Win Tickets ($50+): Portland Mardi Gras Ball @ Bossanova Ballroom | Costumes, Cajun/New Orleans Music, King Cake, Beads

We are giving away a pair of tickets to the Third Annual Portland Mardi Gras Ball at Bossanova Ballroom on Saturday, February 9, 2013. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, February 8.

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From our sponsors at Bossanova:
Portland Mardi Gras Ball @ Bossanova BallroomThe Mysti Krewe of Nimbus Presents the Third Annual Portland Mardi Gras Ball
Saturday, February 9, 2013
7 p.m. | $25-$30 | 21+
More Info:

Bossanova Ballroom
722 East Burnside Street Portland, OR 97214
(503) 206-7630 | More Info + Tickets:

Join us for the most authentic Louisiana-style Mardi Gras experience in Portland! Bring your best costumes and fanciest masks for an evening of live Cajun/Zydeco and New Orleans music, delicious Cajun food, king cake, bead throws, and many Mardi Gras style surprises.

Ticket includes entertainment, light food, and commemorative Mardi Gras Ball medallion This year’s theme: “Such a Night”!

Join us for the most authentic Louisiana-style Mardi Gras experience in Portland! Bring your best costumes and fanciest masks for an evening of live Cajun/Zydeco and New Orleans music, delicious Cajun food, king cake, bead throws, and many Mardi Gras style surprises.

Performers include: Atomic Gumbo, the Too Loose Cajun and Zydeco Band, Transcendental Brass Band, and the Skull and Bones Gang.

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63 Responses to Win Tickets ($50+): Portland Mardi Gras Ball @ Bossanova Ballroom | Costumes, Cajun/New Orleans Music, King Cake, Beads

  1. Lynn February 6, 2013 at 11:12 am #

    Blame it on the Bossanova!

  2. Roya February 6, 2013 at 11:15 am #

    Would love to go to this!

  3. Steven February 6, 2013 at 11:18 am #

    Sounds like a great event, would love to go to it!

  4. Bragi February 6, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    I’m from New Orleans and didn’t get to go to Mardi Gras this year. I’d love to enjoy a little bit of the Big Easy in the City of Roses.

  5. Shawna February 6, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

    I would so love to attend this Big Easy gala here in Portland, Oregon. I’ve never gone to any ball at all nor a prom. It would be an unforgettable experience to be able to dress up in beautiful attire for such a grand festivity! Please choose me!! :-)

  6. Joanne February 6, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    Because it’s going to be “SUCH a NIGHT”!!

  7. Eve February 6, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    My boyfriend is moving to Hawaii in less than 2 weeks. I would really like to win so we can do something fun & memorable before we part ways. Please pick me (us). It would mean the world to us!!!

  8. Benjamin February 6, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    I have no plans this weekend. This would be awesome. Big fan of culture my white-from-Wisconsin upbringing didn’t allow me to enjoy. Hook me up please and thank you.

  9. Steven February 6, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    Over a year in Portland and I’ve yet to do one of the Balls @ Boss. Hook me up!

  10. Heath February 6, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

    There’s only one city other than Portland I’d ever want to live in, and that’s New Orleans! Can’t make it for Mardi Gras this year so the best Mardi Gras party in Portland will have to do.

  11. CMB February 6, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    I am head over heels crazy about New Orleans and would love to experience the PDX Mardi Gras. And I *love* king cake and want some.

  12. Amy February 6, 2013 at 6:06 pm #

    This would be AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Pick me pleaaaaaaaaaaaase!

  13. kori February 6, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

    Sounds exciting!:-)

  14. sunchicka February 6, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    Sound like fun

  15. Alyssa February 6, 2013 at 10:45 pm #

    I’ve read the books. I found it entertaining how this series spread like wildfire. You’d think no one had heard of a tie before. I love plays and comedy. This one sounds marvelous.

  16. Cormac February 7, 2013 at 8:18 am #

    I want some king cake!

  17. airien lackey February 7, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

    Never been to any mardi gras type event. Cant afford to take my beautiful girlfriend out. Saving and trying to get a 3rd job. Would be great to get to go out and take a break.

  18. Stearicom February 7, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

    Yes please! A great way to start off Mardi Gras celebration.

  19. Benito Juarez February 7, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    I’ve never – not once – had a chance to celebrate Mardi Gras! :(
    It’s time for a change! Please consider me for a free ticket. I’d love to join the festivities!!

  20. Mathew February 7, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    This looks like an awesome event. I haven’t celebrated Mardis Gras since going to NO four years ago. I’d love to reminisce

  21. Nathan February 7, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

    This would be fun!

