Win Tickets ($80): BeerQuest PDX Portland Mardi Gras Haunted Pub Crawl | Beer, Beads & Ghosts, Explore Portland’s Lawless Past

We are giving away a pair of tickets to BeerQuest PDX Portland Mardi Gras Haunted Pub Crawl on March 4. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, February 28.

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From our sponsors:
BeerQuest PDX Mardi GrasMardi Gras Haunted Pub Crawl
Feb 28, March 1, 4, 2014
7:30 p.m. | $40 | 21+

Celebrate Mardi Gras like a true Portlandian with beer, beads and ghosts!

BeerQuest’s Haunted Pub Crawl will take you on a journey back in time to meet the real ghosts that have haunted Portland for decades. This special Mardi Gras Tour includes 10 local craft beer samples, stories from Portland’s past, and beads. Dress in your Mardi Gras best and you might earn yourself some extra beer and beads!

In addition to meeting the ghosts of Old Town, guests will explore Portland’s lawless past when the city was filled with shanghaiing, brothels, drug dens, speakeasies, corrupt police and more. You will learn about the common practice of kidnapping sailors, known as shanghaiing, and the notorious Shanghai Tunnels, one of America’s most haunted places.

The tour lasts 2.5 hours visits Kells Irish Pub, Old Town Pizza, and Shanghaii Tunnel Bar, Tickets are $40 and must be purchased in advance.

Tours fill up fast so book today at

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86 Responses to Win Tickets ($80): BeerQuest PDX Portland Mardi Gras Haunted Pub Crawl | Beer, Beads & Ghosts, Explore Portland’s Lawless Past

  1. Stephen February 20, 2014 at 3:35 pm #

    Pick me.. Because its scary how much I like beer?

  2. Greg February 20, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

    I don’t really have a Mardi Gras best, but I’d be happy to drink the beer.

  3. Lauri February 20, 2014 at 4:01 pm #

    Who doesn’t love to wear beads!

  4. Jeremy Brill February 20, 2014 at 4:04 pm #

    yes please

  5. April February 20, 2014 at 4:14 pm #

    Sounds awesome!

  6. Chad Schwing February 20, 2014 at 4:17 pm #

    I have my 4th kid on the way. I love beer and a good time. Would love to go. Thanks pdxpipeline!!

  7. Renata February 20, 2014 at 4:18 pm #

    Would love to attend this event… and I’ve got the beads to prove it!

  8. Marcia February 20, 2014 at 4:26 pm #

    Sounds like fun, I’ve never been to Mardi Gras!

  9. Heather R February 20, 2014 at 5:01 pm #

    Love the Shanghai tunnels and all things Portland… ghosts, brothels and shanghaiing? Sounds like a perfect Mardi Gras in Portland ;)

  10. kim February 20, 2014 at 5:13 pm #

    This event looks like a blast–not to mention educational. I love beer! Can’t afford tix. I will wear my most festive Mardi gras wear if I win free tickets! Fingers crossed! :)

  11. Dorinda February 20, 2014 at 5:33 pm #

    Would love to win tickets and be educated about Portland’s seedy and sexy past! And it would be so cool to see a ghost too!

  12. Claire February 20, 2014 at 7:09 pm #

    For free beer!

  13. Jackie Newton February 20, 2014 at 7:14 pm #

    I wants!!

  14. Melissa Kirby February 20, 2014 at 7:46 pm #

    Show us your boots and get beads!!! Wait, no um… show us your boobies and run away screaming.Wait no that’s not it. Sigh….Show us your boobies and have a boo beer!

  15. Leanne February 20, 2014 at 8:35 pm #

    I’d have a beer with a ghost, good times!

  16. Larry February 20, 2014 at 8:38 pm #

    Love the idea of drinking with ghosts…

  17. Lynn February 20, 2014 at 9:24 pm #

    I am in desperate need of some fun. Would love to go

  18. Krysten February 20, 2014 at 9:32 pm #

    Mardi Gras and ghosts, sounds like a winning combination!

  19. Natalie February 20, 2014 at 9:54 pm #

    Ah I want to do this!

  20. Jessica February 20, 2014 at 10:23 pm #

    Sounds like too much fun to pass up!

  21. Ken Texley February 21, 2014 at 11:05 am #

    This will be a great time! Beer! Beer! Beer!

  22. Tyler February 21, 2014 at 11:07 am #

    Pick me please, I’ll even bring some homebrew to share with everyone if I win. My wife is scared of everything, would love to take her and scare the crap out of her.

  23. AC February 21, 2014 at 11:58 am #

    Laissez les bons temps rouler
    I’ll bring the KING CAKE!

