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From our sponsors:
9th 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