Win Tickets ($20): Chowder Challenge @ Lompoc’s Fifth Quadrant | All Ages, Live Music, Raffle, Blind Tasting Competition, Beer Garden

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Chowder Challenge @ Lompoc’s Fifth Quadrant on February 20. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, February 19.


From our sponsors:
Chowder Challenge @ Lompoc’s Fifth QuadrantChowder Challenge
February 20, 2016
Noon – 3 p.m. | $10 | All Ages
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Lompoc’s Fifth Quadrant
3901 North Williams Avenue, Portland, OR 97212
(503) 288-3996

A dozen regional restaurants and pubs will vie for the coveted Chowder Cup at the 10th annual Chowder Challenge on Saturday, February 20 from Noon to 3 pm. The blind tasting competition will take place at Lompoc Fifth Quadrant, located at 3901 N Williams Ave.

This year’s participants are the 5th Quadrant, Burnside Brewing, Cascade Brewing Barrel House, D’s Bar, Farm House Cafe, Pelican Pub & Brewery, Produce Row, Saraveza, Sports on Tap, StormBreaker Brewing, Uptown Market and Widmer Brothers Brewing.

Patrons (ages 12 and up) pay $10 for a tasting tray featuring a dozen two-ounce samples of New England-style clam chowders served in non-labeled tasting cups. After tasting all entries, attendees vote for their favorite. The chowder receiving the most votes is named the People’s Choice Winner and takes home the coveted Chowder Cup and a cash prize; awards are also given for second and third place.

The event also features live music, a beer garden, a raffle with gift cards from the participants, and pub food for purchase. The event is family friendly and open to all ages.

All net proceeds are donated to Portland’s Community Transitional School, which provides important educational services to children who are homeless or otherwise at risk of school failure.

The reputation of the New Old Lompoc’s clam chowder was the motivation behind the original Chowder Challenge. The New Old Lompoc restaurant on NW 23rd Ave. won the inaugural Chowder Cup; the Morrison Hotel stole it away in the following year, but it was wrested back by the New Old Lompoc at the next four events. In 2013, with the New Old Lompoc out of the competition while being rebuilt, the Ice Axe Grill swooped in and took the cup. In 2014, the New Old Lompoc – revived as the Lompoc Tavern – returned the cup to its original hands, and won again in 2015.

For more information about the event, visit


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55 Responses to Win Tickets ($20): Chowder Challenge @ Lompoc’s Fifth Quadrant | All Ages, Live Music, Raffle, Blind Tasting Competition, Beer Garden

  1. Michael February 15, 2016 at 4:31 pm #

    I’d love to go, I’m a total chowderhead!

    • Lisa February 19, 2016 at 11:17 am #

      I won the raffle blindfolded see I knew it

  2. rya February 15, 2016 at 4:42 pm #


  3. Jean February 15, 2016 at 4:45 pm #

    I don’t know any good chawder place in PDX. Let me sample some!

  4. Adriane February 15, 2016 at 5:03 pm #

    How did I not know of this chowder challenge sooner? This shall be a perfect event for a rainy weekend!

  5. wallace February 15, 2016 at 5:29 pm #

    I want to go with the WON tickets so I can spend more money on beer whiles I’m there!

  6. Bianca February 16, 2016 at 7:28 am #

    From Boston and need to take my native BF out. Please?

  7. Terri February 16, 2016 at 8:45 am #

    Love me some good chawdah and I don’t want to have to go to the coast to sample some good bowls of it!

  8. Kelly February 16, 2016 at 2:36 pm #

    Just in case someone doesn’t collect the tickets… put me on the list.

  9. Megan O. February 16, 2016 at 4:59 pm #

    Pick me! Pick me!!

  10. Ray Lister February 16, 2016 at 11:47 pm #

    Chowder is my kid’s favorite food. This should be a fun event.

  11. Molli Vandehey February 17, 2016 at 6:54 am #

    im from the east coast and would love to check out this challenge. have not found great chowder here yet!

  12. Joe February 17, 2016 at 10:04 am #

    Our traditional Christmas eve was my grandmothers clam chowder. With the short supply of fish houses in the Portland area I would love to relive some of those memories!

  13. Megan February 17, 2016 at 10:44 am #

    I can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday than to taste chowder and hang out in a beer garden!!

  14. jaredw February 17, 2016 at 6:06 pm #

    send me I love chowder

  15. Holly February 17, 2016 at 8:55 pm #


  16. Hannah February 18, 2016 at 8:53 am #

    This looks great!!! I love me some chowdah

  17. Trisha S February 18, 2016 at 10:33 am #

    Yum!!! Perfect lunch after a Saturday run

  18. Brett February 18, 2016 at 11:18 am #

    Because I love the chawwwda!

