928 SE 9th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97214

I love being the Portland Chapter Beer and Blog Provost. I LOVE IT. I really, really do. Except, momentarily, maybe not right this second. Right now, you see, I am a wee sad to be your Official Provost. It means I am ineligible to win the most excellent beer-related loot we have ever had to give away:

2 VIP tickets to the Portland International Beer Festival in July, courtesy of GoTime.com.

Yes, really.

But wait! There's more!

These two tickets for the Portland International Beer Festival, which is scheduled for July 17-19 in the North Park Blocks of the Pearl District, includes the following goodies and privileges:

* Unlimited entry/re-entry all weekend
* VIP express entry (no waiting in line)
* Commemorative festival glass (beer mug & shot glass)
* A premium festival shirt
* 15 beer tickets each

Generous prize package, I'd say! GoTime.com is a Seattle-based outfit with a sweet (free) iPhone app that tracks hundreds of detailed happy hour listings and nightlife discounts in the Portland area.

All you have to do for your chance to win is put your Beer and Blog Network username in the proverbial hat this Friday at the Green Dragon. There may even be an actual hat, I don't know, but I do know names will be accepted starting at 4pm and the name of a very, very lucky Beer and Blogger will be drawn at 6pm.

Don't have a Beer and Blog username yet? No-problemo! Just show up this Friday and one of the usual Portland Chapter suspects (read: Justin, Kelly, Christine or myself) will enroll you. Maybe you tried to register online for the Beer and Blog network but couldn't get in? That's because our online network requires offline registration. Here's the reasoning behind that:

We want everyone in the network to be a real person, with a true interest in the health and viability of the idea behind Beer and Blog: bloggers helping bloggers over beer. With a free, online Beer and Blog membership you can communicate with any member of the Beer and Blog family, from any Beer and Blog chapter, as well as chime in on discussions concerning your local chapter. Most importantly, we want your Beery and Bloggy input on upcoming presentation ideas, field trips, and the like, and what better way to collect opinions then to create a gated online community! Seriously.

So if you're not already registered, get registered at this Friday's Beer and Blog for your chance to win the goodies generously donated by GoTime.

I only ask that the winner let me briefly hold the commemorative festival glass and remind me how much I love being the Portland Beer and Blog Chapter's Provost.

Because I really do. =)

Official Website: http://portland.beerandblog.com

Added by mediaChick on May 12, 2009