Win Tickets ($30): Portland ChocolateFest @ Oregon Convention Center | Samples, Drinks, Music, 2016 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas & More!

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Portland ChocolateFest @ Oregon Convention Center on January 22-24. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, January 22.



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From our sponsors:
Chococalte fest2016 ChocolateFest
Jan 22-24, 2016
Friday, Jan 22 4-9pm
Saturday, Jan 23, 11am- 6pm
Sunday, Jan 24, 11am -5pm
VIP $25 (21 and older only), Adult $15, Senior $13
More info + Tickets: chocolatefest.org

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

Any day is a good day for chocolate, but January is the best time of all. ChocolateFest is back January 22-24, 2016 at the Oregon Convention Center. Once again visitors can enjoy chocolate in all shapes and sizes as well as tasty wine, delicious food, engaging entertainment, and educational presentations. New for 2016 is a VIP Lounge where visitors can relax, digest, and enjoy some complimentary wine and savory snacks.

Friday is the “ultimate chocolate happy hour” for those 21 and older only. Live music, wine, and chocolate pairing presentations will be part of the fun as chocolate lovers roam the aisles seeking out their treats.

ChocolateFest is a fundraiser for the nonprofit World Forestry Center (because chocolate DOES come from a tree!) whose mission is to connect people to the importance of forests and sustainable forestry.

For more information, please go to www.chocolatefest.org.

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147 Responses to Win Tickets ($30): Portland ChocolateFest @ Oregon Convention Center | Samples, Drinks, Music, 2016 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas & More!

  1. Lexie aggeler January 19, 2016 at 12:13 pm #

    I love love love chocolate! All kinds! I had no idea we had a chocolate fest (: it is my go to snack which never gets old! I would love to be able to try kinds I’ve never heard of, and just pig out

    • Rayna January 22, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

      I am Chocolate.

      Thank you.

  2. morganthegirl January 19, 2016 at 12:28 pm #

    I love chocolate, so send me!

  3. Julie January 19, 2016 at 1:56 pm #

    As a law student the only things which sate my soul are chocolate and alcohol. Please deliver!

  4. Raf January 19, 2016 at 3:49 pm #

    Yum! I would love to go!

  5. Guinness January 19, 2016 at 4:46 pm #

    I would like tickets because, given the past month I’ve had, I feel copious amounts of chocolate might be the perfect emotional remedy for my life.

  6. Paula January 19, 2016 at 5:19 pm #

    Sounds wonderful to me …

  7. John Larkin Lynch January 19, 2016 at 6:09 pm #

    I’d like to attend because I love chocolate, and I’m using chocolate to curb my nicotine cravings since quitting smoking on New Year’s Day. It’s a much tastier vice nom nom nom.

  8. Lisa Henderson January 19, 2016 at 6:39 pm #

    I would love to go with my hubby and discover wonderful treats to brighten up our dreary rain soaked days!

  9. M.M. January 19, 2016 at 6:55 pm #

    De-lish! I work in the public school system, I really need free tickets please!

  10. Amanda January 19, 2016 at 7:03 pm #

    Would love to win these to surprise my husband! We haven’t had a date night in over a year, not even for our anniversary. This is just what we need!

  11. CP January 19, 2016 at 7:07 pm #

    Exhausted grad student and single mom here, looking for a delicious break from the madness!

  12. Crystal Stites January 19, 2016 at 7:15 pm #

    I have recently just got into eating chocolate with different ingredients added and with more cocoa percentages it would great to learn all about how certain chocolates are made and where they come from!¡!¡ I love wine, cupcakes, and chocolate count me in! :-)

  13. Valouny Zoesch January 19, 2016 at 7:36 pm #

    I would to win tickets to take my daughter for her 13th birthday. We LOVE chocolate…it always puts a smile on our faces!

  14. Marie Conner January 19, 2016 at 7:55 pm #

    I am an artist and pastry chef and chocoholic! This sounds amazing and would love to attend, though being a broke college student makes it difficult.

