Win Tickets ($66): Portland Monthly’s Endless Summer BBQ @ Oaks Amusement Park | BBQ, Rides, Live Music, 6 Top Local Chefs

We are giving away a pair of Rides + BBQ tickets to Portland Monthly’s Endless Summer BBQ @ Oaks Amusement Park on August 24. 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:
Portland Monthly's Endless Summer BBQPortland Monthly’s Endless Summer BBQ
August 24, 2013
4-8 p.m. | BBQ: $20 / Rides + BBQ: $33 | All Ages

Oaks Amusement Park
7805 SE Oaks Park Way Portland, OR 97202
(503) 233-5777

On August 24, the first annual Portland Monthly Endless Summer BBQ will bring together six top local chefs to fire up the coals for a great cause at the riverfront Oaks Park.

Echoing late-summer backyard barbecues and celebratory sunsets after 8 p.m., the inaugural event will feature BBQ prepared by talented teams from Alberta Street Pub, Biwa, Country Cat, Lardo, Pine Shed Ribs, and Urban Farmer. The savory treats will be balanced by summery sweetness as Portland bakeries—including Whiffies Fried Pies, Pacific Pie Co, and more—compete in a seasonal cobbler contest.

Local band Magic Mouth with fill the riverfront picnic with ambient summer sounds, while horse shoes, bocce, and badminton pass the time between rides and carnival games at Oaks Park. Endless Summer BBQ attendees are welcome to purchase an unlimited ride wristband for Oaks Amusement Park and enjoy reentry into the event.

  • BBQ Ticket: $20 (includes BBQ and cobbler sampling)
  • BBQ & Unlimited Rides: $33 (includes BBQ and cobbler sampling, plus an unlimited ride bracelet)

All profits from the event will benefit Willamette Riverkeeper, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the Willamette River since 1966.

Endless Summer BBQ is generously supported by Coca-Cola, Painted Hills Natural Beef, Car2Go, Blue Moon Brewing Co. and Enso Winery.

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84 Responses to Win Tickets ($66): Portland Monthly’s Endless Summer BBQ @ Oaks Amusement Park | BBQ, Rides, Live Music, 6 Top Local Chefs

  1. Roger August 15, 2013 at 9:06 am #

    Mmmmm BBQ!

    • nadine keyzers August 16, 2013 at 12:28 am #

      I would love to take a good friend out for dinner there we have never been out

  2. Sian August 15, 2013 at 9:15 am #

    Would love to win and eat some delicious barbecued meals from these top chefs. Sounds like some good old fashioned fun and so Portland too!

  3. Aaron August 15, 2013 at 9:27 am #

    There’s little in life I enjoy more then eating good BBQ and going on amusement rides! Now I can do these together? *SMILE*

  4. Rebecca August 15, 2013 at 9:27 am #

    I would love to win this so my boyfriend and I can finally get a date night in! Our schedules are finally getting to where they aren’t as opposite, so it would be nice to get some quality time in. What better way to bond than with BBQ and dragging them on whirling rides?

  5. Kari August 15, 2013 at 9:40 am #

    I’d love to win tickets to this awesome event!! I just moved to Portland from Little Rock, AR and can’t wait to try out the BBQ of the Northwest!!

  6. tricia perry August 15, 2013 at 9:54 am #

    Sounds amazing!

  7. Seri August 15, 2013 at 9:55 am #

    Endless BBQ where the fun never ends? Dream come true!

  8. Jamie August 15, 2013 at 10:04 am #

    Oak’s Park is just magical. Then add BBQ and cobbler, bocce and sunshine. Amazing. I would love to indulge in one last amazing meal before I eat spaghettios out of the can for a week at Burning Man.

  9. jared August 15, 2013 at 10:12 am #

    bbq and rides? meat aint complete without some stomach jostling to mix everything around.

  10. blair August 15, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    No better way to close out the summer than carnival rides and barbecue!

  11. Bryan August 15, 2013 at 11:03 am #

    Barbeque is my lifeblood! I will see you all there.

  12. irene August 15, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    this sounds really good!

  13. Grant August 15, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

    You had me at Endless Summer…and then I read BBQ and had an excitement seizure.

  14. Cory August 15, 2013 at 2:19 pm #


  15. Kate August 15, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

    I would like to attend because I love food and I love BBQ!

  16. kRISTEN August 15, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

    sounds awesome!

  17. David August 15, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

    Doesn’t get much better than Oaks park, live music, BBQ and other good food! My son and I would have a blast!

  18. [email protected] August 15, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    if there’s vegetarian options at the bbq, count me in!

  19. Edgar August 15, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    I ve always seen this event going on passing through portland from eugene and have ALWAYS wanted to go!!! this woudl be an awesome end to my summer !!! BBQ and Beer!!!! I miss Portland, my trips are far and few in between =/

  20. Debs August 15, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    Finger licken good! And rides too! What more could a person ask for?

