Win Tickets + Gift Basket ($96): 2014 ChocolateFest @ Oregon Convention Center | 80+ Vendors, Wine & Chocolate Pairings, Truffles, Fudge, Caramels, Hot Cocoa & More!

We are giving away two pairs of tickets + gift baskets to ChocolateFest @ Oregon Convention Center on January 25-26. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, January 24.

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From our sponsors:
2014 ChocolateFest @ Oregon Convention Center9th Annual ChocolateFest
January 24- 26, 2014
$8-$24 | All Ages
More info: chocolatefest.org

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

Portland’s own ChocolateFest delivers three days of delicious goodness. An anticipated 80+ chocolate and chocolate-related exhibitors will sample and sell some of the finest
creations from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Visitors will be tempted with luscious truffles, heavenly fudge, creamy caramels, drinking chocolate, wine and much more.

Event times & admission:

  • Premiere Night – Friday, January 24, 6:00-9:30pm (Age 21 and older only) $24 (Presale is $20)
  • Saturday, January 25, 11am – 6pm $12 adults, $10 seniors, $8 students, $7 children (Age 5-12)
  • Sunday, January 26, 11am–5pm $12 adults, $10 seniors, $8 students, $7 children (Age 5-12)

Friday’s premiere night is for ages 21 and over and includes wine and chocolate pairings, music by Patrick Lamb, drink specials, Best in Show voting, and a chance to win some amazing prizes. The first 500 attendees will receive a complimentary ChocolateFest wine glass.

On the main stage, cooking demonstrations, featuring chocolate as the main ingredient, will occur throughout the weekend. Attendees can sample both savory and sweet creations from local chefs. Additional presentations include learning about the cacao tree, the process of making chocolate, and chocolate food and wine pairings. Attendees will have the chance to view a replica of the cacao tree, a unique tree that only grows in tropical rainforests within 20 degrees north or south of the equator.

ChocolateFest is produced by the World Forestry Center, a nonprofit educational organization founded in 1964 in Portland, Oregon. ChocolateFest was created in 2006 as a fundraiser that would not only expose the public to incredible chocolate products, but educate about the tropical cacao tree and how chocolate is made from bean to bar. ChocolateFest is the World Forestry Center’s largest public fundraiser and helps support their important mission of teaching this generation and the next, about the world’s forests and environmental sustainability.

The event has grown to be one of the largest, if not the largest, gathering of chocolatiers in the country. For more information, please visit www.chocolatefest.org or call 503-228-1367

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281 Responses to Win Tickets + Gift Basket ($96): 2014 ChocolateFest @ Oregon Convention Center | 80+ Vendors, Wine & Chocolate Pairings, Truffles, Fudge, Caramels, Hot Cocoa & More!

  1. Melissa January 20, 2014 at 13:25 #

    OHHH PLEASE! I have been on a chocolate-free diet since Christmas! What better excuse to enjoy chocolate than at CHOCOATE FEST! My husband will have no excuse and will have to take me and let me enjoy all the goodies!

  2. Melissa January 20, 2014 at 13:28 #

    OHHH PLEASE! I have been on a chocolate-free diet since Christmas! What better way to enjoy chocolate than at Chocolate Fest! My husband will have no excuses…he will have to take me on a date and let me enjoy all the goodies!!!

    • Melissa January 20, 2014 at 13:30 #

      Sorry for the duplication, it said it didn’t go through the first time….

  3. Meghan January 20, 2014 at 13:33 #

    Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate! AND WINE.

  4. Laura Speed January 20, 2014 at 13:46 #

    Who doesn’t love chocolate! !!

  5. Jenelle January 20, 2014 at 13:47 #

    Mmm chocolate and wine, I can definitely make some time for that!

  6. Nabina Nazar January 20, 2014 at 13:50 #

    Chocolate !!!

    I never met a chocolate I didn’t like!!! :)

  7. Al January 20, 2014 at 13:54 #

    Oh gosh, yes please! I’ve been having some mad chocolate cravings

  8. Alena Rosa January 20, 2014 at 14:09 #

    Sounds yummy, and fun! The cooking demonstrations sound exciting. My fiance & I enjoy cooking shows, even when he’s too sick to eat! LOL. With 7 kids (between us), chocolate is always around. Our 2 13 year old boys bake, and cook, a lot. Our girls, 11 and almost 11, research recipes and try them. Weirdest? Unicorn Poop Cookies!! LOL. We’d love to go and bring them all some new chocolate ideas, plus goodies. ;-) Thank you for considering us.

  9. kim patterdon January 20, 2014 at 14:09 #

    Love wine and chocolate. My 2 favorite things.

  10. James Young January 20, 2014 at 14:41 #

    The combination of chocolate, alcohol and a MAX ride makes for a great date for my wife & I

  11. Valerie Chiong January 20, 2014 at 14:57 #

    I always miss this event when it comes into town! I love to try new chocolate concoctions and knowing Portland there are bound to be very tasty and interesting creations!

  12. Heidi January 20, 2014 at 14:59 #

    This sounds fantastic! My good friend and I planning a ladies day out this weekend and it would be AMAZING to have tickets to this. We both are in SERIOUS need of some chocolate and wine after a rather rough fall and winter! Help us make a perfect weekend!
    Cheers-
    Heidi

  13. Miss Willis January 20, 2014 at 15:10 #

    Chocolate is art. Art makes me happy. So I suppose it’s safe to say chocolate makes me super happy… sometimes, I’m rendered speechless in chocolate bliss.
    I vowed to do more things in life that make me happy.

    I would LOVE to experience this event! :)

  14. Cody Lee January 20, 2014 at 15:49 #

    This sounds like an amazing treat and my girlfriend is a HUGE wine fanatic, since she can’t drink beer. This would be a great surprise for her. We have been talking about going to this since we found out, but we can’t afford the tickets, and we would make sure to take full advantage of the chance to go!

    Thanks guys, YOU ROCK!

  15. deedee turner January 20, 2014 at 15:51 #

    I love chocolate!! :) my birthday is on the 28th of this month, what could be a better gift! ;)
    thanks for the consideration

  16. Carlen January 20, 2014 at 16:28 #

    I seriously need a date day!!

