Win Tickets ($71): Oregon Zoo hosts Pink Martini featuring China Forbes and Storm Large for Two Summer Concerts! | Pop Jazz, Latin, Classical, Two Nights!

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Pink Martini @ Oregon Zoo on August 5 & 6 . To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, July 25 .



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From our sponsors:
Pink Martini Oregon ZooPink Martini featuring China Forbes and Storm Large
August 5 & 6, 2016
Doors: 5 pm / Show: 7 pm | $35.50 – $95.50 | All Ages
August 5: zooconcerts.com
August 6: zooconcerts.com

Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts
4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221
(503) 226-1561

“Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure… if the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we’d be that band.”
– Thomas Lauderdale, bandleader/pianist

In 1994 in his hometown of Portland, Oregon, Thomas Lauderdale was working in politics, thinking that one day he would run for mayor. Like other eager politicians-in-training, he went to every political fundraiser under the sun… but was dismayed to find the music at these events underwhelming, lackluster, loud and un-neighborly. Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world – crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop – and hoping to appeal to conservatives and liberals alike, he founded the “little orchestra” Pink Martini in 1994 to provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers for causes such as civil rights, affordable housing, the environment, libraries, public broadcasting, education and parks.

The band has collaborated and performed with numerous artists, including Jimmy Scott, Carol Channing, Jane Powell, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Henri Salvador, Chavela Vargas, New York performer Joey Arias, puppeteer Basil Twist, Georges Moustaki, Michael Feinstein, filmmaker Gus Van Sant, Courtney Taylor Taylor of The Dandy Warhols, clarinetist and conductor Norman Leyden, Japanese legend Hiroshi Wada, Italian actress and songwriter Alba Clemente, DJ Johnny Dynell and Chi Chi Valenti, Faith Prince, Mamie Van Doren, the original cast of Sesame Street, the Bonita Vista High School Marching Band of Chula Vista, California, the Portland Youth Philharmonic, and the Pacific Youth Choir of Portland, Oregon. Singer Storm Large began performing with Pink Martini in March 2011, when China Forbes took a leave of absence to undergo surgery on her vocal cords. Forbes made full recovery and now both she and Large continue performing with Pink Martini.

Pink Martini has an illustrious roster of regular guest artists: NPR’s All Things Considered host, Ari Shapiro, Cantor Ida Rae Cahana (who was cantor at the Central Synagogue in NYC for five years), koto player Masumi Timson, harpist Maureen Love, and Kim Hastreiter (the publisher/editor-in-chief of Papermagazine).

Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts are presented by the Oregon College Savings Plan and Banfield Pet Hospital.

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259 Responses to Win Tickets ($71): Oregon Zoo hosts Pink Martini featuring China Forbes and Storm Large for Two Summer Concerts! | Pop Jazz, Latin, Classical, Two Nights!

  1. wallace June 8, 2016 at 1:40 pm #

    I would love to hear and see the 2 sirens at the zoo .

    • Kath Rogers July 5, 2016 at 12:48 pm #

      Love, love, love Pink Martini! So fun!

    • lititia July 20, 2016 at 5:53 pm #

      See these people whenever I can

  2. Philip Moynagh June 8, 2016 at 1:41 pm #

    Just adore this band :)

  3. Kurt D Garcia June 8, 2016 at 2:36 pm #

    It’s nothing better than to see Pink Martini LIVE!

  4. Katie June 8, 2016 at 3:01 pm #

    Would be amazing to hear and see these great folks and check out the Zoo too!

  5. Dorothy Placencio June 8, 2016 at 7:21 pm #

    I would love to win tickets! I love Storm, but I haven’t had a chance to see her with Pink Martini.

  6. Zach Everett June 8, 2016 at 8:22 pm #

    I was at Baker & Spice on December 24th and while I was waiting in the insanely long line, I spotted China and family at a table waiting for their baked goodness. I looked around and could tell, no one else realized she was there so I said nothing. For background, my first dance at my wedding was “Let’s Never Stop Falling in Love” and I have seen Pink Martini at the Paramount Theater in Oakland and numerous times with the San Francisco Symphony. To say the least, I’m a big fan, but I put my stargazed impulses aside and respected China’s family time.

  7. Aleks June 9, 2016 at 11:11 am #

    Love Pink Martini!

  8. April June 9, 2016 at 2:25 pm #

    I’ve never been to a zoo concert. I’d love to go!

  9. Amber June 9, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

    Pink Martini AND Storm and an outdoor venue?? Heck yeah!

  10. Ruth Parvin June 9, 2016 at 2:49 pm #

    How I love the generosity of voice and spirit of the woman “who is the woman [she] is supposed to be”, the woman with the vagina 8 feet wide. I would love to hear the voice of Storm Large in the large world of the outside, rather than the one caught and trapped inside a performance hall.

  11. AJ June 9, 2016 at 2:51 pm #

    This would be so much fun!

  12. Linda S June 9, 2016 at 2:59 pm #

    The zoo and music make a nice evening

  13. Jenny June 9, 2016 at 3:00 pm #

    Yes please!

  14. Dolores June 9, 2016 at 3:03 pm #

    Summer in Portland is not complete without a night out with Pink Martini! Would love to see China and Storm together on stage <3

  15. William Stewart June 9, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

    Yes, Please!!

  16. Christi Cooper June 9, 2016 at 3:13 pm #

    Pick me, pick me!

