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‘Ticket to Dine’ Invites Diners to Rediscover the City’s Dining Scene

Immerse yourself in Portland's foodie favorites and earn a chance to win one of three big prizes.

Presented by Ticket to Dine March 1, 2023

Portland’s first annual ‘Ticket to Dine’ welcomes people to immerse themselves in Portland’s unique dining scene with the opportunity to try some of the area’s premier dining destinations.

The pandemic reshaped Portland’s downtown restaurant landscape. The goal of the event is to invite food enthusiasts to get out and experience the one-of-a-kind flavors of Oregon and rediscover some of Portland’s restaurant, café, and food cart gems.

“Portland is known for its incredible food,” said Shauna Noah O’Connor, Organizer, Ticket to Dine. “In the last few years, however, a lot has changed – restaurants opening, closing, moving locations. Ticket to Dine is an invitation to get people back down to central Portland to rediscover the eateries that make our city so special.” 

With more than 40 participating restaurants, the event is sponsored by Travel Portland and runs from March 17 through 26th. Some restaurants include Portland City Grill, Mama Mia Trattoria, Lardo, Lil’ Shalom, Grassa, Higgins Restaurant & Bar, and more. With every entrée purchase at a participating restaurant, patrons will receive one Ticket to Dine, which is a scratch-off ticket that could reveal one of three big prizes. There are no limits on entries – the more you dine, the more chances there are to win. There is no additional cost to purchase a Ticket to Dine ticket.

The prizes include:
-The Ultimate Staycation: One-night stay at the Nines Hotel and passes for two to six major attractions in Portland, including OMSI, Portland Art Museum, Oregon Zoo, Japanese Gardens, Chinese Gardens, and Pittock Mansion–plus a $100 gift certificate for the Portland5 Center for the Arts.
-The Golden Dining Package: Gift certificates to each of the 40+ participating Ticket to Dine restaurants, including two tickets to an 8-course prix fixe seated dinner at Tercet valued at $300.
-The BIG Sports Package: One-night stay at the Hotel Deluxe with two tickets to the Portland Timbers, Winterhawks, and Trail Blazers games, plus a $500 adidas gift card.

“We'd love to entice people back to downtown Portland for delicious food,” said Lisa Schroeder, Owner and Chef of Mother's Bistro. “It’s been a challenging time for restaurant owners, and we’re proud to be part of Ticket to Dine. We look forward to feeding patrons old and new–and maybe even passing out a winning ticket.”

To learn more about Ticket to Dine and stay updated on the most recently announced establishments, follow @ticketodinepdx on Instagram or visit tickettodinepdx.com.


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