  17. CJ January 20, 2014 at 16:30 #

    Pick me pick me ooooh ooooh pick me

  18. Cindy January 20, 2014 at 16:31 #

    Chocolate and wine are always welcomed! It would be a great pick-me-up for my best friend and sound like a wonderful event. I’ve never been to the festival, but have heard many great reviews. I would love to see for myself. Great opportunity! Thank you!

  19. Nicodemus January 20, 2014 at 16:31 #

    I need to take my lady out. She deserves it. She loves both chocolate AND wine. :)

  20. Linda L January 20, 2014 at 16:35 #

    I went last year, and would love to enjoy the chocolate again!

  21. Joshua Thomas January 20, 2014 at 17:06 #

    My girlfriend loves chocolate and has been talking about wanting to go to this and it would be a great way to surprise her and make her weekend awesome and eventful.

  22. Tamara Colpitts January 20, 2014 at 17:29 #

    My husband and I would love to win these tickets. My bday is on the 27th and this would be a great way to kick off my bday weekend…

  23. Miyuki January 20, 2014 at 18:32 #

    My beloved hubby’s birthday is January 25th! He loves chocolate. It would be a great romantic gift for him.

  24. Matt January 20, 2014 at 20:55 #

    Why wouldn’t I want to go? What better way to spend a winters day than eating chocolate without having to pay?

  25. Monique January 20, 2014 at 21:05 #

    Oh chocolate,
    your deep velvet richness pleases me so.
    I love the resolute way
    you sway my palate
    Affected by form
    and influenced by the subtlest of companions,
    you win me over
    again
    and again
    I’d vote for you
    in a contest with god.

  26. Melissa Kaylene January 20, 2014 at 21:47 #

    I’m already going, but I’d love to win for my friend so she can come with me!! Can’t wait!

  27. Carson January 20, 2014 at 22:55 #

    Chocolate and wines always good

  28. Dorinda January 20, 2014 at 23:13 #

    I’d love to have tickets! if awarded premier night Tickets, it would afford me a much needed mom’s night out to really savor the event and the educational opportunity; if awarded tickets to sun. or mon., I would take my lovely daughter again who REALLY enjoyed a past event at the forestry center; either way I’d love to attend this yummy event to support the forestry ctr. thank you

  29. Rb. January 20, 2014 at 23:19 #

    This event sounds absolutely dreamy. Fingers crossed.

  30. Angie January 21, 2014 at 06:40 #

    Please pick me! I love wine and chocolate. Its my birthday weekend and this would be the most amazing way to spend it! Thank you!

  31. Heather January 21, 2014 at 08:23 #

    Chocolate please!!!!!

  32. Christine January 21, 2014 at 09:33 #

    Yum, this would be so fun!

  33. Erin January 21, 2014 at 09:38 #

    Yum yum yum
    Nom nom nom

    Nothing better than chocolate!!!

  34. Erin January 21, 2014 at 09:38 #

    Yum yum yum
    Nom nom nom

    Nothing better than chocolate!!!

  35. Susan January 21, 2014 at 09:39 #

    My in-laws are coming to Oregon for the first time and I cant think of a better way to show them a good time, than going to Chocolate Fest. And who doesnt love chocolate :)

  36. Jessica January 21, 2014 at 10:29 #

    Ahh my aunt is in town and this would be the perfect welcome treat! Chocolate AND wine!

  37. Laura January 21, 2014 at 10:31 #

    My two favorite things…pick me!

  38. Pavel January 21, 2014 at 10:33 #

    I know someone who is dying to go to this…and I need brownie points with her! Plus, who doesn’t like chocolate?

  39. Jessica January 21, 2014 at 10:49 #

    Must.have.chocolate.

  40. Marissa January 21, 2014 at 10:51 #

    I.Love.Chocolate. Please pick me!

  41. Cathy January 21, 2014 at 11:58 #

    Yum! chocolate please….!

  42. Luna January 21, 2014 at 14:19 #

    I would love to win the tickets, this sounds like a really fun event!

  43. Donielle January 21, 2014 at 14:22 #

    I would just love to surprise my best (chocohalic) friend with this tickets!

  44. Ophelia January 21, 2014 at 15:07 #

    So I entered to win tickets somewhere else and thought it would be nice to tell my friends about it. Seems like the right thing to do, right? But then what happens when your friend wins the tickets for him and his girlfriend?

    Exactly. That’s why I’m here. Trying to win tickets yet again. And NOT telling anyone else about it…(until afterwards, of course–can’t make that mistake twice).

  45. Matthew Chamberlain January 21, 2014 at 17:09 #

    “A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men.” – Willy Wonka

    To have a little chocolate to take a break from the grind would be a real treat.

  46. Brenda Jo January 21, 2014 at 17:50 #

    Shower me in chocolate!!

  47. lotti January 21, 2014 at 19:54 #

    All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!

  48. birdonit January 21, 2014 at 20:50 #

    My New Years resolution is to eat more chocolate!!!

  49. Erica January 21, 2014 at 21:56 #

    I would love to attend the ChocolateFest!! What a fun event, with the best kind of samples ever!! Please pick me!

  50. Danielle January 22, 2014 at 01:26 #

    Oh how I love chocolate. I’ve been to a chocolate festival in Ashland before and had a wonderful time. It would be great to see how Portland’s compares.

  51. Danielle January 22, 2014 at 01:26 #

    Oh how I love chocolate. I’ve been to a chocolate festival in Ashland before and had a wonderful time. It would be great to see how Portland’s compares.

  52. Bill W. January 22, 2014 at 09:21 #

    I promised myself that 2014 would be a sweet year. Here we go….!

  53. Kelli January 22, 2014 at 09:53 #

    Chocolate is like air.

  54. Megan January 22, 2014 at 09:57 #

    I would love to take my girlfriend to this for her birthday. Cheers!

  55. DJK January 22, 2014 at 10:44 #

    True artists can reveal magical and mesmerizing powers that you never before realized in chocolate. I want to be inspired!

  56. Lana January 22, 2014 at 11:30 #

    If I was a zombie I would go around saying chocolate…instead of brains =). Love me some chocolate!

  57. Joanna January 22, 2014 at 11:53 #

    I would love to go to this because I LOVE Chocolate and I have never been before!! :)

  58. Tim January 22, 2014 at 12:05 #

    A day out AND chocolate would definitely make my wife a happy person. Help a guy out!!!(?)