  17. Marie B. June 9, 2016 at 3:21 pm #

    Holy cats! One of my first dates with my husband was to Pink Martini at the zoo! Would love to return, several years -and two kids later!

  18. Scott Hamilton June 9, 2016 at 3:29 pm #

    Yes, I want to go!

  19. Dave G. June 9, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

    Steamy!

  20. Brady June 9, 2016 at 3:43 pm #

    My wife’s been a fan of PM for 15+ years! Would love an entry to get her in.

  21. Claire June 9, 2016 at 3:46 pm #

    Around-the-world musical adventure. Yes!

  22. Meg June 9, 2016 at 4:34 pm #

    This is my best friend’s favorite band- I would love to give her these tickets and surprise her with a free night of babysitting so she and her husband could go enjoy!

  23. Lynn Elsdon June 9, 2016 at 6:32 pm #

    This is a band I have never heard,…I would LOVE to go. :D

  24. Eileen June 9, 2016 at 7:12 pm #

    I have long wanted to see Storm Large and Pink Martini perform–and where better than at Zoo summer concert!–but I am on limited funds (receive housing benefits and food stamps) and can’t afford to attend. Winning these tickets would be a wonderful August birthday gift! Thanks for providing this opportunity.:)

  25. Kay June 9, 2016 at 7:21 pm #

    Yea!! Pink Martini at the zoo.

  26. Meghan Hakala June 9, 2016 at 8:03 pm #

    Would love to see Pink Martini live- and I’d be even more excited to win so I could go to my first concert at the Zoo!

  27. Robert G June 9, 2016 at 8:16 pm #

    Fantastic!

  28. Hannah June 9, 2016 at 10:37 pm #

    I’m in love with this. Yes please!

  29. John June 10, 2016 at 7:03 am #

    Love to surprise my wife with these tickets

  30. Kristine Fahner June 10, 2016 at 10:09 am #

    I am new to Portland and would love to see Pink martini!!! It would be my first concert ever! I love their offbeat but classical style. Also I am getting married the next weekend so it would be a great way to relaxe before the wedding! Please please please pick me!!

  31. Susan Solis June 10, 2016 at 12:17 pm #

    I would love to bring my 14 y.o. autistic to a music event at a venue where there’s so much for her to enjoy.

  32. Cory June 10, 2016 at 5:39 pm #

    I like Pink!!!

  33. Cris June 10, 2016 at 9:44 pm #

    This would be a great show to see!

  34. Jan June 11, 2016 at 12:33 pm #

    I’d love to go!

  35. Tonya June 12, 2016 at 2:23 pm #

    Have wanted to see Pink Martini at the zoo for years!

  36. Jenny D Stein June 12, 2016 at 4:35 pm #

    That sounds amazing! Thank you for offering.

  37. Molli Vandehey June 13, 2016 at 10:39 am #

    pink martini and the zoo is about the best combo i could imagine!

  38. Sara Goldman June 13, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

    This sounds amazing!! Please pick me!!

  39. Bianka June 13, 2016 at 1:36 pm #

    I love them, this sounds like so much fun!

  40. Becky June 14, 2016 at 12:41 pm #

    This would be a great way to celebrate the dog days of summer!

  41. Colleen H. June 14, 2016 at 12:50 pm #

    I’ve never seen them even though I’ve lived in PDX for ages. Would love to share the music with my sweetie.

  42. Kristi S June 14, 2016 at 1:01 pm #

    This is a wonderful give-away and I would be thrilled to win these tickets! XX

  43. Harriet NewDelman June 14, 2016 at 1:11 pm #

    Have never been to a Zoo Concert in Portland. Would love to see and hear these icons.

  44. Gregg June 14, 2016 at 1:22 pm #

    Saw Pink Martini with Storm Large a few years and became a Storm fan instantly. Would love to see Storm, China & Pink Martini perform outdoors!

  45. Scott June 14, 2016 at 1:36 pm #

    I would love to see Pink Martini… cannot believe that I never have, other than that I live out of town an hour and some… but I really enjoyed seeing Storm Large once at a benefit show and would also so enjoy seeing Lauderdale and Forbes et al with her at that lovely outdoor venue in the summer!

  46. Jennifer June 14, 2016 at 1:49 pm #

    Last time we saw Pink Martini was with the Oregon Symphony. I’d love to see them again and the zoo would make a great setting

  47. Rose Mignano June 14, 2016 at 1:50 pm #

    Help me fulfill my bucket list! Been wanting to go to a Pink Martini concert for a long time now.

  48. Alec Esquivel June 14, 2016 at 2:12 pm #

    Sweet Jesus we are converted and ready. Take us home.

  49. Lori Nye June 14, 2016 at 2:28 pm #

    LOVE Pink Martini. I’ve never been fortunate to see this band in person, but always know when I hear a song by them – a special sound. We would LOVE Pink Martini tickets!

  50. Jana Woodson June 14, 2016 at 2:37 pm #

    These tickets would be the best birthday gift for my mom. Thank you!

  51. Susan Kirkbride June 14, 2016 at 4:24 pm #

    We saw them years ago, Storm Large’s first performance with the band in Portland. Would love to see them again!

  52. R. Gordon June 14, 2016 at 7:31 pm #

    Pink pink pink Martini. Sooooo talented and such passion. I love them and would adore seeing them again. Please and thank you!!!

