Win Tickets + Gift Basket ($30+) 2015 Portland ChocolateFest @ Oregon Convention Center | Samples, Drinks, Music, Prizes

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Portland ChocolateFest @ Oregon Convention Center on January 23-25. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, January 23.

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From our sponsors:
Oregon Chocolate Festival2015 Chocolate Fest
January 23-25, 2015
Friday, January 23, 4 – 9pm | 21+
Saturday, January 24, 11am – 6pm | All Ages
Sunday, January 25, 11am – 5pm | All Ages
Adults: Daily $15 | Weekend pass $25
Seniors: Daily $13 | Weekend pass $21
Students: $8 | Children (ages 5-12) $7
More info + Tickets:

Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A
777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97232

It doesn’t get much better than this. If you take chocolate (lots and lots of chocolate), tasty wine, delicious food, engaging entertainment, and educational presentations, mix them all together, you get ChocolateFest – voted recently by USA Today as one of the top 10 Novelty Food Festivals in the country.

As a fundraiser for the non profit World Forestry Center (because chocolate DOES come from a tree!), for the 10th year ChocolateFest will delight visitors with a wide range of scrumptious offerings from chocolate covered bacon, to chocolate aged in used whiskey barrels, to ginger-infused liquid caramel truffles tossed in thai chili. Wow.

Held at the Oregon Convention Center January 23 -25, this event brings in chocolate vendors and lovers from around the country. Special presentations and demonstrations will include a chocolate eating contest as well as cooking with chocolate to make delicious savory meals.

Main Stage Demonstrations:

Saturday, January 24
12:30PM: The Woodblock Chocolate Chompdown
2:00PM: Eggplant Caponata as a Savory Appetizer
by Clive Wanstall, CEC of Lane Community College
3:00PM: Chocolate Cocktails 101
by My Bartender
4:00PM: Chocolate Ravioli with Fresh Chocolate Pasta as a Warm Dessert
by Clive Wanstall, CEC of Lane Community College
Sunday, January 25
11:30AM: Spicy Caramel Filled Chocolate Demo
by Chef Michael Poole of Hot Chocolat
1:00PM: French Macaron Class
by Mindy Huggins of Decadent Creations
2:30PM: Chocolate Cocktails 101
by My Bartender

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268 Responses to Win Tickets + Gift Basket ($30+) 2015 Portland ChocolateFest @ Oregon Convention Center | Samples, Drinks, Music, Prizes

  1. Jenn January 12, 2015 at 10:16 am #

    MMMM I heart me some Chocolate… Would love to take my daughter :) I have never been to the ChocolateFest

    • Dan Winemiller January 15, 2015 at 2:51 pm #

      Because 2015 will be the year of chocolate. Let me win and show my wife why…

    • Debbie January 22, 2015 at 3:36 pm #

      Chocolate! What more is there to say. It’s the only substance that keeps me sane!

  2. Melissa January 12, 2015 at 10:18 am #

    Chocolate literally runs through my veins.

  3. Roger January 12, 2015 at 10:19 am #

    This sounds like an all around incredible event. Would very much enjoy attending, please. Thank you for the opportunity!!

  4. Tim January 12, 2015 at 10:20 am #

    Chocolate & Wine? I bet I could get my wife to go. Two free tickets please!

  5. Shelley January 12, 2015 at 10:23 am #

    I would love to go. I was just reading about it. Sounds amazing.

  6. Paul Hirshfield January 12, 2015 at 10:26 am #

    I’d LOVE to go to this event!
    I’m a complete Chocoholic and have never been to any event like this!
    Would be terrific!

  7. Donna January 12, 2015 at 10:26 am #

    My sister is coming in to town. Chocolate and wine would make the visit much easier for both of us!

  8. Paula Hull January 12, 2015 at 10:47 am #

    Rough week already and it’s only Monday….. Free tickets for incredible chocolate may be the only thing that gets me through!! Pick me – Pick me!!!

  9. jill truskolaski January 12, 2015 at 10:55 am #

    would love to have something sweet in my life right now. Would love to be picked to go to this event!…. love PDX pipeline!!!!

  10. Kimberly Raynor January 12, 2015 at 11:26 am #

    Chocolate and Wine!! What could be better! I’m lucky enough to have found a fella that has a love for Wine as well as a sweet tooth. He would be so much fun to take to this.

  11. Janice January 12, 2015 at 11:42 am #

    This would be a great time!

  12. Linda S January 12, 2015 at 12:01 pm #

    This would be very nice

  13. John Richards January 12, 2015 at 12:35 pm #

    I’m in tourism and people always ask me about places to see/go/do. It just happens to be one of the handful of weekends I have off. Thanks for the opportunity!

  14. Wendy Reeves January 12, 2015 at 12:37 pm #

    My ex husband just got remarried this weekend. It would be awesome to be able to go to this chocolate fest and drown my bitterness in some sweets :).

  15. Nicole smith Ryan January 12, 2015 at 1:08 pm #

    Chocolate, wine, chocolate, whiskey, chocolate, bacon, chocolate… Oh me oh my!! Would love to go to this fantastic festival.

  16. Michael January 12, 2015 at 4:04 pm #

    Literally crying thinking about this.

  17. Lauren January 12, 2015 at 4:09 pm #

    I’m all out of chocolate right now! I need a rescue!

  18. Heather Olejnik January 12, 2015 at 5:51 pm #


  19. Jesse January 12, 2015 at 7:22 pm #

    Chemically no different than the feeling of love. I would like to win tickets because chocolate is the third constant.

  20. Jean January 12, 2015 at 8:23 pm #

    Recovering from surgery. Both chocolate and wine will work wonder.

  21. Elle January 12, 2015 at 11:09 pm #

    This would be such a cool first date, I’d love to win tickets and ask a cutie to accompany me!