  21. michele August 15, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    One last hoorah with my kids would be fab!

  22. Larry August 15, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    We’re visiting from California that weekend! We try to visit PDX as much as possible. My girlfriend and I subscribe to PDXPIPLINE on instagram so we can stay connected to all fun things going on and day dream about being a part of it. We basically spend our trips eating, eating, and eating so this event fits our usual criteria.

  23. Debs August 15, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    My husband loves BBQ and I love rides. What could be a better night out?

  24. JeanG August 15, 2013 at 3:28 pm #

    Love BBQ, love Oaks Park and a great chance to try out some great PDX chefs! Count us in!

  25. Amelia August 15, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    My husband and I moved up from new orleans a while back. He misses the food. I specifically miss one awesome bbq place. I haven’t found a good bbq here. I would like to change that.

  26. Bryn August 15, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    Uhh, cuz who doesn’t like BBQ?! Ours is broken so we haven’t gotten to BBQ this summer!

  27. Audrey August 15, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    I will be in town visiting my daughter this weekend and neither of us have ever been able to attend this event. I’d love the chance to take her for a great weekend together.

  28. Heather Smith August 15, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    I would love to win tickets to this! My family could use a family fun day,we just can’t afford one.

  29. Jen August 15, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    Ohhhhh, I want to go on some rides please. Pick me. I love getting to be a kid again.

  30. Liam August 15, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    Can’t imagine a better way to welcome my father in law for his fisrt visit from Alabama to PDX then with some BAR B Q and Pie! He will think he never left home! And Carnies as some gravy? Wow! Talk about PERCFECTION!

  31. Liam August 15, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    Can’t imagine a better way to welcome my father in law for his fisrt visit from Alabama to PDX then with some BAR B Q and Pie! He will think he never left home! And Carnies as some gravy? Wow! Talk about PERFECTION!

  32. Heidi August 15, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    This is a great place to be, I’m always down for good food and fun activities!

  33. Christina August 15, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    I would also love some primo BBQ food and excitement – but not in that order. I haven’t ridden those rides at Oaks Park since I was a wee one. This event sou.nds like fun

  34. James August 15, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    Yum Yum! Thanks for the opportunity.

  35. Briana August 15, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

    Sounds like a last for the fam!

  36. Kat August 15, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

    This would be a great way to celebrate the summer with the entire family.

  37. BettyJean August 15, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    Perfect combination of entertainment for me and my 15 year old son. We need a splurge.

  38. Eric August 15, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

    Oh, HOT DAMN, if ever I should win anything, this would suit me best!

  39. Jen August 15, 2013 at 8:02 pm #

    I’d love to win tickets because I love food and rides, and our budget won’t allow for this amazing experience otherwise!

  40. Darcy B August 15, 2013 at 8:05 pm #

    Yes please My husband loves BarBQ!!!

  41. Brittany August 15, 2013 at 8:10 pm #

    That’s my fiance’s birthday! Tickets to this event would be a great birthday treat!

  42. Laura August 15, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

    Oh I could see my husband and I having a real fun time at this event! Please :) we would love to win a fun day out!

  43. Jen August 15, 2013 at 10:34 pm #

    This sounds like it would be a blast! Great fun for me and my daughter.

  44. Melanie August 15, 2013 at 11:11 pm #

    This would be a fun active date with lots of laughing, eating, activity, and memorable moments made! Trying to impress.

  45. Aaron August 15, 2013 at 11:13 pm #

    I am an urban farmer, but have not dined at Urban Farmer. We enjoyed Country Cat! Would be a good time if we were chosen.

  46. Rachel August 15, 2013 at 11:14 pm #

    I’m all for barbecue from Portland’s top chef’s. Sounds fun!

  47. Amia August 15, 2013 at 11:58 pm #

    Due to my dad’s job at the time, my family moved out of Portland when I was 12 years old. Many of my childhood memories include school field trips to Oaks Park. I remember rollerskating at the rink with my friends, falling a few times and hoping no one saw. :) Spending a summer day at Oaks Park was always a good time. I still visit Portland often, and will actually be in town on August 24. I can’t think of a better way to spend the day than reliving childhood memories and enjoying some BBQ with my boyfriend.

  48. Ashley August 16, 2013 at 4:31 am #

    BBQ and Rides are the perfect way to end the summer for my son and me. BBQ by top local chefs & to fire up the coals, savory treats & cobbler contest with a local band….it will be hard for us to decide where to be in the park. This will make a great finale for us!

  49. Sara Goldman August 16, 2013 at 7:15 am #

    This would make my summer complete. However, after eating all that BBQ, I would need to avoid the Tilt-a-Hurl.

  50. Scott August 16, 2013 at 8:16 am #

    Sounds like fun.

  51. Jessie August 16, 2013 at 8:29 am #

    We’d love to attend the Endless Summer BBQ! Great food and fun, plus it benefits a great cause: Willamette Riverkeepers!