  53. Kathy June 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm #

    OMG! Simply some of the best Portland has to offer.

  54. Jaime June 15, 2016 at 4:45 am #

    I’d love to see Pink Martini!

  55. Judy Immesoete June 15, 2016 at 7:29 am #

    Marvelous Martini!!

  56. Molly June 15, 2016 at 1:33 pm #

    Pink Martini makes me think of when I lived in France- they played Pink Martini everywhere that summer!

  57. Paula Noel Macfie June 16, 2016 at 9:35 am #

    I would loooooove to be outdoors while being whisked away by the intelligently fluent incantations of Pink Martini……and invite my mom!

  58. Scottt Hamilton June 16, 2016 at 3:14 pm #

    Love them!

  59. Aleks June 16, 2016 at 3:55 pm #

    Would love to see this outside!

  60. Brad June 16, 2016 at 4:20 pm #

    This would be a great date night!

  61. 503geek June 16, 2016 at 4:23 pm #

    Pipeline your free tickets broaden my mind… this would be a streeeech… lol.

  62. Tom Bird June 16, 2016 at 5:57 pm #

    Never seen Pink Martini Live. Would love to at the Zoo.

  63. Jessie June 16, 2016 at 6:20 pm #

    A little embarrassed to have not seen them yet!

  64. Josh June 16, 2016 at 7:08 pm #

    Love Storm! Would be a lot of fun

  65. Alexia June 16, 2016 at 9:09 pm #

    Ooh, yes please!

  66. Courtney J June 16, 2016 at 9:56 pm #

    What a perfect hometown summer evening featuring local music and a beautiful setting!

  67. Val Giblin June 16, 2016 at 10:00 pm #

    Could use a good storm!!!

  68. Carole June 17, 2016 at 12:14 pm #

    Going on my 3rd year in Oregon & I’m embarrassed to say I still have not seen Pink Martini tho I’ve done a great # of other PDX traditions! Drop my name in the hat & ill hunt down my blanket – & look for someone to join me at the zoo.

  69. Jaime June 17, 2016 at 4:05 pm #

    I adore Pink Martini and have been wanting to see Storm for years!

  70. Gina G June 17, 2016 at 8:26 pm #

    My Sister is moving from Cali to Oregon, and this would be an awesome, all-encompassing way to introduce her to Portland’s unique and classy quirkiness!!

  71. Amy June 17, 2016 at 10:36 pm #

    I’m a big fan and would love to see them live (in a more low-key setting that befits my trash-blasting tendencies).

  72. Georgia June 18, 2016 at 11:43 am #

    Pink Martini got me through years working in coffee shops!

  73. Ellen June 18, 2016 at 5:01 pm #

    Love both pink martini and storm!!

  74. Joe June 20, 2016 at 3:13 pm #

    I saw Pink Martini at the zoo about 10 years ago and would love to take my kid now.

  75. Celia June 21, 2016 at 12:40 pm #

    Pink Martini was the first Portland band I really fell in love with… I would be so happy to see them live!

  76. Jill Sanders June 21, 2016 at 12:48 pm #

    It’s my birthday… you have to pick me!

  77. paulk June 21, 2016 at 12:51 pm #

    Pink Martini at the zoo is the ultimate Portland experience. I would love to be a part of that!

  78. Wayne Lee June 21, 2016 at 12:57 pm #

    Extra dry, with an olive, please.

  79. John June 21, 2016 at 1:01 pm #

    Really big and really broke fan, plus my wife’s b-day!

  80. Allison Verville June 21, 2016 at 1:07 pm #

    My grandparents love Pink Martini.. probably more than they love me.
    My grandfather isnt so well that hes able to travel to see them perform any longer, their last show was in Seattle several years back. My mom happens to be coming from their home town to Portland to come with me to see Ziggy, the night before PM plays the zoo. So she could bring the grandfolks with her. This would be a sincerely amazing gift to be able to give my grandparents, and the timing couldnt be more ideal. Maybe its a sign. :)

  81. April C. June 21, 2016 at 1:08 pm #

    This would be an amazingly fun way to help celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday! Excellent music and venue!

  82. jeanne subotnick June 21, 2016 at 1:13 pm #

    I made Thomas’s wedding cake years ago and would LOVE to see him again, he’s so adorable and funny music not withstanding!!!!

  83. Lisa June 21, 2016 at 1:14 pm #

    Love Pink Martini… they are fabulous and would so enjoy being able to attend.

  84. Hilary P June 21, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

    Sipping Pink Martini with a Summer Storm…surrounded by the most beautiful and wild of beasts. Hear me roar!

  85. Jennifer June 21, 2016 at 1:39 pm #

    Huge fan of Pink Martini but never seen and never been to the zoo so…sounds like a perfect combo!

  86. Cris Solano June 21, 2016 at 2:06 pm #

    A zoo concert with Storm Large & nice August weather to look forward to!

  87. Mauraborealice June 21, 2016 at 2:18 pm #

    Perhaps we are some of the only Portlanders who have yet to hear them live!
    We really want to. Especially at the Zoo with the whole summer vibe!

  88. Sara Oftedahl June 21, 2016 at 2:39 pm #

    Oh my gosh Pink Matini I’ve always wanted to see and Storm (read her bio) Fantastic!! I would thoroughly enjoy this concert if I won these tickets!! Crossing my fingers!!

