105. Kim C January 10, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    OMG, because I love chocolate!!

  106. Jay January 10, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

    I’d enjoy some sweet chocolate

  107. Kristi January 10, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    Chocolate…every girls dream!!

  108. carlin12 January 10, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    I have a “friend” coming in from the east coast, who I haven’t seen in months! We’re going to need a break from all the “catching up” we’ll be doing. Nothing like “catching up” and chocolate!

  109. Tammy January 10, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    Yes PLEASE may I have free chocolate??? Pretty Please??

  110. Cindy January 10, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    You Said Chocolate and the Bacon in the same sentence. Who wouldn’t want to go to this?

  111. Christina Brooks January 10, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

    Give me chocolate and no one gets hurt!!!!! :)

  112. Jennifer January 10, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

    I’m a chocolate connoisseur in the making, and I gotta hone my skills!

  113. Melissa January 10, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

    Chocolate is supposed to be the next best thing after sex. I haven’t had sex in a few years and am not gettin’ it any time soon, so I may as well eat chocolate.

  114. sherry January 10, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

    Oh my gosh–this sounds AMAZING! This would be the ultimate date for my husband and me.

  115. Nooner January 10, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

    I put the O’s in Chocolate

  116. Megan January 10, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    Chocolate rocks my socks! I want my socks rocked at this festival!

  117. Theo Skourtis January 10, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    I want to attend because I love reciting this poem to my toddler:
    Uno, dos, tres, cho
    Uno, dos, tres, co
    Uno, dos, tres, la
    Uno, dos, tres, te
    Bate, bate, chocolate!

  118. JESSICA January 10, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    chocolate chocolate! and it’s my girlfriend’s birthday.

  119. Lauren January 10, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    I go to Chocolate Fest every year and would love love love to get free tickets!

  120. Claire Nevins January 10, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    PICK me!! Chocolate has always been a part of my life. I have eaten good and bad chocolate. If I happen to win tickets, I would just happen to bring you all at PDX pipeline, some of my homemade matcha chocolate! Made with my fresh green tea powder I import from Japan! <3

  121. Tarehna January 10, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    OMG Chocolate. YES!!

  122. Allison January 10, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    Chocolate keeps me sane. Please support my efforts to stay sane.

  123. caprice January 10, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

    My nephew lives,breathes,and dreams of chocolate

  124. Nick January 10, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

    Last time I was at a chocolate festival was in 2008 in Perugia, Italy. I’m due for another one.

  125. Tasha January 10, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    Between working 12 hours night shifts as a nurse, then going home to my 1 and 3 year old little boys, chocolate soothes my soul! It helps me keep my sanity ;-)

  126. Katherine January 10, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    I’m 7 weeks pregnant and there’s very little vice left for me to enjoy consequently. No red wine…even pizza has been axed because of the heartburn. So please have pity and let me eat copious amounts of chocolate.

  127. Carolyn January 10, 2013 at 3:40 pm #


  128. Michelle January 10, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    Chocolate me!!! My daugther and I are major chocolate fanatics! Please choose me! =)

  129. Jill January 10, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    would love to go to this … pick me please

  130. w January 10, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    simply . . . irresistible

  131. kettles1008 January 10, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    I love chocolate and festivals!

  132. Gayleen Williams January 10, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    OMG Who doesn’t love chocolate?! Not me.
    A perfect ‘girlfriend’ event. Pick Me. Please

  133. Gayleen Williams January 10, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    OMG How many times can I enter? I♥CHOCOLATE!

  134. Rachel January 10, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    I love chocolate , and festivals. So this would be great for me and a date.

  135. Jeremy January 10, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    Because chocolate is the greatest thing ever.

  136. Cassandra January 10, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    I would fricken DIEEEE OF HAPPINESS!
    I am a chocolate fanatic and need a break from my 8-5 work schedule and 13 course credit hours..

    Chocolate > Work > College :D

  137. Libby MW January 10, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    would love to win and take a friend who is in need of a break after having a horrible week. Chocolate might not fix everything, but it can help!

  138. Julie January 10, 2013 at 3:53 pm #


  139. Hope January 10, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    I really, really love chocolate! Isn’t that enough? Yuummmmmm!

  140. Missy January 10, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

    Chocolate is good for the heart… give it to Andre Prithett for his wife who is having heart surgery … c’mon people, let’s get on board with this and show some luv….

  141. Amy A January 10, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    I would like to surprise my sister and our daughters with CHOCOLATE! Three of our sisters have died, so we are constantly on the lookout for reasons to keep going. Chocolate is one of them.

