Win Tickets ($20): Chowder Challenge @ Fifth Quadrant | FREE, 12 Brewpubs & Restaurants, Beer Garden, Music, Fundraiser

We are giving away a pair of tickets to the Chowder Challenge at Fifth Quadrant on Saturday, February 23, 2013. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed on Friday, February 22.

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Chowder Challenge @ Fifth QuadrantChowder Challenge
Saturday, February 23, 2013
12 – 4 p.m. | FREE admission, $10 tasting tray | All Ages

Fifth Quadrant
3901 N Williams Ave Portland, OR 97212
(503) 288-3996 | More Info:

Lompoc Brewing has announced the date for its seventh annual Chowder Challenge, an event that determines which restaurant serves up the best clam chowder in the city. A dozen local brewpubs and restaurants will vie for the coveted Chowder Cup at the annual Chowder Challenge on Saturday, February 23 from Noon to 4 pm.

The blind tasting competition will take place at Lompoc’s Fifth Quadrant, located at 3901 N Williams Ave. Admission into the event is free. Attendees ages 12 and over purchase sample trays for $10 to participate in the tasting. All of the money raised will be donated to Portland’s Community Transitional School, which provides important educational services to children who are homeless or otherwise at risk of school failure.

A dozen samples of traditional New England-style clam chowders from the participants are served in non-labeled, two-ounce cups. After tasting all entries, attendees vote for their favorite. The chowder receiving the most votes will be named the People’s Choice Winner and will take home the coveted Chowder Cup; awards will also be given for second and third place.

Participating restaurants include Breakside Brewery, Buffalo Gap Saloon & Eatery, Columbia River Brewing Co, D’s Bar, EaT: An Oyster Bar, Fifth Quadrant, Fishbox, The Green Dragon, Ice Axe Grill, Salty’s on the Columbia, Tabor Tavern & Widmer Gasthaus.

The festivities also feature a beer garden, live music, a kids area, a raffle with prizes from the participants, special beers, and pub food for purchase. Minors are welcome at the family friendly event.

The New Old Lompoc on NW 23rd Ave. won the inaugural Chowder Cup; the Morrison Hotel stole it away the following year, but it was again won by the New Old Lompoc at the last four events. Given that the New Old Lompoc is in the process of being rebuilt, it is guaranteed that another restaurant will win this year!

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60 Responses to Win Tickets ($20): Chowder Challenge @ Fifth Quadrant | FREE, 12 Brewpubs & Restaurants, Beer Garden, Music, Fundraiser

  1. Alec February 19, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

    I would love to go to this because I’ve been making chowder for years and wanna see how mine stacks up to the pros

  2. Joe Van Eeckhout February 19, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

    I want to come! Because I grew clamming in the dead of night at low tide and am hopelessly obsessed with clam chowder, and want to try it all!

  3. Shawna P February 19, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    This would be so great to take my fiance too! He would LOVE to taste some good chowder, and considering I had the flu for Valentines day this would be a great way to make it up to him for taking care of me and not getting to do anything for our first Valentines together!

  4. Kenneth Schmidt February 19, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

    I got a chowdah face.

  5. Josh O February 19, 2013 at 7:08 pm #

    I would love to win tickets because my girlfriend loves chowder and i’m pretty sure if i won these tickets good things would happen to me.

  6. Mike February 19, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

    I would love to get a ticket to this event for my girlfriend! I will be working, but she keeps telling me that she doesn’t have anything to do or anyone to hang out with since we are newcomers to town. I think she would love to hang out and have an adventure at this awesome event! Thanks for the opportunity!


  7. whatwhat February 19, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

    feed me

  8. Kale Arndt February 19, 2013 at 9:26 pm #

    For one simple reason: the love of the game.

  9. Pauleewog February 19, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

    I didn’t make plans for my wife on Valentine’s day (we just got married 2 weeks before so I thought I got a free pass this year– apparently not!) so I need to make up for it by taking her to a free event– I know, I suck.

  10. jared February 19, 2013 at 10:27 pm #

    Ohh baby I’d love to chow down on some chowdah, bring the dream to life

  11. Christine February 19, 2013 at 10:28 pm #

    Mmmmm I love chowder!!! Especially ones w clam and taters!!!! :)

  12. Tariq February 20, 2013 at 10:21 am #

    I love me some good chowdah! Not to mention beer and music. Can’t go wrong there.

  13. Paul February 20, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

    Free food? Are you kidding me? Why I wouldn’t want to go would be a better question.

  14. Amber February 20, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

    Yes oh yes. Sounds sooo good.

  15. Kai February 20, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

    Oh man, my sweetheart and I love us some chowder.

  16. Trevor February 20, 2013 at 4:51 pm #

    Clam chowder is the food of gods! I must have the cornucopia of goodness that is the clam chowder challenge! Please choose meeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!

  17. Patti Spreen February 20, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

    I’m a salty sea-gal alright. I know me some delicious chowder when I taste it.
    Seaside High School, circa 1996. The hubs ran with the best of the clam crew…
    Astoria High School, circa 1997. Word UP!