  89. Rebecca Mendez June 21, 2016 at 3:04 pm #

    Beautiful music, and always wanted to see Storm and China sing.

  90. Kelsey June 21, 2016 at 3:33 pm #

    music

  91. Amy Hewitt June 21, 2016 at 4:15 pm #

    I can’t believe I’ve never yet seen Pink Martini, and the zoo would be the most beautiful venue! I’d be honored to win such a generous gift!

  92. Keisar Betancourt June 21, 2016 at 4:26 pm #

    Who doesn’t want to see a 1962 United Nations cover band? :P

  93. Carly S. June 21, 2016 at 8:31 pm #

    “Hold On Little Tomato” still cheers me up every time I have a bad day, and you can frequently find me belting out “Dosvedanya Mio Bombino” in my car. I would love to get to see this incredibly band live!

  94. Liz June 21, 2016 at 8:33 pm #

    Would LOVE to win & see Pink Martini @ the Zoo! My daughter & her youth choir sang with them last year – great experience!

  95. E. Edwards June 22, 2016 at 12:37 pm #

    Love, love, love Pink Martini. Quintessentially Portland.

  96. Kaitlin June 22, 2016 at 1:29 pm #

    I’ve never seen Pink Martini live and would love to!

  97. Tricia June 22, 2016 at 9:37 pm #

    We have been trying for years for a chance to catch Pink Martini, plus we’ve never been to a zoo concert, plus we love coming to Portland!

  98. Elise June 23, 2016 at 11:55 am #

    I cannot imagine a better evening! Tix plz!!!!!!!

  99. marco June 23, 2016 at 3:01 pm #

    Cha.Cha.Cha.

  100. Cary June 23, 2016 at 4:56 pm #

    I would love to go!

  101. Jess Morse June 23, 2016 at 6:41 pm #

    My favorite band, but I’ve never seen them in person. Would love to see them at this venue!

  102. panda June 23, 2016 at 8:23 pm #

    I adore pink martini!!!

  103. catie June 23, 2016 at 8:25 pm #

    saw them for the first time on my birthday last august! they’re delightful!

  104. Marc June 23, 2016 at 11:10 pm #

    I’d love to take my son to this show!

  105. Michaele Armstrong June 24, 2016 at 7:46 am #

    I’d like to see this! Great venue, too!

  106. Tom P June 24, 2016 at 10:22 am #

    Would love to go!

  107. C Cook June 24, 2016 at 10:43 am #

    They are amazing in concert!

  108. Tonya Newton June 24, 2016 at 3:23 pm #

    Have wanted to see Pink Martini for awhile now. Would be the tops to win these tickets.

  109. Erin V June 25, 2016 at 11:48 am #

    This would be a fantastic birthday present for me!

  110. Kailey June 25, 2016 at 1:42 pm #

    I’ll be newly off of crutches and would love to celebrate with Pink Martini!

  111. Kailey June 25, 2016 at 1:43 pm #

    I’ll be newly off of crutches and would love to celebrate!

  112. Stu Hiner June 25, 2016 at 7:05 pm #

    I have never been a ball cap wearing guy. My girlfriend and I went to see a Zoo Concert when we started dating 5 years ago. It was a perfect evening, but the sun was still bright as it decended behind the stage. She smartly had a hat and sunglasses. I purchased a navy blue zoo ball cap, which I’m wearing now as I write this. Bring a blanket, a hat, sunglasses, and have a great time!

  113. Rose June 26, 2016 at 11:55 am #

    Have loved Pink Martini ever since my daughter saw them when she was in high school. They inspired her to continue in her music career, and I love their multicultural musicianship.
    Storm’s play that she wrote and performed in was so powerful to me. She has my utmost respect as a resilient human being.
    To be able to watch and listen to the combination of talent here is going to be amazing.
    Can’t Wait!!!!

    • Rose June 26, 2016 at 11:57 am #

      Plus it is my and my husband’s 39th anniversary!!!

  114. Debra June 27, 2016 at 4:48 pm #

    I will have mine shaken, not stirred and always pink.

  115. Kate K June 27, 2016 at 5:47 pm #

    Pink Martini has provided the soundtrack for much of my life story. Would love to go!

  116. Steve June 28, 2016 at 12:48 pm #

    This seems like it will be a great show…and the zoo is a great venue!

  117. Jen June 28, 2016 at 1:46 pm #

    Fave PDX band!

  118. Aubrey Leahy June 28, 2016 at 1:59 pm #

    Ahhh Pink Martini!~!!!! You had my at Sympathique. Please pick me. I want to whether the Storm at the Zoo this summer.

  119. Dawn June 28, 2016 at 2:12 pm #

    They’re my favorite. Might as well be in France on holiday.

  120. Bruce Ross June 28, 2016 at 2:16 pm #

    So I can harass Thomas Lauderdale of course! Just kidding, love him and the gang. Would be a blast to check it out and the new elephant exhibit!

  121. Josh Howton June 28, 2016 at 2:19 pm #

    Never been to a show at the zoo and Pink Martini would be a great first!

  122. Melody Frye June 28, 2016 at 2:30 pm #

    I LOVE STORM LARGE!

  123. Hope June 28, 2016 at 2:33 pm #

    They are my favorite musical ensemble! This is the most perfect summer concert.