  22. Carlos Jimenez January 13, 2015 at 9:07 am #

    This sounds like a sweet event (bad pun intended). I would love an opportunity to take someone sweet to me to such a great festival. Thanks for keeping us informed, I had never even heard of this event before, but I have been learning more about fun events through this website.

  23. Greer January 13, 2015 at 9:47 am #

    I just love chocolate! I want to have the best chocolate stash the world has ever seen. I will wear it with pride and ask people if they want to take a ride. Pick me and I will wear the world’s best chocolate like it have never been wore before.

  24. z January 13, 2015 at 10:55 am #

    What a perfect way to break my New Years Resolution!

  25. Dina January 13, 2015 at 11:04 am #

    Chocolate would be amazing and a chocolate show would be doubly amazing!

  26. CoralBC January 13, 2015 at 1:03 pm #

    Found heaven! It’s the
    ChocolateFest Convention,
    Pick me please, Pipeline <3

  27. Heather January 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm #

    Did I just read chocolate ravioli? I must attend to learn this, at the very least.

  28. Chelsy January 13, 2015 at 2:09 pm #

    While money can’t buy happiness, it can buy chocolate. And I am broke. Pick me?

  29. Aubri January 13, 2015 at 3:51 pm #

    Why do I want to attend? Chocolate delicious chocolate. Wine makes it even better! I want to go to chocolate fest, oh, and eat some chocolate.

  30. Ruby January 13, 2015 at 4:59 pm #

    The path to Bliss is believed to be paved in chocolate. Pick me and I’ll wend my way to blissful chocolate nirvana….

  31. Jen January 13, 2015 at 7:36 pm #

    I am traveling to Portland for my baby girl’s 30th birthday (She was born on 1/23/1985 in Germany where the chocolate was … oh, so divine!!) Would love to surprise my sweet daughter with a celebration of chocolate and wine for her special day <3

  32. Florence Kong January 13, 2015 at 9:51 pm #

    ooo ooo ooo pick me! i’m a chef and formally had a chocolatier business in Austin, TX. I really would love to attend this event, see these presentations and learn some new techniques!! :-)

  33. Dawn January 13, 2015 at 10:15 pm #

    Having spent much of the holidays sick, this would be a wonderful belated gift =) To be shared with a sister recovering from her own bout w life’s issues. As they say – Chocolate is the answer, what was the question? This event has been on my bucket list for a long time…

  34. Tim Getting January 14, 2015 at 8:36 am #


  35. Stephanie January 14, 2015 at 10:20 am #

    Nom Nom! I love anything chocolate.

  36. anya January 14, 2015 at 12:16 pm #

    …because we love chocolate, we love wine, and we love free stuff.

  37. Kimberley January 14, 2015 at 12:29 pm #

    I’d love the opportunity to take my sweetheart to the Chocolate Festival! Neither one of us has ever been, and it sounds DIVINE!!! Many thanks! :)

  38. Jamie January 14, 2015 at 1:04 pm #

    I just moved here from Maine. This event is just one more reason for me to love Portland! We definitely don’t have anything like this in Maine!

  39. Maria White January 14, 2015 at 2:14 pm #

    Chocolate is a girls best friend. I am the Queen of chocolate and would love to attend this event ^_^

  40. Juliana January 14, 2015 at 2:25 pm #

    I just moved here and I can’t imagine a better way to be welcomed into this city than chocolate!

  41. Tim Kerr January 14, 2015 at 3:04 pm #

    I would love to attend as there is nothing I enjoy more than sampling, tasting, savoring, and delighting the finest chocolate from the northwest and beyond. Along with my desire to eat chocolate I have a friend flying into Portland from Japan on the 23rd. Imagine the joy you would give her! Imagine the fame she could bring to the chocolate makers back in Japan!

  42. john thomas January 14, 2015 at 6:08 pm #

    life is like a box of chocolates!!!!

  43. Chloe Marvel January 14, 2015 at 8:24 pm #

    I have to take my daughter Taylor! Because she has Type1 Diabetes and just got her insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor so she can now have ALL the chocolate she wants!!!!

  44. Tanya B. January 14, 2015 at 9:07 pm #

    Please pick me and my mom! We’re Chocoholics! I would be honored to spend a weekend dedicated to one of my greatest passions and would love to share this experience with my mom for her birthday! There’s so much to learn and see and I can’t imagine a more wonderful weekend. Thank you for considering me.

  45. Mickie January 14, 2015 at 9:42 pm #

    Love Chocolate. My husband is gone for Valentines will be in Dublin for ten weeks. Winning tickets to this would sure make up for him being gone.

  46. Hannah January 14, 2015 at 9:43 pm #

    I would like to attend because this event encompasses many of the things I love. Chocolate, of course, but also Portland, The World Forestry Center, wine, and more chocolate. And I’d love to bring my sister to this, she’s fantastic and loves desserts even more than I do.

  47. LaNae Davidson January 14, 2015 at 9:45 pm #

    I <3 chocolate so freaking much!! I have always wanted to attend, but haven't been able time drag my hubby out the door with me.

  48. LaNae Davidson January 14, 2015 at 9:46 pm #

    I <3 chocolate so freaking much!! I have always wanted to attend, but haven't been able to drag my hubby out the door with me.

  49. Hillary January 14, 2015 at 10:11 pm #

    Chocolate and wine. Hmmmm, my mom would love me forever!

  50. Madeline January 14, 2015 at 11:24 pm #

    That’s my birthday and my mom’s half-birthday–mother/daughter chocolate weekend!

  51. Savanah January 14, 2015 at 11:53 pm #

    This sounds amazing! I never have the opportunity to do something fun like eating an array of chocolate. My roommate is coming home tomorrow and I would love to surprise her with tickets!

  52. lisa January 15, 2015 at 12:37 am #

    Everything about this event sounds right up my alley! Chocolate and wine please!!!!!

  53. amy January 15, 2015 at 12:46 am #

    I need the healing power of chocolate!!!