  15. Pat January 19, 2016 at 8:03 pm #

    In the winter weather enduring the rain and darkening days a chocolate fest seems like a good way to cure the winter blues

  16. Shannon milliman January 19, 2016 at 8:05 pm #

    Chocolate is my favorite food!

  17. Aaron Minard January 19, 2016 at 8:15 pm #

    Since I moved to Oregon I have yet to find chocolate that matches the quality of where I come from. What an opportunity to discover one. Ultimate chocolate happy hour? Yes, please.

  18. DebH January 19, 2016 at 8:39 pm #

    Because wine + chocolate = #bestpairingsonearth

  19. janet thornton January 19, 2016 at 9:15 pm #

    C H O C O L A T E did someone say CHOCOLATE did some one say F R E E TICKETS TO EAT CHOCOLATE????? WHAT!!!!!! ????????? I COULDA SHOUDA WOUDA????WHAT// IS THIS A ????????????? ……. the answer IS YES YES AND YES LOL!!!! would make me very happy if i won!!!!! because i do LIVE FOR CHOCOLATE AND WINE AND NICE PEOPLE who pick me PICK ME pick me!!
    !!!

  20. Tahnee Wilson January 19, 2016 at 9:38 pm #

    I would love to attend with my sweetheart, who loves chocolate but has never been to any sort of Chocolate Fest in her thirty one years of life.

  21. Vanessa January 19, 2016 at 9:41 pm #

    Oooh chocolate … Drool (mental picture of Homer Simpson)

  22. Magpie January 19, 2016 at 9:43 pm #

    Chocolate. It’s the base of the food pyramid. Humankind can not survive without it. It’s why Rome fell, the Aztecs perished, and Atlantis sunk. They all ran out of this magical food from the gods.

  23. Michelle Ray January 19, 2016 at 9:48 pm #

    If I had to choose between chocolate and a boy…I would choose chocolate. There is no better satisfaction then a gourmet chocolate truffle melting in your mouth.
    Boys…no comparison.

  24. Tanya B. January 19, 2016 at 10:16 pm #

    Hello!
    I am just a simple woman who loves chocolate and would really like to learn about pairing with wine. Winning tickets to this event would be wonderful! Thanks for the opportunity.

  25. jaredw January 19, 2016 at 10:31 pm #

    Send me I love chocolate

  26. whitney January 19, 2016 at 11:15 pm #

    my mom always says, “if it’s not chocolate, it’s not candy” we love chocolate! oh I would love to go!

  27. T_smada January 19, 2016 at 11:17 pm #

    mmmmmmm…. is the only comment needed! love all these events!

  28. Lindsay January 19, 2016 at 11:35 pm #

    My boyfriend and I won’t actually get to spend Valentine’s Day together- we are long distance portland to seattle. But I’m coming home to visit this weekend! This would be a fun event to celebrate at for an early Valentine’s day <3 PS I'm a chocolate addict!

  29. Dustin January 20, 2016 at 5:34 am #

    Because David Bowie just died and chocolate will make me feel better.

  30. MM January 20, 2016 at 6:34 am #

    Chocolate is my fave

  31. Ryan January 20, 2016 at 6:35 am #

    Never been to this event before but it looks tasty

  32. Meire January 20, 2016 at 6:58 am #

    CHOCOLATE is my BFF!!!

  33. Sharon January 20, 2016 at 7:26 am #

    Because it’s there. Yum!!!!

  34. Heather Richardson January 20, 2016 at 7:51 am #

    Chocolate and wine? What an excellent start to a birthday weekend that would be!

  35. Al January 20, 2016 at 8:12 am #

    I’ve always wanted to go, and this time, I finally have someone who I could go with

  36. katie robinson January 20, 2016 at 8:13 am #

    If I was stranded on an island, the only thing I would want is Chocolate.