  142. Beth Martin January 10, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    sweet, sweet chocolate. I would love to go!

  143. Ingrid January 10, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

    I need ChocolateFest socks. What fun!

  144. Heather January 10, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    how do you say no to chocolate? nom nom nom

  145. Hannah January 10, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    Sunday, January 20 is my boyfriend’s 21st birthday! A ticket to the Chocolate Fest would be a great gift for him, and I would love to attend together…if he isn’t too hungover.

  146. James January 10, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    Who doesnt love chocolate ! Pick me

  147. Wynand Van Emmerik January 10, 2013 at 4:13 pm #


  148. Kami January 10, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

    I LOVE CHOCOLATE!!! There’s nothing else quite like it! I’d love to be able to take the family to this event. I’ve never been there, but hear about it every year. Thanks for the opportunity.

  149. Gary January 10, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    I love good chocolate and my beautiful girlfriend loves good chocolate. I’m currently unemployed and so cannot give her the good chocolate she deserves. What better way to repay her kindness and help then by taking her to the Premier Chocolate event in Portland!

  150. SpinnerettePDX January 10, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    Because I’m fat.

  151. Olivia January 10, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

    I like chocolate and my best friend is moving to Iceland so I will probably need to eat my feelings.

  152. joy January 10, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    My wife recently stopped adhering to her strict anti-migraine diet (on which chocolate was banned). What a wonderful way to rejoin the land of the living.

  153. Nola January 10, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

    I am the goddess of chocolate.. and the darker the better!! Sweet or not so sweet, firm or from a fountain, with nuts or without, …chocolate for breakfast for lunch for dinner and for alllll the snaxx in between, but the best chocolate is had in bed with your man… pick me!!

  154. Matt January 10, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    Chocolate = happiness

  155. Carol Davies January 10, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    Since Chocolate is the basic food group, we would love to attend this event.

  156. cathy January 10, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

    this is the perfect way to celebrate my honey’s birthday. he’s such a chocoholic !

  157. Carole January 10, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    I’d like to win because otherwise I won’t be able to afford to attend.

  158. Sarah Smith January 10, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

    Because my New Years resolution should be to eat more chocolate!

  159. Miranda T. January 10, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    Oh, yay! If I accent my teeth with flecks of chocolate-covered bacon, you won’t be able to see those cavities. Also, the sea salt caramel can anchor the loose filling in the back.

    Let’s go Sunday, if I have to pick.

  160. Kate January 10, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    As I near menopause, I am chronically pms ing.. And as everyone knows, PMS= gotta have chocolate.
    HELP ME!

  161. Eric January 10, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

    Dear God,
    I know I asked for a lot over the last year… world peace, my bald spot to grow back in, for GWAR to play at my birthday party… but what I’d really love is to win tickets to the ChocolateFest.

  162. Roberto Olivero January 10, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

    take me to the chocoteria!

  163. Buddy January 10, 2013 at 5:15 pm #

    I’d really like to attend since I’ve heard so many cool things about this event, and my girlfriend hasmentined it to me several times so I know she wants to go too. Plus I’m going to surprize my sweetheart and ask her to marry me at the ChocolateFest.

  164. Jamie January 10, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

    I haven’t been out to a fun event since my baby was born last January. My husband thought it would be nice to find a sitter and take me to go enjoy one of my favorite things…chocolate!! And realizing just how tight the pocket book get after a baby, it would be such a blessing to win free tickets and a gift bag!!

  165. Allison Whitaker January 10, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    I would love to go to this event! 5 months pregnant…my baby would appreciate tickets too!

  166. Boomer January 10, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

    Cocoa Cocoa Cocoa!!

  167. Michelle W. January 10, 2013 at 5:31 pm #

    Would just need to find a girlfriend to join me since the hubby is not a chocolate fan. Thanks for the opportunity!

  168. Mark January 10, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

    You had me at “chocolate.”

  169. Mike January 10, 2013 at 5:45 pm #


  170. Marty Anderson January 10, 2013 at 5:47 pm #

    Please randomly pick me………

  171. Jay January 10, 2013 at 5:53 pm #

    Yummmm, an day of free chocolate tasting…

  172. Devra January 10, 2013 at 6:27 pm #

    I live for chocolate – it completes me. Winning would make me so happy! (Please don’t tell my husband; he might get insecure.)

  173. Diane January 10, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Chocolatefest:)
    I must know this thing. I luv free tix.

  174. Holly Abney January 10, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

    We would love to win the tickets because we just moved here 3 months ago from a small town in Missouri. We never had the experience to be apart of diverse events and activities there. We would love this to be our first Portland festival we have been to! And we are major chocoholic’s!!