  24. Daniel Bayot February 21, 2014 at 1:02 pm #

    This would be so fun! Beer and ghosts? I’d so love to go! Me please?

  25. Andrea February 21, 2014 at 6:47 pm #

    I am all for some tasty beer and frights!

  26. debkli February 21, 2014 at 7:35 pm #

    How great! to combine 2 of my favorite activities in one evening. i would love to win.

  27. Miranda T February 21, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

    I’ll *eat* the king cake – INCLUDING THE BABY! Scary!!!

  28. Shayne February 21, 2014 at 9:46 pm #

    Beer, ghosts, historical signifigance…brothels? I’m down!

  29. josh m February 22, 2014 at 5:38 am #

    This sounds fun! i would love to check out mardi gras out here in portland!. i love everything else so far!

  30. Jonique February 22, 2014 at 11:52 am #

    Sounds like fun.

  31. Jess February 22, 2014 at 12:19 pm #

    We are visiting Portland that week and I’d love to take the tour and see the tunnels again…oh yeah, and beer. We f’n love beer! And haunted history. And Mardi Gras. This is perfect!

  32. Ellen February 22, 2014 at 12:34 pm #

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE the chance to attend the Marti Gras Festivities! Bring my girls and add beer? What’s better than that?!

  33. Katy February 22, 2014 at 6:34 pm #

    This sounds amazing! I’d love tickets!

  34. Monica February 22, 2014 at 8:06 pm #

    I have never been to such an event and would love the opportunity to experience it and live outside the box.

  35. Larissa February 22, 2014 at 8:56 pm #

    Mardi Gras is fun and is a good excuse for my beau and I to drink and enjoy the history of Portland!

  36. Alyssa February 22, 2014 at 11:47 pm #

    Pick me, I love ghosts! And beer!

  37. Alice February 23, 2014 at 8:18 am #

    Sounds scary

  38. Donielle February 23, 2014 at 10:41 am #

    Because I have been wanting to check out one of beerquests events, and I love history and beer!

  39. kristin February 23, 2014 at 1:43 pm #

    Geeking out with history, ghosts and beer!

  40. Frank N February 23, 2014 at 4:31 pm #

    Drinking while getting a history lesson about an amazing city? Sounds like a blast! I would love to do this!

  41. Chris February 23, 2014 at 7:52 pm #


  42. Marissa February 24, 2014 at 8:04 am #

    This sounds like so much fun, love a good week night adventure!

  43. Grant February 24, 2014 at 12:54 pm #

    Always in for a Mardi Party, sounds fun!

  44. Rachael February 24, 2014 at 12:59 pm #

    Pick me! One of my best friends will be in town from Central Oregon this coming weekend and it would be wonderful to show her a nice time on Saturday night! Seriously, pick me!

  45. Kimberly Joli February 24, 2014 at 11:50 pm #

    I lived in Portland until I was 20 and now I am in Vancouver, I turn 30 this year and I have still never really experienced Mardi Gras. I have a mask, a corset and a love to explore. So, pick me and give me a good Mardi Gras memory before I turn 30!! Please!

  46. Sarah February 25, 2014 at 10:51 am #

    Ghosts and fun tipsy dress up? I hope!!!

  47. Michael February 25, 2014 at 8:12 pm #

    I need to add more beads to my rear view mirror, or I need to give some away, I’m not really sure. What I’m sure about is wanting to be at this event! Laissez les bon temps rouler!

  48. Heather February 25, 2014 at 11:09 pm #

    Ghosts and beer. How can you go wrong?

  49. Christina February 26, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    How very fun!! Would love to attend.

  50. Eric February 26, 2014 at 12:28 pm #

    I would love to experience my new city this way!!!!!!!! Yay loving Portland!!!!!!!!! and loving Pipeline!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. Nyla February 26, 2014 at 12:29 pm #

    Oh ya! Let me help get this party started! This little lady would love nothing better. Thank you for the opportunity!

  52. Mr.G February 26, 2014 at 12:46 pm #

    My I have wanted to see these tunnels and oh the festivities do sound grand. I would be so overjoyed to join such a grand and elaborate event. I will wait by the phone in hopes that I am selected. Thank you kindly good people of Pipeline.

  53. Hannah February 26, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

    I would be so much fun to win. Pick me!

  54. Tanya February 26, 2014 at 7:06 pm #

    After leaving for the Navy at 18, I have only seen my baby brother a handful of times in the last 9 years. Now that I’m out, he is finally coming to visit me, and this would be a great way to expose him two of the best sides Portland has to offer: beer and a strong, unique history.