  37. leslie January 20, 2016 at 8:27 am #

    Chocolate. Deep, dark, chocolate. Melting on my tongue, oozing down my throat, making my insides happiness.

  38. Eboni January 20, 2016 at 8:37 am #

    I have never been, am still new to the area and would love to go!

  39. Cristina January 20, 2016 at 9:50 am #

    Is a good opportunity to get all the good things i appreciate and share with my love. Thank you.

  40. Tom January 20, 2016 at 10:34 am #

    Life without chocolate is no life at all. I was raised with a deep appreciation for fine chocolate. I must attend this event.

  41. Jeannifer January 20, 2016 at 10:37 am #

    What’s better than chocolate, wine, delicious food and great entertainment? FREE TICKETS TO ENJOY SUCH A TIME! Would be stellar if I won. Please, please please and thank you, thank you, thank you

  42. Fernanda January 20, 2016 at 1:17 pm #

    I just found out about the ChocolateFest. Sounds delicious! This will be my last weekend in Portland, before I go back to my country, so it would be a great way to say goodbye! Please pick me!

  43. Rachel January 20, 2016 at 1:44 pm #

    because, because, because, I LOVE CHOCOLATE!! It’s more of a lifestyle than an obsession :)

  44. Megan Phillips January 20, 2016 at 2:10 pm #

    Oh!! I so need this in my life. I work so much. I am a caregiver for disabled individuals. I would love to take my clients to this!

  45. Stacy Marie Jorge January 20, 2016 at 2:52 pm #

    What a wonderful way to celebrate the spirit of Chocolate in Portland ;)

  46. Alex January 20, 2016 at 3:24 pm #

    Have been wanting to go this for a few years now, so I hope to win to finally make it!

  47. Dana G January 20, 2016 at 3:56 pm #

    I would love to win tickets and take my friend who is a new mom. This would be a great baby-free adventure!

  48. Ashley January 20, 2016 at 4:37 pm #

    Yummy yummy!!!! Me and my husband would love to go!!

  49. Sylvia M January 20, 2016 at 5:22 pm #

    I love chocolate. That is all.

  50. Glendyrr Engelbrecht January 20, 2016 at 7:23 pm #

    There’s a scene in the movie ‘chocolat’ where the vicar of the town is found ‘on display’ in the window of the chocolaterie, after a wild night with chocolate. Chocolate can make one do crazy things!

  51. Debbye Nelson January 20, 2016 at 7:24 pm #

    Me,Me, PIck Me!

  52. Tracy January 20, 2016 at 7:40 pm #

    I have never been but this sounds delightful!

  53. Suzanne January 20, 2016 at 8:10 pm #

    Been wanting to go to this for years! Have a friend I would love to take.

  54. Tenley January 20, 2016 at 8:12 pm #

    I want to go because I freaking love chocolate!!!

  55. Shawn Sanders January 20, 2016 at 8:12 pm #

    Chocolate is the only thing that is getting me through this winter. And I’m rapidly running out.

  56. Denise January 20, 2016 at 8:14 pm #

    Sounds like an awesome event! A much needed treat!

  57. Diana Schindler January 20, 2016 at 8:19 pm #

    Chocolate Every Day

  58. JoVonne Mason January 21, 2016 at 12:38 am #

    I haven’t been to a Chocolate Festival since I lived overseas years ago. It would be great to experience what Portland has to offer since I’m new to the area!

  59. Shontell Booth January 21, 2016 at 12:39 am #

    Because I love Portland ! I love chocolate , and wine and I have a 16 year old who’d love to go with me to this event.
    He studies hard, is a great help to me in taking care of his younger brother who is 13 months old.
    He loves unconditionally and is always respectful and thoughtful .
    ❤️

  60. Nancy G January 21, 2016 at 3:24 am #

    Chocolate – the light at the end of the tunnel!

  61. Stacie January 21, 2016 at 6:32 am #

    Have always wanted to go ajd of course I ❤️ my chocolate!!