  175. Erin January 10, 2013 at 6:52 pm #

    I am actually NOT WORKING that weekend! Would love to attend with some of my favorite girl friends and make a night of it! Sounds like a great time!

  176. Emmakat January 10, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

    I hope the gift bag includes some of these socks! I’m very curious and excited about the idea of chocolate fest socks! And tons of chocolate of course!

  177. Heather Holcomb January 10, 2013 at 6:59 pm #

    My boyfriend is secretly Count Chocula. This is a must do!

  178. Matt January 10, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

    My honey will be dripping with excitment!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  179. Kiffy January 10, 2013 at 7:06 pm #

    We went to Choclate Fest last year and we’re still talking about it. Got addicted to sipping chocolate and loved learning about all the ways one can consume cacao!

  180. Matt January 10, 2013 at 7:06 pm #

    My honey will be dripping with excitment!!!!!!!!

  181. Sarah January 10, 2013 at 7:12 pm #

    cos we go through 5 lbs a week of chocolate.. .

  182. Pamela January 10, 2013 at 7:24 pm #

    It melts in your mouth, not in your hands. Oh wait, that’s M & Ms. Chocolate is messy and melts all over. And tastes sweet, savory, tart, delicious, and hits the right spot in your brain to make you forget all of your troubles for a second or two. Unless you’re eating M & Ms. They are just a poor little substitute to real chocolate. I’d like to go and experience this chocolate lovers festival and forget about life for a day.

  183. K.S. Bullock January 10, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    I would love to attend this event! I am a newbie/transplant from NYC whose an events planner by trade. Since moving I’ve been bummed by the lack events jobs and have been praying for a sign from the events gods to keep me not so damn bummed. Well, this festival is it! Please make this unemployed events planner a happy new Portlander by being able to check out the best chocolate and wine PDX had to offer as well as network with the best of them. This chocolate sista’ could use some coco in her life…Muah!

  184. michelle January 10, 2013 at 7:37 pm #

    i love chocolate and i have been really sick so this will be a nice treat:)

  185. Faith January 10, 2013 at 7:43 pm #

    ooooh dreamy chocolate melting in my mouth… how I want thee

  186. Terry January 10, 2013 at 7:48 pm #

    My birthday is this Sunday, this would be a great BDay present to go to with my daughter to Chocolate Fest – My daughter is obsessed with chocolate.

  187. Steve Ferrero January 10, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

    I’d love to take my family and get them coked out on fantastic chocolate. Thank you!

  188. Kaila January 10, 2013 at 7:59 pm #

    Must have chocolate!

  189. Bill Stewart January 10, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    Ummm . . . Chocolate? Duh . . .

  190. Jeremy January 10, 2013 at 8:29 pm #

    With the lack of antioxidants this time of year, dark chocolate has a wonderful hold of my heart. I can’t think of a better weekend!

  191. Kelsey January 10, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

    Wow! 180 entries already! Well, might as well through my hat in! It’s a pointy green and brown felt hat with feathers and flowers poking out!!!

  192. Anita January 10, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

    Because I love chocolate so I wanna win!!!

  193. Julia January 10, 2013 at 8:51 pm #

    Mercy! I could use me some chocolate. Mmmmmm…

  194. Audrey B January 10, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    I would love to go …. and I can bring my Hubby and have a GREAT date :)

  195. Sherry January 10, 2013 at 9:04 pm #

    I would like to quote Miranda Ingram because her sentiments perfectly mirror mind:
    “It’s not that chocolates are a substitute for love. Love is a substitute for chocolate. Chocolate is, let’s face it, far more reliable than a man.”

  196. Sherry January 10, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

    I would like to quote Miranda Ingram because her sentiments so perfectly mirror mine:

    “It’s not that chocolates are a substitute for love. Love is a substitute for chocolate. Chocolate is, let’s face it, far more reliable than a man.”

  197. Chris January 10, 2013 at 9:18 pm #

    Chocolate gets me through the winter! I love the Chocolate Fest!

  198. Shannon January 10, 2013 at 9:25 pm #

    I am so burnt out at work, and the only thing that satisfies me somedays is a bite of amazing chocolate! I need more!

  199. Bethany January 10, 2013 at 9:35 pm #

    Just moved to Portland, what a great first festival. I knew I chose the right city

  200. Patrick January 10, 2013 at 9:35 pm #

    I’ve been to plenty of beer fests but never a chocolate fest! Sounds like fun.