  59. David Williams January 22, 2014 at 12:32 #

    This would be so fun to take my new gf to :))

  60. Melissa Manier January 22, 2014 at 12:34 #

    I am Augustus Gloop! More chocolate pretty please!!!!

  61. Taylor Q Bacon January 22, 2014 at 13:13 #

    Wow how much fun would it be to strong chocolatefest!

  62. Steve January 22, 2014 at 13:15 #

    I’d like to win because this sounds like a blast!

  63. Arielle January 22, 2014 at 13:51 #

    Would love to have a chance to go! This sounds awesome. I have friends that mentioned going and I’d love to tag along.

  64. Lisa January 22, 2014 at 15:07 #

    I have always wanted to go! I have heard amazing things and would love to see the variety of vendors and what they have to offer! Drooling just thinking of it!

  65. Sue January 22, 2014 at 15:42 #

    I really want to win this as I love love love chocolate and admit I’m addicted

  66. Kiki Hoyt January 22, 2014 at 15:51 #

    I love chocolate.
    So should you.
    Milk chocolate,
    Dark chocolate.
    It’s good for you, too.

    Chocolate cake,
    Chocolate candy,
    Chocolate pie.
    Take away my chocolate
    And I might die.

    White chocolate,
    Hot chocolate,
    Even chocolate soup…
    Any chocolate lover knows
    Chocolate is a food group.

  67. kevin January 22, 2014 at 17:32 #

    I’d like to go because I’m already driving down from Canada to deliver a friend of mine to this event!

  68. Jeremy Brill January 22, 2014 at 17:56 #

    right in my wife’s wheelhouse

  69. Kirsten January 22, 2014 at 19:23 #

    OMG! This SOUNDS amazing and fantastic! PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME!!! :)

  70. Shaadi January 22, 2014 at 19:50 #

    I would love to attend because this is my first time ever hearing that there’s a chocolate fest in Portland!! How have I not heard of this the past 25 years of life?! Oh dear chocolate gods, pick me, I will eat and sample all of you!

  71. Angel January 22, 2014 at 21:13 #

    Chocolate! I need good chocolate. Now, right now… I’ll be attending either way so I may as well get a free basket of chocolate. Please.

  72. Michael A January 22, 2014 at 21:22 #

    This would make such an incredible date-night activity; he has a major obsession with chocolate. I could earn some serious brownie points (get it? brownies. chocolate ;-). Anywho, help a guy out, PLEASE! I’ll send a thank-you card. It will probably include glitter. Cheers.

  73. Tenley Erickson January 22, 2014 at 23:39 #

    Would love this so much! Chocolate is my favorite- Would be a fun event to take my hubby to…we havn’t had a date out since last summer! ♥

  74. Destry Brown January 23, 2014 at 04:20 #

    Chocolate wine and samples and a gift basket. Thank you so much if I can win this!

  75. Dana Wales January 23, 2014 at 04:22 #

    Its a long shot seeing how popular this is but I would love to enjoy good company, good chocolate and then take home the gift basket to enjoy with my company :)

  76. Lucy January 23, 2014 at 08:02 #

    I’d like to go because it’s tradition for the Oregon Lolitas to get dressed up and go to the Chocolate Fest every year, and this will be my fourth year going!

  77. Chris Hamilton January 23, 2014 at 08:10 #

    Took my bride to this last year and had a great time. Would love to go again.

  78. Patricia January 23, 2014 at 08:50 #

    I would love to go! We have our first date night in months this weekend. This would be the best way to start the evening, and I’m sure our sitter would love for us to bring something back to make showing up a little early totally worth her while!

  79. Shaina January 23, 2014 at 09:01 #

    Pick me! I already hate my classes this quarter so I would love to drown my sorrows in chocolate.

  80. Dennis choi January 23, 2014 at 09:06 #

    I love chocolate!!! Want to taste all the different kinds!!

  81. Puddles January 23, 2014 at 10:12 #

    My cat is ill and the only cure that will work that a pigmy goat told me is a mountain of chocolate. Please help <3

  82. jason January 23, 2014 at 10:53 #

    We love us some chocolate!

  83. Alexandra January 23, 2014 at 11:18 #

    Who doesn’t love chocolate?!? I didn’t even know they had a whole fest for Chocolate. My life is almost complete.. Now I just have to actually attend :)

  84. anne January 23, 2014 at 11:58 #

    MUST. WIN. CHOCOLATE.

  85. Melody January 23, 2014 at 12:37 #

    Chocolate is food for the soul!
    Need I say more?

  86. KAREN MC January 23, 2014 at 12:50 #

    CHOCOLATE FEST at Oregon Convention Center this weekend. I want to go with my friends that just notified me they are going. I’ve never been!! Chocolate & Patrick Lamb are my Fav!!

  87. Diana January 23, 2014 at 12:55 #

    It’s time to mess up my New Year’s resolution of staying away from sweets. Pick me!

  88. Lise January 23, 2014 at 12:59 #

    As my dad likes to say, “Chocolate is the answer…who cares what the question is!”

  89. mark frost January 23, 2014 at 13:35 #

    I would love to win this because it is mine an my fiance’s fist valentines together an I just moved all the way from nc to be with her an we met on xbox. We met each other for the first time when she flew to nc for thanksgiving to meet me an my family so I think this would be agreat way to show how much I love her an want to marry her

  90. maria haas January 23, 2014 at 13:47 #

    This would be great to win, this is mine an my fiance first valentine’s that we’ve been together in the same state. And we love chocolate!

  91. Megan January 23, 2014 at 13:55 #

    The amount of $$ I have taken out of my savings and spent on chocolate over my entire life time (HUGE chocolate supporter) deserves a break by getting free tickets to this event.

    I promise if awarded this one night of fun, amazing treats, delicious wine, and calories I will provide great business to all of the vendors participating!

  92. Kalei January 23, 2014 at 13:57 #

    I can really appreciate some chocolate in my life right now. So please let me indulge and don’t tell me I can’t!

  93. Katie January 23, 2014 at 14:00 #

    Ooo!!! YAY! One of many who would LOVE to win this prize. Chocolate is my strongest vise next to music.