  62. Mandy C. January 21, 2016 at 7:54 am #

    Chocolate chocolate chocolate! I would LOVE to go to this! Thank you ☺

  63. Danielle January 21, 2016 at 10:47 am #

    I am a chocolate fiend.

  64. Ryan January 21, 2016 at 11:08 am #

    I could use some good chocolate as opposed to the manager discount meat I’ve been living on for the last month.

  65. Ariane H. January 21, 2016 at 11:35 am #

    I cannot imagine life without chocolate, and I would love to attend this to see what is going on in the PNW in terms of new and established chocolate makers. Thanks for putting on this drawing PDXpipeline!

  66. Melissa W. January 21, 2016 at 11:41 am #

    Please? I love chocolate, red wine and everything about this excpt I can’t afford it!

  67. Megan January 21, 2016 at 11:53 am #

    I want to try all the chocolate.

  68. George January 21, 2016 at 12:35 pm #

    Hulk love Chocolate

  69. Gretchen Edwards January 21, 2016 at 3:08 pm #

    I could bathe in chocolate and so could my grandkids, whom I’d like to bring to the Chocolate Fest. We LOVE this event and really want to come this year.

  70. r January 21, 2016 at 3:08 pm #

    cause yum

  71. Miranda January 21, 2016 at 3:10 pm #

    I promised my family I would work on my cardiovascular health, so eating that free chocolate would be a great start!

  72. Jennifer January 21, 2016 at 3:14 pm #

    I’d love to take my kiddo! We’re both crazy chocoholics!

  73. Melo d January 21, 2016 at 3:16 pm #

    It’s that time right now: Time for chocolate!
    It can make me a better person, and I will share that happy vibe as best I can!

  74. Steph January 21, 2016 at 3:16 pm #

    I want to eat it all!

  75. Kelly Frazier January 21, 2016 at 3:17 pm #

    I love chocolate, wine, music and meeting like-minded people! I am a social media enthusiast and would like to cover this event!

  76. Cory January 21, 2016 at 3:19 pm #

    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmm

  77. Mickey January 21, 2016 at 3:20 pm #

    Chocolate and drinks, sounds like a great place to be for the weekend!

  78. Aurelia January 21, 2016 at 3:21 pm #

    Yes, please! Sounds delicious all around.

  79. Marissa January 21, 2016 at 3:23 pm #

    I’ve never been to a chocolate tasting! Sounds like fun

  80. Richard January 21, 2016 at 3:24 pm #

    Choc full ‘o fun.

  81. cathy January 21, 2016 at 3:25 pm #

    i LOVE chocolate!

  82. Robert Haley January 21, 2016 at 3:25 pm #

    Will be in town for a concert this evening and this would take our date night to a whole other level. My sweetness has a thing for good chocolate and wine so this would be too perfect! Yum!

  83. lauren scher January 21, 2016 at 3:26 pm #

    I love chocolate!!!

  84. Megumi January 21, 2016 at 3:27 pm #

    It’s the perfect event for a chocoholic!!!

  85. mari January 21, 2016 at 3:28 pm #

    this is a great (yummy) event

  86. Alethea January 21, 2016 at 3:30 pm #

    My husband and I were just discussing what we should do Saturday. This would be perfect!

  87. Megan O. January 21, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

    Pick me! Pick me!

  88. Diana andresen January 21, 2016 at 3:44 pm #

    Truly is there anything more orgasmic than spending an afternoon of sensual delight tasting Chocolates
    And sipping wine! Choose me

  89. claire January 21, 2016 at 3:49 pm #

    who needs a diet in January, I need chocolate!!

  90. Joe R. January 21, 2016 at 3:49 pm #

    Chocolate, We love all kinds: white and dark, silky sweet milk.
    Hot or cold,salted or nibbed, melted, frosted,iced or liquid
    We will eat it all and savor it!