  201. June January 10, 2013 at 9:53 pm #

    I totally got side tracked from another free ticket event I was about to comment on as soon as I saw the word chocolate!

  202. Sally January 10, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

    I love chocolate! What better way to spend the day? :)

  203. Evan January 10, 2013 at 10:02 pm #

    Yum, chocolate.

  204. Rachel January 10, 2013 at 10:18 pm #

    There is no life without chocolate!

  205. Leonard January 10, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

    I never miss Chocolate Fest!

  206. Kimberley K January 10, 2013 at 10:30 pm #

    I’d love to take my SWEETIE to the Chocolate Fest!!! Many thanks!! :)

  207. Julia January 10, 2013 at 10:40 pm #

    Death by Chocolate!?! I UNDERSTAND.

  208. Angela January 10, 2013 at 10:43 pm #

    I regret not buying the fondue I tasted last year! Also, I’m buying and more chocolates that I’ve realized I can’t find easily I stores!

  209. Ilesha January 10, 2013 at 11:11 pm #

    Me want some CHOCOLATE!! :)

  210. Ann January 10, 2013 at 11:26 pm #

    I would really appreciate this/these. I would like to take my Mom, and the chocolate will benefit everyone around us, since of course we will be so happy. Please :) Thank You :)

  211. Amanda January 10, 2013 at 11:33 pm #

    I know you’re looking for some crazy unique post but I mean come one, WHO DOESN’T LOVE CHOCOLATE!!!! It has to be greatest gift to mankind! You know what else would be the greatest gift though? If I won those tickets and was able to attend this amazing festival!!! I bet you’re also looking for a good reason to send me too. Hmm well I just moved from that terrible sunny place known as Florida and am just dying to attend anything that Portland has to offer. PICK ME PLEASE!!!!!

  212. patti January 10, 2013 at 11:44 pm #

    there’s only one thing better than chocolate, and it’s coffee. and that’s how mocha was born.

  213. ruthie January 10, 2013 at 11:51 pm #

    I am a HUGE fan of chocolate! ! would be honored to win this!

  214. Lin January 11, 2013 at 12:00 am #

    I love chocolate. Would love to win this!

  215. Anne January 11, 2013 at 12:03 am #

    I have attended this in the past and it is a fun event and would love to attend again please!

  216. Jennie Lam January 11, 2013 at 1:17 am #

    I’d like to take my husband because it has been a while since we have been able to go out and do anything as a couple. I thought Chocolate Fest would be a great date…what’s not to love about chocolate? Plus we’ve never been to Chocolate Fest before.

  217. Jose Aguilar January 11, 2013 at 2:05 am #

    My wife’s birthday is on the 17th and I would love to surprise her with tickets.

  218. Beth January 11, 2013 at 6:57 am #

    I’d LOVE to win tickets to chocolate fest because it would be a FABULOUS date event. I’m in a new relationship with a fabulous guy who is very thoughtful and generous AND who LOVES chocolate so what better way to say thank you. Not to mention that I love chocolate too!!!!!!!!!

  219. Joe M. January 11, 2013 at 7:46 am #

    Chocolate heaven I would like to win!

  220. Elisa January 11, 2013 at 8:12 am #


  221. Dylan January 11, 2013 at 8:13 am #

    Wow, I friggen love chocolate.

  222. momCindy January 11, 2013 at 8:54 am #

    Pick me, please, because I never win anything and with this prize I’d know that I had died and gone to heaven!!

  223. Penny January 11, 2013 at 9:16 am #

    Christmas at my house was awful. Here is a a way for my siblings to recouperate and actually have fun family memories we don’t have to spend the night drinking to black out. Can’t wait to show my brothers and sisters how PDX rolls.

  224. Penny January 11, 2013 at 9:16 am #


  225. Christine January 11, 2013 at 9:29 am #

    Oh!!! Chocolate!!!!

    This would be a perfect gift opportunity to share with my single girlfriend. I, having recently broken off an engagement and she, who despises valentines day…. to have an evening of endorphin rushing yummy goodness on a routinely COUPLES ONLY celebration. What a way to celebrate LOVE of friendship and a stamp of ‘who cares!?!’ on singledom! =0)

  226. Tricia January 11, 2013 at 10:38 am #

    Chocolate is like a room when you want to sleep in…. the darker the better! I love chocolate and would LOVE to indulge!

  227. Cory January 11, 2013 at 10:38 am #

    I would love to win these tickets for my wife and I to attend the Chocolate Fest. I’ve been working longs hours the past few weeks including a holiday and Saturday. We could really use some time together and what better way than with chocolate!