  55. katie February 26, 2014 at 11:08 pm #

    Being scared and wearing beads u def need beer to complete the adventure. Pleeease pick me

  56. Emily February 27, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

    I wanna play! Please? :)

  57. Ditty Nicolaides February 27, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

    Puck me! I’m NooAwlins girl since birth (somewhere in the Dark Ages).

  58. Ditty Nicolaides February 27, 2014 at 3:05 pm #

    Oops. PICK me! Pick me! Same reason!

  59. Paula Johnson February 27, 2014 at 3:11 pm #

    We have family who live in New Orleans, Louisiana who celebrate Mardi Gras big each year. Would love to attend this event with my daughter and show her another side of our family life – and what could be better than Beads / Beer & Ghosts!!!!! “Pick me and you’ll see that we are the ghouliest type of family!!

  60. John D February 27, 2014 at 3:11 pm #

    Because New Orleans is too far away. Also, beer.

  61. Taneka Boseman February 27, 2014 at 3:13 pm #

    I love portland & I love beer!!! :-D

  62. Marcia February 27, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

    Sounds fun!

  63. Michael E Stuart February 27, 2014 at 3:29 pm #

    Uh, beer? I’m in right off the bat. I’ve been to Mardo Gras in New Orleans so I’d like to compare the two experiences, as well. But really it’s the beer. And the history. (And the beer.)

  64. Michael E Stuart February 27, 2014 at 3:30 pm #

    Uh, beer? I’m in right off the bat. I’ve been to Mardi Gras in New Orleans so I’d like to compare the two experiences, as well. But really it’s the beer. And the history. (And the beer.)

  65. Alyssa February 27, 2014 at 3:33 pm #

    beer+beads+local history?! I’m all in.

  66. erica February 27, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

    Will there be Zulu coconuts?

  67. Jeremy Lopez February 27, 2014 at 4:20 pm #

    Beads, Booze, and Boo’s OH MY!! I’ve always wanted to go on one of Portland’s haunted tours, what better way to celebrate Mardi Gras than with fellow Portlanders in costumer!! Sign me up and send me and my new girlfriend there!! Thank you PDXPipeline for reminding us how awesome Portland is!!

  68. Heather February 27, 2014 at 4:23 pm #

    Wanted to do this for valentines day but didn’t get picked :( I still want to hear about ghosts and drink beer!

  69. Jeremy Brill February 27, 2014 at 4:39 pm #


  70. Matthew February 27, 2014 at 4:40 pm #

    Sounds like soooo much fun!!!! *BOO*

  71. bjoern February 27, 2014 at 4:54 pm #


  72. Mary Blue February 27, 2014 at 4:59 pm #


  73. Jimi February 27, 2014 at 5:00 pm #

    This sounds awesome. Turn my bf into a believer, lure him in with the beer and history then have him doing a seance with me by the end of it ;)

  74. James February 27, 2014 at 6:32 pm #

    Sounds good to me.

  75. Sean February 27, 2014 at 6:33 pm #

    Alright. If no one else wants to go I guess I’ll take the tickets.

  76. Angie February 27, 2014 at 6:59 pm #

    I love beer, and think it would be really fun to check out some haunted sites in Portland!

  77. Mechelle scheetz February 27, 2014 at 7:02 pm #

    I’m trying to decide what to do for a third date with a really cute guy, this seems original and fun love beer and ghost stories, winning would be awesom

  78. Jami February 27, 2014 at 7:39 pm #

    It would be fantastic to get out, learn a little history and have a couple of beers .

  79. Alyssa February 27, 2014 at 7:57 pm #

    I stand corrected: beer and ghosts trumps beer and sausage. I’d love to go to this, please and thank you!

  80. Danielle February 27, 2014 at 8:33 pm #

    Because Mardi Gras and ghosts go hand in hand… and because when I’m drunk I start speaking French for fun which will make the whole experience pretty authentic for everyone else ;D

  81. Jo Renee February 28, 2014 at 9:27 am #

    How fun does that sound! I love a good party (and Portland throws some awesome ones) and who doesn’t love beer.

  82. Roxanne February 28, 2014 at 12:46 pm #

    oh please oh please oh please let me win! :) I LOVE ghosts and ghoulish haunted things! paranormal activity is facinating! I have yet to visit the Shanghai tunnels although I have heard they are pretty awesome.
    Roxy :-)

  83. Ashley T. February 28, 2014 at 1:49 pm #

    Beer makes every adventure better! This I’m sure won’t be an exception. :)

  84. Steve February 28, 2014 at 11:38 pm #

    I want to win because this sounds like fun!

  85. Jessica Blazi March 1, 2014 at 10:36 am #

    Pick me :) I love a good time

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