Win Tickets ($30): Chocolate Fest @ Oregon Convention Center | Chocolate, Wine, Beer, Vodka, Sake, Hard Cider, 2017 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas & More!

We are giving away a pair of tickets to the Chocolate Fest’s 21+ event on January 20. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Tuesday, January 17. Winner must 21+ to win.



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From our sponsors:
Chocolate Fest
January 20-22, 2017
Friday, January 20 4-9pm (21+)
Saturday, January 21 11am-6pm
Sunday, January 22 11am-5pm
VIP $30 | General $15 | $12 Seniors | $10 Kids 5-13 yrs
More info: chocolatefest.org

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

Who said New Year’s resolutions have to start January 1? The end of January is a perfectly fine time to set those unrealistic goals – after ChocolateFest, of course. Why would you possibly decide to give up chocolate before one of best chocolate festivals in the country, or the world for that matter?

Everything in moderation. So get yourself over to the Oregon Convention Center January 20-22 and pace yourself to indulge in all variations of chocolate possible: raspberry, strawberry-balsamic, blood orange, and cappuccino bon bons; yummy soft chocolate caramels; ginger or Thai chili truffles, sinful drinking chocolate, and so much more.

New this year is a chocolate beer made by beer maestro Chris at Back Pedal Brewing . Ok, here we go: Belgian dark strong ale with layers of chocolate flavor from Belgian Dark Candi Syrup, chocolate malted barley, cocoa nibs, cocoa powder, and cold brew coffee. AND, a portion of the sales at ChocolateFest will go to the World Forestry Center, who produces ChocolateFest as a fundraiser. High five everyone!

You’re for sure to walk away with not only a chocolate buzz, but feeling smarter too as many vendors are eager to tell you about where they source their cacao, how they process their beans, and how and why they support farmers around the world.

VIP tickets are presale only. General admission tickets are pre-sale and available at the door. The first 100 people in line each day will receive a free ChocolateFest water bottle!

Chocolate, wine, beer, vodka, sake, hard cider, and brain enhancement. Done.

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115 Responses to Win Tickets ($30): Chocolate Fest @ Oregon Convention Center | Chocolate, Wine, Beer, Vodka, Sake, Hard Cider, 2017 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas & More!

  1. Stacie Winter January 10, 2017 at 4:12 pm #

    Have always wanted to attend. Would love to finally go to this festival with my love and see what its all about!

    • Cindy Beeler January 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm #

      i live with a chocoholic please indulge me!!!
      it has been a long winter

    • Amber January 16, 2017 at 9:30 am #

      Because… chocolate :)

    • pam mayton February 9, 2017 at 7:56 pm #

      So long since I have anyone to spend a Valentine day with how much fun would this be/

  2. Vicki Creel January 10, 2017 at 4:36 pm #

    Because chocolate is my religion.

  3. Wendy January 10, 2017 at 4:40 pm #

    My Precious!!!!!

  4. Tabatha January 10, 2017 at 7:31 pm #

    Yum! Looking forward to going! Pick me

  5. Ariane January 10, 2017 at 7:44 pm #

    Because this year, of all years, we can all use a bit more chocolate to soothe the pain. And maybe by all sharing chocolate we can learn to like and understand each other just a little bit more.

  6. Sara Goldman January 10, 2017 at 8:24 pm #

    This is my birthday weekend, and it would be sweet (get it? Ha!) to go.

  7. Simone C January 10, 2017 at 9:12 pm #

    I’ll have to ski to this if I win!! Sounds like a cozy weekend!

  8. Janelle grizzard January 10, 2017 at 10:00 pm #

    Because there is no better pair- I need amto take my sister out to this :-)

  9. Julie January 11, 2017 at 12:24 am #

    I’ve had a rough week. Give me something to look forward too.

  10. Joe January 11, 2017 at 1:27 am #

    It would help me convince my wife to be a chocoholic like me.

  11. Chris Webb January 11, 2017 at 9:14 am #

    Sounds delectable!

  12. Amber Gillespie January 11, 2017 at 2:17 pm #

    It would be the perfect excuse for a weekend in Portland!

  13. Joshua January 11, 2017 at 3:39 pm #

    This event looks great!

  14. Enrique Shephard January 11, 2017 at 4:10 pm #

    Because my wife is chocolate, my heart is chocolate, and the greatest thing I have ever had the pleasure of tasting is CHOCOLATE!!!

  15. Rachel January 11, 2017 at 4:31 pm #

    I seriously don’t know what I’d do without chocolate. I am so excited to go to chocolatefest and experience some of the worlds best chocolate, bring it on.