  19. Rachel Stokes February 18, 2016 at 3:00 pm #

    I would adore to go to the delicious event!!
    Fingers Crossed!

  20. Brad February 18, 2016 at 3:14 pm #

    This sounds awesome! Yum!

  21. April C. February 18, 2016 at 3:22 pm #

    Yay! A food tasting event (with beer) that I can enjoy! Got braces in October (yay adult braces!) and I am missing out on my favorite foods.

  22. TIM F February 18, 2016 at 3:24 pm #

    These wet chill days call out for chowder and beer!
    It’s just want my soul needs.

  23. Carly February 18, 2016 at 3:27 pm #

    Yes please!!

  24. katie walker February 18, 2016 at 3:29 pm #

    This is at my favorite brewery, Lompoc! So it would be awesome to go to!!

  25. Nicole February 18, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

    Chowder is my husband’s favorite! What a cozy date night!

  26. RiaPia February 18, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

    The real question is how many will have bacon? Has this become the staple to doing?

  27. Kimi February 18, 2016 at 3:55 pm #

    I love chowder!!!

  28. Amanda February 18, 2016 at 4:13 pm #

    Missed this last year. Would love to win tickets this year!

  29. Brett N February 18, 2016 at 4:14 pm #

    Say it! Chowder!!

  30. Jessie February 18, 2016 at 4:19 pm #

    Love this festival and such a great cause! Please pick us!

  31. jeanne February 18, 2016 at 4:21 pm #

    Truthfully I have never eaten any Clam Chowder that is as good as mine so bring on the competition !!!

  32. Jeremy Brill February 18, 2016 at 4:22 pm #


  33. Alyssa Norris February 18, 2016 at 4:22 pm #

    I’m coming to town with my friends for the weekend. We live in the middle of nowhere- a chowder challenge sounds like one of many cool things Portland has to offer.

  34. Aurelia February 18, 2016 at 4:24 pm #

    Have always wanted to go to this! Would love to be able to take a (very lukcy) friend along, too!

  35. Tonya February 18, 2016 at 5:39 pm #

    It’s chowda weather and no better way to embrace it than sampling a dozen chowders.

  36. Ruth Parvin February 18, 2016 at 5:54 pm #

    I’ve only eaten at one of these places–but I bet every one of these make better chowder than my standby Campbell’s clam chowder!

  37. Becky Underhill February 18, 2016 at 6:14 pm #

    After the year I’ve had, I need a win!

  38. Aaron Minard February 18, 2016 at 7:14 pm #

    I’m from Vermont and I have not yet found chowder that compares to New England chowder. I am hoping to finally be pleasantly surprised. Please, Pipeline PDX, make this happen!

  39. Dan F February 18, 2016 at 7:39 pm #

    We’ve had our eyes on this for a month. It would be great to get some free tickets so it won’t be so much to take the kids.

  40. Victoria Gantz February 18, 2016 at 8:00 pm #

    Chowder! Wow-der! Let me win now-der!

  41. John February 18, 2016 at 8:15 pm #

    Chowder and Lompoc beer!

  42. Anthony February 18, 2016 at 10:20 pm #

    I manage to miss this every year somehow, but don’t have plans this time, so this would be the perfect year!

  43. leonard February 18, 2016 at 10:37 pm #


  44. Jim Mc February 18, 2016 at 11:56 pm #

    Chowder and 5th Quadrant. Win win!

  45. erik mace February 19, 2016 at 12:34 am #

    Didn’t know we had this event. Fun. Excited to bring my father in law, a chowder guru

  46. Mikey B February 19, 2016 at 7:58 am #

    I love chowder.

  47. Jennifer February 19, 2016 at 9:28 am #

    I’m always looking for the best chowder!

  48. Brittanie February 19, 2016 at 11:38 am #

    This sounds cool!

  49. Sonya February 19, 2016 at 11:45 am #

    Chowdah! Yum!

  50. david February 19, 2016 at 1:24 pm #

    all hail the chowder cup champion!!

  51. Jenn February 19, 2016 at 2:28 pm #

    Exactly what my soul needs.

  52. K February 19, 2016 at 6:21 pm #

    I love chowder! And I love the idea of help such a wonderful cause. I would love to win tickets to help celebrate my mother’s birthday!

  53. Dan February 20, 2016 at 9:52 am #

    I like chowder

  54. Brandon Pocasangre February 20, 2016 at 9:58 am #

    I would love to attend. Never been to Portland and am from the Tri cities. Would love to experience something new.

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