Win Tickets ($40): Portland Tequila Fest 2014 | The “10 Most Popular Tequila Cocktails,” Varieties from Around the World

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Portland Tequila Fest 2014 on August 22-23. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, August 22.

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From our sponsors:
Tequila Fest 2014Tequila Fest
August 22-23, 2014
5010 p.m. Friday / 4-10 p.m. Saturday
$15 ADV / $20 Doors
More info:

World Trade Center Plaza
121 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205

TEQUILA FEST will take place Friday, August 22, 5 – 10 pm and Saturday August 23, 4 – 10 pm at The World Trade Center Outdoor Plaza, in Portland, Oregon.

The 1st Annual TEQUILA FEST event is an opportunity to taste a wide variety of Tequilas from around the world; Blancos, Reposados, Anejos and Extra Anejos will be available for tasting. Attendees will also have the opportunity to taste a unique cocktail from the “Ten most popular Tequila Cocktails”.

Tickets can be purchased at the door either on the day of the event for $20 or pre- purchased online for $15 (which includes 5 tastings). A $30 VIP pass can be pre – purchased on-line for $25 and includes 10 tastings and admission to the Plaza air- conditioned lounge for resting and relaxing. Additional tastings can be purchased at the event for $1.00.

Indulge in your favorite Mexican food, from Sandovol’s Tequila Grill. They will be cooking up their specialties for your purchase. Rain or shine, the covered Plaza will make this a convenient and enjoyable after work destination for dinner on Friday or Saturday evening.

Enjoy the festive sounds of the Mariachi musicians on the plaza.

The primary target demographic will be 25 – 40 year old men and women. They will be reached through social media, traditional broadcast and print, as well as various Hispanic media channels.

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97 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Portland Tequila Fest 2014 | The “10 Most Popular Tequila Cocktails,” Varieties from Around the World

  1. Shylo August 18, 2014 at 12:46 pm #

    Tequila! My go-to liquor <3. I can't wait to taste all the yummy cocktails!

  2. Gaby August 18, 2014 at 2:13 pm #

    I’d love to go! I have a friend in town from high school- it would be great to try tequilas in a more responsible manner than we once did…

  3. Lisa August 18, 2014 at 3:06 pm #

    This sounds like so much fun!

  4. justin August 18, 2014 at 4:12 pm #

    I promise tequila will not make my clothes come off. ..this time.

  5. Syd August 18, 2014 at 5:27 pm #

    Oh boy! I’m so excited my friend sent me this link. Sounds like a deliscious, good time!

  6. Jessica August 18, 2014 at 5:56 pm #

    I haven’t been out to a festival in a few years and it would be great to try something new.

  7. Robin August 18, 2014 at 5:58 pm #

    This would be a great outing for my daughter and I, we don’t get to spend much time together.

  8. Andy August 18, 2014 at 5:58 pm #

    This would be a great date for my girlfriend and i.

  9. Charlotte August 18, 2014 at 10:25 pm #

    My best friend will be in town for the weekend and we love tequila! This would be perfect!

  10. Jeff August 19, 2014 at 10:51 am #

    A friend of mine is visiting from Cincinnati this weekend, I think this would be a great event for us to attend!

  11. Teresa August 19, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

    I have had this on the calendar for a while now! Super excited!

  12. Danielle August 19, 2014 at 7:26 pm #

    I love trying things from around the world. This would be a great event for me and my boyfriend.

  13. Carson August 19, 2014 at 11:06 pm #

    Always happy to get some tequila

  14. Cindy T. August 20, 2014 at 12:43 am #

    I recently learned that tequila is my favorite liquor.

  15. Amy porter-stainbrook August 20, 2014 at 1:56 pm #

    Love Tequilla and it’s my birthday Sat. Can’t think of a better way for my man and I to celebrate! I want to win!

  16. Grant August 20, 2014 at 4:38 pm #

    ba-nun-nu-na-na-na-na-na… tequila! would love to try some nice varieties. Sounds like a doozy of a way to start an evening.

