Win An Overnight Stay At The Hotel Monaco & Dinner At The Red Star Tavern (Portland, OR.)

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Looking for a fun getaway? We have an exciting getaway we are giving away to one Thrifty NW Mom reader this week! Here is the scoop:

The winner gets an overnight stay at the newly renovated Hotel Monaco in Portland and a meal for two at Red Star Tavern

The Hotel Monaco has recently been renovated, and Red Star Tavern is known for its cocktails and Happy Hour deals! I am a big fan of  Hotel Monaco’s fun boutique style hotels, and their great amenities like:

(Fine Print: Booking is based on availability/blackout dates do apply)

I know – yum huh!

Giveaway Details:

This giveaway will end on Saturday, 12/8, at 9pm pst.

The winners will be drawn using “And the Winner Is” plugin and announced on the blog.  I will also email the winners. The winners will have 48 hours to contact me, otherwise a new winner will be drawn. US residents only & you must be 18 yrs or older to enter the giveaway. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook in any way.

Here’s how to enter this giveaway::

1st Entry (required entry): Head to the Red Star Tavern Facebook page, and check out some of their food and drink offerings (you can scroll down the page for some scrumptious pictures). Then come back and comment below to let us know what looks good to you! While you are there be sure to “Like” the Red Star Tavern Facebook page and you will get an extra entry for that too (leave a second comment below letting us know you liked their facebook page).

Extra Entries : (make sure these are all separate comments, with a comment for each entry)

2) Leave a comment here saying you “like” the Red Star Tavern Facebook page (on this post – not on Facebook!) – I know, we already mentioned this one above – but just to make it clear we wanted to include it here too!

3) Subscribe to the Thrifty NW Mom email (must be verified)

4) Leave a comment here saying you “like” the Thrifty NW Mom Facebook page (on this post – not on Facebook! )

Disclosure: The room and dinner has been provided by Hotel Monaco Portland.  and will be given to a Thrifty NW Mom winner randomly chosen.  All opinions are 100% mine. See our disclosure policy  for more details.


  1. Triple cream french toast, local berries, caramel looks amazing!!! I could have that for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

  2. The hamburger and pastry looked yummy to me…so did the fish. Hmmm weird combo – must be the baby talking!!

  3. the cocktails look amazing.
    I would also like to try one of their awesome looking burgers

  4. I like all the wonderful pictures the Red star Tavern has on their Facebook page/ I like Red Star Tavern’s Facebook page

  5. That burger looks pretty darn good!!!! I’d love to try that! We are always looking for fun places to visit in Portland for happy hour! Would love to try that too!!!

  6. I like the Thirfty NW Mom Facebook page and have for sometime! Keep up the Great work ladies!

  7. I’ve “liked” the thrifty moms page for quite a while and finally fixed it to show in my feed again!!!

  8. Liked the Red Star Tavern
    subsrcibed to the email
    The blue cheese burger looks AMAZING!
    Also like TM NW on FB. (a LONG time ago!) :)

  9. The food looks incredible, but the drinks look DEE-VINE! Any one of those cocktails would make my day.

  10. This is not only a very cool opportunity, but I liked looking at another page. I will definitely try the Red Star Tavern the next time I go to Portland. Their Facebook page is extremely well done!

  11. I “like” the Thrifty NW Mom” fb page – I have for a long time. It’s a fabulous help to my family budget – and fun!

  12. The seared scallops with ginger stewed apples looks amazing and might even be gluten free. I’ll have to check them out next times I’m in Portland.

  13. The Red Star Tavern Looks really Yummy And I liked their facebook page. It made me hungry for a burger!!

  14. I Liked your facebook page a couple months back and can’t believe thow much it has saved me in that amount of time.THANKS!!

  15. I am also on your mailing list which is helpful because sometimes I miss a post on Facebook and the emails sum it all up in one spot!

  16. All the foods look great but I always love a great burger so I would have to say that would be my choice

  17. Never been to the Red Star, but the Seared Pork Chop and Smoked Brisket both sound amazing! I’d wash either of them down with a nice local beer which I have no question that they’d have several on tap.

  18. I like thrifty mom on facebook!! And went to your coupon class in November! Love following you for all the good deals!! Hoping to win this getaway!

  19. I want to try the beer battered onion rings and one of the apple turnovers at the Red Star!

  20. I “liked” Thrifty NW Mom on Facebook for a long time, that’s how I found out about this great contest in my news feed this morning! Thanks

  21. A burger with a cheese puff bun, humbolt fog cheese, confit leeks, avacado aioli and celery root fries

    HELLO!! That sounds like HEAVEN!!… On a Bun!! I’m such a huge burger-gal & I can safely say I’ve never had anything remotely close to that. But OH how I want to!

  22. I “liked” Red Star Tavern. We’re heading to Seaside, OR for a weekend get away with some friends, their kids & our kiddos. We might just have to pop over into Portland & get me one of those tasty burgers (or organic apple turnovers!?!? OHHH MAN!)

  23. And of course, I already “like” NW Thrifty Mom, which is how I hear about all these awesome giveaways & money saving tips :D Thanks for all you guys do!

  24. Those scallops looked amazing! Being pregnant, i have a bad seafood craving (which too much is a no no) but scallops are ok in moderation. Lucky me!

  25. This dessert looks so delicious! white sesame pot de creme
    Chocolate ganache, sesame seed brittle, chocolate sesame sable cookie, sea salt

  26. mahi mahi, green lentil salad, purple mizuna, creme fraiche, aji dulce salsa
    looks very good! and I “like” the Red Star Tavern on FB.

    PS- the rules state this giveaway ends 11/8 @ 9pm? But, you posted it on 12-4-12 so I’m a little confused???