  91. Sue Lauber January 21, 2016 at 3:51 pm #

    love making chocolate desserts, hot cocoa with dark chocolate and hot milk/cream. Hot fudge sundays, all of it. Would LOVE to see what they have and get ideas.

  92. Brittini January 21, 2016 at 3:51 pm #

    Big fan of chocolate and wine! What a great date night.

  93. Kim Steagall January 21, 2016 at 3:51 pm #

    Chocolate? Where?convention center!please pick me!

  94. Faith January 21, 2016 at 3:55 pm #

    I would love to win! My birthday is Sunday!

  95. Erin Black January 21, 2016 at 4:02 pm #

    Saturday is my birthday! I literally cannot think of a better way to spend the day than indulging in a glorious chocolate wonderland.

  96. Liz January 21, 2016 at 4:03 pm #

    I’d like to win because – chocolate!

  97. Myrna January 21, 2016 at 4:05 pm #

    Needing a chocolate fix!

  98. Greg January 21, 2016 at 4:10 pm #

    Chocolate!

  99. Bradford January 21, 2016 at 4:12 pm #

    My sweet tooth would love this event!

  100. April C January 21, 2016 at 4:37 pm #

    I would love to surprise my friend for an early birthday gift!

  101. Genie January 21, 2016 at 4:37 pm #

    Chocolate is breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner more often than not for my husband. We have even had that “discussion” – have you eaten more than your weight of chocolate this year. Worth the Seattle drive for a meal!

  102. Guy January 21, 2016 at 4:46 pm #

    I love chocolate my wife loves chocolate and it might get me out of the dog house

  103. Nic January 21, 2016 at 4:53 pm #

    I love chocolate! I definitely want to be there!

  104. Cecelia January 21, 2016 at 4:55 pm #

    Chocolate !

  105. Jesse Mayer January 21, 2016 at 5:55 pm #

    My girlfriend and I love chocolate!

  106. Judy January 21, 2016 at 6:16 pm #

    Chocolate. Any sane person knows that doesn’t require much more explaining.

  107. jim January 21, 2016 at 6:19 pm #

    Chocolate, why yes, thank you.

  108. Victoria Gantz January 21, 2016 at 6:33 pm #

    I just had a birthday, but couldn’t celebrate, as I was in the throes of a bad cold. I deserve celebratory chocolate! Please?

  109. jimbobber January 21, 2016 at 6:39 pm #

    I want to go because I need a date, and if I can’t find a date when I’m holding tickets for ChocolateFest then I totally suck, and I really hope I don’t suck.

  110. Charlie January 21, 2016 at 6:39 pm #

    When I found this event post, I’d just finished a bar of Trader Joe’s dark chocolate (the small one, not the ‘pounder plus’ – this time) in another fruitless attempt to assuage my misgivings at the seemingly endlessly flailing economy.

    It would be great if I could bring a fellow financial flounderer and explore the endless variety of ways to ease our worried minds through chocolate indulgences. After all, it does increase the release of endorphins, right?

  111. Michelle W. January 21, 2016 at 7:03 pm #

    Still have never been but would love to have the opportunity to do so!

  112. Shelly Wilkerson January 21, 2016 at 7:29 pm #

    Chocolate is my favorite food group!

  113. Arial January 21, 2016 at 7:38 pm #

    Are you really asking why anyone would want to go to a chocolate festival?

  114. Jamie January 21, 2016 at 7:45 pm #

    Is this even a serious question? Um chocolate.

  115. Victoria Gantz January 21, 2016 at 7:56 pm #

    I hope I haven’t entered twice, but entering twice is twice as nice!

  116. Laura I January 21, 2016 at 8:04 pm #

    Pick me! I love chocolate!

  117. Chris Lopez January 21, 2016 at 8:09 pm #

    I just finished a 21 day cleanse and need this!!

  118. Brad January 21, 2016 at 8:11 pm #

    Mmmmm Chocolate!

