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Win Tickets ($120): McMenamins Northwest Portland Progressive Dinner | Food, Drinks, Stories, Traveling Dinner Party

We are giving away a pair of tickets to McMenamins Northwest Portland Progressive Dinner on August 22. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, August 19.

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From our sponsors:
McMenamins Progressive DinnerMcMenamins Northwest Portland Progressive Dinner
August 22, 2013
7 p.m. | $60 | 21+
More info:
Reservations required: Make your reservations by calling the Crystal Hotel front desk – 503-972-2670.

Starts at Rams Head
2282 NW Hoyt St Portland, OR 97210
(503) 221-0098

Gather with friends to kick off this traveling dinner party at the recently renovated McMenamins Rams Head on Northwest 23rd. After food, drinks and stories, the group heads to Blue Moon, then to the Mission Theater, Ringlers and the Crystal Ballroom before topping off at Zeus Café.

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117 Responses to Win Tickets ($120): McMenamins Northwest Portland Progressive Dinner | Food, Drinks, Stories, Traveling Dinner Party

  1. Christine August 14, 2013 at 16:47 #

    Fun! I’d love to attend and enjoy good company and food!

  2. Mollie August 14, 2013 at 16:52 #

    mmmmmm…….a Wilbur with a Rubinator back!

  3. Stephanie August 14, 2013 at 17:05 #

    Hmm, Northwest food, painted walls and vintage photographs, wanderlust in NW Portland, local brew, and cocktails? Sounds like I’m crashing happy at the Crystal after….

  4. Tamara Colpitts August 14, 2013 at 17:06 #

    I love the atmosphere of this place… Would love to go and take my bff who would just fall in love with Portland even more than she has.

  5. Kate August 14, 2013 at 17:08 #

    It’s my birthday! Great way to celebrate with my hunny, meet new people and enjoy Portlandia. :-)

  6. tracy paramo August 14, 2013 at 17:11 #

    What a great opportunity to see several of the McMenamins locations!

  7. Jenny August 14, 2013 at 17:11 #

    Sounds super fun!!!

  8. Richard Traver August 14, 2013 at 17:15 #

    The time has come my friend’s for me to tell you a story. Ruu is of the sort to never forget birthdays, what we like to eat, or whose underwear is whose. One day however, he slipped off the treadmill. Ruu is now all ducked up in the head. Accepting this change, I could see the light. I have been bound determined to show him that he is a kick ass mo fo, regardless what the doctor says. I mean everyone knows McMenamin’s does the trick to turn anyone’s frown up side down. Let’s pay it forward.

  9. Carrie August 14, 2013 at 17:19 #

    It’s my sister’s birthday! What better gift!

  10. Amie August 14, 2013 at 17:22 #

    Would <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 to go!

  11. Sarah August 14, 2013 at 17:22 #

    Love Mcmenamins beer and wine, and would be so excited to attend for good drinks, food, and company. Haven’t been to the Ram’s head in forever and would love to see the new renovated place!

  12. Heather August 14, 2013 at 17:23 #

    Mmm yes please. I will take my tickets with a Rubinator please and thank you.

  13. Piseth Pich August 14, 2013 at 17:24 #

    What a great chance to feast on the the great bounty of our city’s local farms, imbibe on McMenamin’s own craft brews and meet our neighbors. Let’s share stories and toast!

  14. Scott H August 14, 2013 at 17:27 #

    Why me? Because I identify with the dinner theme and, well, it’s going to be my Birthday!

  15. Katrina August 14, 2013 at 17:32 #

    I’m an archivist by trade and a McMenamins lover at heart which means I’d absolutely should be there with a pint of ruby in hand.

  16. michael rupp August 14, 2013 at 17:32 #

    My wife and I would love to go!

  17. Aaron August 14, 2013 at 17:34 #

    I will dress up nice (which I never do) and send my mom a picture…she will be proud. Sounds amazing!