  18. Jen February 21, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    I keep an unofficial list of my fav chowders in PDX and the coast already. It’s one of my favorite comfort foods.

  19. Chowder Head February 21, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    I love Chowder!

  20. April February 21, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    I’ve never actually had clam chowder in Portland which obviously should be rectified.

  21. Jess February 21, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    Chowder was the best show ever.

  22. Daryle February 21, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    Chowder + beer = yum!

  23. Kelsey February 21, 2013 at 3:36 pm #

    Clam chow chow fan right here!!

  24. Nathan February 21, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    I grew up in New Hampshire and sorely miss the local clam chowder!

  25. Phil February 21, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    My cousin is turning 21 on Saturday and what better way to start off a 21st birthday than with some chowder!

  26. Coni Rios February 21, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    I like the chowdah.

  27. Alex February 21, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    because it would rule

  28. Frank Byers February 21, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    I want to see what Manhattan clam chowder tastes like.

  29. Stacey W February 21, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

    I saw a notice about this event when I was eating at 5th Quadrant just last Friday, and was thinking how much fun it would be. I lived in Boston for 9 years and you can’t leave not loving clam chowder. Mmmmm! What could be more fun than sampling a bunch of versions of this great soup!

  30. Julie February 21, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

    I’ve lost faith that I’ll ever win — please make me a believer!

  31. Scott February 21, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

    Because a warm bit of chowdah (or 12) is good for the soul!

  32. Jennifer February 21, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    I love love love love love love love looooooovvvvve clam chowder and beer!!

  33. Roy Nifoussi February 21, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

    clam chowder is great. Would love to participate

  34. Alicia February 21, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

    Do your part by feeding a hungry student. I clam smell it already!

  35. Carole February 21, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    Just because I LOVE to WIN!!!!!

  36. Brandon February 21, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    I would like to go because I love beer and chowder more than anything on earth. Including my girlfriend, who would come with me to the event.

  37. Leonard February 21, 2013 at 6:16 pm #

    Never miss chowder fest

  38. Anthony February 21, 2013 at 6:33 pm #

    While a chelada might be one of the most foul things known to man, clams and beer CAN go together. Just not…together…

  39. Charity February 21, 2013 at 7:08 pm #

    Gimme the chowder!!!

  40. Jared February 21, 2013 at 7:13 pm #

    I am a teacher, check
    I am broke. Check
    It’s my birthday Saturday. Check
    I love free things. Check
    Chowder especially of that savory new england variety is my jam. Check
    I have been to every micro brewery in portland. Check
    I am going to win tickets… CHECK???

  41. Christa A. February 21, 2013 at 7:56 pm #

    Looking forward to eating some chowder that is better than what San Fran claims.

  42. Shanrae February 21, 2013 at 7:59 pm #

    Clam Chowder……..yum! Mmmmmmm……beer! Enough said!

  43. Lisa February 21, 2013 at 8:53 pm #

    My sister just told me about this event. She and her BF are going. Sounds like a cool event for someone just getting into chowder… what better way to find my favorite than at a tasting.

  44. Renata Chmielowski February 21, 2013 at 9:30 pm #

    Say it Frenchie! Chowdah!

  45. Brenda February 21, 2013 at 10:28 pm #

    I am a lover of chowder & this would be sooo good!

  46. Vinnie February 21, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

    I love chowder and one of my favorite chefs will be competing.

  47. Candace February 21, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

    I would absolutely love tickets. This sounds great for the whole family. Tasting the best chowder in the city would make my day!!!

  48. Boomer February 21, 2013 at 10:39 pm #

    Chowder and Beer – perfect together!!

  49. Shawn Farruggia February 22, 2013 at 12:02 am #

    Hook a poor college student up! I wrote a speech about chowder competitions. I an a chowder fanatic.

  50. Kay February 22, 2013 at 8:30 am #

    who doesn’t love a good chowder?

  51. Danielle February 22, 2013 at 8:50 am #

    I would love to to take my best friend for her bday this weekend

  52. free February 22, 2013 at 8:50 am #

    mmmmmmmmmmmm… chowdah.

  53. Rebecca Kyle February 22, 2013 at 10:19 am #

    I want to go because the first year I went I tried the worst chowder I’ve ever tasted. Reminiscent of an ashtray! I was pregnant and thought I would throw up right at the table. After washing away the taste with a root beer, I continued on and ended up in chowder bliss.

  54. Jenna Burke February 22, 2013 at 10:36 am #


  55. Brianna February 22, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    My boyfriend *loves* him some chowder! Sure would love to treat him!

  56. Marissa February 22, 2013 at 11:42 am #

    Because I have a loaf of sourdough that I am not certain what to do with

  57. Annika February 22, 2013 at 11:42 am #

    I love me some thick, salty deliciousness… Gimme gimme.

  58. Ryan W February 22, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    I’ve grown up eating Chowder and have lived on both the East and West coast. Would absolutely love to go to this and see what Portland has to offer.

  59. Tim February 22, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

    It’s chowdah. Not showder.

  60. Grant February 22, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    exsqueeze me? chowder!?

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