OK Seattle. You know how much we love Portland – the bridges, the vegan tattoo shops, Portland Animal Defense League, the ever evolving vegan food cart scene, the vegan “mini mall” – what isn’t to love. And Portland loves us too, really. In fact, the wondrously generous folks behind of the sold-out 2011 Vegan Iron Chef, want at least 4 Seattlites to attend for FREE.
That is right, this is probably the best contest I have ever done: I am giving away 2 sets of tickets to Portland’s 2011 Vegan Iron Chef event this weekend! This 2nd annual event has been sold out for more than a month, and guessing by the request for ticket sales on their Facebook page, people are going bonkers to get in to see Piper Dixon of Kitchen Dances, Morgan Grundstein-Helvey of Dovetail Bakery, and Jeff Ridabock of Homegrown Smoker compete for the coveted title of Vegan Iron Chef.
Been meeting to take a little train trip down to see your friends and lovers in PDX, this is a great excuse. The Vegan Iron Chef competition starts at 5:00 (doors at 4:30) Sunday, July 10 at Refuge PDX (116 SE Yamhill St.). There will be super interesting exhibitors (photos above), fun people, and best of all, you’ll be in Portland where you can eat vegan food until you explode.
The judges are none other than Grant Butler, Writer for The Oregonian’s FOODday, Aaron Adams, Head chef and owner of Portobello Vegan Trattoria, Julie Hasson, host of Everyday Dish TV, and John Janulis, Co-owner of The Bye & Bye! They know their vegan food. Reals.
How to enter: this is a completely subjective contest, but really easy to enter. Just leave a comment by 7/8 at midnight on: why Portland and Seattle should be Best Friends Forever. Or why and how our two cities complement each other. Or a dream you have of cross-city collaborations. Or just why Portland and Seattle are the two best vegan towns in the world. Yes, I said it, THE WORLD. Anything along these lines, and the best two answers win the 2 tickets each! (Make sure to include some way for me to get a hold of you).
Do it. Just do it by midnight Friday July 8, 2011. And I’ll see you there for sure!