  94. Gaby Swisher January 23, 2014 at 14:27 #

    I’d love to go! I’ve had the worst week, and chocolate is my favorite coping mechanism.

  95. Nick January 23, 2014 at 14:37 #

    Chocolate is the best

  96. Anna January 23, 2014 at 14:39 #

    I’m newly pregnant with my first child and my husband and I are having a really hard time finding fun things to do that do not revolve around drunkenness. This would be GREAT as I could indulge my sweet tooth guilt free!!!

  97. Venus January 23, 2014 at 14:41 #

    Chocolate and wine make for a sexy night.

  98. Cecelia January 23, 2014 at 14:41 #

    I really want to go.

  99. leah January 23, 2014 at 14:44 #

    I’d like to win because i just started school, so i need some consolation/reward and also I’m PMSing so i’ve been craving chocolate!!!!

  100. Alison January 23, 2014 at 14:44 #

    I would LOVE to go to this! Along with everyone else and their mom, but this would really, seriously, make such a great date. Lately we’ve exhausted about every date idea there is, and my boyfriend is absolutely obsessed with chocolate. He’s the total girl in the relationship as far as liking chocolate, but I am A-OK with that. It would make his weekend if I got us tickets. We would sample and buy just about everything possible..no joke.

    Chocolate fest = best date ever.

  101. Jennifer January 23, 2014 at 14:44 #

    I love chocolate. Simple as that- great reason to want to win tickets to a Chocolate Fest and I’d be bringing my friend who is visiting from the island of Anguilla and has never been to a large fest, let alone, a fest of Chocolate.

  102. Kamela Kern January 23, 2014 at 14:45 #

    I LOVE CHOCOLATE! That’s a reason in itself, but I’ve never been to a chocolate festival and have a 10 year old son who loves chocolate as much as anyone I’ve ever seen. We are missing my 16 year old son, who has been studying in Germany for the last 6 months, and won’t be back until August. This would be a great event to enjoy and distract from what(who) is missing in our home. Thanks for the chance. Whoever wins is a very lucky individual. Congratulations to whoever it is.

  103. Eric January 23, 2014 at 14:46 #

    What better way to support the World Forestry Center than through the love of chocolate?!

  104. Rachel January 23, 2014 at 14:46 #

    I would love to go because my nickname when I studied abroad was “Miss Chocolat”- I was known for keeping chocolate on me at all times, and often shared with my classmates.

  105. Libby January 23, 2014 at 14:47 #

    Would love to take a friend, or share goodies with some others. Been a looonnnggg week!!!!

  106. Greg A January 23, 2014 at 14:47 #

    Was wondering what to do this weekend, and this would be the perfect answer after a tough week for me and my better half.

  107. Quinton January 23, 2014 at 14:48 #

    my family loves chocolate. I can entertain the child and the wife all at once Boom!

  108. Damian January 23, 2014 at 14:48 #

    I like Chocolate and all… but I’m, like, more of a Vanilla guy.
    But my other half is a Chocolate FREAK. I mean, like, PSYCHO over that brown stuff.
    What I’m saying is, if I take so-and-so to this thing… there’s gonna be some FREAKY s**t.
    It’s been a while since I had me some freaky business.

  109. Mary January 23, 2014 at 14:49 #

    Um this sounds amazing.

  110. andrew k January 23, 2014 at 14:51 #

    Chocolate is medicine too! My sweetie definitely needs to attend this fest to get her fix this week. Please …..

  111. Nate January 23, 2014 at 14:52 #

    I want to put all of the chocolate in my mouth.

  112. SMD January 23, 2014 at 14:53 #

    I’ve stuck to my New Year’s resolutions for once – there is probably no better way to celebrate that :)

  113. Rebecca January 23, 2014 at 14:56 #

    This would be so much fun!!

  114. erica January 23, 2014 at 14:56 #

    Theobromific!

  115. Marco January 23, 2014 at 14:57 #

    My valentine embraces Death by Chocolate.

  116. Erik January 23, 2014 at 14:57 #

    I would like to go and find the best non-dairy Chocolate to share with my wife.

    Thanks!

  117. Joe M. January 23, 2014 at 14:58 #

    Chocolate heaven here I come – cheers!

  118. Molly Rahe January 23, 2014 at 15:01 #

    Every year I attend the ChocolateFest with a childhood best friend that I don’t get to see very often. We decided that the draw of CHOCOLATE would be a good reason to make this an annual event. Plus we drop a ton of $$ and love it and laugh and its a lot of fun!

  119. Pam Sullivan January 23, 2014 at 15:04 #

    Wine and chocolate!? You can’t lose!

  120. Courtney January 23, 2014 at 15:04 #

    If I could choose one food to live on for the rest of my life I would hands down choose chocolate!! I’ve just moved to Portland and have never heard of a chocolate fest before but i’m pretty sure it’s the best idea anyone has ever had :)

  121. Lauren January 23, 2014 at 15:05 #

    Chocolate is a wonderful winter comfort.

  122. Amy January 23, 2014 at 15:07 #

    Would love to attend to see what local chocolatiers bring this year!!

  123. Neil Johnson January 23, 2014 at 15:07 #

    Chocolate doesn’t make the world go round, but at least it makes the ride worthwhile!

  124. Jackie January 23, 2014 at 15:07 #

    1. Chocolate 2. Fest. I want in.

  125. Bryan Hurayt January 23, 2014 at 15:08 #

    I love this event and have been the last 3 years!! Brought my fiance for her first time lady year we both wanna go back so bad!! I love chocolate

  126. Georgia January 23, 2014 at 15:09 #

    So you’re telling me it’s a whole festival of CHOCOLATE!?

  127. Jenny January 23, 2014 at 15:09 #

    Yes please!

  128. Sandra January 23, 2014 at 15:10 #

    Chocolate and gifts-that would be lovely!

  129. Shian January 23, 2014 at 15:10 #

    I moved from Texas to Oregon last fall and need to do something out of the box where I can meet new people. I search your email each week for something to do – this time I need an evening with chocolate.

  130. Racheal Boehm January 23, 2014 at 15:11 #

    I have a four year old – my husband and I could REALLY use a night out

    And this would rule

  131. Sarah K January 23, 2014 at 15:11 #

    Omg the best kind of fest there could be. Yes please!

