Congratulations to the Winners of the 2014 Chowder Cook-Off!

Winners of the 2014 Chowder Cook-Off in Lincoln City, OR

1st Place – Tikis at 51st, Lincoln City, OR
2nd Place – Pelican Pub & Brewery, Pacific City, OR
3rd Place – Roadhouse 101, Lincoln City, OR


Enjoy TWO days of chowder goodness, Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 8-9, 2014 at the Tanger Outlets in Lincoln City. Sample the comfort food of the Oregon coast, prepared by some of the best chefs in the Pacific Northwest.

Saturday & Sunday, November 8-9, 2014 • Tanger Outlets

This fun-filled event features a “Best Chowder” competition, local beers and wines (Saturday only), live music, kids activities, a Native American heritage celebration and much more! This year only YOUR vote matters! Help your favorite chowder take home the People’s Choice Award by casting your vote.

$5 one-day admission includes a tasting-sized portion from each participating restaurant. Children ages 12 and under may enter for free. Enter to win a GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE including a Tanger shopping spree and weekend getaway to Lincoln City! One entry per admission. Due to health code restrictions the Chowder Cook-off is not a pet friendly event. Exceptions made for service animals.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, November 8, 2014 • 11am-4pmChowder Cook-off in Lincoln City, OR

  • 11am: Cook-off opens with tasting samples available all day.
  • 11am: People’s Choice voting begins.
  • 11am-3:30pm: Enter to win the Grand Prize Package including a weekend getaway to Lincoln City and a Tanger Outlet gift card. One entry per admission.
  • 3-4pm: 16oz to-go portions available for purchase.
  • 3:30pm: People’s Choice voting ends.
  • 3:45pm: People’s Choice winner announced.
  • 4pm: Festival closes for the day.
  • ALL DAY: Live music performances by Mark Alan and the Ivie-Meziere Trio, Catch-Your-Own-Dinner clinics with local expert Bill Lackner, face painting and door-prize drawings.

Sample chowder at the Chowder Cook-Off in Lincoln City, ORSunday, November 9, 2014 • 11am-3pm

  • 11am: Cook-off opens with tasting samples available all day.
  • 11am-3pm: Beading demonstration. Various beading kits available.
  • 12pm: Opening ceremonies featuring Tribal Drummers.
  • 12pm: Live cooking demonstration by Chef Jack Strong.
  • 12:30pm: Tribal Drummer performance.
  • 1pm: Tribal Story Teller.
  • 2pm: Cooking demonstration by Chef Jack Strong.
  • 2-3pm: 16oz to-go portions available for purchase.
  • 2:30pm: Tribal Drummer performance.
  • 3pm: Grand Prize winner announced, Festival ends.

*Schedule is subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. Times are approximate.

Participating RestaurantsPelican Pub & Brewery at the Chowder Cook-Off in Lincoln City, OR

Barnacle Bill’s
Box Lunch – Florence, OR
Chinook Winds Casino Resort – Lincoln City, OR
Deli 101 – Lincoln City, OR
Pelican Pub & Brewery – Pacific City, OR
Roadhouse 101 – Lincoln City, OR
Sand Dollar Restaurant & Lounge – Rockaway Beach, OR
Tiki’s at 51st – Lincoln City, OR

Native American Heritage Celebration

Chinook Winds Casino Resort will sponsor a day of Native American Heritage Celebration on Sunday, November 9th. Native American Heritage Celebration at the Chowder Cook-Off in Lincoln City, ORCome watch Tribal Drummers and Dancers, listen to Storytellers and take part in native crafts. Enjoy live cooking demonstrations inspired by native ingredients and recipes from Executive Chef Jack Strong.

Musical Performances

Mark Alan

The inheritance of voice and place makes for a powerful union. Though acoustic in nature, Mark’s music is strangely expansive – it’s original in sound, soulful and groove oriented. His presence is warm and unpretentious. Poetic, yet simply profound, here’s someone faithfully doing what he’s supposed to do. He performs with that conviction night-in and night-out. When you see him, when you hear him at work, you’ll understand why friends are talking – about ‘the real’ Mark Alan.Mark Alan performs at the Chowder Cook-Off in Lincoln City, OR

Ivie-Meziere Trio

The Ivie-Meziere band performs electric and acoustic blues with vocals and smooth jazz instrumentals. The band performs as an acoustic trio and an all electric band with horns! The trio was formed to supply the perfect live music experience where ambiance is important. The trio has performed at brewpubs, wineries, and other prominent venues and private events throughout the region.

Location & Parking

The Tanger Outlets in Lincoln City, 1500 SE East Devils Lake Road. Parking is available in the parking garage on the east side of the outlet mall (look for the signs and attendants!).

Past Winners

See past winners of the Chowder Cook-Off!


Tanger Outlets, Lincoln City, OR

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Upcoming Events

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