  228. Jess January 11, 2013 at 10:55 am #

    Banana split, macadamia nut, pecan pralines, hello dolly, turtles, reindeer fodder, pumpkin muffins, blueberry scones, doughnuts, snickerdoodle, peanut butter cookies, apple pie, crescents, tapioca, fudge, sugar cookies, meringue, fruitcake, bread pudding, mint chocolate chip, ice cream cake, cherries garcia, pumpkin fluff, banana bread, oatmeal raisin cookies, fried ice cream, truffles, raspberry danish, snickers, reeses pb cups, chocolate eclair, carrot cake, rocky road, coconut oreos, chocolate waffles, sorbet, strawberry shortcakes, sundaes, toffee, almond bark, chocolate dipped cherries, red velvet cupcake, lemon bars, cinnamon almonds, german chocolate, pineapple paradise pie, apple crisp, cherries jubilee, cheese cake, tiramisù, spiced pumpkin cake, pear tart, blackberry cobbler, chocolate torte, bananas foster, peach melba, mango parfait, no bake cookies, frozen yogurt, creme caramel. Chocolate, above all, chocolate.

  229. Vicki January 11, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    Mmm… chocolate is a girl’s best friend! Of course tickets would be wonderful :)

  230. Justval January 11, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    Chocolate is my Love Language! Show me some Love, please!

  231. Vicki January 11, 2013 at 11:40 am #

    I LOVE chocolate, it would be wonderful to attend this event, it would be like a visit to heaven.

  232. Brittany January 11, 2013 at 11:56 am #

    I love me some chocolate! But considering how many people want to win tickets to this, I’m not going to hold my breath…

  233. Jacque January 11, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    I have never been to Chocolatefest, but it sounds amazing!!!

  234. Kendle G. January 11, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    Dear Chocolate Fairies,

    I know, in the land of Chocolate Festivals, Portland is the best place to shower down your yummy cocoa bean treats. I want nothing more than to swim in your Milky Way Sea and bask in your chocolate sun. I know you watch me as I partake of your daily recommended intake of chocolate bliss.

    Please continue to rain your nectar down on me with free tickets to your celebration of joy – mmm Chocolate Festival – nom nom nom. I do want to attend but with putting dad in the nursing home yesterday, raising a young baby, and attending graduate school, I am broke, so I need a little help to get there.

    Thanks for your consideration.

    Your faithful and daily chocolate connoisseur,

  235. Maro January 11, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    I have gone every year for the past 6 years and I love it — I miss when it was at the World Forestry Center, but I’ll go no matter where it is!

  236. Lauren January 11, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    To gorge myself on chocolate and run around the convention center in full element? Sounds superb, I’m in!

  237. michelle January 11, 2013 at 1:08 pm #

    My husband is on a DIET and is only eating chocalate, please pick us so we can have a day full of fun….

  238. James Y January 11, 2013 at 1:54 pm #

    I’m particularly looking forward to this delicious event

  239. Josh January 11, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    I like chocolate yum yum yum

  240. Mollie January 11, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

    I love chocolate that’s why!!!

  241. Jenna Burke January 11, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    Chocolate makes everything better

  242. David Carnese January 11, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

    I will have my kids that weekend. We all LOVE chocolate & would quite enjoy an event like Chocolate Fest.

  243. parag January 11, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

    love the dark side of chocolate. :)

  244. margit January 11, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

    I’m ready to go yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  245. katrina January 11, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    I adore chocolate and its close to my birthday what could be sweeter than chocolate for your birthday;))

  246. kate January 11, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

    No sex in 3 years? SHEESH!! Give it to Melissa.

  247. Courtney January 11, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

    I’d love to go!!

  248. Lisa January 11, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

    Mmmmm….Chocolate….love it! would love to go and endulge!

  249. Hannah January 11, 2013 at 5:03 pm #

    Sounds sweet! I love chocolate and my 3 sisters do too! With that much estrogen, how can you deny us tickets? I promise we won’t cat fight over who gets to go… Or we will.

  250. Lauren January 11, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

    Oh how fabulous!!!

  251. kate January 11, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

    No sex in 3 years? SHEESH!! Give it to Melissa.

  252. Lauren January 11, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

    Oh how fabulous!!

  253. sarah January 11, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

    a dream come true!!!!!!! please

  254. carl January 11, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

    this is what my Lady needs

  255. AnneMarie Chiappetta January 11, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

    I’m ready to go with friends! Would love to win tickets for this event!!