  132. Lacey January 23, 2014 at 15:12 #

    I first heard about this event 3 years ago, and every year since I’ve always let it slip my mind until the date has come and gone, and every year this happens I kick myself! I’m DYING to go by this point, and if I had the opportunity to go for free then it would be kizmit!

  133. Susie MacMillan January 23, 2014 at 15:15 #

    Who doesn’t love chocolate?! I’m a pregnant mama who loves, loves, loves chocolate!! What a wonderful FEST! This would be an excellent pre-celebration of baby boy’s arrival. :)

  134. Jeremy Brill January 23, 2014 at 15:16 #

    yum

  135. Andrea January 23, 2014 at 15:16 #

    My dentist and gynocologist both tell me I’m low on chocolate. HELP!

  136. Nickolas Warner January 23, 2014 at 15:17 #

    What can I say? Doesn’t everyone deserve this treat? Don’t all souls, young and decrepit alike love chocolate? I can only say that I am a chocolate addict and this would be a small fix until I find my next satisfaction.

  137. Rebecca January 23, 2014 at 15:18 #

    I would love to be able to take my sister to this. she has been through some tough life challenges and I think chocolate would help cheer her up. thank you :-)

  138. Heather January 23, 2014 at 15:19 #

    Mmm… I Love Chocolate!! Would absolutely Love This!! Thank You! :-)

  139. Julie January 23, 2014 at 15:21 #

    Please pick me this time! I’d so love to win, and I’d be eternally grateful.

  140. Allison Bailey January 23, 2014 at 15:22 #

    I’ve been searching for the perfect anniversary activity! Swoon!!

  141. Ragnar Hartmann January 23, 2014 at 15:22 #

    My girlfriend will literally kill me if I don’t get tickets for this!

  142. Ragnar Hartmann January 23, 2014 at 15:26 #

    BTW: Your link is a little broken.

  143. Sheila Davis January 23, 2014 at 15:27 #

    Chocolate and Wine, my two favorite things! Exactly what I will need on Saturday afternoon after my two Anatomy and Physiology exams I’m taking earlier that day eesh!!

  144. Lorelee January 23, 2014 at 15:27 #

    Chocolate, Wine and Patrick Lamb…what a line up! Would love to attend.

  145. Reena January 23, 2014 at 15:28 #

    One of my favorite things to do in college and while I traveled to cities around the country was to go to cupcake places, ice cream places, or chocolate places. I would sort of give them ratings based on flavors offered and taste – a gourmet spin on regular flavors like a really well done vanilla or red velvet, or really outrageous flavors done really well like creamed corn ice cream, or simple things combined in gourmet ways like rosemary pine but ice cream. I recently moved here and would love the chance to see what there is at this festival and rate all the chocolate places in one go!!

  146. Audrey Henry January 23, 2014 at 15:31 #

    What a great way to spend a day with my daughter while visiting her in Portland! Would love to experience this event.

  147. randy January 23, 2014 at 15:31 #

    I can tell there is a lot of other responses to this contest. I am very sincere in that I would love to take my 12 y.o. daughter to this event if I could afford to. I would really love to be the one to win this and take her with me to experience it all together if we could.
    Thanks….

  148. Sherri January 23, 2014 at 15:31 #

    I am due to go on this first date with this guy and well I think going to something like this would be good. One I am in a public place so I will feel more comfortable and second, it will let me know how romantic he might actually get.
    Plus being out of work right now, this girl could really use a good pick me up…Not to mention chocolate is a girls best friend don’t you know.

  149. Virginia January 23, 2014 at 15:33 #

    My best friend and I have taken a “sober pledge” for January, and we have found that giving up alcohol (especially wine) has given us serious sugar cravings. Please help us stay strong and sober by placating our newly-ravenous sweet tooth! :) Thanks!

  150. jimbobber January 23, 2014 at 15:34 #

    Forget dem biches, us dudes need chocklit too. I’d like to attend because it might make me feel like Charlie in the chocolate factory.

  151. Kacy January 23, 2014 at 15:35 #

    Chocolate is an aphrodesiac, right?

  152. Lori January 23, 2014 at 15:35 #

    The math test cracks me up here! :)

    But ok, so yes I went last year and it was phenomenal!!! My boyfriends 50th birthday is on 2/12 and yes, everyone has a birthday but ya have to admit 50 is kind of a big deal right? ;)

  153. Natasha January 23, 2014 at 15:37 #

    You can’t go wrong with chocolate and wine!!!!

  154. Jen January 23, 2014 at 15:40 #

    I missed out on this last year and free tickets will ensure I don’t miss it again this year! <3

  155. jim January 23, 2014 at 15:40 #

    chocolate, nuf said

  156. Philip Snapp January 23, 2014 at 15:42 #

    This would be a nice thing to do with my wife this weekend.

  157. Laura January 23, 2014 at 15:45 #

    Reading this post has made me want two things:

    To go to the chocolate festival!

    And to eat chocolate right now!!!!

    The problem is if I eat my little stash of chocolate now I will be out! Unless you have mercy on me and let me go to this wonderful event this weekend!

    How cool do the cooking demos sound too? Any chance to get more chocolate into my diet seems like a noble cause.

  158. Cheri Clark January 23, 2014 at 15:46 #

    Seriously!?!? You need to ask? CHOCOLATE!!!

  159. Stacey Bell January 23, 2014 at 15:46 #

    I would love to win tickets! We’ve been short-staffed at work all week and I need a break!!!

  160. Karissa Dunbar January 23, 2014 at 15:51 #

    I desperately need chocolate.

  161. Kai January 23, 2014 at 15:52 #

    I would be in so much heaven if I won tickets to this.

  162. April January 23, 2014 at 15:52 #

    Time for stretchy pants! :)

  163. Brandy Taylor January 23, 2014 at 15:53 #

    OMG! This sounds amazing!

  164. Sarah G January 23, 2014 at 15:53 #

    OMG CHOCOLATE! OM NOM NOM NOM NOM!!!!!!

  165. Jenna Burke January 23, 2014 at 15:53 #

    Yum!

  166. rue January 23, 2014 at 15:55 #

    OMG I have wanted to go to this for SO LONG- I missed it last year and was so bummed out.
    I love love love chocolate and would love this opportunity to see some of the amazing ways it can be used that I never think of! Thanks.