  18. Allie August 14, 2013 at 17:36 #

    I’m having very progressive thoughts about this!

  19. Patti August 14, 2013 at 17:52 #

    Get to explore my neighborhood and all the McMenamin’s nearby

  20. Rebecca Sudduth August 14, 2013 at 18:05 #

    Sounds like a great time!

  21. Gabriele Ross August 14, 2013 at 18:07 #

    McMenamins pubs are my favourite hang out because they are so original and I like how history is kept alive. I also like the beer and the wines. Its my last day of vacation, it would be great to end it with a blast. And I have a friend who is new to Portland and for whom this would be a great introduction…

  22. Ilana August 14, 2013 at 19:29 #

    We are new to Portland and would absolutely love to win this! My 40th birthday and 10th Anniversary are in the next 2 months. This would be a great way to celebrate!

  23. Monica burnett August 14, 2013 at 19:37 #

    I’d love to get drunk and be told stories! Who wouldn’t!?

  24. Nicole August 14, 2013 at 19:42 #

    It’s been a long time since I’ve gone to progressive meal. Tons of fun!

  25. Marie August 14, 2013 at 20:30 #

    My girlfriend and I are huge foodies and I’m still new to Portland so this is a great way to explore!

  26. rachel August 14, 2013 at 21:32 #

    This would be awesome!!

  27. al August 15, 2013 at 03:04 #

    what a great way to spend a summer evening

  28. Roger August 15, 2013 at 07:23 #

    Oh I have been wanting to attend one of these special McMenamin’s events for a very long time. Winning these passes would be a great way to finally see what I’ve been missing! Thanks PDX Pipeline.

  29. Gail August 15, 2013 at 10:12 #

    Food and travel….yay!!

  30. Celso August 15, 2013 at 10:26 #

    Because I’m progressive, dammit!

  31. Carly August 15, 2013 at 11:16 #

    Love love love!!!

  32. Jamie August 15, 2013 at 11:54 #

    This sounds too fun! I always want to organize progressive parties but they are so difficult to plan. I’d love for McMenamins to show me how it’s done and tantalize my taste buds in the process!

  33. Holly August 15, 2013 at 12:02 #

    I would so love to win this!

  34. Grant August 15, 2013 at 12:36 #

    Sounds great! I (like everyone I’m sure) love McMenamins but haven’t been so lucky to go to all of these places–let alone in one day!…and not to mention the progress to be had! woo-wee! (also I apparently thought 6 – 5 = 4 on the “captcha” so am in need of a confidence booster)

  35. Barbara Richardson August 15, 2013 at 13:00 #

    Never been to a progressive dinner. Would love to attend!

  36. Marty Anderson August 15, 2013 at 14:19 #

    My turn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. Mollie August 15, 2013 at 14:19 #

    Wow – sounds like a blast! I’d love to be a part of this traveling McMenamins dinner party. :)

  38. kRISTEN August 15, 2013 at 14:21 #

    Sounds fun!

  39. Cory August 15, 2013 at 14:25 #

    oh nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  40. Bill Stewart August 15, 2013 at 14:35 #

    Here’s to progress!

  41. J. Seeligez August 15, 2013 at 14:40 #

    I have a liver like Oliver Reed, and a hunger like a tiger. Lets see what’s at the worlds end!

  42. David August 15, 2013 at 14:40 #

    This is perfect – sounds like so much fun! I’d love to explore all the McMenamins locations and meet fun people in an evening. Please pick me!

  43. [email protected] August 15, 2013 at 14:48 #

    ah, my first apartment, above the ram’s head, where the elevator dropped me off to you, and where my key, if not too inebriated as the operator of it, would open the elevator doors for the return trip, feeling satiated with soup, bread and booze. looking forward to seeing you again, my (re)model(ed) friend.

  44. Debs August 15, 2013 at 15:13 #

    Wow! Sounds fantastic. I’ve never heard of such a thing. All my favorite activities in one. McMenamins is great.

