Win Tickets ($20): 2014 Chowder Challenge @ Lompoc’s Fifth Quadrant | A Dozen Entries, All Ages, Live Music, Benefit for Portland’s Community Transitional School

We are giving away a pair of tickets to 2014 Chowder Challenge @ Lompoc’s Fifth Quadrant on February 22. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, February 21.

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Chowder Challenge @ Lompoc’s Fifth QuadrantChowder Challenge
February 22, 2014
Noon – 4 p.m. | Free to attend / $10 to taste | All Ages
More info:

Lompoc’s Fifth Quadrant
3901 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97212
(503) 288-3996

Who serves the best clam chowder in the city? A dozen local brewpubs and restaurants will vie for the coveted Chowder Cup at the 8th annual Chowder Challenge on Saturday, February 22 from Noon to 4 pm. The blind tasting competition will take place at Lompoc’s Fifth Quadrant, located at 3901 N Williams Ave.

Participating restaurants include Cascade Brewing Barrel House, Columbia River Brewing, Ecliptic Brewing, Farm House Cafe, Ice Axe Grill, Laurelwood Public House, Lompoc 5th Quadrant, Lompoc Tavern, RingSide Fish House, Salty’s on the Columbia, Tabor Tavern & Widmer Gasthaus.

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

There is no charge to attend the event. To taste the chowders, attendees ages 12 and over purchase sample trays for $10. 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.

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

The New Old Lompoc won the inaugural Chowder Cup; the Morrison Hotel stole it away the next year, but it was wrested back by the New Old Lompoc at the next four events. Last year, with the New Old Lompoc out of the competition while being rebuilt, the Ice Axe Grill swooped in and took the cup. Now that the New Old Lompoc has been revived as the Lompoc Tavern, it’s anyone’s game!

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29 Responses to Win Tickets ($20): 2014 Chowder Challenge @ Lompoc’s Fifth Quadrant | A Dozen Entries, All Ages, Live Music, Benefit for Portland’s Community Transitional School

  1. Roya February 18, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

    this looks awesome! who doesn’t love chowder?!

  2. Christine February 18, 2014 at 8:32 pm #

    I’d love to taste delicious chowders! Yum!

  3. Nicole February 18, 2014 at 9:50 pm #

    Again…new to PDX and this is in my new hood! I need to get out and meet people!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Jill truskolaski February 19, 2014 at 8:53 am #

    my sister is in town and would love to show bring her to a porland event like this…

  5. Jeremy brill February 19, 2014 at 6:31 pm #

    What a wicked pissa

  6. Eileen C February 19, 2014 at 7:22 pm #

    Masshole Chowdah Head visiting Portland for the weekend. Pick me!

  7. Michael February 20, 2014 at 7:36 am #

    A flight tastings of chowders sounds deli ships! Pick me!

    • Michael February 20, 2014 at 3:05 pm #

      LOL, I meant delicious

  8. Jared February 20, 2014 at 8:03 am #

    I’ve wanted to go every year, but with all the cold weather, chowder sounds even better now

  9. Renata February 20, 2014 at 8:27 am #

    CHOWDAH! Love this event and would love to attend this weekend and rave about my winning tickets from PDX Pipeline.

  10. emmy February 20, 2014 at 9:34 am #

    Is it weird to have a beloved favorite soup?

  11. Miyuki February 20, 2014 at 11:03 am #

    Because I love chowder.

  12. David February 20, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    Have some maw chowduh, Bobby!

  13. Matt February 20, 2014 at 3:28 pm #

    Chow-der or chow-dah? Wicked.

  14. Philip Snapp February 20, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

    I’m a fan of chowder.

  15. April February 20, 2014 at 4:16 pm #

    I love chowder.

  16. Angela Brinkmeier February 20, 2014 at 4:19 pm #

    A few months back we did a tour of the best chowders by the coast. I think we hit 10 places, too many beers, and somehow had a hard time choosing. It seems really important that we now include the amazing PDX establishments in our very important unofficial chowder contest!

  17. Jessie February 20, 2014 at 5:02 pm #

    We go to this every year! Would love to go again!

  18. Rob February 20, 2014 at 5:04 pm #

    I’d love to attend this event

  19. Linda February 20, 2014 at 5:10 pm #

    I would love to check out this event. I’ve checked out Portland’s beer but not their chowder.

  20. Alec February 20, 2014 at 6:23 pm #

    Chowder is my favorite!!

  21. Lori Gustin February 20, 2014 at 7:44 pm #

    I <3 chowder!

  22. Mel February 20, 2014 at 9:29 pm #

    Chowder is our favorite, pick me, pick me!

  23. Mesha February 20, 2014 at 10:26 pm #

    Did someone say chowder??? Yes please, and can I get a bowl to go?

  24. Sara Goldman February 20, 2014 at 10:57 pm #

    Chowdah!! I could eat it all day. Pick me!

  25. Christina February 21, 2014 at 12:19 am #

    I absolutely adore clam chowder! I would love to be able to sample the best of Portland!

  26. Tricia February 21, 2014 at 6:21 am #

    This sounds amazing! Please enter me to win

  27. Buster February 21, 2014 at 12:31 pm #

    I’m from Maine and haven’t had a good bowl in way too long… would love to go!

  28. Tman February 21, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

    Chowdah in February sound like a good idea. My wife being from the NE means we have to go.

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