  167. Cynthia January 23, 2014 at 16:04 #

    Everyone has very compelling replies. I know whoever wins the tickets will have a great time.
    Here’s a joke:
    Why did the bicycle need to take a nap?

    he was two tired!

  168. Shayla January 23, 2014 at 16:04 #

    I want to swim in a sea of chocolate and have it flow through my veins!

  169. Tony January 23, 2014 at 16:17 #

    I love chocolate!

  170. William Stewart January 23, 2014 at 16:23 #

    Mmmm . . . Choooocolate . . .

  171. Lisa January 23, 2014 at 16:25 #

    Chocolate and wine, what could be better?

  172. Heidi January 23, 2014 at 16:25 #

    Who doesn’t love chocolate festival? Sounds fun!!

  173. Donna Lemay January 23, 2014 at 16:31 #

    To be chosen would be such a wonderful blessing… My 9 month old has been ill for the last 3 weeks and finally is out of the woods. This chocolate gasam event was something hubby and I were looking forward to for the last 2 months. Now due to medical expenses we will not be able to go. This winning will be a shinning light in a very dark time. Thank you!!!

  174. Kate January 23, 2014 at 16:36 #

    I need chocolate in my face!!!!!

  175. Sophie January 23, 2014 at 16:36 #

    I’m sold! Nothing better than chocolate and good company to get over whatever has you down.

  176. w January 23, 2014 at 16:38 #

    please me!

  177. Megan Megli January 23, 2014 at 16:40 #

    This sounds amazing. Looking forward to it!

  178. Louis January 23, 2014 at 16:44 #

    Took my wife to this last year and had a great time. Would love to go again!

  179. Yasmine January 23, 2014 at 16:45 #

    My mom lost her job and I know this would cheer her up…Who wouldn’t like to wallow in chocolate!!!

  180. Kari January 23, 2014 at 16:55 #

    My partner is famous for metta (loving kindness) through chocolate. I’d love to surprise him with free tickets!!

  181. Nicole January 23, 2014 at 16:57 #

    Who doesn’t love chocolate? Dead people. Dead people don’t love chocolate. Free tix pretty please with some chocolate on top!

  182. Sarah January 23, 2014 at 17:02 #

    Sounds awesome!

  183. Renata January 23, 2014 at 17:04 #

    I love chocolate.
    So should you.
    Milk chocolate,
    Dark chocolate.
    It’s good for you, too.

  184. Karen Gillis January 23, 2014 at 17:06 #

    Chocolate and wine, sounds great!

  185. Holly January 23, 2014 at 17:11 #

    Pick me! Never been and sounds awesome

  186. debra January 23, 2014 at 17:18 #

    Local, some organic and benefits the forestry center, I love the Northwest and would love to go to my first Chocolate Festival here. Not only fun but educational, now tell me, what more could one ask for?!

  187. Michele Veenker January 23, 2014 at 17:26 #

    Why do I want to go? Because I dream in chocolate. And I have been dreaming of the chocolate fest since I went last year, and the year before, and the year before….

    A food group of its own in my house.

  188. Kathryn January 23, 2014 at 17:27 #

    Please please. Hubby and I have been dealing with sick kids all week. Wine and chocolate kill all ills. : )

  189. Bjoern January 23, 2014 at 17:30 #

    oh yes…………hyper hyper!

  190. Gayleen January 23, 2014 at 17:36 #

    And they say diamonds are a girl’s best friend?
    Bump that, give me CHOCOLATE and I promise not to OD on the goodness.

  191. steadybar January 23, 2014 at 18:24 #

    I would like to put the ATE in the CHOCOLATE. Word.

  192. Shawneen Bliss January 23, 2014 at 18:45 #

    Somebody please pinch me! This sounds just too dreamy to be true! Oh please… Pick me! <3

  193. Jessica Nason January 23, 2014 at 18:52 #

    I would like to win because. Yum. There is nothing finer than chocolate and wine. I used to work as a confectioner at a small-town candy store. I miss that job constantly.

  194. TONI January 23, 2014 at 18:57 #

    YummoYummyYUM! Oh, how I would love this, please pick me!

  195. Victoria Gantz January 23, 2014 at 18:59 #

    Please let me win. I love chocolate, red wine, and a good deal!

  196. Pam January 23, 2014 at 18:59 #

    Chocolate chip cookies
    I gotta have more
    you can bake ‘em in the oven
    you can buy them at the store
    but whatever you do
    have ‘em ready at the door
    and I’ll love you ’til I die

  197. Mary Jane Pierce January 23, 2014 at 19:08 #

    Winning these tickets would definitely get me out of a winter slump!

  198. Yerfren Enmine January 23, 2014 at 19:13 #

    Look…without duct tape (for her) and a brown paper bag over the head (for me), I got no chance of getting a date. With something like Chocolatefest, this could be my one shot at love.

  199. Darcy B January 23, 2014 at 19:40 #

    Yes please! This weekend is the one year anniversary of my Surgery to remove a brain tumor–and my sister is coming in from New York to help me celebrate!!! Nothing could make it sweeter then the chocolate festival!!!

  200. Erik January 23, 2014 at 19:43 #

    Picks me because I wants the chocolate!

  201. Jesscia Alcorn January 23, 2014 at 19:49 #

    Please pick me!!! My husband and I need this!

  202. Timothy Alcorn January 23, 2014 at 19:58 #

    I would love to take my wife to chocolate fest this year! :)

  203. Lori Gustin January 23, 2014 at 20:03 #

    Always wanted to learn more about wine/chocolate pairing!

  204. Adrienne January 23, 2014 at 20:08 #

    My eyes lit up at the thought of so much chocolate..a desire that would become twice as great when I take my friend along. two cheers to chocolate! thank you for the huge giddy smile this brought..

  205. Natalie January 23, 2014 at 20:09 #

    Ummm; this is like my dream come true!

  206. Rose January 23, 2014 at 20:12 #

    Other than the fact I know that 3+9=12, which qualifies me for being a bona fide human, I need these tickets badly! I have a severe sweet tooth and low blood sugar. Can you say perfect combination?

    Chocolate is a food group that should be strictly eaten with wine, so please pick me! Besides, my wife would be proud. I finally won something.