  17. Jeremy Lopez August 20, 2014 at 6:36 pm #

    I’m ready to party with the best of the best tequila! I want to be a party of the first PDX celebration!

  18. Casey G. August 20, 2014 at 8:07 pm #

    This would be a great date night for my boyfriend and I – we both love good tequila!

  19. Eric W August 20, 2014 at 8:18 pm #

    Aye caramba muy guapo!

  20. Nick N. August 20, 2014 at 9:40 pm #

    Its going to be my birthday! would love to celebrate it with great people and yummy tequila!

  21. J'hon W. August 20, 2014 at 10:23 pm #

    I would love to see what Portland can mix up in terms of a Tequila Festivities. My one tequila experience thus far has been impressive. Hope to be there with all of you AFICIONADO’s of this my most favorite spirit in the world.



  22. April Garcia August 20, 2014 at 10:31 pm #

    Would love to win tickets and try some different tequilas! And bring a couple of friends! It would commemorate my son’s 27th birthday, which was Tuesday thw 19th of August!!!

  23. anna August 21, 2014 at 2:16 pm #

    Tequila is nectar of the gods and I need to be closer to god!

  24. Nancy August 21, 2014 at 2:16 pm #

    Anejo! Another Portland First? Sounds like much fun!

    Thanks for the chance!

  25. Wallace August 21, 2014 at 2:18 pm #

    Sounds like a great place o behave well in public

  26. Liz August 21, 2014 at 2:25 pm #

    Pick me! Pick me!

  27. Megan August 21, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    Tequila is the nectar of the gods. I want to be closer to them.

  28. MARK FIELDS August 21, 2014 at 2:29 pm #

    This will be FANTASTIC! I hope I win it!!! \^_^/

  29. MARK FIELDS August 21, 2014 at 2:30 pm #

    This will be FANTASTIC! I hope I win it!!!

  30. Corri Goates August 21, 2014 at 2:32 pm #

    Because Tequila!

  31. LG August 21, 2014 at 2:34 pm #

    Great way to enjoy a late-summer evening.

  32. Kris W August 21, 2014 at 2:34 pm #

    I think heaven might look a bit like this event… tequila everywhere! Oh yes, I’d love to win tickets.

  33. Bobby K August 21, 2014 at 2:47 pm #

    My understanding was that tequila has to be produced in Mexico, so that would be a great opportunity to experience the others from around the world. I’ve never tried any.

  34. Kate August 21, 2014 at 2:49 pm #

    It’s my best friends birthday. Would be a great way to celebrate! Salud!! :-)

  35. Terri O August 21, 2014 at 2:50 pm #

    The good, the bad and the ugly!! What happens at the Tequila Fest, stays at the Tequila fest!!

  36. Stephanie August 21, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

    I have the body and the salt!!! Now all I need is the Tequila!

  37. Shevonne August 21, 2014 at 2:54 pm #

    Tequila!! a freind invited me but I wasn’t able to budget tickets…… this would be awesome!!

  38. Shevonne August 21, 2014 at 2:54 pm #

    Tequila!! a friend invited me but I wasn’t able to budget tickets…… this would be awesome!!

  39. Sarah August 21, 2014 at 2:59 pm #

    I used to think I hated tequila (for no good reason) and having rekindled my relationship recently I would love to discover some more tasty concoctions with my friends!

  40. Laurie August 21, 2014 at 2:59 pm #

    I have no valid reason to think I should win that is better or less than anyone else’s. Would love to go to this though!! Sounds like so much fun

  41. James August 21, 2014 at 3:01 pm #

    A weekend spent outside in a public place, shamelessly drinking tequila and wearing a silly hat!
    This would be no different from my usual weekend, but it would be nice for this behavior to be socially condoned for once.

  42. Jenn August 21, 2014 at 3:02 pm #


  43. Michelle August 21, 2014 at 3:03 pm #

    I love tequila and would love to attend this event!