  52. Becky August 16, 2013 at 10:25 am #

    I would love to bring my son to this, he has worked so hard all summer and this would be a great treat

  53. Catherine August 16, 2013 at 11:01 am #


  54. Melissa August 16, 2013 at 11:03 am #

    Oaks park and BBQ don’t worry I’ll bring the barf. :) tilt-a-whirl we will meet again.

  55. Matt August 16, 2013 at 12:02 pm #


  56. Audrey August 16, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

    Yumm yes please?! sounds like a lot of fun

  57. birdonit August 16, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    I haven’t been to enough BBQs this summer, and I haven’t been on enough roller coasters. So win-win.

  58. Zuwena August 16, 2013 at 6:29 pm #

    I would love to win this and take me and my girl out for a day of fun and good food. Yeah it is cliche and unoriginal but that’s all I got mmkay…! Hope I am selected!

  59. Rose August 16, 2013 at 9:18 pm #

    Once upon a time there was a very sad hapless girl, then her big sister won them tickets to the Endless summer BBQ and they lived happily ever after :)

  60. C.A. August 17, 2013 at 9:15 am #

    I just found PDX Pipeline today, after 9 darn months of living here! I’m overwhelmed by all the cool things that are listed to do and see, and am now headed to the Adult Soapbox Derby today. Thanks, PDX Pipeline, for helping me be in “the know”. Well, for full disclosure, I know Oaks Park, I know BBQ, I know music and fun, I know Willamette Riverkeeper, and the combination of all those things and more sounds utterly delightful (I’m picturing midway lights and delighted screams and the clickety-clack of amusement rides) for a Saturday evening with my beloved.

  61. J-fro August 17, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    I love BBQ and I’m still searching for something that really wows me here in Portland. Been disappointed thus far! I want to win these tickets. Never been to Oaks Park – looks like fun.

  62. Staci Sutton August 17, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

    This sounds like a great way to ring out the sweet, sweet summer.

    • nadine keyzers August 17, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

      I would love to win take my sweety

  63. Alan August 17, 2013 at 7:48 pm #

    This would be awesome

  64. Chelsea Bianchi August 18, 2013 at 12:37 am #

    MMMMmmmmMMMMmmm BBQ!!!!

  65. Sky August 18, 2013 at 8:11 am #

    My family loves Oaks Park!!! We would love to win tix so we could go, it would make our summer!

  66. Jack August 18, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    My Fiance and I have recently moved here and just became employed. Money is a bit tight as we are just getting our first checks. We are from Oklahoma and LOOOOOVE BBQ!!!! We would love to taste what Portland has to offer. I have attended and tasted at many BBQ competitions in Okieland and would love to see what Oregonians can do. Also we are big middleaged kids who love to ride. If we don’t win tickets this year then we will definitely be there next year!!! We would REALLY enjoy this.

  67. Elan Accuardi August 18, 2013 at 11:29 am #

    I would love to take my boyfriend & his boys for a first meeting – I haven’t met them yet & this would make a great memory!!

  68. Madeline black August 18, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    I would love love love to win tickets!! I am new to the portland area and haven’t been here before! It would be a great date for the boyfriend and I!

  69. Megan August 18, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    I’d love to win tickets for BBQ and cobbler!

  70. Eric August 18, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

    Sounds like a great time!

  71. Allison August 18, 2013 at 9:20 pm #

    This sounds indulgent! Whoop!

  72. Abby August 19, 2013 at 10:29 am #

    Please make my summer endless!!!

  73. Andrew August 19, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

    I would like to go to share good times and food with my family.

  74. Rowland August 19, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    I want to attend because I am a meat/BBQ enthusiast married to a vegetarian…who incidentally is a cobbler enthusiast. So basically if there was one event that was for us, this is it.

  75. David August 19, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

    I. Love. BBQ. Please BBQ Gods, bestow your saucy grace upon me and grant me those tickets!

  76. Lara August 20, 2013 at 9:06 am #

    Hurler rides FIRST. BBq second.

  77. Melissa August 21, 2013 at 11:05 am #

    I want my baby back baby back baby back baaaaaaby back ribs.

  78. Sallie August 22, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

    I’m going to celebrate my 25th birthday with my best friend!!!!

  79. Erik August 22, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    I’m a transplanted Texan who loves BBQ.

  80. Cassandra Todd August 22, 2013 at 8:44 pm #

    I would love to win these tickets for my birthday!!!

  81. stacy August 22, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

    Talk about throw back to my youth! I used to tear. It. Up. On their roller skating rink! I’d love to go back, eat some tasty food, and ride some rides!

  82. Angie July 27, 2014 at 11:06 am #

    We’ve lived in Portland for 6 years and have never been to oaks park! Rides and a BBQ in a gorgeous Portland summer? Doesn’t get much better than that.

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