  207. Michelle W. January 23, 2014 at 20:26 #

    I have a friend coming in to town and this would be a lovely treat to share with her!

    • Desiree January 23, 2014 at 20:49 #

      This week has been a total shit show. This would end it on a much less crappy note :) pick me!

  208. Becca Wilson January 23, 2014 at 20:30 #

    Do I need another reason other than chocolate? A friend has a booth there as well and I’d love to visit them :)

  209. Jesse Martin January 23, 2014 at 20:32 #

    I want to join my nephew on his first public outing while his mom devours her fair share of chocolate.

  210. panda January 23, 2014 at 20:44 #

    CACAO!

  211. Rachael January 23, 2014 at 20:54 #

    As a pastry chef, I need to go for inspiration and to check out the latest trends. Also, I’m addicted to chocolate and wine. Big time!

  212. Lindsey M January 23, 2014 at 20:57 #

    Soooo fun, and I have nothing to do this weekend!

  213. Ross January 23, 2014 at 21:04 #

    I’ve always wanted to go to this event, but never have. Send me this year and I will be a regular each year!

  214. Buster January 23, 2014 at 21:06 #

    Chocolate….did someone say CHOCOLATE!!!!!! Yes please!

  215. melissa January 23, 2014 at 21:07 #

    I am really needing to go! I am a budding Chocolatier and last year I was out of town and this year, without enough money for tickets! I am a LOW-income woman REALLY wanting to see and know more about the chocolate world. I LOVE Chocolate and am hoping to go to chocolate school soon! Chocolate is a way of life for me!

  216. Yume January 23, 2014 at 21:09 #

    Do I even need to say why I want to win free chocolate? It’s chocolate – nuff said.

  217. Leslie January 23, 2014 at 21:09 #

    There is NOTHING better than chocolate!!!!

  218. Marty Anderson January 23, 2014 at 21:42 #

    Milk, milk, lemonade this is where the chocolates made.

  219. Courtney January 23, 2014 at 21:53 #

    Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate! What other reason is there?

  220. Kimmmmm January 23, 2014 at 22:00 #

    Chocolate on tongue

    endorphins swimming through me

    in love with the world.

  221. April January 23, 2014 at 22:04 #

    It’s one of my favorite Portland festivals! And who couldn’t use more chocolate in their life?

  222. Ariane January 23, 2014 at 22:12 #

    I like chocolate as in: “I like to breathe.” It’s no more complicated than that. I’d put those tickets to very good, life-affirming use.

  223. Charlie January 23, 2014 at 22:13 #

    My name might mislead people into thinking I somehow have an inside track to a chocolate factory or something… but, alas, such is not the case. However, if I do manage to get awarded a ‘golden ticket’ to this event, I will be sure to bring someone who can appreciate the crafts of some of the Northwest’s finest chocolatiers & vintners.

  224. Kate W. January 23, 2014 at 22:23 #

    Would love to win this! I’ve wanted to attend in years past, but have yet to make it happen, perhaps this is the year! :-)

  225. donna marie January 23, 2014 at 22:31 #

    I love chocolate… this would be awesome.

  226. Tiffany Shelton January 23, 2014 at 22:42 #

    I’m one of the rare few who love love love dark chocolate. People look at me weird when I say I prefer dark chocolate over milk since most people like milk. I’m so obsessed that my cousin sent me a 27 piece dark chocolate box because she knows how deep my obsession is since she’s just as obsessed as I am. I delegated a piece a day so I can savor it and make it last.

  227. Stephanie January 23, 2014 at 22:55 #

    Since I’m gluten intolerant I can only imagine the awesome alternatives that some of the vendors will have. I bet there will be so much for me to explore.

  228. 3JessieJ January 23, 2014 at 23:02 #

    Chocolate Fest is here again
    I love to go & enjoy the chocolate-chocolate-chocolate everywhere!
    Last year, I learned my favorite chocolate, could be topped!

    I love Chocolate Fest!

  229. Christina January 23, 2014 at 23:12 #

    New to Portland! Need to check out Chocolate fest! Sounds so yummy!!!!

  230. Maggie January 23, 2014 at 23:19 #

    This would be a perfect anniversary activity, and great way to acquaint ourselves with some tasty aspects of Portland!

  231. Christina Risberg January 23, 2014 at 23:49 #

    Please! My weekend would be the very definition of perfection if only I could attend with my friend! I swear I will pick up litter, volunteer more, donate chocolate laden blood all to show my gratitude!!! Give my life meaning; give me those tickets.

  232. Eric H January 24, 2014 at 00:35 #

    I’d like to attend because I like chocolate. Especially sweet dark chocolate, without sea salt, caramel, or meat. But mint chocolate is awesome.

  233. Dana January 24, 2014 at 01:09 #

    This. Sounds. Awesome. !!!

  234. Amie January 24, 2014 at 01:16 #

    If I win, I will TOTALLY put you in my will. <3

  235. Loren January 24, 2014 at 01:28 #

    Oh, my goodness. I went to Chocolate Fest last year, and I have been dreaming about it ever since. But I’m unemployed, and I won’t be able to afford to go on my own! Such a dilemma!

  236. Sandy Leavens January 24, 2014 at 01:55 #

    Chocolate is my favorite food!

  237. Liza January 24, 2014 at 02:37 #

    “Now I’ve developed quite a cravin’ and you’ll always hear me ravin’ ’bout a certain food that’s high in calories. Don’t even try to guess cause it’s time that I confess that something’s really got a hold on me.
    (CHORUS)Choc’late, give me Choc’late, I don’t think I can live without it. In a sauce or in a shake or German Choc’late cake it’s choc’late, choc’late, choc’late”

  238. Joe.Seattle January 24, 2014 at 03:24 #

    The Chocolate Fest! Need I say more?
    Incredible luck has it that Stacey & I are in Portland this weekend (we’re from Seattle)! We love it here and can’t wait to come to Friday night’s Premiere of the Chocolate Fest. As committed choco-haulics, we really delight in all the ways to enjoy this wonderful treat!
    Friday night’s chocolate-wine-music combo is the sure-fire way too kick off the weekend!
    We’ve got fingers/toes/arms and legs crossed in hopes of being the lucky winners!

    Does “pretty please” help us?

    Can’t wait!!!!

