Time to Vote for Your Favorite 2015 Wine Haiku!

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The entries have closed, and now it's time for you to vote. What is your favorite 2015 wine haiku? The winning haiku will receive one bottle of wine from each of these generous wineries: Apolloni Vineyards, SE Wine Collective, Penner-Ash Wine Cellars, and Chapter 24 Vineyards. To cast your vote, just select the … [Read more...]

Wine Haiku Contest 2015!

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The 2015 contest is now closed. Thanks for all the entries! We'll open the contest to public voite shortly. It's time for the wine haiku contest 2015! Every Spring since 2006 I have held this competition. The entries are always great, and I look forward to the event. This year, it's "Wineku" - all the entries … [Read more...]

The Winner of the 2014 Haiku Contest!

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The winner of the 2014 food haiku contest is Alina! She wins a three-course dinner for two as part of Portland Dining Month 2014. By Alina - One hundred choices, A month with thirty-one days… Is “Second Lunch” gauche?   The runner up by Carly Jane: I remember when one hundred good … [Read more...]

Vote for Your Favorite 2014 Food Haiku

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We have narrowed the list of our favorite haiku entries down to ten. Now it is your turn! Please take a 2014 Haiku! Here is the final outcome: 1 - ( 49 votes ) 2 - ( 130 votes ) 3 - ( 23 votes ) 4 - ( 1 vote ) 5 - ( 7 votes ) 6 - ( 10 votes ) 7 - ( 2 votes ) 8 - ( 9 votes ) 9 - … [Read more...]

2014 Food Writing Winner Announced!

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The 2014 food writing winner is... Caroline, who had 74 votes! "Two pound bars of Hersey’s’ special dark chocolate tucked in the back of the pantry. “Mom!” I yell out. “You shouldn’t eat this. I’ll buy you something better.” My mom, in bed after a hysterectomy, says nothing. Next visit, I find more bars of Hersey’s … [Read more...]

Entry group #3 for Creative Writing Contest 2014!

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Note: THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED Entries to the 2014 food writing contest are pouring in, so this collection will be a bit larger than the last group.  If you missed the earlier post, you can see all the contest details here. These are the prizes for the best entry as determined by a reader vote: Michael … [Read more...]