*GIVEAWAY* Portland Champagne Ball 2014 New Years Eve Party

In Bars & Clubs, Giveaways, Hotels, Portland Events On December 16, 2013 7 Comments

What is the Portland Champagne Ball?
The Portland Champagne Ball has been helping the northwest ring in the New Year for 23 years. This year’s event takes over the entire Ballroom level at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower and Alexander’s Lounge on the top level. Portland’s most famous New Year’s Eve party, the Champagne Ball invites you to ring in 2014 in style. This huge New Year’s Eve celebration is attended by over 1,300 guests and includes: 17 bars, FOUR individually themed rooms, THREE dance floors, and a massive Champagne Ball countdown with two hors d’ oeures buffets. As always a portion of the event’s proceeds go to the Children’s Cancer Association, The CCA offers award-winning programs and resources to seriously ill children in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

$10 OFF General Admission ticket: USE CODE= PALATEVIP
Valid until 12/24/13

General Info:
23rd Annual Champagne Ball on NEW YEARS EVE
December 31, 2013 from 8:00pm-2:00am
For the 21+ ONLY
Located at Hilton Portland and Executive Tower
921 SW 6th Ave Portland, OR 97204


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New App Coming to Portland – Happy Hour Pal

In Happy Hour, Portland Events On November 7, 2013 1 Comment

Hello Portlanders! Hope you’re staying dry in all this rain. A great thing to take your mind off this gloomy weather would be to hit up some happy hours! Good food, good drinks for a great price. You can’t beat that! Happy Hour’s a sure way to put a smile on your face and your wallet. Speaking of happy hour. Isn’t it annoying when you’re trying to find restaurant and bars happy hour menus on review sites and apps and they don’t have it! Then you spend more time trying to look at a million different websites trying to find out who’s happy hour you want to go to. Then you realize shoot it’s 7pm and I’ve missed it. Well I’ve got just the solution for you. Happy Hour Pal. This new and exciting app and website is the result of two people(who are really awesome by the way) who just were not satisfied by all the other review apps and websites out there.  (more…)

Welcome to Portland Palate

In Portland Events On October 24, 2013 0 Comments

Welcome to Portland Palate! If you found us from our segments on Surfin’ with Steph or The Better Show we’re so glad you’re here! We’re two local ladies with a passion for food. Here you’ll find restaurant reviews, local events and ways to have fun in Portland, Oregon. You can also find us on twitter and instagram at @portlandpalate. Don’t forget to go and like us on Facebook for all our latests posts and information.

Click this link to see our segment on The Better Show!

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Sauerkraut Festival 2013 – Scappoose, Oregon

In Kid Friendly, Portland Events On October 24, 2013 0 Comments

Hello Portlanders! Hope you’re enjoying this weather as much as my family has been. Don’t forget Halloween is just right around the corner. Has your family done anything to celebrate? Check out our Halloween round-up of kid friendly activities. About a month ago we were invited to check out one of Oregon’s funnest festival’s, The Sauerkraut Festival in Scappoose. We were invited from the lovely people of The Better TV Show to film a segment highlighting the festival. Before we get on with the festivities here’s a quick lesson in kraut. Did you know sauerkraut was first made about 2,000 years ago? Yup by the Chinese. The German folk then took the idea and made it their own. Which is how sauerkraut got its name. In German it means “sour cabbage”. So how did Scappoose become affiliated with the stinky stuff you ask? In 1934 the popular Steinfeld’s bought a piece of land in Scappoose to grow cabbage and pickles. Then in 1951 the Steinfeld brother’s bought a vacant food plant and began make their famous kraut. The infamous Steinfeld Brother’s plant is now closed but they’re still producing sauerkraut and pickles. In 1989 a group of people started the festival, it’s usually held every year on the third weekend in September.
transWe were invited to tour the festival by the folks at The Better Show. Along with Stephanie Kralevich we sampled tons of sauerkraut flavored food. Here’s our experience in photos.

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Yup we did it! We tried a sauerkraut milkshake! This wasn’t baked or cooked kraut either. It was fresh out of the jar! I saw it being poured into our shakes. These were not my favorite but I still tried it.

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Pictured above are three sauerkraut cupcakes. They were really yummy and moist. This booth was selling the cupcakes in support of United Way.

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We were also able try the infamous sauerkraut ice cream. The kraut flavor was very mild which is probably why it was so delicious.

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Chipotle Partner’s With Local Craft Brewers

In Happy Hour, Lunch & Dinner On October 20, 2013 0 Comments

A while back we were invited to try out Chipotle’s new sofrita’s menu. It was delicious make sure you go read about our experience. Now Chipotle is excited to announce they will be partnering with one of Portland’s favorite craft brewery’s, HUB(Hopworks Urban Brewery). In an effort to maintain their commitment to support local businesses and source their ingredients as local as possible this partnership is very exciting. Two of HUB’s most popular brews are now available at all locations in Oregon and Vancouver, Washington. The new brew’s that you’ll find available to you at your nearest Chipotle include: (more…)