  44. Kate August 21, 2014 at 3:10 pm #

    Boyfriend is out of town. Ladies night, tequila boom boom!

  45. Matthew August 21, 2014 at 3:11 pm #

    I will do the Pee-wee Herman Tequila Dance at every booth if I win.

  46. Lisa August 21, 2014 at 3:11 pm #

    Tequila is my favorite!

  47. HR August 21, 2014 at 3:12 pm #

    My wife and i are HUGE tequila fans! and we live walking distance away, so if we win tickets you won’t have to worry about us getting into a car after sampling copious delicious agave products :^)

  48. Alison August 21, 2014 at 3:13 pm #

    Both my husband and I love tequila, it is actually the only type of hard liquor that we both drink. It would be a great event we could both enjoy.

  49. Aubri August 21, 2014 at 3:17 pm #

    One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.

    • Colleen August 21, 2014 at 4:23 pm #

      There are some hilarious comments on here. I wish I could “like” them.

      Carlos Santana’s tequila is amazingly smooth. Try that one straight!

  50. Carissa Byrnes August 21, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

    Holler at your girl with some tasty tequila cocktails! Yummmmmm!! What a kickass way to spend a Friday night and start the weekend with my man!!!!!! Whoo-hoo!!

  51. Lucy August 21, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

    I’d like to go because: tequila.

  52. Ladan August 21, 2014 at 3:25 pm #


  53. Barb D August 21, 2014 at 3:29 pm #

    I would love to go because I love tequila, of course.

  54. Alexa August 21, 2014 at 3:35 pm #

    I love tequila because of the smokey flavor!

  55. Danielle Forster August 21, 2014 at 3:35 pm #

    Tequila fest?!! Yes please!

  56. Albert August 21, 2014 at 3:46 pm #

    I like tequila and will drink lots of it.

  57. Andria August 21, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

    I’m normally a vodka drinker but would the chance to try something new!

  58. Dixie August 21, 2014 at 4:15 pm #

    What timing!! I have just been thinking tequila may be my favorite liquor and reading up on the history and different varieties! I’d love to go!!!

  59. Dahlia Callan August 21, 2014 at 4:29 pm #

    Tequilla my love, that I live for,
    I will drink you silver, gold or white I’ll take a double or aged old.

    Tonight or the next, or at this fest.

    – Thank you- I’ll be here all night –

  60. iris August 21, 2014 at 5:28 pm #

    This looks delicious I would enjoy going! I promise I won’t sing the tequila song.

  61. Vincenzo August 21, 2014 at 5:36 pm #

    I just had 3 margaritas and to access to the comments , I had to find out what number to fill in the box ( x 9 ) = 81. Well that is a great achievement under my current drunkenness . SO WITH THIS IN MIND , I WANNA GO. PLEASE plus 1 for my partner

  62. Ana August 21, 2014 at 5:40 pm #

    Would love to go see the music anf enjoy some tequila!

  63. Marie August 21, 2014 at 5:41 pm #

    Sounds fun, would love to go!

  64. Nicholas August 21, 2014 at 6:52 pm #

    Tequila is my everything!

  65. Steve Ferrero August 21, 2014 at 7:36 pm #

    I love tequila and would be thrilled to attend. Please hook me up PdxPipeline!

  66. Jeanell Lockhart August 21, 2014 at 7:58 pm #

    Pick me, because when life gives me lemons, I grab some limes instead and make margarita’s.

  67. Jeanell Lockhart August 21, 2014 at 8:03 pm #

    I thought about this long and hard and I realized I need to go to the tequila fest as a guest of PDX Pipeline because “Good things come to those drink margarita’s while they wait.”

  68. Jeanell Lockhart August 21, 2014 at 8:07 pm #

    I really want to go to the Tequila Fest because my long term goal is to save the world. My short term goal: have another shot of tequila.