  239. Debra Meyer January 24, 2014 at 05:09 #

    My teenage daughter and I are addicted to dark chocolate and can’t get enough of it. We hide it from each other, but somehow it doesn’t stay hidden long and gets devoured. We would love to spend a few hours together sampling all of that yummy chocolate. Then of course, we would go to hot yoga to burn off all of the calories we consumed. Please let us win….

  240. Tasha M Brain January 24, 2014 at 06:21 #

    Ooooh, Chocolate & love. Such a delicious combo! xxoo T

  241. Eloise January 24, 2014 at 06:32 #

    Yum! I’ve been wanting to go each year… but if I win this, I know I’ll go each year.. paying, after this sweet free deal. Please

  242. Alisha January 24, 2014 at 06:35 #

    I appreciate this chance. Can I go and win this basket and tickets? Love to you if I win.

  243. ian January 24, 2014 at 06:45 #

    Chocolate!

  244. karen willard January 24, 2014 at 06:53 #

    Because I dream in chocolate and this makes my dreams very sweet, which makes me sweet too. And sweet people ought to be at the chocolate festival!

  245. Steve Ferrero January 24, 2014 at 07:04 #

    Man, if I could time this with the monthlies, I’d be husband of the year. Seriously, would love to go.

  246. Danielle January 24, 2014 at 07:22 #

    The only thing left to do is to cover myself in the delicious sweet stuff….. Make it so!

  247. Tara n. b. January 24, 2014 at 08:08 #

    Oh this would be a fantastic “date” for my mom and I! I would love to take her to this!

  248. Leah January 24, 2014 at 09:11 #

    Mmmm. Chocolate. Sounds fun!

  249. Mario S. January 24, 2014 at 09:12 #

    Who wouldn’t want to go to Chocolate Fest!?!?! I have never gone and I know my girlfriend would love to go (again, who wouldn’t want to?!?!)

  250. Amanda Ray January 24, 2014 at 09:19 #

    What a fun event! I’ve always wanted to go. This is such a fantastic fundraiser!

  251. Gigi January 24, 2014 at 09:24 #

    Hopefully it’s not too late to enter! I’d love to go because who doesn’t love chocolate? Yum!

  252. Cole January 24, 2014 at 09:33 #

    I mean, I could.

  253. Suzy January 24, 2014 at 09:39 #

    Oh please please pick me!! I am 6 months pregnant and I am certain chocolate is nothing but good for my baby!! And my husband is getting as chubby as I am and needs his chocolate too!!!

  254. joy January 24, 2014 at 09:53 #

    I’ve never been to Chocolate Fest and would love the chance to be surrounded by mounds and mounds of the stuff.

  255. Chandra January 24, 2014 at 09:54 #

    Lillie Belle farms will be there. They are from my hometown and I need some hometown chocolate!

  256. Brianna January 24, 2014 at 09:59 #

    I love chocolate! Free tickets, pretty please. :)

  257. free January 24, 2014 at 10:10 #

    chocolate soothes my soul.

  258. Lisa January 24, 2014 at 10:54 #

    OMG, seriously?! Love this opportunity…i need chocolate!

  259. Kristi January 24, 2014 at 10:58 #

    Sounds like the perfect date for the husband and I. Will give us a reason to leave Albany for a day and hit the big city. Plus we both LOVE chocolate.

  260. Lauri January 24, 2014 at 11:31 #

    Free and chocolate – my two favorite words. Yum.

  261. Carina January 24, 2014 at 12:19 #

    Yay for chocolate! So excited for this event!

  262. Carrie January 24, 2014 at 12:21 #

    Yes, please! I would love to attend this event.

  263. Bo January 24, 2014 at 13:28 #

    My boyfriend’s family are chocolate snobs.

  264. Sara January 24, 2014 at 14:09 #

    Oh MY! I am pregnant and all I want is chocolate! This would be like living a dream!!

  265. kris January 24, 2014 at 14:15 #

    If I get to go to a brewhouse then the girlfriend should get to go to chocolate sampling

  266. kris January 24, 2014 at 14:17 #

    Gifts are nice when they taste of chocolate

  267. Jessie January 24, 2014 at 14:46 #

    I think my sister and I deserve it because… I am on a train right now heading to Portland to see her for the weekend. We both got dumped by our boyfriends, and this seems like the BEST way to help with our heartbreak!!!!!

  268. Annika January 24, 2014 at 15:23 #

    Why do I want to go? Because it’s a CHOCOLATEFEST and I’m a poor college student!! Pick me, pick me!

  269. Jamie January 24, 2014 at 17:22 #

    Because I am a woman, appreciate the finer things in life, and chocolate is my boyfriend right now.

  270. Penny January 24, 2014 at 19:08 #

    I’ve never been to this! I would love to go! Thanks PDX Pipeline!

  271. Cindy January 25, 2014 at 01:52 #

    My husband has never taken me to anything is 13 years of marriage. Please.

  272. Cindy January 25, 2014 at 01:52 #

    My husband has never taken me to anything is 13 years of marriage. Please.

  273. jessica January 25, 2014 at 14:38 #

    I would love to take my mom here. She LOVES chocolate and since my dad died she never does anything so I would love to take her here. It would definitely be a sweet treat :) I hope to win, thanks!

  274. chris January 25, 2014 at 14:40 #

    I would really like to take my girlfriend here for our anniversary. She really enjoys chocolate and would really love to go. Don’t have a lot of money, so it would be a really nice thing to do with her

  275. LT Seaberg January 25, 2014 at 17:32 #

    i recently moved here n am interested in becoming a vendor at next years event. It would be awesome to experience the event prior to that . Thank you !! and what a wonderful idea :D

  276. Jason Tinsley January 25, 2014 at 20:23 #

    CHOCOLATE

  277. Amy Trinh January 26, 2014 at 12:28 #

    Chocolate!!!!

  278. David January 26, 2014 at 13:34 #

    AAAGH! I am allergic to cacao and therefore will be, myself, unable to indulge in such a bounteous buffet of chocolate but I am sure the roommates would thoroughly enjoy a day out.

  279. Kelly January 30, 2014 at 10:53 #

    I can talk a lot about how much I love choc a lot! Add wine into the mix and I’m on cloud 9! This event sounds like a mouth watering time :D

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