  54. Katie January 15, 2015 at 2:52 am #

    Chocolate, wine sounds amazing only thing this event is missing is me! Pick me and this event will be complete

  55. Achsa January 15, 2015 at 4:55 am #

    wine and chocolate, enough said!

  56. Carly January 15, 2015 at 5:14 am #

    Because chocolate. There is no greater reason.

  57. Kayla January 15, 2015 at 5:29 am #


  58. Teresa B. January 15, 2015 at 6:03 am #

    My husband & I are going through some financial difficulties as I have multiple sclerosis. This would be the perfect opportunity for us to get a chance to relax and unwind, all while experiencing the fantastic chocolate and wine offered. Sounds like heaven!

  59. Jessica January 15, 2015 at 7:00 am #

    I would love to go to this event because there are so many chocolatiers whose wares I would love to try!

  60. Audrey B January 15, 2015 at 7:50 am #

    One word …. CHOCOLATE! :D

  61. Manuela January 15, 2015 at 7:52 am #

    Weekend plus chocolate fest equals heaven !

  62. Julie Fergusson January 15, 2015 at 9:11 am #

    It would be so awesome to win something with Chocolate!

  63. Kiki Abba January 15, 2015 at 9:26 am #

    Nothing would be more fun than winning this. My mom and I would have a grand time tasting chocolates and taking ridiculous selfies. Pick me!

  64. shaylene January 15, 2015 at 9:42 am #

    Seriously would make my whole year to attend this mouth watering chocolate fest. I’ve been so sick off and on the last six plus months. I need something to bring my immune system back up to date. Thank you.

  65. Jen January 15, 2015 at 9:59 am #

    This would be the best way to kick off a romantic “valentine’s weekend” with my honey. He’s a romantic and loves valentine’s day, but I’m a florist, so we can only celebrate together if we do it before everything gets too crazy. It would be a “sweet surprise” for him.

  66. BE Schellinger January 15, 2015 at 10:03 am #

    We want tickets so we can run through the event naked enrobed in cascading chocolate….waaaah

  67. Sara January 15, 2015 at 10:26 am #

    chocolate is my favorite food group

  68. Megan January 15, 2015 at 10:43 am #

    I am a homecare nurse and I would love to be able to take my client. I dont make much money . So i have never been able to go. This would be such a treat

  69. Robin January 15, 2015 at 10:58 am #

    PICK ME PICK ME! My sister is coming to town JUST to go eat chocolate with me!! It’ll be our first year here (even though I’ve wanted to go for ages)!! :)

  70. Sharaya January 15, 2015 at 11:06 am #

    I love love love chocolate and am a new mommy of a beautiful baby boy, so I could use a girls day out involving chocolate :)

  71. Nakila Boyd January 15, 2015 at 11:15 am #

    My husband and i just had our first child and we have been spending all of our weekends in the house with our daughter. This would be a great reason for us to get out of the house and enjoy ourselves

  72. Rachel Stokes January 15, 2015 at 2:26 pm #

    I Adore Chocolate and would Adore tickets to this event!

  73. diana January 15, 2015 at 2:30 pm #

    ******************************If I win the tickets and gift basket, I promise to use the experience to relieve the suffering of one very sad and under paid school teacher *****************************

  74. Phil January 15, 2015 at 2:32 pm #

    I like chocolate and I’ll totally put out.

  75. Kami K January 15, 2015 at 2:33 pm #

    It’s a large room, full of chocolate and wine! Hmmmm…let me think about why I’d like to go…HA! I LOVE CHOCOLATE! I’d love to see what’s out there in the chocolate world, and you won’t find anyone more appreciative of being able to go, than ME!!! Thanks!

  76. Erik Arneson January 15, 2015 at 2:34 pm #

    I have a serious chocolate problem and I love doing math.

  77. Scott Hamilton January 15, 2015 at 2:37 pm #

    Want to make the wife happy. This would be good.

  78. Michael Mann January 15, 2015 at 2:37 pm #

    Could there be a more perfect date than a chocolate fest? Plus LOVE Woodblock! Yes please!

  79. Nikki January 15, 2015 at 2:41 pm #

    I would love to attend as I haven’t since it was at the Forestry Center. Chocolate is so good for you!!!!

  80. Alain Bally January 15, 2015 at 2:41 pm #

    My brain on chocolate … trigger the brain’s pleasure centers for a happier, healthier life. Sample delicious chocolates without the guilt because, after all, it’s the smart thing to do!

    Live to be 122. Me and Jeanne Louise Calment

  81. Sophie January 15, 2015 at 2:45 pm #


  82. Christine Burton January 15, 2015 at 2:46 pm #

    I would love to won because I have wanted to go for years and the husband and I could use a hot date

  83. Wendy January 15, 2015 at 2:48 pm #

    What a wonderful celebration. I would love to experience it.

  84. A.V. Jones January 15, 2015 at 2:50 pm #

    Winning tickets would be a great birthday weekend present to myself!

  85. Kristy January 15, 2015 at 2:50 pm #

    I’d love to surprise my husband with these tickets!

  86. Jordan January 15, 2015 at 2:51 pm #

    Because chocolate, and it would be a great anniversary treat for my wife

  87. Jo January 15, 2015 at 2:53 pm #

    This just looks dangerous. Tennessee Williams would be proud of me if I attended!

  88. An January 15, 2015 at 2:54 pm #

    I love chocolate!! This sounds like a wonderful event. It would be great to get the chance to sample chocolate from local vendors. :)

  89. Bryn January 15, 2015 at 2:56 pm #

    Chocolate?! Yes please!!

  90. hayley January 15, 2015 at 2:59 pm #

    Oh this is very exciting, indeed.

  91. Kari January 15, 2015 at 3:01 pm #

    I would love to go!, New to Portland and looking to explore! mmmm chocolate!

  92. Andrea January 15, 2015 at 3:01 pm #

    Because my three nieces will be visiting (ages 15, 12, 9) and they all love chocolate! They would think Portland is the coolest place ever if they got to go! Wait, all that chocolate may keep them up all night . . .