  256. Robinsky January 11, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

    Yes, please!!!!!!,!,!,!,!,

  257. David January 11, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    More chocolate, please.

  258. Nora January 11, 2013 at 7:52 pm #

    Every year I want to go….and every year I’m completely broke after the holidays!

  259. Kamila January 11, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

    Mmmmm my mouth is watering!! Please pick me, I promise to thoroughly enjoy and indulge!!

  260. Teddy Bear January 11, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

    I am part Aztec, and while researching my genealogy, I learned that emperor Montezuma consumed 50 goblets of chocolate, on a daily basis, and apparently acquired great visionary insight into all things mystical, so therefore, I must be granted tickets to the Chocolate Fest, so I can test Montezuma’s Chocolate “Theory of Mystical Greatness!”

  261. MarthaBears January 11, 2013 at 9:03 pm #

    I am a candy activist, and I must win tickets to the Chocolate Fest, because I am concerned that the chocolates being showcased at the Convention Center, be treated with care, and humane treatment. I must rescue these abused, and neglected confections, from their miserable fates of being trapped in tiny confinements, with no chance to escape!

  262. Molly Myers January 11, 2013 at 9:13 pm #

    I have a friend who traveled to Europe planning to spend several hundred dollars on chocolate. He met his dream at the Ritter Sport Chocolate Factory in Germany, buying all kinds of interesting and unique chocolate. Can a Chocolate Festival top that? Bring it on!!!

  263. Jessica wolf January 11, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

    My best friend has 3 children whom she’s raising on her own with a small budget and earning her degree. She hasn’t any time for herself and deserves it more than anyone. Her husband is currently not around and is unable to support them. She is by far the most amazing woman I know and as a parent she does an outstanding job. This would be the perfect gift for me to get her. I would love to offer her a day of chocolate to make her smile!

  264. MotherDoll January 11, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

    I am new to Portland and I am a Chocoholic.
    I would love to win tickets and see what this festival of chocolate is all about.
    Please, please, please.

  265. rebecca January 12, 2013 at 7:04 am #

    Oh my gosh!! I want to take my wife to this. Pick us! :)

  266. Nikee January 12, 2013 at 9:47 am #

    Being 8 1/2 months pregnant limits me from doing other awesome things like, beer tastings, wine tastings, cheese tasting, horseback riding….but I can still eat the hell out of some chocolate! Pick me!

  267. Rachel January 12, 2013 at 11:04 am #

    I could certainly use some chocolate to get me through, what I refer to as, the wasteland of the year (Jan-Mar).

  268. Maggie January 12, 2013 at 11:52 am #

    One of my New Year’s resolutions was to exercise……But…..exercise is a dirty word. Every time I hear it I wash my mouth out with chocolate!!! Help me to be one of the millions who break their New Year’s resolutions by indulging at the Chocolate Festival!!!

  269. Emiliano Vargas January 12, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    I think chocolate will make me wife horny. This would be awesome for our relationship.

  270. Jenna January 12, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

    I would like to go because:
    A. I would eat my arm if it was made out of chocolate.
    B. I have only been living in Portland for 4 months and haven’t been able to do much of anything fun since I am a full time Grad student.
    C. I am a Grad student. I am poor.
    D. I would also eat my leg if it was made out of chocolate.

  271. Tosha January 12, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t. It melts in your mouth not in your hands. Give me a break! You got chocolate in my peanut butter! I’m either really craving chocolate or I’ve watched too much t.v.

  272. Josh January 12, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

    Wife and I just moved to Portland a couple weeks ago and we are both chocolate lovers! Moving is expensive and we would love to attend this event.

  273. Kristine Fowler January 12, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

    OMG I NEED THIS!!!! I need some fun/chocolate in my life. PLUS I am rad so it would be a great choice to pick me to win all of the prizes :)

  274. Danielle Sorenson January 12, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    I’d love to go with my husband.

  275. Morgan looney January 12, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    Taking the kids would be fun.

  276. Jessica Swinford January 12, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    Just moved to Portland! Chocolate Fest is like a dream come true! Perfect first date night for my hubby and me.

  277. steadybar January 12, 2013 at 2:21 pm #

    big fan of the chocolate from way back.

  278. Joanne January 12, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    Because I’m a genetic chocoholic!

  279. Denmother January 12, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

    Because monsters love chocolate!!!! And fests!!!

  280. kristi January 12, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    Because chocolate makes the world a better place ;-)

  281. Ruth fry January 12, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

    Party! Did some say chocolate? Mmmmm.

  282. Celeste January 12, 2013 at 6:03 pm #

    I love chocolate and would love to go!