  16. Jenny January 11, 2017 at 4:33 pm #

    Yes, please!

  17. Katharine January 11, 2017 at 5:01 pm #

    Would love to go!

  18. Amanda Swift January 11, 2017 at 5:15 pm #

    My goodness yes please! These new parents need a lovely date out.

  19. Wendy January 11, 2017 at 7:21 pm #

    I have never been.

  20. Pat G January 11, 2017 at 8:44 pm #

    21 ft Chocolate Waterfall at Candy Basket shop would be a stiff competitor. Count me in PLEASE!

  21. Anne January 11, 2017 at 9:16 pm #

    I love all things sweet! It would be a nice date night for my boyfriend and I. Actually he has a sweet tooth too! We’d love the opportunity to check this out! :)

  22. Katrina January 11, 2017 at 11:25 pm #

    Oh if it’s anything like crab n wine fest in Astoria, I could only be better because it’s in Portland? I would love to surprise my husband with this for his birthday, Jan 16th.

  23. Linda January 12, 2017 at 12:26 am #

    Yummmm. There’s so little yum in my life!!
    This would help!!!

  24. Terri Sigler January 12, 2017 at 4:46 am #

    We didn’t get to celebrate our anniversary this New Years and this could be a sweet substitute

  25. David January 12, 2017 at 7:34 am #

    Sounds like fun! We would love to go to one of best chocolate festivals in the country and enjoy that chocolate buzz. Very exciting, and we would definitely be one of the first 100 in line. Please pick us!!!

  26. Julie January 12, 2017 at 9:51 am #

    Oh my….sounds like my kind of heaven!!!

  27. Qing January 12, 2017 at 10:52 am #

    PICK ME! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBhxIyT8Slg

  28. Laura January 12, 2017 at 2:19 pm #

    WELL I want to go because …SCIENCE you know. Chocolate contains chemicals called opioids. Opioids are also found in opium, and they serve to dull pain and give a feeling of well-being to people who ingest them. According to a study, people who eat chocolate produce natural opiates in their brains that soothe their nerves and make them feel good. January 20th is going to be a stressful day for this country. I could use some opioids!

  29. Lanel Jackson January 12, 2017 at 2:36 pm #

    My inner me is saying Treat Yourself!

  30. Michael Howard January 12, 2017 at 3:13 pm #

    UM yes please

  31. Dan Korpenfelt January 12, 2017 at 3:18 pm #

    I like what they have so please pick me.

  32. Kelly January 12, 2017 at 3:19 pm #

    Yum…chocolate!

  33. lauren scher January 12, 2017 at 3:22 pm #

    I love chocolate!!!

  34. Nataly Young January 12, 2017 at 3:24 pm #

    I must win! Chocolate and drinks are life!

  35. April C January 12, 2017 at 3:27 pm #

    This sounds delicious!

  36. Cara January 12, 2017 at 3:28 pm #

    Chocolate, yes!

  37. Alethea January 12, 2017 at 3:29 pm #

    I can’t think of a better way to spend a Friday!

  38. Kerrin January 12, 2017 at 3:29 pm #

    I would love to take my little to this! Help a single momma out! We need to escape the house after this snow-in!

  39. david January 12, 2017 at 3:33 pm #

    i’ll take a chocolate with a side of chocolate, heavy on the cacao.

  40. Victoria Gantz January 12, 2017 at 3:34 pm #

    I need this badly! We had a bad RV accident on Dec 23, and the big freeze burst a water pipe last weekend, flooding our basement. That’s our 3rd flooding in 6 months. Chocolate willhelp.

  41. Marissa January 12, 2017 at 3:43 pm #

    omnom nom, would love to go!

  42. Brenda January 12, 2017 at 3:44 pm #

    Eat more chocolate! An excellent New Year’s resolution

  43. Jessica F January 12, 2017 at 3:56 pm #

    I have a dentist appointment the Monday after this event, so winning tickets would me my last hurrah.

  44. Tonia January 12, 2017 at 3:57 pm #

    Say the word….Chocolate…..I am drooling! I have wanted to attend this since I moved here 7 years ago, but have not been able to do so. Please help me make it this year! YUM!!!

  45. Shelly Wilkerson January 12, 2017 at 3:58 pm #

    Sounds like a great time, and we would love such an opportunity!

  46. Dan January 12, 2017 at 4:09 pm #

    Must have chocolate

  47. Scott Hamilton January 12, 2017 at 4:10 pm #

    Went last year. Looking forward to going again this year. Love it!