  93. Tricia January 15, 2015 at 3:04 pm #

    Seriously??!!….I NEED THIS!!

  94. Aimee January 15, 2015 at 3:04 pm #

    You can’t go wrong with chocolate!

  95. mmm chocolate January 15, 2015 at 3:05 pm #

    Just hook it to my veins

  96. Linda L January 15, 2015 at 3:08 pm #

    mmmm chocolate!

  97. Haley January 15, 2015 at 3:11 pm #

    I love CHOCOLATE!!!!!

  98. Dana January 15, 2015 at 3:18 pm #

    This sounds like it would be really fun to attend. I tend to only eat one type of chocolate but this event would be the time to help me branch out!

  99. TiffanyO January 15, 2015 at 3:25 pm #

    CHOCOLATE. ‘Nuff said.

  100. Danielle D January 15, 2015 at 3:38 pm #

    Chocolate is my life source…. Need a refill to survive. Would love to attend the Portland Chocolate Festival! Thanks.

  101. Lori Osterberg January 15, 2015 at 3:41 pm #

    “It’s a girl thing” … that’s what my daughter always tells her dad when he doesn’t get our obsession with chocolate. What a surprise this would be when I choose her to go sample chocolates with me.

  102. Aurelia January 15, 2015 at 3:43 pm #

    Sounds amazing – I’m always in for chocolate! Please pick me (and a very lucky someone)!!

  103. Jayne Bailey January 15, 2015 at 3:44 pm #

    i think i will have arrived in Heaven if I get to go to this chocolatefest

  104. Lorelee January 15, 2015 at 3:50 pm #

    What a great event! Tickets and and get a gift basket too? WoW! Sounds like a great way to spend a day.

  105. Samantha January 15, 2015 at 3:51 pm #

    This sounds like a memory making opportunity for a mom and daughter day. Who can pass up a chocolate festival?

  106. Jen January 15, 2015 at 3:57 pm #

    The Holiday 10 L-Bees that I gained were apparently not enough…..I need to add another pound of chocolate to my already sexy muffin top!! I heart some bubbly and chocolate and not necessarily in that order. :)

  107. Linda R. January 15, 2015 at 4:04 pm #

    Chocolat and macarons for my lovely daughter, Siobhan. Some wine for me? xxx

  108. Kimberly M January 15, 2015 at 4:09 pm #

    My News Year’s resolutions are to eat more dark chocolate, drink more red wine, and lead a more colorful life. The Chocolate Fest is a great start!

  109. Megan January 15, 2015 at 4:09 pm #

    Having some hard financial times lately and this sounds like the perfect pick me up!

  110. sher January 15, 2015 at 4:11 pm #

    LOVE chocolate and have missed this even two years running – don’t want to miss this one!

  111. Monica wander January 15, 2015 at 4:18 pm #

    choclate is nescesarry to sustain life and I haven’t had any in a while

  112. Staci Sherman January 15, 2015 at 4:24 pm #

    I would LOVE to check out this event and find some good vegan chocolate :) Nothing better than dark chiclate, red wine, and good company! CHEERS!!!

  113. Staci Sherman January 15, 2015 at 4:26 pm #

    I would LOVE to check out this event and find some good vegan chocolate :) Nothing better than dark choclate, red wine, and good company! CHEERS!!!

  114. TomP January 15, 2015 at 4:28 pm #

    long odds to win this one…

  115. lori January 15, 2015 at 4:40 pm #

    Who doesn’t want free chocolate?!

  116. Siobhan January 15, 2015 at 4:53 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to go to this for years, but haven’t ever gotten to. My birthday is the following week, what better way to celebrate than with tons of chocolate!

  117. zack C January 15, 2015 at 4:53 pm #

    I already promised my gf that was going to take her to this but I spent the money on pokemon cards. Please let me win you will literally save my life.

  118. grace January 15, 2015 at 5:04 pm #

    whaaaaaaaaaat? there’s a whole chocolate fest?!

  119. Michael January 15, 2015 at 5:11 pm #

    I would go for the chocolate and stay for the wine!

    Thanks PDX Pipeline!

  120. Amy Ware January 15, 2015 at 5:13 pm #

    Um…..CHOCOLATE!!! What’s better than chocolate? Chocolate and wine! This crazy lunch lady needs some chocolate :)

  121. Julie January 15, 2015 at 5:21 pm #

    My baby is due very soon. Would be amazing to indulge in some delicious chocolates before he arrives. Sounds like an awesome event just perfect for a prego lady to enjoy. Two chocolate lovers right here in one package! =)

  122. Jenny January 15, 2015 at 5:36 pm #

    Yes please!

  123. Chris January 15, 2015 at 6:04 pm #

    Chocolate is without a doubt my favorite indulgence!

  124. Nadine January 15, 2015 at 6:04 pm #

    What a great combination of ingredients for a great time. We’d love to go!

  125. Jessica January 15, 2015 at 6:11 pm #

    I get a cavity every year after I attend this scrumptious event!

  126. adurrenberger January 15, 2015 at 6:17 pm #

    Can you say endorphine fest

  127. Michelle W. January 15, 2015 at 6:36 pm #

    Each year I intend to get to this. Tickets would give me no excuse. Thanks!

  128. Anthony January 15, 2015 at 6:48 pm #

    As a member of Chocoholics Anonymous, there’s really no need to let me wi…OH HOLY GOD YES PLEASE GIVE ME THE TICKETS NOW

  129. E.A. January 15, 2015 at 7:04 pm #

    It would be the perfect gift for my amazing best friend!

  130. Shelly January 15, 2015 at 7:25 pm #

    Would love this opportunity!

  131. Lucas January 15, 2015 at 7:29 pm #

    I’ve heard it said before, and it’s about to be said again: chocolate is awesome!!! My girl and I would have such a good time tasting all these wonderful treats!!