  283. Jennifer Irwin January 12, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

    oo oo. Chocolate lover, first time I’ve actually had a chance to get away to even think about going to an event, would love tickets to this one :)

  284. Ryan Johnson January 12, 2013 at 7:07 pm #

    My partner and I love chocolate and love Chocolatefest but we want to take out my sister and brother-in-law to help them to relax after a three month trip though Europe with three little kids. If anyone needs chocolate it’s my sister right now!!

  285. Jack January 12, 2013 at 7:08 pm #

    New to town and want to see chocolate rain :)

  286. Marilyn January 12, 2013 at 8:08 pm #

    I must prove to my boyfriend the awesomeness that is chocolate! He refuses truffles and only eats brownies. GAH!

  287. Jennifer January 12, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

    nom, YUM! I need chocolate in my life.

  288. Amy January 12, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

    The Aztecs considered chocolate a sacred food. They were right. I need to win so I can worship at the altar of cacao.

  289. Joseph January 12, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

    If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it. Anything you want to, do it.
    Want to change the world… there’s nothing to it.

  290. Andrea Wild January 12, 2013 at 11:13 pm #

    Frankly I’d like to go because chocolate is one of the few foods that’s actually an art form as well. It’s so phenomenally versatile, it allows the imagination and the pallet to bask in the ripenss of possibility :-)

  291. Shelby January 13, 2013 at 1:11 am #

    I would love it if my boyfriend and I could attend this! It would be a fun night out and since we are both chocolate lovers, but also poor college students, it would be amazing to win this to be able to go!! And also wonderful to win a bag full of yummy chocolate.

  292. Karen January 13, 2013 at 5:13 am #

    Because this is one event that my teenage kids still look forward to going to as a family-so much more enjoyable now that it’s not in the cramped WFC. Spicy, dark chocolate… Please!

  293. Kerri Hoseney January 13, 2013 at 8:11 am #


  294. Sarah January 13, 2013 at 8:45 am #

    I would LOVE to go for FREE! Thank you so much!!

  295. Meyercord January 13, 2013 at 10:14 am #

    January 20th is my birthday. I want chocolate covered bacon for my birthday!

  296. Minh January 13, 2013 at 10:25 am #

    I want to take my mom!

  297. Matt January 13, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    Coming into town to see the gf and we’d love to eat some chocolate!

  298. Keturah Kastendick January 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    I’m pregnant so anything involving chocolate sounds like heaven. A whole room full of chocolate?? What could be better than that, be still my beating heart :)

  299. Pauline January 13, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

    “CACAO to Cacao.”

  300. Eizabeth & Jessica January 13, 2013 at 4:51 pm #

    Sounds like lots of fun :) would love to go and choc out!

  301. Robin January 13, 2013 at 7:06 pm #

    I just moved to the Portland area in September 2012 and buy $20 worth of chocolates from Moonstruck every month.

    I love chocolates and would absolutely love to attend my very first Chocolate Fest!

  302. Laura January 13, 2013 at 7:51 pm #

    Pick me…please! :-)

  303. Lis January 13, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

    I would love to go and take a good friend who introduced me to CACAOOOO!

  304. Toby January 13, 2013 at 9:34 pm #

    Please pick me! I would love to take my girl who really deserves a day out. THANKS for your help.

  305. Rachel January 13, 2013 at 11:51 pm #

    I would love to take some friends and get to sample all the amazing yumminess!

  306. Cassie January 14, 2013 at 2:24 am #

    Mmm who doesn’t want chocolate??

  307. Shawnee Eld January 14, 2013 at 10:15 am #

    Me & my family just moved here from Medford & we haven’t really done much around town!!.When I seen this I thought it was perfect!! My 10 yr old daughter LOVES chocolate. When she was 7 she told me she was gonna marry chocolate!! This would be a wonderful surprise for her :)

  308. Cindy Koch January 14, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    It is my hubby’s special birthday and we are celebrating a year that was not one of his healthiest – what better way that with a Chocolate Festival – his favorite food!

  309. Jessica January 14, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    Pick me because i answered the math security question correct!

  310. Liza M January 14, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    I LOVE chocolate!!It is my world. i just graduated culinary school for baking and pastry because i want to be a chocolatier . this would not only be the coolest thing to do all year but a great opportunity for me! please, please, please help a broke college kid out

  311. Richard January 14, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    Because I’ve finally gotten rid of all of my acne.

  312. Barbara Aguilar January 14, 2013 at 8:38 pm #

    Would love to go for my birthday weekend.