  48. Diana January 12, 2017 at 4:14 pm #

    First valentines I’m getting to spend with my love and we met on Valentine’s Day aaaand we both love chocolate but don’t eat a bunch of it so this would be a great excuse to and also get gifts! I love Valentines and like to get everyone I know lots of chocolate!

  49. Robert Trombley January 12, 2017 at 4:39 pm #

    sounds like a swell time

  50. Lauri January 12, 2017 at 5:01 pm #

    I’d love to go to this event!

  51. Scott Pierce January 12, 2017 at 5:14 pm #

    How do you go wrong with chocolate.

  52. Mark January 12, 2017 at 6:07 pm #

    Fine Dark chocolate and Cider, serious fun!

  53. Jules January 12, 2017 at 6:14 pm #

    It’ll be my third anniversary with my love but he has never attended and we’re both chocolate lovers. We finally both have time off work this year since he’s laid off. It would be a lovely, romantic evening for us.

  54. molli taylor January 12, 2017 at 6:43 pm #

    as a mom, i have very few vices left. please let me go to this and explore my chocolate!!!!

  55. Sarah January 12, 2017 at 6:56 pm #

    This looks so fun and tasty! I would love to go!

  56. Donna January 12, 2017 at 6:58 pm #

    Mmmmm chocolate….

  57. Danielle C January 12, 2017 at 7:01 pm #

    I live by wise words:

    “I wanna stuff some chocolate in my face” – Princess Anna from Disney’s Frozen.

  58. Ruth Parvin January 12, 2017 at 7:23 pm #

    Oh this would be such a good precursor to the Women’s March in Portland the next day. I would even pre -wear my pink pussy cap to pursue the perfect piece of chocolate preciousness and precociousness at this pre-eminent event.

  59. Drea Pittman January 12, 2017 at 7:35 pm #

    It’s mine and my husband’s 10th Valentine’s and I would love to surprise him with such a fun event. Ooh please pick me

  60. Sandi January 12, 2017 at 7:43 pm #

    This would be amazing, who wouldn’t enjoy tasty treats? Yummy!

  61. Jim Mc January 12, 2017 at 7:46 pm #

    Mmmmmmm chocolate!

  62. Raiven January 12, 2017 at 8:02 pm #

    Because who wouldn’t want to go?… this sounds like a weekend of decadence and I’d really appreciate an escape right now!

  63. Josette January 12, 2017 at 8:14 pm #

    okay

  64. Susan Solis January 12, 2017 at 8:17 pm #

    I was sick last year & wasn’t able to make. I want to go so bad this year.

  65. Suzy S January 12, 2017 at 8:19 pm #

    Cuz everything goes good with chocolate.

  66. Dave G. January 12, 2017 at 8:22 pm #

    Choco-Dial me!

  67. Megan January 12, 2017 at 8:30 pm #

    I would love to attend because I was just told last week that I had beaten my 3rd relapse of cancer! I am drowning in medical bills. What other way to celebrate the chocolates!!!!

  68. Collin Foster January 12, 2017 at 8:42 pm #

    I want a golden ticket! I want a golden ticket!

  69. Karina January 12, 2017 at 9:48 pm #

    Because my partner and I want to pick out awesome chocolate for each other for Valentine’s Day!

  70. Jen phillips January 12, 2017 at 10:12 pm #

    Why chocolate? Because I need a foodgasm

  71. Lisa January 12, 2017 at 10:28 pm #

    Love Love Love Chocolate. Can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon. Please choose me!

  72. Ryan January 12, 2017 at 10:52 pm #

    Why do I want to win?

    1. Chocolate
    2. Drinks
    3. Chocolate

  73. Teresa January 12, 2017 at 11:55 pm #

    Mmmm chocolate

  74. April January 13, 2017 at 12:36 am #

    I haven’t been in years and I miss it.

  75. Heidi January 13, 2017 at 1:06 am #

    I’d love the opportunity to sample chocolate and micro brew pairings! Sounds like a delicious event!

  76. Bruce January 13, 2017 at 1:15 am #

    I love the World Forestry Center- and would like to support such a worthy cause by eating chocolate and possibly drinking chocolate beer.

  77. Debra Meyer January 13, 2017 at 6:01 am #

    Want to take my daughter before she leaves for boot camp in the Coast Guard. She like her mother is a total chocoaholic!!

  78. Rhea January 13, 2017 at 6:56 am #

    We have never been able to go. It’s my Dad’s 84th birthday on the 19th. I would love to take him for his birthday. He would love this as much as me.