  132. Leah January 15, 2015 at 7:50 pm #

    Sounds like a good way to spend the weekend!

  133. Connie January 15, 2015 at 7:59 pm #

    I would like to attend the chocolate festival not only to sample locally-made chocolates, but to also learn about the sustainable initiatives the growers and producers are using.

  134. Brandi January 15, 2015 at 8:24 pm #

    Me want chocolate!!!!!

  135. Kristin January 15, 2015 at 8:34 pm #

    What is there to say? It’s chocolate!

  136. John January 15, 2015 at 9:58 pm #

    I want to be part of this chocolate thing; much yes.

  137. Jocelyn January 15, 2015 at 10:01 pm #

    This is my favorite Portalnd festival!

  138. Steven Youkey January 15, 2015 at 10:34 pm #

    I love chocolate more than everybody here combined. I could totally win the eating contest.

  139. Miranda January 15, 2015 at 10:53 pm #

    A chocolate festival you say? If I won these I would feel like Charlie from ‘Charlie and Chocolate Factory’ who just won the golden tickets to a magic chocolate adventure. Well you have those tickets and I wanna go on a magicly chocolate adventure.

  140. allie January 15, 2015 at 11:36 pm #

    I want to win!

  141. Tabitha January 16, 2015 at 12:07 am #

    Last night I had a dream that I was skinny dipping in a fondue lake of chocolate and rinsing my hair in a waterfall of merlot . Please let me live my dream.

  142. Diane January 16, 2015 at 12:09 am #

    In love with chocolate!! I can’t wait to try all of the creative combinations! I would love tickets to this event. Thank you PDX Pipeline!

  143. Jen January 16, 2015 at 12:25 am #

    Are you kidding me? They have a chocolate festival…! I suppose the best should be celebrated. :) I would love tickets, please.

  144. Lani January 16, 2015 at 1:06 am #

    Yum..yes pleAse!!!

  145. bliss January 16, 2015 at 6:26 am #

    We love chocolate.

  146. Jeff January 16, 2015 at 7:28 am #

    My Valentine doesn’t like Macaroons. I would love to attend the demo to find out how to make them myself!

  147. Stephanie Gonzales January 16, 2015 at 7:35 am #

    Oh boy! A trip to the Chocolate Fest would be delightful. I’ll wear my Everyday Top Hat!

  148. Lauri January 16, 2015 at 8:01 am #

    yummy fun- my daughter turns 14 today – she’s a chocoholic!

  149. Leslie Grollman January 16, 2015 at 8:21 am #

    Dark chocolate is where it’s at. It can bring the darkest moment the greatest light. It can end wars. It is the nectar Love.

  150. Jenn January 16, 2015 at 9:05 am #

    Would love to attend this with my 10 year daughter :).. we are both chocoholics!

    Thank you

  151. Audrey January 16, 2015 at 9:17 am #

    I have no food allergies. I could eat all of the chocolate things.

  152. Lily January 16, 2015 at 10:24 am #

    My friend Maddy and I have been trying to go to Chocolate Fest for the past 3 years and have never made it! I would love to surprise her with tickets, I feel like it would be the ultimate friend magic if I could make this happen! We both live for chocolate and awesome friend dates! Please and thank you PDX Pipeline!

  153. Iris Powell January 16, 2015 at 11:08 am #

    OooOoo!! I’ve never been!! Pick me :) 3 Cheers for Chocolate!!!

  154. James Y January 16, 2015 at 11:26 am #

    Chocolate is such a winning proposition. I would love to go!

  155. Claudia January 16, 2015 at 11:44 am #

    It’ll be my first time at this event and free tickets will be AWESOME. Can’t wait!

  156. Ruth Parvin January 16, 2015 at 11:51 am #

    I am intrigued by the presentation on eggplant comapnata at a chocolate show. I would really like to attend this.

  157. Michelle January 16, 2015 at 12:12 pm #

    Because chocolate is my fiance’s favorite treat! And who doesn’t like chocolate? It would be a great date day :)

  158. Brady January 16, 2015 at 12:17 pm #

    I worked in the back of the OCC serving food and I have aalways wondered what it would be like to be on the recieving end. I’ll probably neeeever knoww…if only there was a kind gentle soul willing to send a hard working pizza delivery guy to a modern day wonka fest…maybe there is hope for human kind…

  159. RJ January 16, 2015 at 1:07 pm #

    Oh chocolate, how do I love thee, let me count the ways:
    1. I love how you melt into deliciousness at the tip of my tongue
    2. I love the way you taste, all dark and mysterious yet so sweet and soft
    3. I love how you dress up in fruits and sometimes you’re even a bit nutty
    4. I love how you make it so hard to get back into my clothes after a crazy passionate night with you – well, that not so much.

  160. jim January 16, 2015 at 1:10 pm #

    what a great way to get prepared for Valentine’s Day I hope i win

  161. david January 16, 2015 at 1:31 pm #

    must…get…chocolate. either i break into this and get arrested, or you help me keep my probation officer at bay. help.

  162. Vienna Wong January 16, 2015 at 1:33 pm #

    Definitely want to go to this!

  163. jessica January 16, 2015 at 2:45 pm #

    I’m PMSing and need some chocolate in my life <3

  164. Mirek January 16, 2015 at 3:49 pm #

    Professional interest. Just developing a chocolate product, common in most of continental Europe, basically unknown in the USA. Something to die for :-).

  165. Tonia January 16, 2015 at 4:22 pm #

    Because….chocolate is your friend, chocolate can be better than sex and chocolate is SCRUMPTOUS! Luv, luv, LUV chocolate, pick me, pleeeeeeze. Thank you.

  166. Chandi Z January 16, 2015 at 7:03 pm #

    New to the area, and finding things to do with my niece and her two daughters. Looking for family friendly events, and hey, what’s not to love about chocolate! We are looking forward to going, but going with tickets/gift certificates, would make it that much more possible and fun for us since we are on a budget!