  45. Danny August 15, 2013 at 15:18 #

    I want to go! Pick me!

  46. Nancy August 15, 2013 at 15:18 #

    All we’ve been doing is moving….this would be SO fun. Thanks!!!

  47. Eric August 15, 2013 at 15:20 #

    I’m soooo hungry! Feed me, Seymour

  48. Alyssa August 15, 2013 at 15:20 #

    I remember when I first moved to Portland, my roommate and I spent out first few nights trying to check out the coolest looking bars and restaurants in Portland. We ended up going to three different mcmenamins 3 days in a row because we know nothing about Portland and all the McMenamins restaurants are so awesome looking from the outside! It wasn’t until we were inside and noticed the same beer menu that it clicked! A traveling dinner party to multiple mcmenamins sounds like a blast from the past!

  49. patty August 15, 2013 at 15:21 #

    Its not my bday, and the math problem almost stumped me…I love beer (and some foods) and I have a goal to visit all of the McMenamins, soooooooo….I hope i win : )

  50. Brianna August 15, 2013 at 15:24 #

    I’s hungry for some cajun tots!!

  51. seth francis August 15, 2013 at 15:27 #

    The ultimate dinner party to end the summer right, yes! please make my year complete with a fantastic night for me and my girlfriend, I could think of no better way to bring us closer together than a night of good food and laughter courtesy of PDX Pipeline :)

  52. TJ Norris August 15, 2013 at 15:29 #

    McMeniman’s is far more than their delicious cajunized tater tots! The brothers have really outdone themselves with each new location, growing a regional family business and serving local to the locals, with a touch of olde fashioned savior faire!

  53. Adele August 15, 2013 at 15:32 #

    I work hard, so I play hard and this opportunity would be perfect for my “play date” after a hard week of work! :)

  54. lINDSEY cARPENTER August 15, 2013 at 15:35 #


  55. Brandy August 15, 2013 at 15:38 #

    Sounds like super fun and both me and my hubby would enjoy a night away from the kids.

  56. Sherry August 15, 2013 at 15:54 #

    A pub crawl PLUS food! Or is it a progressive dinner plus beer? Either way it’s an excellent idea and I’d absolutely love to go. :-)

  57. sherry August 15, 2013 at 15:55 #

    Don’t think I have been to this one yet. Sounds like a great way to go and have fun with friends.

  58. Heidi August 15, 2013 at 16:09 #

    I love summer and all the fun events, hope I win tickets :)

  59. Mike Ransier August 15, 2013 at 16:10 #

    Nothings says a fun like good food, drink, and company! Sounds like a great time!! :-)

  60. Ian August 15, 2013 at 16:21 #

    I always forget how many McMenamins there are. This will help me remember.

  61. Renata August 15, 2013 at 16:31 #

    No better way to experience a number of McMenamin’s facilities than with food and drink. I keep going back to the same ones and this will help me spread my wings to others throughout town.

  62. Jenna August 15, 2013 at 16:54 #

    McMenamin’s…good food and good drinks and great company! What’s not love? Of course I wanna go :)

  63. Shawne August 15, 2013 at 17:00 #

    What a great way to get to know people and places that I don’t already know!!!! I would LOVE to do this!

  64. James August 15, 2013 at 17:25 #

    Sounds like too much fun. Thanks for the opportunity.

  65. Ditty Nicolaides August 15, 2013 at 17:29 #

    Love this!

  66. erica August 15, 2013 at 17:30 #

    having just returned from two months on java with a few stories of my own, i would love to be taken along on this long, strange journey

  67. Elizabeth August 15, 2013 at 17:33 #

    Since I moved to Portland a few months ago, I have been thoroughly enjoying visiting many of the McMenamins in the area. I would love to see more of them through this traveling dinner … such a great idea!

  68. Sonja August 15, 2013 at 18:15 #

    This would be such a fun date for my boyfriend and I. I just moved and am a little low on money. This would be a great way to end the summer before grad school starts again. Food, drinks, people, cannot get much better than that. :)

  69. kathleen August 15, 2013 at 18:42 #

    Fingers crossed!!