  124. Corrie June 28, 2016 at 2:57 pm #

    I’ve heard so many good things about Pink Martini, and would love to see them live. Especially at the zoo – the zoo concerts are awesome! My wife is a huge fan of Storm Large and would be equally thrilled to go to this concert.

  125. Ben June 28, 2016 at 3:10 pm #

    Long time fan of pink martini and would be fun to get free tickets to their show

  126. CJ Williams June 28, 2016 at 3:26 pm #

    my soul vibrates different for each song. i don’t know how you do it but your songs reach me in the head, my heart, and/or my feet. Thank you for sharing this gift.

  127. BEN LARSEN June 28, 2016 at 3:43 pm #

    I love Pink Martini!

  128. Alex June 28, 2016 at 4:33 pm #

    because it sounds lovely

  129. Teri June 28, 2016 at 4:50 pm #

    Last years concert was amazing with Rita special appearance and can’t wait to see what special performance they include this year. They are just so crazy good.

  130. Mark Axton June 28, 2016 at 5:20 pm #

    Storm Large, Pink Martini and the zoo! My three favorite flavors of free ticket! Like Neopolitan ice cream, but with music and elephants. And chocolate.

  131. Conor June 28, 2016 at 6:56 pm #

    Yes.

  132. David Galiel June 28, 2016 at 7:09 pm #

    My wife and I just celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary June 19. We moved to Portland 8 years ago from Boston and just love it here – but, we have never had the opportunity its to see Pink Martini in concert. It would be a wonderful, belated anniversary gift!

  133. PLM June 28, 2016 at 7:19 pm #

    Yes, please. Our first dance was to one of their songs. This would be a special surprise for my hubby.

  134. Cora June 28, 2016 at 9:34 pm #

    OMG!!!! ‼️✨

  135. Stephanie Porter June 28, 2016 at 11:05 pm #

    This would be so amazing to see! Please and thank you :-)

  136. Joseph Keebler June 29, 2016 at 5:54 am #

    It would make for a truly magical night!

  137. Ashley T June 29, 2016 at 6:34 am #

    Sounds like a great show in a wonderful summer venue! I’d love to check it out.

  138. Patricia Helms June 29, 2016 at 7:38 am #

    Oregon Zoo and Pink Martini are two of my favorite things about Portland! I would love to combine the two and surprise my husband with a special evening out… It would also be an incredible way to celebrate my birthday! :)

  139. Brett A. June 29, 2016 at 8:49 am #

    This “sober” guy needs a Pink Martini.

  140. Loehn M June 29, 2016 at 1:27 pm #

    I would love to send my mother and father to this concert. They love Pink Martini and have never had the opportunity to listen to them live.

  141. Shawn R June 29, 2016 at 6:27 pm #

    We’ll be visiting Portland from Vancouver BC at that time to celebrate our anniversary. Portland is a magical city and we’ve never seen Pink Martini live. Too earnest? Sorry, we’re Canadian.

  142. Luana June 30, 2016 at 3:45 pm #

    Pink Martini played my prom. I’ve tried to stop stalking them so I don’t get arrested, but I’d sure love to watch them from a reasonable distance at the zoo. PLUS: it’ll be my birthday! (Well, almost.)

  143. Lorrene H. June 30, 2016 at 6:13 pm #

    I always miss Pink Martini shows in Portland. Would love to catch this one.

  144. Teresa June 30, 2016 at 10:46 pm #

    Have heard great things about this show!

  145. Trish June 30, 2016 at 10:47 pm #

    Sounds delightful!

  146. Sue A June 30, 2016 at 11:06 pm #

    Never attended a zoo concert, this sounds really fun!

  147. Joe July 1, 2016 at 12:35 am #

    Have not seen Pink Martini perform since 2011. It would be an honor to see the wonderful and talented Storm Large and China Forbes team up once more!

  148. Jacob Stephen George Hauge July 2, 2016 at 8:02 pm #

    I am infatuated with everything they do. Pink Martini are truly a world band and I would be forever grateful if yee bestowed two tickets upon me. Vive Pink Martini, Vive PDX Pipeline!

  149. Desi July 3, 2016 at 8:45 am #

    We always try to get tickets but sells out before we do! We are huge fans and would love tickets.

  150. Gabe July 3, 2016 at 12:28 pm #

    Love Pink Martini, yet have never seen them live… Big fan of the Oregon Zoo as well, and this would be a nice birthday gift to combine these two great experiences!

  151. Agnieszka July 3, 2016 at 1:46 pm #

    Pink Martini is a happy boozy drink for the ears.

  152. Grace July 3, 2016 at 2:46 pm #

    I’m a huge Pink Martini fan, and I’d love to see them at the Zoo!!

  153. Rebecca Hilberg July 3, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    I think this is one of the few concerts where I could enjoyably drink their namesake’s beverage while attending!

  154. Brad July 4, 2016 at 1:48 pm #

    Yes! This would be a great summer night!

  155. Scott Hamilton July 5, 2016 at 12:41 pm #

    I have never seen them live. This would be fantastic.

  156. Missy July 5, 2016 at 12:46 pm #

    Amazing group – has raised awareness as well as funds, motivated everyday people to take action, and all round supports a better community … would love to watch/hear them perform (especially in a non-political environment, if there is such a thing! :)

  157. Mary July 5, 2016 at 1:01 pm #

    My best friend arrives from NY on Aug 5th. It would be great to surprise her with tickets to Pink Martini at the zoo!