  119. Lauri January 21, 2016 at 8:26 pm #

    Dark or light, it’s all right when it comes to chocolight. ;)

  120. Alan M January 21, 2016 at 8:34 pm #

    Chocolate + wife = happy life

  121. Lois January 21, 2016 at 9:02 pm #

    Because – CHOCOLATE!

  122. Aubree January 21, 2016 at 9:13 pm #

    CHOCOLATE?!?!

  123. Sarah January 21, 2016 at 9:28 pm #

    Why not?

  124. Tara January 21, 2016 at 10:10 pm #

    Please, please I want to go! Let me list all of the reasons…chocolate is life…I’m a single mom grad student with classes every day! AND it’s my birthday this weekend! Oh please! :)

  125. panda January 21, 2016 at 10:22 pm #

    because it’s chocolate

  126. TIM F January 21, 2016 at 11:33 pm #

    I must win this one for my gal-pal, who lives for chocolate and of course…wine!
    And, I definitely could use the points.

  127. Tanika Campbell January 21, 2016 at 11:37 pm #

    I would love to attend this so I can fill my shelves with CHOCOLATE!!

  128. Ty January 22, 2016 at 12:51 am #

    Finding out that portland has a chocolate fest is the best thing that has happened to me in at least the last hour

  129. Katie January 22, 2016 at 1:31 am #

    Prefect timing for my new years resolution of eat whatever makes me happy. CHOCOLATE PLEASE!

  130. Robert P January 22, 2016 at 6:15 am #

    Mmmmmmm!

  131. Chris Bloom January 22, 2016 at 7:05 am #

    I’ve always wanted to go to this! I so love chocolate! I’m looking for something to do this weekend too!!!! Love PDX pipeline too.

  132. Tonya January 22, 2016 at 7:32 am #

    Perfect event for me and my bestie!

  133. Danielle D. January 22, 2016 at 7:58 am #

    Chocolate runs in my veins. It’s my life blood. This is a most delicious event and fundraiser. I’d love to attend.

  134. Jenn Sturiale January 22, 2016 at 8:12 am #

    Because chocolate is my life.

  135. Daniel January 22, 2016 at 9:07 am #

    They say candy is dandy but liquor is quicker, but when it comes to chocolate, I say candy is dandy but chocolate is absolutely divine!!!

  136. Megan C. January 22, 2016 at 9:24 am #

    We just moved to PDX for the very reason of being able to attend events like this!

  137. Kelsi January 22, 2016 at 9:30 am #

    I hope I’m not too late for this amazing opportunity. I’m a huge chocolate fan and promoter for fine sweets :)

  138. Ed January 22, 2016 at 9:43 am #

    I already scrapped my resolution to eat less chocolate…lets do this!

  139. Maggie January 22, 2016 at 9:57 am #

    I would love to be able to attend :)

  140. Delia January 22, 2016 at 10:20 am #

    I want to unleash my inner fat kid:)

  141. Kira Landar January 22, 2016 at 12:21 pm #

    My friend always goes to this and has told me how amazing it is, but I haven’t gotten a chance to attend yet. Would love for this to be the year!!

  142. Tim January 22, 2016 at 1:18 pm #

    Ruuuth, Ruuuuth, Ruuuuth. BABY? Ruuuuth!

  143. Monica January 22, 2016 at 1:38 pm #

    Oh heavens, I hope I’m not too late in my comment. As an educator of America’s youth- 8th grade, the most glorious of ages- I can certainly appreciate the indulgence of some fine chocolate at the appealing price of free. Fingers crossed!

  144. Alberta January 22, 2016 at 4:36 pm #

    I love chocolate! Would love to go :)

  145. John Thomas January 24, 2016 at 12:10 am #

    yummy yummy to my tummy

  146. Shirley January 20, 2017 at 9:19 am #

    They say women are about 65% water – the joke with family and friends is that, in my body that’s been replaced with CHOCOLATE!!
    Would love to take my daughter and have a mother – daughter day.

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