  79. Robin January 13, 2017 at 8:37 am #

    Loyal Democrats and Dark Chocolate Lovers here- please help us get through the Trumpocolypse with your deliciously tempting treats and elixirs – we’re gonna NEED it! ;) CaCAO! (and thank you =)

  80. Greg January 13, 2017 at 8:37 am #

    I only regret that I might not be able to sample everything if I go.

  81. Todd January 13, 2017 at 10:06 am #

    My girl friend would love to go to this. Happy girl friend means happy me.

  82. Ed January 13, 2017 at 11:34 am #

    What a blast! Last years event was fantastic!

  83. James January 13, 2017 at 1:19 pm #

    Sake and chocolate are two of my favorite things!

  84. Shawn January 13, 2017 at 1:58 pm #

    OHHHHH MYYYYYY this sounds like heaven….chocolate, cider, beer & vodka under one roof? Yes please! I need this reason to leave the beautiful Columbia River Gorge and drive to my favorite oregon town!

  85. Lizz January 13, 2017 at 3:46 pm #

    I’m way too skinny and need to fatten up for spring.

  86. Patricia Garner January 13, 2017 at 5:33 pm #

    Have you ever noticed there are no recipes for leftover chocolate, Therefore I say to the Festival we shall Go!!!! Eating Chocolate Live and Glow.

  87. Julie D January 13, 2017 at 7:36 pm #

    I am in it for the brain enhancement. The beer and chocolate would just be an added bonus!

  88. Kamela Kern January 13, 2017 at 10:18 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to go! Nothing better than Chocolate! This would be awesome!

  89. Roger January 14, 2017 at 8:08 am #

    Yes! An event not to be missed! Thank u for the opportunity at free passes PDX Pipeline. Would so love to go.

  90. D Davis January 14, 2017 at 12:40 pm #

    Everyone attending this event is a winner. However winning tickets may make the chocolate taste just a little sweeter….But I am attending either way:)

  91. JM January 14, 2017 at 6:48 pm #

    i have always wanted to go! and, there will be sake!

  92. Lori M January 14, 2017 at 10:03 pm #

    When I die, it will be death by chocolate!

  93. Belen Herrera January 14, 2017 at 10:55 pm #

    Chocolate. Need I say more

  94. jim January 15, 2017 at 7:45 am #

    You have to ask? Chocolate!

  95. Ahna January 15, 2017 at 9:25 am #

    Ummm, chocolate. Is there anything more delightful?

  96. Natasha January 15, 2017 at 10:27 am #

    I would love to go! Chocolate is my favorite and this event falls on my birthday January 21st! Thank you PDX Pipeline for this opportunity!

  97. delia January 15, 2017 at 10:41 pm #

    Chocolate is tasty!

  98. Gene January 16, 2017 at 10:48 am #

    Me love the chocolate!

  99. Lauren January 16, 2017 at 11:51 am #

    In a world where an angry bigoted cheeto is about to be our next president and Carrie Fisher has passed, chocolate is the only thing that makes sense. Throw me a lifeline before I’m consumed in a deep dark dirty depression :'(. Chocolate is the cure!

  100. Hannah January 16, 2017 at 1:53 pm #

    Would love to attend and it’s my Birthday weekend!

  101. 503Geek January 16, 2017 at 2:56 pm #

    This could change the outlook of the entire year!

  102. Katie January 16, 2017 at 5:31 pm #

    Yup prefect day date. Please and thank you!

  103. Stacy Marie January 16, 2017 at 11:31 pm #

    Chocolate coma for the win. This would be a really cool experience.

  104. Cari January 17, 2017 at 8:17 am #

    This sounds amazing!

  105. Debbie Gouly January 17, 2017 at 2:10 pm #

    My New Year’s resolution is to eat more chocolate… Chocolate is healthy and good for us. It will put a smile on anybody’s face… I have cabin fever and need to get out with my two little girls for a chocolate date ;)

  106. Shillina January 18, 2017 at 10:27 pm #

    Love chocolate and would love to bring my date

  107. madeline nicolopoulos January 19, 2017 at 9:12 pm #

    Because chocolate with the one I love is what I love <3

  108. Brian January 21, 2017 at 5:05 pm #

    Yes, yes, and YES!

  109. Arash January 23, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

    Beer and Chocolate?!!! OK!

  110. Arash January 23, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

    Beer and Chocolate?!!! OK!

  111. Rebecca Litwiller January 29, 2017 at 8:21 pm #

    It has been a long, frigid winter. A day filled with beer and chocolate would be like the light at the end of the tunnel.. YES PLEEEASE!!!

  112. Liz February 9, 2017 at 7:11 pm #

    Sounds fun!

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