  158. CJ Williams July 5, 2016 at 1:03 pm #

    I would like to see Pink Martini because their songs sing to my heart and soul. One word cannot describe the experiences I get when listening to their songs. Pink Martinis music makes every thing easier, lighter, and more enjoyable. I listen when I’m jogging, walking, house cleaning, or just sitting outside; to name a few.
    I would like to listen live and explode my experience.
    Just say’n.
    Cheers

  159. Amy B July 5, 2016 at 1:08 pm #

    Would like to take my Mom to this show, she loves this band!

  160. Jacob Bell July 5, 2016 at 1:26 pm #

    I’d love to see this group!

  161. Patty July 5, 2016 at 1:43 pm #

    PM makes our bones dance with delight!

  162. Robin July 5, 2016 at 1:49 pm #

    Yes! What a great combo!

  163. Sarah July 5, 2016 at 2:33 pm #

    I love Pink Martini! This would be fantastic!

  164. Sarah July 5, 2016 at 2:33 pm #

    I love Pink Martini! Would absolutely love to go!

  165. Pam July 5, 2016 at 3:18 pm #

    I will sit with the elephants to see this show!!! It’s going to be packed and I would love to be there.

  166. pamela July 5, 2016 at 5:07 pm #

    Summer & Pink Martini = Love.

  167. Adrian July 5, 2016 at 6:32 pm #

    I’m a big fan of Pink Martini. I went two year ago with some girl that I had met and shortly after we started dating so for me it was a truly wonderful experience it was more than just some concert it was the beginning of a great relationship. I would love to go back with her as a celebration and to look back on how great the last two years have been for us.

  168. Justine L July 5, 2016 at 10:12 pm #

    This would be AWESOME to win! Seeing the 2 women on stage together would be the best!! I went to HS with T.Lauderdale and he is superbly talented and visionary!!

  169. Emily July 6, 2016 at 6:51 am #

    This is the show I’ve been waiting for! Sounds like a perfect summer date.

  170. Emily J Payne July 6, 2016 at 9:43 am #

    Pink Martini has a very special place in my heart as in 2013 I was able to dance on stage with them when they invited the audience up for a couple of songs at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, Oregon. This August I will be running a 5k in Oregon City on the 7th and would love to make it a full weekend with seeing a show at the Oregon Zoo! And hopefully dance on the stage again, too! P.S. I recently graduated from graduate school and am a little short on cash, so help a girl out? lol!

  171. Robert July 6, 2016 at 12:20 pm #

    Please. I need shelter from the Storm. She’s toooo much.

  172. Elan July 6, 2016 at 8:28 pm #

    LOVE Pink Martini, and to see them with Storm Large would be epic!! I am a big supporter of each of their music, as well as PDX Pipeline’s events, and free tickets would be SO appreciated! Thanks for your consideration and my fingers are crossed :)

  173. Anne July 7, 2016 at 9:46 am #

    Je ne veux pas travailler. I just want to sit and listen to Pink Martini.

  174. Carly July 7, 2016 at 10:23 am #

    LOVE PINK MARTINI! This sounds amazing.

  175. Scott Hamilton July 7, 2016 at 2:16 pm #

    Want want want.

  176. Teonna July 7, 2016 at 2:20 pm #

    For Tim Ellis. Would love to see these guys play!

  177. Roseanne Lasater July 7, 2016 at 3:29 pm #

    My husband and I just relocated here from Spokane. We’re kind of lost and finding our way. We love live music, and Pink Martini is one of our favorites. During the past year, Rich had a titanium rod put in his leg, and the open heart surgery for a quad bypass. Whew! It would really inspire him to see Pink Martini. Rich is 78.

  178. Amber July 7, 2016 at 4:02 pm #

    Pink Martini AND Storm Large together? Epic!

  179. Marco July 7, 2016 at 4:54 pm #

    Pink Martini and the Zoo highlight my summer. It’s downhill after that.

  180. Hannah July 7, 2016 at 6:09 pm #

    I love pink martini.

  181. Tonia Noelle July 7, 2016 at 6:28 pm #

    Have not yet had the opportunity to sip a Pink Martini……pleeeeze allow me.

  182. Billie July 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm #

    Pink Martini was my first concert ever in the 90s! I have an out of town guest that weekend and it would be awesome to see this concert.

  183. Stephanie R July 8, 2016 at 7:10 pm #

    Love outdoor concerts! Love inspiration for new music to add to my repertoire. Concerts promoted on PDX Pipeline have always been outstanding and shown me many amazing venues around town. Keep on sharing the love with me!

  184. GeekPower July 11, 2016 at 3:18 pm #

    Epic… Pipeline make my dreams come true… pick me for some tickets…

  185. Jennifer Kerns July 12, 2016 at 12:12 pm #

    I have never seen Pink Martini in person and would love to go! Please consider me. Thank you!

  186. Bree July 12, 2016 at 12:14 pm #

    Pink Martini is amazing. Would really love to see them.

  187. Dan July 12, 2016 at 12:14 pm #

    I love Pink Martini and I’d love to take my Sweetie!

  188. Jessica July 12, 2016 at 12:22 pm #

    I would love to win tickets to see Pink Martini and I would give them to my in-laws for their anniversary. They are the two most generous, loving and kind people I know! They never spend money on themselves and this would be a great opportunity to celebrate their 40 years of marriage! To hear “Let’s Never Stop Falling in Love” would be the best gift ever! Thank you for your consideration.