  167. Jake January 16, 2015 at 7:25 pm #

    I want to bring my estranged father and show him how to have fun.

  168. Julie January 16, 2015 at 9:00 pm #

    Pretty sure that this very pregnant lady right here would definitely enjoy amazing chocolate. We could consider it a push present! =) Especially since I’m a single mommy!

  169. Bobbie Kramer January 16, 2015 at 9:12 pm #

    I’m doing serious research on who attends specialty food conventions, and would appreciate your sponsorship of my research–please pick me. Ok, really, I’m not doing research, just want to go!

  170. Jennifer January 16, 2015 at 9:33 pm #


  171. Jacey January 16, 2015 at 10:50 pm #

    I’m a pastry chef, so I should probably go for research purposes ;) It would be great to win tickets!

  172. Janel January 17, 2015 at 3:08 am #

    I just had a baby this fall and it’d be a fun date night for my husband and I!

  173. chris January 17, 2015 at 8:25 am #

    This would be so awesome, I’m new to Portland and yet to experience something that screams Portland with all its residents! This will be a great way to socialize, have a good time, and possibly build a network =) … Did I mention the CHOCOLATE!

  174. Becky January 17, 2015 at 9:02 am #

    To a previous poster who said chocolate can be better than sex…
    For me, chocolate has never been better than sex but chocolate & wine are definitely on my top 10 list of life’s wonderful indulgences. Would love to take my wine/chocolate buddy to this with me.

  175. Kristine waind January 17, 2015 at 9:29 am #

    I would love to win these tickets to have a chocolatety date with my love :)

  176. Adrienne January 17, 2015 at 10:15 am #

    Yum! chocolate. Would love to check this out.

  177. Meredith January 17, 2015 at 2:18 pm #

    I have a theory chocolate is a food group; I’d love to collect some supporting evidence…

  178. Chelsea January 17, 2015 at 2:36 pm #

    Chocolate makes my brain function. Please help me from becoming brain dead. Thanks.

  179. Sierra Rice January 17, 2015 at 3:01 pm #

    I will be visiting that weekend from Orlando, FL and would love to go to this sweet event! This girl loves chocolate and wine.

    I thought this event starts Friday January 23rd? Hopefully the winner will be announced in the morning.

  180. Matt January 18, 2015 at 8:17 am #


  181. galen January 18, 2015 at 8:56 am #

    Um, chocolate. Enough said!

  182. Todd Frankel January 18, 2015 at 9:07 am #

    So excited to spent our 38th anniversary at the SWEET event!

  183. Rae January 18, 2015 at 10:18 am #

    I have never been to this and always wanted to go! I am chocolate’s biggest fan :)

  184. Rhonda January 18, 2015 at 1:12 pm #

    I’d like to further my education in chocolate & love it more than my dog! If Had a dog! He couldn’ have chocolate & I couldn’t take him because it’d just be a tease. So I can go since I don’t have a dog & love chocolate!

  185. Emma January 18, 2015 at 5:12 pm #

    Veruca Salt: “I want the world. I want the whole world. I want to lock it all up in my pocket. It’s my bar of chocolate. Give it to me now!”

  186. Richard Harper January 18, 2015 at 6:39 pm #

    would love to go photograph this event!!

  187. Ginger January 19, 2015 at 10:31 am #

    My husband and I are coming into town and would love to come to this fun event!

  188. christa January 19, 2015 at 11:59 am #

    This is awesome, i went last year and it was a blast! it would be great to win tickets but i plan to go one way or another :) chocolate wine, i will be there!

  189. Christina January 19, 2015 at 2:23 pm #

    I have gone to this chocolate festival for a few years now and I look forward to it every year. My favorite time to do is Friday, no kids.

  190. chelsea January 19, 2015 at 4:43 pm #

    i’d love to attend because IT’S MY BIRTHDAY! my mom is also coming from colorado for the weekend so this would be a perfect mother/daughter date!

  191. Scott January 19, 2015 at 6:55 pm #

    You had me at chocolate.

  192. Daniel January 20, 2015 at 1:04 am #

    Chocolat!!! This is for me

  193. LiSA January 20, 2015 at 7:56 am #

    My birthday is the 27th!! This would be the best present ever!

  194. John January 20, 2015 at 10:31 am #

    My girlfriend loves chocolate so if I win she will love me
    We are going even if I don’t win

  195. Tiffany January 20, 2015 at 11:25 am #

    I really want to go but can’t afford it, so… PICK ME!!! PICK ME!!! :-)

  196. Kathy January 20, 2015 at 5:54 pm #

    My 80 year old Mother is coming to spend a the week with me and I would love to take her to this yummy event. I’ve never been and have always wanted to go.

  197. Leticia Urciel January 21, 2015 at 5:39 am #

    I would love to win, so I could take my mother who, after raising all us kids, and helping with grandkids, wants to turn her chocolate making talents into her own business, and going to this show would really help her make up her mind, plus, she can try new chocolates and do some networking. It would be really awesome to win!!

  198. Stephanie Paley January 21, 2015 at 9:28 am #

    Oh my god – I want to go. I’ve wanted to go for years, and I actually have the weekend off! Savory and sweet, yum. Chocolate macaroons. Wine pairing. I’m crossing my fingers…

  199. Christina mumford January 21, 2015 at 10:20 am #

    chocolate fest!!!!!! Yes please!!! :) I would love to take my family here

  200. Mari January 21, 2015 at 11:48 am #

    Because I love chocolate! And it’s my birth-month!!

  201. Katie January 21, 2015 at 1:05 pm #

    I would love some tickets! It is my birthday this week and my unwanted divorce will be final on Friday. I will need some chocolate.

  202. Sue January 21, 2015 at 2:15 pm #

    Absolutely the best chocolates displayed and samples. Spiced, creamy, quirky and none of that pseudo stuff put out by the corporations. I love to talk to the true artists and hear the passion for this yummy stuff!