  27. Love Red Star’s happy hour menu!Am a fan of Red Star and Thrifty NW mom on Facebook. :)

  28. The spiced shoestring fries and the triple creme french toast looked amazing! MMMM…

  29. Red Star Tavern’s Triple cream french toast, local berries & caramel looks amazing!!!

  30. I liked the red star tavern on Facebook! I’d love to win this as my husband and I are planning to take a much needed weekend getaway to Portland on Jan 4-7 for our 5th wedding anniversary!

  31. The seared swordfish looks amazing and it’s definitely something I’d never cook at home. Yum!

  32. I would go for the short ribs or brick chicken for dinner….and the white sesame pot de creme or butterscotch pudding and peanut butter mousse for dinner!!!!

  33. I subscribed to your email. (I already subscribe to your rss feed, thank you so much for the work you put into your blog!)

  34. The S’mores Cake – devil’s food cake with ganache, graham cracker, mousse and marshmallow — looks delish!

  35. I liked red star tavern on fb, would definitely try the brick chicken. I also subscribed to thrifty NW mom, though I think I was already. Now, crossing my fingers!

  36. This is so amazing!

    I “liked” the Red Star Tavern, their menu is mouthwatering!
    I would probably order the Maple Brined Idaho Trout: Maple Brined Idaho Trout barley, green bean, carrots, black tea broth barley, green bean, carrots, black tea broth…. Mmm…. My husband would probably orderthe flank steak.
    Their Bloody Mary looks like a meal in and of itself, but I would gladly order it, and devour it! My husband would have a few beers for sure!

    I am happily subscribed to the Thrifty NW Moms Email, and I not only “like”, buy LOVE your Facebook page!

    Thank you for ALL your awesome opportunities to save money and win prizes!

  37. I “Like” the Thrifty Northwest Mom Facebook page. That’s how I knew about this fabulous contest! Crossing my fingers!!

  38. Seared scallops, celery root, red cabbage, ginger stewed apples and shaved jalapeno! Delectable!!

  39. I ‘like” Thrifty NW Mom on facebook and subscribe to your email! P.S. You are a working mom’s saving grace… I get to be “super mom” with a lot less effort and stress. THANK YOU!

  40. Hi i liked this post, i liked kimpton hotels/the hotel monaco, and i liked red star tavern! i like them all actually, and i LOVE that the red star tavern has TOFU on the menu, and they have FRIES with CHEESE sauce for dipping. You’d be a fool not to like then PRESENT tense!

    :), J

  41. I browsed through Red Star Tavern’s photos and their Brick Chicken and Braised Brisket looks sooo good!

  42. I liked Thrifty NW Mom on FB. Wish there was a LOVE button. Thanks for all the updates and deals! :)

  43. what looks good to me at the Red Star Tavern and made me hungry by the photo is the: Seared scallops, celery root, red cabbage, ginger stewed apples and shaved jalapeno! yum!

  44. This drink at the Red Star Tavern looks so yummy!!! I really want to try it. It is called the: the Pina de Agave
    (partida reposado, pineapple, lime and spiced palm syrup)

  45. I would love to win this trip! I want to give it to my in-laws as a suprise because they have helped me and my husband and kids so much lately and I just want to thank them and a getaway trip would be wonderful for them! really crossing my fingers on this one.

  46. I love their sweet potato fries! Went a couple years ago for a conference in PDX and still dream of them :)

  47. I think the Grilled flank, chorizo hash, cabbage relish, red wine reduction looks amazing!

  48. Oh! Brie on a burger sounds delightful! I also saw some very tasty-looking battered green beans!

  49. The Red Star looks like it now has some amazing desserts. Glad they got a new pastry chef.

  50. First, I made the mistake of looking at Red Tavern before I’d eaten dinner, so it all looked really good. Short ribs was first, then I saw the Butterscotch with layers of vanilla cream, butterscotch pudding and peanut butter mousse-oh and don’t forget the brown butter biscotti. I drooled a little. I liked their Facebook page.

    I already had subscribed to the ThriftyMom email and liked the FB page. :) Thanks!

  51. The food looks A-MAZE-ING but I’m more excited about the “booze cubes”! What a great idea!

  52. My husband and I are gluten-free and with that said…The mahi mahi, green lentil salad, purple mizuna, creme fraiche, aji dulce salsa. Really sounds good. And to let you know I liked Red Star Travern on FB :)

  53. The burger looked delish! Loved the fried green beans as a side… yum Red Star Tavern

  54. I liked the Red Star Page- I had already liked Thrifty Mom :) ALL the food pictures look good there because I am cleansing with my girlfriend, but right now the Triple Cream French Toast with Berries looks soooo yummy. sigh.

  55. It all looks good, but I will have to go with the butterscotch with layers of vanilla cream, butterscotch pudding and peanut butter whipped cream–served in a glass jar!

  56. I have been there around Christmas before and they have a WONDERUL martini that is holiday themed. YUM!

  57. I liked the Red Star Tavern on facebook. It’ll be a nice way to see what’s going on.

  58. Sign me up for some – Chocolate ganache, sesame seed brittle, chocolate sesame sable cookie, sea salt

  59. I would like to try one of the amazing looking g burgers or any of the flank steak dishes

  60. All of the food at the Red Star Tavern looks yummy. I’ll have to go try a few things next time we are in P-town!

  61. Oh man, everything at the Red Star is amazign but based on the FB pics the Braised Brisket looks amazing

  62. I subscribed to the Thrifty NW mom email list, I am just awaiting the confirmation email.

  63. The Seared scallops, celery root, red cabbage, ginger stewed apples and shaved jalapeno looks DEEEE-licious!

  64. I would start with some spicy shoestring fries, have the flank steak as my entree, and finish with the S’mores cake….then I would roll out of there for sure!