  22. kettles1008 February 7, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    I would love to celebrate Mardi Gras and what better place to do it, but at the Bossanova Ballroom!!

  23. Kimmy February 7, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    Looks like lots of fun!

  24. Claire February 7, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

    this sounds like the next best thing to going to Nawlins for Fat Tuesday!

  25. Alex February 7, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    because i like to party

  26. Rick February 7, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

    include us

  27. Melissa February 7, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    Psh, who DOESN’T want to be at the Mardis Gras ball?!? I just want to be there for free!!! Mmm.. King Cake!

  28. Dana February 7, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    This sounds great! I’ve never been to a Mardi Gras party.

  29. BC February 7, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    This Louisiana native doesn’t miss much about the place, but the food and music definitely qualify and I’d love to experience them in Portland without the downsides (e.g. mosquitos).

  30. amber February 7, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

    I’d like to attend because I’ve never been to a Mardi Gras event before!

  31. Frank Byers February 7, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    I haven’t been to New Orleans yet, so I think this will be the next best thing.

  32. Bianka February 7, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    Would love to see a Brass band on Fat Tuesday!

  33. Kait February 7, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    I have a sparkly dress. Enough said.

  34. Tatiana February 7, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    I need to use my amazing costume!:)

  35. donald February 7, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    Laissez les bon temps rouler!!! I’d love to go.

  36. sherry February 7, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

    my husband and i would have a blast!

  37. GAIL February 7, 2013 at 5:16 pm #


  38. Chicho February 7, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

    Ready for Bossanova!

  39. Angie February 7, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

    Mardi Mardi I like to Party!!

  40. jazz February 7, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

    this would be amazing!

  41. Rynni February 7, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

    Because I sure do “know what it means to miss New Orleans….” and because I’ve never been to this event, and most of all because I bet I’m the only Mardi Gras fanatic nut in Portland who has turned her still living Christmas tree and wreaths into a Mardi Gras tree and wreaths because that’s how much I can’t live without Mardi Gras! And that’s why I deserve to win. Cheers!

  42. Kathryn February 7, 2013 at 6:48 pm #

    It would be a night to remember!

  43. madison February 7, 2013 at 7:23 pm #

    im in, baby

  44. laupre February 7, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

    Mardi Gras Party!?! Yes, please!

  45. Caitlin February 7, 2013 at 7:54 pm #

    Yeah! We’d love to go!

  46. Jodee February 7, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    What a challenge to put a couple of costumes together on such short notice! OOOOOhhhh the brain wheels are rolling!!! I love a challenge and this one is a colorful one!

  47. chris February 7, 2013 at 9:31 pm #


  48. Michaela February 7, 2013 at 9:50 pm #

    Give me tickets!

  49. Barb finn February 7, 2013 at 10:46 pm #

    Beads? music? costumes? dancing? food? Why, who could ask for anything more? Oh yeah, free tickets! It all adds up to a great and unforgettable evening!

  50. Stacy Amanda February 8, 2013 at 12:46 am #

    I travel and hardly get the time to experience my wonderful home town of PDX! So I’d love to win tickets so I can do just that! Experience our portland! :)

  51. Darlene G. February 8, 2013 at 6:34 am #

    I just moved to Portland this past weekend from San Francisco. I’ve never been to the South or experienced Mardi Gras, but I do love dressing in costume! I’d love to experience a piece of what this city is all about. Thanks!

  52. maya February 8, 2013 at 7:00 am #

    I need to get my mardi gras groove ON!! Please help me have SUCH A NIGHT!

  53. libby February 8, 2013 at 7:51 am #

    Sounds like fun!!!!!

  54. Danielle February 8, 2013 at 8:52 am #

    The time is NOW

  55. Bobbie February 8, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    We have our costumes ready! Just need the tickets!

  56. Sean February 8, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    Next best thing to actually being in the French Quarter

  57. Paul February 8, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    Going to the parade on Mississippi

  58. L February 8, 2013 at 10:56 am #

    I love costumes! Love cajun music! Love dancing!

  59. birdonit February 8, 2013 at 12:31 pm #

    I’ve never been to an authentic Mardi Gras party…and a cake made out of kings sounds delicious!

  60. Courtney February 8, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

    I am homesick for New Orleans and would LOVE to go!

  61. Jane February 8, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

    My frigging costume is awesome ya’ll

  62. Buster February 8, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    2nd only to SKA, Zydeco is my favorite. This will be such a great party and I have lots of beads…;-)

  63. Angie February 11, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    I design costumes and guarantee to make others ooh & ahh! The music & food sounds like a dream too …SUCH A NIGHT!!!!!

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