  313. Lisa G January 15, 2013 at 11:12 am #

    I’ve got to turn back on my New Years resolution at some point. Might as well go out with a bang with chocolate and wine galore!

  314. Mark January 15, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    I would love to dip my shaft n balls in melted chocolate. Then give a few lucky ladies the chance to lick it off slowly.

  315. Stephen January 15, 2013 at 3:08 pm #

    Why Chocolate Is Better Than Sex
    — You can GET chocolate.
    — Chocolate satisfies even when it’s gone soft.
    — You can safely have chocolate while you are driving.
    — You can have chocolate in in public.
    — If you bite the nuts, the chocolate won’t mind.
    — The word “commitment” doesn’t scare off chocolate.
    — You don’t get hairs in your mouth with chocolate.
    — No need to fake your enjoyment of chocolate.
    — Chocolate doesn’t make you pregnant.
    — You can have chocolate at any time of the month.
    — You are never too young or too old for chocolate.
    — Size doesn’t matter — though more is still better.

  316. Steph January 15, 2013 at 7:49 pm #

    please pick me! I want to go with my BF!!!! :)

  317. Katie January 15, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

    Chocolate=love and I know you love me…..

  318. Jessica January 15, 2013 at 8:52 pm #

    I’m a student of Le Cordon Bleu and just moved here from Georgia. I’m excited about my first chocolatefest experience and I want it to be a great one. I love Portland and being involved in the community. :)

  319. Karin January 15, 2013 at 9:59 pm #


  320. ilesha January 15, 2013 at 11:53 pm #

    Gotta have those chocolate’s!

  321. Julia January 16, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

    I would love to go to this.

  322. Ed Thierry January 16, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    Ill be in portland and would love to go, I heard good things!

  323. Jessica Maskosky January 16, 2013 at 7:06 pm #

    What’s up Portland Chocolate Fest! I want in on this! Free tickets please?

  324. Jon newton January 17, 2013 at 12:34 am #

    My wife would live this. And I would find it above tolerable. I really want to win these.

  325. Colleen January 17, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

    My son has been looking forward to this since we moved here from Tennessee in August.

  326. Kevin S. January 17, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

    Oh I would love to win this package, I love chocolate but the weak Hershey’s and Mars just doesn’t do it for me anymore. I would love to win the prize for this!

  327. parag January 17, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    chocolate is my favorite good group!

  328. Lily January 17, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

    Chocolate is yummy.

  329. Elizabeth Makhobey January 17, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    What a Sweat Treat! Would love to WIN!

  330. Connie January 17, 2013 at 7:02 pm #

    Already blown new years resolution-why not????

  331. Bonnie January 18, 2013 at 7:48 am #

    Chocolate should be one of the 5 basic food groups.

  332. Tomas Hinsley January 18, 2013 at 9:15 am #


  333. Jo January 18, 2013 at 9:59 am #

    It’s my daughter’s birthday! & we LOVE chocolate & would love to go to this! Thanks so much!!

  334. Amanda Kay January 18, 2013 at 10:50 am #

    Chocolate and wine…and chocolate and wine…..did you say chocolate AND wine!!! This is our dream come true!! Come on!!!!! This is our 18th day without booze (I know I know…we are crazy!!!) but my girlfriends and I would LOVE a reason to break this stupid New Years resolution and go bananas for this Chocolate-fest!!!!!!!!

    Boom shaka laka

  335. Diana January 18, 2013 at 11:24 am #

    Chocolate has medicinal qualities. Must…have…medicine…

  336. Marissa January 19, 2013 at 9:08 am #

    I want chocolate and I want it now!:)

  337. Lindsey January 26, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    I love chocolate!

  338. Angelique hang December 30, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

    I would love to win tickets because my boyfriend and I are chocolate fiends and winning these tickets would make an awesome birthday present for him-especially on a college budget! :) please pick us!!!

    • Vicki Bonagofski December 31, 2013 at 5:47 pm #

      I would love the chance to go, I just like chocolate!

  339. Angelique hang December 30, 2013 at 11:05 pm #

    My boyfriend and I are chocolate fiends! Winning these tickets/prize would be awesome as a birthday present for him-especially on a college budget! Please pick us!!

  340. Belle January 3, 2014 at 9:07 am #

    Because it’s chocolate! Who wouldn’t want to win??

  341. Leonard January 8, 2014 at 9:35 pm #

    I never miss chocolatefest!

    • Leann M-G January 10, 2014 at 8:27 am #

      I never practically cared for chocolate, till I went to this event last year. Now I have a new found LOVE for chocolate that I never had before and it’s all thanks to you Chocolate Fest.
      Thank you!

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