The Chowder Challenge will take place on Feb. 23 from Noon to 4pm. A dozen samples of traditional New England-style clam chowders from local participants are served in non-labeled, two-ounce cups. After tasting all entries, attendees vote for their favorite, and the chowder receiving the most votes is named the People’s Choice Winner. Attendees ages 12 and over purchase sample trays for $10 to participate in the tasting. All of the money raised is donated to Portland’s Community Transitional School, which provides important educational services to homeless children. The festivities also feature a beer garden, live music, a soda garden for kids, Joe the Balloon Guy, a raffle with prizes from the participants, special beers, and pub food for purchase. Minors are welcome at the family friendly event. This year’s participants include Breakside Brewery, Buffalo Gap Saloon & Eatery, Columbia River Brewing Co, D’s Bar, EaT: An Oyster Bar, Fifth Quadrant, Fishbox, The Green Dragon, Ice Axe Grill, Salty’s on the Columbia, Tabor Tavern & Widmer Gasthaus.
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