  70. Becki August 15, 2013 at 18:44 #

    This would be fun to go to!

  71. Kat August 15, 2013 at 18:45 #

    “Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine”.. I have so many great stories to tell and would love the opportunity to share them with some new friends.

  72. Jenni August 15, 2013 at 18:48 #

    McMenamins is Portland. Let’s do this!

  73. joy August 15, 2013 at 18:52 #

    I love the idea of eating great food while visiting 6 McMenamins locales!

  74. le josh August 15, 2013 at 19:02 #

    i live above rams head. pick moi!

  75. Annette May August 15, 2013 at 19:20 #

    My boyfriend, whom I’ve known for ten years, just moved here from Kentucky a month ago and he has been soaking up all the sun and fun. He just had a birthday, and I’d like to show him all I can what Portland has to offer. He absolutely loves it here and his enthusiasm reminds me of how I fell in love with this city 7 years ago this month when I moved here.

  76. Dom August 15, 2013 at 19:21 #

    Been going to McMenamins for years at all locations. Sounds like a fun night I’d love to join!

  77. Jack August 15, 2013 at 19:43 #

    I moved to town a short while ago and have yet to go to a McMenamins. I can imagine a better introduction to a Portland landmark.

  78. Darcy B August 15, 2013 at 19:59 #

    Yes Please!–I need some happy time!

  79. Chris August 15, 2013 at 20:05 #

    All of the downtown and NW Mcmenamin’s are vastly overlooked. The newest, the Zeus (located under the new Crystal Hotel) is a gorgeous compliment to Ringler’s Annex. I love all of them – from the Market Street to the Blue Moon and could think of no better way to celebrate my birthday!

  80. Erin August 15, 2013 at 20:47 #

    Sounds like a fun night!

  81. Joe August 15, 2013 at 20:55 #

    Just moved to this neighborhood and need a good reason to go check out all of these cool sounding places.

  82. Yuri August 15, 2013 at 21:31 #

    I like my dinners like I like my politics – progressive!

  83. Claire August 15, 2013 at 21:40 #

    WHO doesn’t love the Mc?

  84. Brittany August 15, 2013 at 22:53 #

    Portland-born and I still haven’t done a progressive dinner…

  85. Aaron August 15, 2013 at 23:03 #

    We have actually never been to any of those places, though we do have a friend of a friend now who works at the Zeus Cafe and it was recommended to us. Pick us for a great date!

  86. Rachel August 15, 2013 at 23:11 #

    A traveling dinner party? I can hardly wait!

  87. Jessie August 15, 2013 at 23:16 #

    Oh my goodness what can I say to win this? I love pdx pipeline for keeping us all up to date on what’s going on! I deserve to win because I would enjoy this progressive dinner more than anyone who commented before or after me, as well as many other reasons. For instance, I like to eat and drink more than anyone else does. And I am much poorer than these folks. Well, maybe not but I would sure love to win anyway!

  88. Crystal August 15, 2013 at 23:57 #

    This will make my tummy, gf and wallet happy.

  89. Cheri August 16, 2013 at 00:16 #

    Oh my gosh! I would love to treat my bestie to this night out! Pick us!!!!

  90. Jenny August 16, 2013 at 06:50 #

    All I do is work work work- would love to go!!!

  91. Sara Goldman August 16, 2013 at 07:10 #

    This is like a dream come true- food and travel rolled into one delish night? Yes please.

  92. Rachel August 16, 2013 at 07:28 #

    What a wonderful way to end summer! It would also be a great date night. What’s not to love? McMenamins, great food, old friends, new friends, and walkabout afterwards – perfect evening. Would really love to bring a friend who’s been going through some rough times.

  93. Jamie August 16, 2013 at 08:10 #

    I’m a long-time mcmenamins lover who doesn’t often have the budget for the full-deal. It’d be wonderful to get more than a beer and dessert!