  69. Jeanell Lockhart August 21, 2014 at 8:18 pm #

    Pick us because of our loyalty to all things tequila.

    To prove my loyalty to all things tequila, if I need more green in my diet I throw another lime in my margarita.

    I look forward to going to Tequila Fest and seeing many of the other tequila supporters in Portland. ;)

  70. Richard August 21, 2014 at 8:55 pm #

    I remember reading tequila mockingbird when I was young. I’m definitely going!

  71. Martin August 21, 2014 at 8:58 pm #


  72. Michelle August 21, 2014 at 9:39 pm #

    Yay tequila!!

  73. Lisa August 21, 2014 at 10:07 pm #

    Yes, draw my name! Sounds like a great event for me to check out!

  74. Michael Mann August 21, 2014 at 10:11 pm #

    My wife has been talking about this for weeks. It would be great if I could surprise her with tickets this weekend!

  75. Tiffany Davis August 21, 2014 at 11:00 pm #

    Tequila is my all time favorite… being a new blood and all (finally 21!!) I would love to go to new coming festival based around my favorite :) Good time with friends && good memories… now that I can actually go out and do 21 year old events!! YAY!

  76. roman August 21, 2014 at 11:13 pm #

    Cause, tequilla!

  77. Brendan White August 22, 2014 at 12:49 am #

    Why do I have to do math! this is so hard. Tequila! pee wee herman!

  78. MariaElena August 22, 2014 at 3:29 am #

    The Buzz: Speedy Gonzales will be there! I want to meet that mouse. ¡Andale, Andale! ¡Arriba, Arriba!

  79. Ashley T. August 22, 2014 at 6:49 am #

    I love tequila festivals! There are plenty of beer fests, so this is how to even the field. Sounds fun!

  80. Anna August 22, 2014 at 7:03 am #

    Why would I like to come to this event? Because tequila is the mother of all alcohol – feisty and spontaneous. And it makes you want to dance. Glad this is going to be an annual event.

  81. Marco August 22, 2014 at 7:21 am #

    I promise not to remember this the next day.

  82. Judd Higgins August 22, 2014 at 8:02 am #

    I am broke and like to have fun.

  83. BettyJean August 22, 2014 at 9:19 am #

    My happy drink … it all night long

  84. Diego Blank August 22, 2014 at 9:59 am #

    I like to savor the flavor of tequila til the tequila sabers back the favor.

  85. Sophie August 22, 2014 at 10:11 am #

    Sounds good!

  86. Kari August 22, 2014 at 10:45 am #

    Because I’m pregnant and instead of drinking, I get to watch my husband down yummy Tequila. Boo!

  87. Gale August 22, 2014 at 12:28 pm #

    Would love to attend. I love a good tequila and hanging out with awesome pdx people.

  88. Shelley August 22, 2014 at 12:31 pm #

    You had me at tequila…..

  89. Brother Jasper August 22, 2014 at 1:10 pm #

    Because after every shot of tequila I do a bird-call…

  90. Mr. Manguy August 22, 2014 at 1:18 pm #

    Ole! Viva la tequila!! Where’s my sombrero?

  91. Kelly August 22, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

    Because tequila

  92. Christina martinez August 22, 2014 at 11:30 pm #

    I want some tickets!!! I just came from cali! I havent seen much of portland :(

  93. Leonard August 23, 2014 at 4:16 pm #

    Fun times, distilled

  94. tommy August 25, 2014 at 3:14 pm #

    I love tequila, and world trade. And you.

  95. Stephen August 10, 2015 at 11:57 pm #

    My very best friend is going to be coming from Milwaukee, WI that weekend. When I told him about this fest he said, “Oh hell yeah!” Winning some free tickets to enjoy tequila fest would make his first trip to PDX very memorable.

  96. AJ August 18, 2015 at 4:56 am #

    I would love to win tickets so I can take my girlfriend, she loves tequila and me and her would have a blast!

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