  189. Michelle Simone July 12, 2016 at 12:30 pm #

    A night to remember!! Yes please.

  190. Michelle Simone July 12, 2016 at 12:33 pm #

    Yes please, sounds awesome

  191. Dana July 12, 2016 at 12:35 pm #

    Would love to see Pink Martini! They are amazing and so much fun! It’s been years since we last saw them. Thank you for considering us!

  192. Evelina July 12, 2016 at 1:04 pm #

    These guys are amazing! :)

  193. Madeleine Hornicm July 12, 2016 at 1:10 pm #

    Looks like a great time and we always enjoy the zoo!

  194. Melody Frye July 12, 2016 at 1:15 pm #

    I Love Storm Large and would love to see her live.

  195. Kaitlin July 12, 2016 at 1:38 pm #

    Ive never seen PM live and would love to!

  196. Lindsay Keeney July 12, 2016 at 2:12 pm #

    Love Pink Martini!

  197. Lisa July 12, 2016 at 2:37 pm #

    I danced in the video “My Vagina is Eight Miles Wide” with Storm Large downtown years ago. She is creative and quite warm. Great band, great singers, great venue.

  198. Sarah July 12, 2016 at 3:50 pm #

    I haven’t seen Pink Martini in such a long time!

  199. Trish July 13, 2016 at 3:56 am #

    Shaken but not stirred, this will be ‘splendor in the grass’!

  200. Lizzie July 13, 2016 at 11:33 am #

    I r always wanted to see them live!

  201. Scott Hamilton July 13, 2016 at 12:30 pm #

    Yes! Need to see them live!

  202. Sher Shepps July 13, 2016 at 2:10 pm #

    Pink Martini is fabulous – haven’t had a chance to see them in years. It would be awesome!

  203. Darcey Priss July 13, 2016 at 2:10 pm #

    I’d love to win tickets to see Pink Martini with Storm Large 8/5, because I have followed Pink Martini and Storm’s careers for years! I’m a big fan, yet I’ve never been able to see Pink Martini in concert, and this one’s with the outstanding Storm Large. Thank you!

  204. Fabian Dorgan July 13, 2016 at 2:15 pm #

    Please pick me to win the tickets to see a pink Martini with Storm Large, Friday 8/5, because I need to sing, dance and be with my tribe! I work 2 jobs and I’m a single mom, time to relax is not often an option. Spending money to relax is also difficult. Please give me to opportunity to dance my cares away, with my best friend, listening to Portland’s best musicians! Thank you.

  205. Sage July 13, 2016 at 3:28 pm #

    Always wanted to see Pink Martini!

  206. Lynn Elsdon July 13, 2016 at 3:37 pm #

    I have never seen/heard Pink Martini,…and I keep hearing about them,…. I would love this opportunity!

  207. louise July 13, 2016 at 5:45 pm #

    LOOOOOOVE THIS COMBO!

  208. jamey billig July 13, 2016 at 5:52 pm #

    Best multi-lingual jazz in the world!

  209. Scott Hamilton July 14, 2016 at 3:12 pm #

    Yes please!

  210. Michelle Wise July 14, 2016 at 3:33 pm #

    Thomas Lauderdale! China Forbes! Pink Martini! Yes! Yes! Yes!

  211. Lisa July 14, 2016 at 3:43 pm #

    Love Pink Martini! Saw them at the Oregon Zoo before and they were fabulous! Would love to go again!

  212. Aaron July 14, 2016 at 4:13 pm #

    Obligatory Portland thing? Raowr!

  213. Tracer July 14, 2016 at 5:14 pm #

    My wife and I would love to celebrate our 17th anniversary at this show. Thanks

  214. Emily July 14, 2016 at 6:07 pm #

    Me please! I LOVE pink martini.

  215. Jorge July 14, 2016 at 8:14 pm #

    I live in Illinois and I will be in Oregon that weekend I would love to win some tickets to see a great concert.

  216. Mark July 14, 2016 at 9:55 pm #

    Cosmos for all!!

  217. Ruth Parvin July 14, 2016 at 10:00 pm #

    tiger, tiger burning bright
    as the line Snakes up the hill
    I wanna be there this very night.

    Rhi-know that this show will
    Bee so Orangatangy wonderful.
    How can I Bear to not see
    the musicians, audience and myriad sea gull

    If you penguin me to receive the tickets
    I will notLlemur. Most Elephantly I will accept.
    Ape to Zebra and back again
    Feather, fur skin and fin.

    When the night is done,
    I’ll howl and growl with gratitude
    My heart will have Leopt-so-hard
    and my Sole will have sung to the Star-fish..

  218. Maria July 15, 2016 at 7:54 am #

    I would absolutely love to see Pink Martini live… at the zoo…!

  219. Laurie Palfrey July 15, 2016 at 11:32 pm #

    Seeing Pink Martini with both Storm and China is gift in an of itself. Seeing Pink Martini at the Zoo sounds like a perfect combination.
    PICK ME, PICK ME…………………………………..

  220. Paolina July 15, 2016 at 11:36 pm #

    Best of Portland. Yay!

  221. Laura July 16, 2016 at 4:55 am #

    Pink Martini in the summertime? Oh yes! That’s the definition of Splendor in the grass.

