Portland eating challenges and contests category

Three random Portland eating challenges
spicy burger The Marine Killer Burger Portland, OR rated at 750,000 Scoville heat units
3 lb. burger "Your Name Here" Burger The Ratskeller Alpine Bar & Pizzeria Government Camp, OR includes 2 lb. fries
2 1 lb. burgers GoGo Challenge GoGo Burgers Hillsboro, OR includes 2 lb. fries
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The Portland Hot Sauce Expo will hold several spicy eating contests this weekend. $1000 will be awarded if the Guinness Carolina Reaper record is broken on August 18. $250 will be paid out to the winner of the Demon Chili Dogs from Hell contest August 17.
Statesman Journal has an interview with Ryan "Max Carnage" Rodacker of the Big Eaters Club.
Sarah "Unstoppable Bab" Reinecke announced she won the Simple Burger division of last night's eating contest and a $200 prize at Stoopid Burger in Portland. Ryan "Max Carnage" Rodacker took the Stoopid Burger division to win a $250 prize and Juan "More Bite" Rodriguez ate an 8 pound Super Ignorant Burger in 24 minutes to win $300.
Stoopid Burger in Portland will hold burger eating contests tomorrow awarding $200, $250 and $300. (via Big Eaters Club)
Big Al's will hold "Charge the Mound" nacho eating contests in Beaverton, OR, Meridian, ID, Ontario, CA and Vancouver, WA on October 26 awarding a 65 inch TV.
Takeru Kobayashi will do a taco eating challenge at tomorrow's Denver-area Sabroso Taco Festival. He will also do challenges in Auburn, WA on May 12 and Portland, OR on May 13.
Erik Denmark and Sarah Reinecke discuss their victories in the Nathan's qualifier at the Bite of Oregon in Portland in the latest Fink Beats the Stomach podcast.

2017 Nathan’s Portland qualifier

update Sept 5 BrewPublic videos Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
BrewPublic article & gallery
Sarah Reinecke instagram video

Results Part 1 | Part 2
1) Erik Denmark 28
2) Ryan “Max Carnage” Rodacker 20
3) John “Step Daddy J” Jugovic 17
4) Jason Erb 9.5
5) Tim Kruse 8.5
6) Lyle Mack 6

1W) Sarah Reinecke 17
2W) Ms Robinson 6.75

The Nathan’s qualifier at Bite of Oregon in Portland is underway. Someone ate 14 hot dogs in the first 3.5 minutes.

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Willamette Week has an interview with Carolina Reaper pepper Guinness record holder Greg Foster, who will be competing at the PDX Hot Sauce Expo in Portland, OR on Sunday.
Sayler's in Portland has uploaded a clip from a recent Japanese television program where female competitive eater Sachiyo Masubuchi faced off against Danny in a 72 ounce steak eating contest.
Registration is open for the first two qualifiers of the Nathan's 2017-18 circuit: Des Moines on August 12 and Portland, OR on September 4. The Portland qualifier will be the first northwestern site on the Nathan's circuit since at least 2004.
Sayler's in Portland has posted a request for people who want to attempt its 72 ounce steak challenge on two television shows to be recorded later this month: Travel Channel's Food Paradise and a Japanese program. Entries will close on June 12.
Sweet Home News has an article about Ryan "Max Carnage" Rodacker of the Big Eaters Club being the first person to attempt that pancake challenge at Sweet Home Cafe in Sweet Home, OR. (cached version bypasses paywall)
Willamette Week has a report on the eating contest for Portland mayoral candidates held Friday night at Voodoo Doughnuts. update May 17 The London Independent also has a report
Matthew Korfhage documented his attempts at Portland-area restaurant challenges with a total weight of 39 pounds in the latest edition of Willamette Week. update Apr 7 Willamette Week also has an interview with "Max Carnage" of the Big Eaters Club about his eating challenge advice.
Salem Statesman Journal has a gallery and video of Ryan "Max Carnage" Rodacker and reporter Tom Mayhall Rastrelli attempting the burger challenge at The Hitchin' Post in Keizer, OR. OregonLive has a list of Portland area eating challenges. update Mar 15 The article is available
Statesman Journal has an article about the 2 pound burger challenge at the Hitchin Post in Keizer, OR that Ryan "Max Carnage" Rodacker will attempt with reporter Tom Mayhall Rastrelli on March 8.
OregonLive reports that Pantelis "Pondo" Kosmas, owner of the Mad Greek Deli, passed away on Sunday from a brain hemorrhage at the age of 49. The restaurant had a 12 pound sandwich challenge that awarded a jackpot. (via Big Eaters Club)
StatesmanJournal.com has a gallery of Ryan "Max Carnage" Rodacker of the Big Eaters Club attempting to eat nine pounds of popcorn.
Omaha.com reports that Molly Schuyler eating the 72 ounce steak at Sayler's in Portland in 2:44 appears in the latest edition of Ripley's Believe it or Not.
The Big Eaters Club produced a slideshow of 10 Portland eating challenges for GoLocalPDX.com.
KATU has a video about members of the Big Eaters Club faced off in a 7 pound burrito eating contest held at Koi Fusion in Portland yesterday.
"Max Carnage" and "Honey Badger" of the Portland Big Eaters Club are the guests on the latest episode of the Fink Beats the Stomach podcast.
Thrillist.com has eating challenge lists for restaurants in Portland and Minneapolis.

Stephanie Wu Oregon / Washington trip report

Aaron’s Food Adventures has a report on Stephanie Wu’s recent trip to the Pacific Northwest which includes an account of her finishing two 72 ounce steaks at Sayler’s in Portland. A list of the fastest female finishing times for 72+ ounce steaks has been updated with the time for the first challenge.
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