Ahh love is in the air, can you feel it? It’s the month of LOVE (and my birthday month! Woohoo!), and one of the things I love the most about this blog is the ability to SHARE THE LOVE and share some of my personal favorites with all of you — not just in words, but in fun GIVEAWAYS! Today I’ve been so lucky to have pooled together some of my personal favorite local food & beverage items into one big, ginormous, AWESOMETASTIC (that’s totally a word) #PDXLOVE Valentine’s Day Giveaway!
#PDXLOVE Valentine’s Day Giveaway
One lucky person will win: * $100 gift certificate to Ringside Fish House * $25 gift certificate to Regal Cinemas * One (1) bottle of Argyle Vintage Brut $28) * Three (3) Pitch Dark Chocolate bars ($25) * Red Duck Ketchup Trio Sampler Pack ($12)
TOTAL VALUE: $190
I’m pretty excited about this, folks. I love these local finds, and am so excited to be giving them away to someone who will love them just as much! And here’s the thing: you don’t have to be from Portland to LOVE this and to win! If you know someone here, you can always gift the certificate to that person and you’ll be their BFF for the rest of the year — then you can keep the rest of the basket for yourself! Or, if you travel to Portland for work or to visit family from time to time, it’s a great treat. If you do live in Portland, then you get to enjoy all of these goodies just in time for Valentine’s Day!
RINGSIDE CERTIFICATE + REGAL CINEMAS MOVIE TICKETS
Who doesn’t need a date night or a BFF night out? This part of the #PDXLOVE Valentine’s Day giveaway is a fabulous combo. With a $100 gift certificate to either Ringside Steakhouse or Ringside Fish House AND a $25 gift certificate to Regal Cinemas, you can enjoy a delicious dinner and a movie. In fact, just a couple of weekends, my husband and I did just that! We went to Ringside Fish House’s well-known happy hour, where we devoured their delicious deviled eggs, steak bites, salmon sliders, and calamari for an amazing price. Then we walked right next door to Regal Fox Tower and watched the Imitation Game. Have you seen it yet? We both loved the movie! And, I mean, Benedict Cumberbatch . . . come on! (Is it time for Sherlock to return to BBC?).
ARGYLE VINTAGE BRUT
After date night, you’ll have a bottle of one of my favorite local bottles of bubby chilling in the fridge waiting for you. Argyle Vintage Brut is the perfect sparkling wine to help you wind down a lovely evening. I’ve written about this particular Argyle Vintage Brut before, and first remember falling in love with it at PDX Bubbles Week. It’s bright and playful, with an elegant finish.
PITCH DARK CHOCOLATE
Along with that wine, you can bite into these delectable late night nibbles. Pitch Dark Chocolate offers a variety of artisan single-origin chocolate bars, drinking chocolate, and other special chocolate treats. I personally could devour and demolish these amazing chocolates in one sitting, but they are truly so special that you’ll want to savor every bite slowly. With this PDXLOVE Valentine’s Day Giveaway basket, you will win three Pitch Dark Chocolate bars: from Rugos, Ecuador, and from Johe. Read about the different chocolates on PitchDarkChocolate.com, and if you’re in town, be sure to stop by their shop on NE Sandy Blvd. The owners are super friendly, and it’s a treat to chat with them and hear how they source and make their fine chocolates!
RED DUCK KETCHUP
The next morning, continue the #PDXLOVE by leveling up your standard bacon and eggs with fancified ketchup: Red Duck Ketchup. I love the story behind Red Duck Foods: invented by four MBA students while they were at the University of Oregon. They shared a love of food and believed in the possibility of a kitchen staple, ketchup, being something more. Thus, Red Duck Ketchup was born. Win the #PDXLOVE Valentine’s Day Giveaway basket, and you’ll get the Red Duck Ketchup trio sampler: Spicy, Curry, and Classic. My personal favorite is the Curry flavor. I love using leftover homemade curry sauce with my morning scrambled eggs and breakfast hash (if you’ve never tried this, OMG try it!), and the Red Duck Curry Ketchup is a fabulous substitute – and time saver! Red Duck Ketchup is certified organic, gluten-free, vegan, and contains no High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS).
ENTER TO WIN THE #PDXLOVE VALENTINE’S DAY GIVEAWAY
Now it’s time to enter to win! I hope you LOVE these Portland-based food & drink goodies as much as I do! Enter to win by following the prompts in the Rafflecopter widget below. You have several opportunities to win each day! Deadline to enter is NOON SUNDAY, February 8th. Good luck!