  222. Patrick Hyde July 16, 2016 at 9:12 am #

    This sounds like so much fun!
    Would love to win and surprisingly my sweetie :-)

  223. Jane July 19, 2016 at 12:36 pm #

    Love Pink Martini and I have an out of town guest.

  224. Rachel Gordon July 19, 2016 at 12:39 pm #

    I have been a fan since the early beginnings!! Such talent and what a fantastic live show!!!

  225. Linda July 19, 2016 at 12:44 pm #

    Zoo concerts are a lot of fun, especially Pink Martini!

  226. Robert Miller July 19, 2016 at 1:07 pm #

    It’s our 10th wedding anniversary and Pink Martini is my wife’s favorite musical group. It would be amazing to surprise her with tickets to the show!

  227. Brett A. July 19, 2016 at 2:41 pm #

    It’s the perfect Storm.

  228. Ann Howell July 19, 2016 at 4:30 pm #

    Oh yes, and I have a RARE Friday night off that night! Please give me and my hubby a date night!

  229. Casey July 19, 2016 at 5:36 pm #

    Pink Martini is rad!

  230. PLM July 19, 2016 at 5:53 pm #

    We’d love to have this serenaded to us (it was our wedding song)…


    Over the valley
    Just above the fray
    The sun is setting
    And when we’re old and grey
    I’ll still be betting
    You are my one and only love
    And we’ll live over the valley
    You’ll always be with me
    As the moon shines above

  231. Jonathan Pape July 19, 2016 at 6:06 pm #

    Ijust saw an article on Pink Martini and when I was in Chicago, this ladie at the Fields Museum was telling me how much she loved Pink Martini. I would love to check them out.

  232. Afton Downey July 19, 2016 at 6:41 pm #

    I’ve heard a lot about them and would love the chance to check them out!

  233. Anna Stokkeland July 19, 2016 at 8:01 pm #

    We have never been to a zoo concert, sounds amazing. We do love the zoo. This would be an awesome night out for us. Thank you for considering us!

  234. Scott Hamilton July 19, 2016 at 9:23 pm #

    This would be a wonderful time.

  235. jb July 20, 2016 at 7:35 am #

    Zoo Concerts are amazing, but I haven’t been to one in years. Used to take my son when he was little!

  236. Kris July 20, 2016 at 9:33 am #

    I would be so happy to attend this concert at the zoo!

  237. LL Mizee July 20, 2016 at 3:20 pm #

    Love zoo concerts! Would love to see Pink Martini!!

  238. Ashley T July 20, 2016 at 8:42 pm #

    I love summer concerts! I’d love to go. :)

  239. Jennifer July 21, 2016 at 12:39 pm #

    It’s my wedding anniversary August 4th and I would love to surprise my husband with tickets to see Pink Martini. Thank you!!

  240. Jennifer July 21, 2016 at 12:41 pm #

    It’s my wedding anniversary that week and I would love to surprise my husband with tickets to see Pink Martini. Thank you!!

  241. Georgia Hooverg July 21, 2016 at 3:00 pm #

    would love to spend the evening with this fun, entertaining and talented group. Haven’t ever been to concerts at the zoo. This would be a great first time..

  242. Tonia Noelle July 21, 2016 at 4:27 pm #

    I would love to experience Pink Martini! Am not a Portland native and have yet to have this experience; and I feel it is a must, eventually. You could really help me to speed up this process!

  243. Megan Joseph July 21, 2016 at 4:50 pm #

    Not only have I never been to the zoo but love pink martini! It would be amazing!

  244. Michelle July 21, 2016 at 4:58 pm #

    I want! I want!

  245. Letizia July 22, 2016 at 8:22 am #

    Me and my boyfriend are visiting Portland for the first time!, we are from Argentina, let´s never stop falling in love with PortPINKland!

  246. Judy Wiebe July 22, 2016 at 9:56 am #

    Love to hear Pink Martini! Fabulous group that has proven the test of time!

  247. Meagan July 22, 2016 at 10:28 am #

    Pink Martini is good and I’m sure this’ll be a great time!

  248. Karli K July 23, 2016 at 12:14 am #

    My 6 year’s favorite band. I’d love to take her!

  249. Sue A July 24, 2016 at 5:42 am #

    Love them.

  250. kathleen cacouris July 28, 2016 at 11:14 am #

    Want to take my Italian friend! Lets post worldwide on Instagram! WHEE!!!!

  251. ashlee July 30, 2016 at 8:01 pm #

    Oh yes please! Love Pink Martini!

  252. Ben July 31, 2016 at 10:46 pm #

    Thomas and China and Storm are far beyond my drab adjectival wardrobe.

  253. Peter Ghosh August 2, 2016 at 8:41 am #

    I wanna go too!

  254. Scott August 2, 2016 at 5:44 pm #

    I turned 54 on Monday and I’ve never seen Pink Martini live. I’ve put in more than 200 hours of volunteer service with PPS, a cultural exchange called OregonPartners.net, IRCO and Mercy Corps and contribute money to helping the homeless. I also love the venue. Thanks!!

  255. Ginger Garza August 4, 2016 at 9:03 am #

    … saw them at Singing the Rain Free Concert last year when I moved here but would love to see them at the Zoo!

    Thank You

  256. Rachel G August 4, 2016 at 3:33 pm #

    Love me some Zoo concerts!!!

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