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What’s the connection between the World Forestry Center and ChocolateFest?
The World Forestry Center is a non profit organization founded in 1964. Our mission is to educate and inform people about the world’s forests and trees, and environmental sustainability.
In 2006 the Center created and produced ChocolateFest as a fundraiser that would not only expose visitors to wonderful chocolate products, but educate about the tropical cacao tree and how chocolate is made from bean to bar.
We gathered a few local vendors and held the event on our campus in Portland’s Washington Park. That first year a little over 1,000 people came to sample and savor some of the best chocolate Portland had to offer.
Now seven years later, ChocolateFest has grown into a Northwest tradition. With over 8,200 people attending in 2010 we decided to move ChocolateFest to a larger location in 2011 so we could accommodate our exhibitors with more room, create a more spacious atmosphere for our visitors, and build on a very important fundraiser that supports our education programs.
We hope you join us in 2013 for a bigger and better ChocolateFest!
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