  203. sara January 21, 2015 at 3:08 pm #

    OMG! Chocolate fest sounds awesome!

  204. Svetlana Orlova January 21, 2015 at 4:53 pm #

    I want to go because eating chocolate makes me feel like I died and went to heaven…and I want to feel like heaven for a day and share that day with my honey! :)

  205. Jessica January 21, 2015 at 5:42 pm #

    What the…? I had no idea this existed. I NEED to see this modern marvel!!!!

  206. Chris January 21, 2015 at 6:27 pm #

    My 200 year old grandpa is coming to sign a treaty to prevent WW3, I think free chocolate fest weekend tickets are in order!

  207. debra poscharscky January 21, 2015 at 6:33 pm #

    Chocolate, local and Portland, LOVE!!!

  208. Scott January 21, 2015 at 6:45 pm #

    Please don’t make me run, I am full of chocolate!

  209. Kaliyanei January 21, 2015 at 8:16 pm #

    I would like to attend so that I may try chocolate for the first time, and so I would thank everyone for making beautiful chocolate and spreading joy. Thank you, and please always be happy.

  210. Jeremy brill January 21, 2015 at 8:27 pm #

    Chocolate yum!

  211. Renee B. January 21, 2015 at 9:11 pm #

    Trying to get out and discover Portland experiences more while i’m off work due to a car accident-would LOVE to start my adventure with this fun & yummy sounding festival!

  212. Doug Child January 21, 2015 at 9:12 pm #


  213. Elena T January 22, 2015 at 1:33 am #

    Chocolate? Did you say CHOCOLATE???

    I’ve never been or heard of such a thing! Everything about this event makes me wanna see it for myself!

  214. Jordan January 22, 2015 at 9:35 am #

    What’s better for grieving than chocolate? Nothing I don’t think.

  215. Lisa January 22, 2015 at 9:35 am #

    I’d love to Win tickets to Portland Chocolate Festival. My hubby & I haven’t been on a Romantic date in years. We’re h.s. lovers been together & married for 23+years. 3 beautiful daughters & 1 grandson later. We still haven’t made it to our Honeymoon. So this would be a fabulous gift & Valentine’s. My fingers are crossed. Thank you!

  216. Selina Palafox January 22, 2015 at 9:56 am #

    I’d Love to go w/Mi Lady Friends & Familyhave some fine Chocolate,Wine and entertainment . Either way We are trying to arrange schedules to attend. Thank You for the opportunity to win. ;)

  217. Kathryn Rose Beck January 22, 2015 at 10:09 am #

    “I listened wide-eyed, stupid. Glowing by her voice in the dim light. If chocolate was a sound, it would’ve been Constantine’s voice singing. If singing was a color, it would’ve been the color of that chocolate.”
    ― Kathryn Stockett, The Help

  218. Danielle Kennedy January 22, 2015 at 10:46 am #

    Would love to have a long over due girls night out with one of or favorite items.. Chocolate!!

  219. Katie Orosz January 22, 2015 at 2:33 pm #

    I just moved to Portland two weeks ago and would love to go!! Plus I looooove chocolate!!

  220. Heather Primeaux January 22, 2015 at 2:40 pm #

    Chocolate + Wine….Need I say more!?!

  221. Cody January 22, 2015 at 2:53 pm #

    Man I’ve gotta have some chocolate! Pick Me!

  222. Erin R January 22, 2015 at 2:56 pm #

    Chocolate is its own food group! What more is there to say?

  223. Molly Rahe January 22, 2015 at 2:56 pm #

    As a local boutique owner, I will be coming to scout out chocolatiers and place wholesale orders. My store only carries locally handcrafted items. Need more fresh awesome chocolate in here!

  224. katie walker January 22, 2015 at 3:01 pm #

    I keep hearing about this festival but have never been in all the years I’ve lived in Portland!

  225. Mary January 22, 2015 at 3:20 pm #

    Celebrating my 50th birthday and would love chocolate and wine to make the celebration sweeter!!

  226. Julie G January 22, 2015 at 3:26 pm #

    This would be so fun!!

  227. Sarah G January 22, 2015 at 3:45 pm #

    Have never been to Chocolate Fest and probably shouldn’t…but if I will :)

  228. Jaime Brooks January 22, 2015 at 3:50 pm #

    Perfect birthday present for my daughter’s SWEET 16! We LOVE chocolate!!!

  229. Kathleen January 22, 2015 at 3:56 pm #

    My roommate and I are chocolate addicts. This may seem like a joke, but it’s a serious ailment. If you do not comply in giving us tickets we will go into chocolate withdrawals (side effect include reduced energy levels and a really boring weekend of Netflix) and die. Our deaths will be on your hands, I don’t want that burden for you. Chocolate kisses: xoxo

  230. lisa January 22, 2015 at 4:01 pm #

    Please please please please pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzeeeee can we go?
    That’s from my 10 year old daughter!

  231. Caprisce January 22, 2015 at 4:01 pm #

    My birthday is this sunday and I am working! Please pick me so that I can celebrate my birthday on Saturday. Loving Chocolate and being a chocolatier have made various edible chocolate creations for family and friends. Would love the opportunity to see how the professionals do it.! That would be a fantastic birthdayt present!! That only you can give!

  232. Stephanie January 22, 2015 at 4:32 pm #

    As a full-time student, I so rarely have the money to go out. School is stressful, and chocolate and wine are so helpful for stress. Winning tickets would mean I could enjoy a little break from the madness. And that would be oh-so-nice.

  233. Chris January 22, 2015 at 5:27 pm #

    Short of slathering myself in ganache, this would be the next best thing to satisfy my fantasy of being surrounded by chocolate…

  234. Lori Stevens January 22, 2015 at 5:38 pm #

    I love dark chocolate

  235. Anfisa January 22, 2015 at 5:49 pm #

    You had me at chocolate. And wine. I would looooove to go.