  94. Scott August 16, 2013 at 08:11 #

    Sounds like fun.

  95. Angela Garcia August 16, 2013 at 08:39 #

    We live outside of town (non-urban) and so would love to get our city “fix” with pub-to-pub walks and carousing.

  96. Erica August 16, 2013 at 08:45 #

    I want to go because I have never won one of these things in my life and i love good food!

  97. Bethany August 16, 2013 at 10:07 #

    What a great way to end the summer! (I hope you pick me!)

  98. Cecilia August 16, 2013 at 10:19 #

    Being new to the area, one of the first places I went to was a McMenamins…and I just loved it! Being an artist, musicain and foodie, it filled all my needs in one! I would love to gather my new friends and make a journey to McMenamins Northwest Portland Progressive Dinner and share in the experience with them! Happy to know there are more popping up and I would love to bring my visiting guests to share the love…good work!! love it!!

  99. Becky August 16, 2013 at 10:23 #

    I would adore this dinner… please

  100. Catherine August 16, 2013 at 10:58 #

    Sounds like a total blast! It makes me both hungry and thirsty just reading about it! My husband and I love the food and beer there and the atmosphere is great! I’ve only been to 2 locations and I’d love to get the chance to check out some of the historic buildings. I hope I win!!

  101. Sian August 16, 2013 at 11:33 #

    Oh me oh my! Can I bare the excitement of all that good beer and food!! If I win I will get into training tout suite :) What was wrong with the Ram’s Head? It was a super cozy setting as it was!

  102. Matt August 16, 2013 at 12:00 #

    im not a violent man, but i’d maim/kill for these tix

  103. Audrey August 16, 2013 at 13:34 #

    Oh!! this sounds like so much fun! Count me in

  104. birdonit August 16, 2013 at 15:04 #

    What’s better than going to McMenamin’s? Going to seven McMenamin’s in one day.

  105. adrien August 16, 2013 at 15:20 #

    Would love to go, just moved to Portland and am looking into finding great places to eat!

  106. Ron Fowler August 17, 2013 at 14:08 #

    This sounds like an amazing night soo many great McMenamins you simply couldnt go wrong. Terminator for life!

  107. Alex August 17, 2013 at 17:15 #

    Because I have been gone all summer in remote central nevada working, and that will be the perfect welcome back!

  108. Alan August 17, 2013 at 19:50 #

    Would be delightful for me and the date

  109. Elyse N August 18, 2013 at 00:38 #

    Oh wow!! This sounds awesome!!
    We are driving all the way from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (look it up!) to Portland tomorrow!! It will be our first time in Portland and this would be an amazing welcome/kickoff!! New Canadian friends? That’s us! :)
    Hoping to stay at one of the McMenamins as well!

  110. Sky August 18, 2013 at 08:08 #

    This place looks amazing!!! I’ve never been to this location but did Honeymoon at Edgefield, best week in my life!

  111. Clancy T August 18, 2013 at 10:28 #

    Roses are red, Violets are blue, I’ve never done anything like this, Yet I’d really like to!

  112. Amber August 18, 2013 at 10:30 #

    My husband and I just moved to here a week ago and this is just the thing to introduce us to the area! We LOVE Portland!! Food, drink & stories?! This sounds so fun!!

  113. Adam August 18, 2013 at 12:20 #

    This would be an amazing experience. I’ve already asked out a date. Help me PDX Pipeline, you’re my only hope.

  114. Melissa Cook August 18, 2013 at 14:05 #

    I absolutely LOVE McMenamins, and would love the opportunity to attend and write about this event on my blog!!!

  115. kyler August 18, 2013 at 14:52 #

    Would love to go to this!! SOunds great!

  116. Abby August 19, 2013 at 10:28 #

    Sounds fun! Count me in!

  117. erica August 21, 2013 at 15:23 #

    Yum. This will be fun. :)

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