  236. Lauriel Earley January 22, 2015 at 7:04 pm #

    Chocolate and helping out the forestry center? I’d love to go!

  237. Stacey January 22, 2015 at 8:36 pm #

    Did someone say CHOCOLATE? I’m in!

  238. J January 22, 2015 at 9:23 pm #

    chocolate = love!

  239. Lisa Wittorff January 22, 2015 at 10:18 pm #

    My friend is having surgery on Friday and she loves chocolate, so I want to buy some lovely chocolates for her!

  240. Sage January 22, 2015 at 10:27 pm #

    I like fun and love !!!! Send me❤️

  241. Christie January 22, 2015 at 10:30 pm #

    I would love to attend because I’m in portland visiting my fiancé!!! I want to do do something sweet with my sweety!! Flying back and forth from NJ every other month gets expensive and limits our ability to spend money when I come to visit. This would be really fun to attend. Plus I LOVE chocolate!! And…… I’m a nurse and work really hard and deserve a nice treat :-)

  242. Shasha January 23, 2015 at 8:29 am #

    Good heavens, it looks like all the other chocolate lovers in Portland are trying to win! Chalk me up as one of them!! I have been a dark chocolate connoisseur for 40 years! I’ve watched (and tasted) chocolate change over these many years, and am looking for the best bittersweet chocolate out there whose first ingredient is NOT sugar!! This would hopefully be the place. If not, at least it would be amazing to browse around! Hopefully they’ll have fountains & fondue too!!

  243. Rosanna January 23, 2015 at 8:39 am #

    I would love to go to Chocolate Festival! I am coming up to Portland from Corvallis on Saturday to meet a friend and was looking for other things to do when I stumbled on this post. I’m a pregnant lady who loves chocolate – need I say more?!

  244. Denise January 23, 2015 at 8:44 am #

    Chocolate is a woman’s decadence
    We love it almost more than wine
    Women consider it a life’s essence
    Chocolate Fest is the place to dine!

    Love to take my sister to Chocolate Fest before she leaves 2 years for China!

  245. Mer January 23, 2015 at 9:10 am #

    9 out of 10 people like chocolate, the 10th person always lies. I can’t wait to sample all of the delicious local chocolate products and purchase goodies for the fellow chocolate lovers in my life!

    • Mer January 23, 2015 at 9:15 am #

      9 out of 10 people like chocolate, the 10th person always lies. I would love to attend Portland ChocolateFest to sample all of the delicious local chocolate products and purchase goodies for the fellow chocolate lovers in my life. After all a balanced diet is chocolate in both hands!

  246. Cindy S January 23, 2015 at 9:56 am #

    I love chocolate, especially DARK chocolate!

  247. Dan January 23, 2015 at 10:03 am #

    Two of my best friends are visiting this weekend. One of those friends, let’s call him Sam, grew up in a chocolate village. His entire family, his home, his clothes…all made out of chocolate. Though his youth was fraught with difficulty (his roof was constantly melting, his clothes were being eaten by strangers), he would be incredibly happy and nostalgic to once again be surrounded by chocolate. Please help make this happen for poor Sam.

  248. Daniel January 23, 2015 at 10:51 am #

    Por Favor!! I need to make my woman smile. Chocolate will do it!

  249. Jason January 23, 2015 at 10:58 am #

    I would love to win tickets to the chocolate fest!!!

  250. Annie January 23, 2015 at 11:45 am #

    I just got my teeth cleaned and am ready to ROCK!

  251. Kathy Le January 23, 2015 at 2:24 pm #

    Oh my gosh! A Chocofest! This a chocolate lover’s dream. I wanna go so bad, so I can taste all the different kinds of chocolate, buy and use it in my baking. Love love this event! This will be my first time attending it tomorrow.

  252. Jason H January 23, 2015 at 2:37 pm #

    Love chocolate in all forms and tasty treats.

  253. seth francis January 23, 2015 at 3:11 pm #

    Yes!! chocolaty heaven, chocolaty bliss, a room full of chocolate I never could miss!
    chocolate to drink, chocolate to wear, I rub in my face and get it in my hair.
    With your generous help, this day will be, the day my girl and I fall in love while we feed.
    And with a simple stroke of your pen, such joy you can bring, to see my with chocolate dripping all down my chin!!

    Thanks PDX Pipeline!

  254. Sierra Rice January 23, 2015 at 5:18 pm #

    So, chocolate fest is happeneing. Did anyone win the tickets?

  255. Katie January 24, 2015 at 3:37 pm #


  256. Katie January 24, 2015 at 3:37 pm #


  257. Jennifer Smith January 25, 2015 at 10:40 am #

    Yes, please! Yum-o.

    • Sierra Rice January 26, 2015 at 10:31 am #

      This event is over…..please take down the contest.

      Also, if there was one, please announce the winner. I feel like this ticket and gift basket give away never even happened.

  258. Sierra Rice January 26, 2015 at 10:33 am #

    This event is over…..please take down the contest.

    Also, if there was one, please announce the winner. I feel like this ticket and gift basket give away never even happened.

  259. Patricia November 9, 2015 at 9:34 pm #

    So excited for this event, I didn’t know it even existed! Planning on attending this 2016 :D

  260. Liz Barnett January 19, 2016 at 9:47 am #

    This event is part of my extensive bucket list! And I need some cheering up because Glenn Frey passed away :{

  261. Dorrinda Folska January 19, 2016 at 9:48 am #

    Fun, Exciting, Sexy, Relaxing,Playful,Unpredictable. What makes you more happy then CHOCOLATE.

  262. Luisa January 20, 2016 at 1:22 pm #

    Because I’m a middle school teacher and chocolate and wine is what gets me through:)

  263. Brooke January 20, 2016 at 10:18 pm #

    I’m 34 weeks pregnant AND brand new to the area!! Me and hubby love chocolate and would love to know what some local companies are all about!!

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