Events
38th Portland International Film Festival Opening Night Filled with Wild Tales

38th Portland International Film Festival Opening Night Filled with Wild Tales

Portland, February 5th, 2015. “Wild Tales” was the title of the featured film at the Northwest Film Center‘s 38th Portland International Film Festival Opening Night festivities. The Argentinian … [read more]

Lines for Life Gala Raises Funds for Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention

Lines for Life Gala Raises Funds for Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention

Portland, February 20th, 2015. Generous donors supporting the Lines for Life mission to prevent substance abuse and suicide. Organizers say it was wonderful night at Portland’s Sentinel Hotel. … [read more]

 MJCC Friends of the Center Brunch with Survivor Winner Ethan Zohn

MJCC Friends of the Center Brunch with Survivor Winner Ethan Zohn

Portland, February 22nd, 2015. Mittleman Jewish Community Center held its Friends of the Center Brunch with special guest speaker, Ethan Zohn, winner of Survivor: Africa. Ethan spoke about … [read more]

Kaiser Permanente Northwest Dentists Bring Smiles to Uninsured Kids

Kaiser Permanente Northwest Dentists Bring Smiles to Uninsured Kids

Portland, February 7th, 2015. Kaiser Permanente Northwest provided more than $80,000 in free dental care and vaccinations to approximately 200 uninsured and underinsured children at seven locations … [read more]

Valentine-A-Thon Sweethearts Raise $700,000 for CCA

Valentine-A-Thon Sweethearts Raise $700,000 for CCA

Portland, February 14th, 2015.  The Portland metro community showed some serious love for CCA this Valentine’s Day. 15-year-old Nathalie Traller, picked the winning raffle ticket in CCA’s “Win … [read more]

4th Annual Taste of Temple is Sweet for Congregation Beth Israel

4th Annual Taste of Temple is Sweet for Congregation Beth Israel

Portland, February 8th, 2015.  A capacity crowd of over 500 people filled the space at Castaway to truly get a Taste of Temple. Event co-chair Tony Urdes … [read more]

Providence Child Center Heart of Gold Gala Raises $495,000

Providence Child Center Heart of Gold Gala Raises $495,000

Portland, February 12th, 2015. This year’s Providence Child Center Heart of Gold Dinner was an evening full of heartwarming tributes and an outpouring of generosity. Carole Vranizan, Dave … [read more]

Over 720 Oregon State University Supporters Gather for "State of the University" Address

Over 720 Oregon State University Supporters Gather for “State of the University” Address

Portland, January 30th, 2015. The Oregon Convention Center was packed with Orange and Black when more than 720 alumni, donors, students and business community members turn out to … [read more]

Local Fashion Houses Host Benefit Show for “I Have a Dream” Oregon

Local Fashion Houses Host Benefit Show for “I Have a Dream” Oregon

Portland, February 5th, 2015. “I Have a Dream” Oregon and Amy Vining Photography presented a one-of-a-kind fashion show for teens and fashionistas of all ages. Dreamers Cheyanna, Evelyn, … [read more]

 Sneak Peek Charity Auto Show Preview Party on Fast Track

Sneak Peek Charity Auto Show Preview Party on Fast Track

Portland, February 4th, 2015. The number of attendees was up from hundreds to thousands at the Oregon Convention Center for the “Sneak Peek Charity Preview Party.” Julie … [read more]

Rose City Rollers Ready to Rumble in 2015

Rose City Rollers Ready to Rumble in 2015

Portland, February 1st, 2015. The Rose City Rollers are one of the top roller derby leagues in the country and the sport is gaining in popularity. The organization is … [read more]

First Woman to Win "Great Balls of Fire" Toughest Tongue Benefit is Mackenzie Stewart

First Woman to Win “Great Balls of Fire” Toughest Tongue Benefit is Mackenzie Stewart

Portland, January 26th, 2015. For the first time the Great Balls of Fire Toughest Tongue belongs to a woman. Mackenzie Stewart ate a record 37 great balls of fire. Crowds … [read more]

 Seventh Annual Fertile Ground Festival Lifts Local Artists

Seventh Annual Fertile Ground Festival Lifts Local Artists

Portland, January 31st, 2015. It’s time for local artists to shine and for fans to enjoy the fruits of their labors. Fertile Ground takes place around the Portland area … [read more]

Martin Luther King Day Brings Celebrations and Helping Hands

Martin Luther King Day Brings Celebrations and Helping Hands

Portland, January 19th, 2015. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service brought a record number of volunteers to Oregon Food Bank food warehouse centers in Portland and Beaverton. … [read more]

Oregon Based Star-Studded Film Premiers at Sundance

Oregon Based Star-Studded Film Premiers at Sundance

Park City, January 24th, 2014. Executive producer Brad Pitt and actor James Franco were at the premiere of “True Story” during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Franco plays Christian … [read more]

Portland Duck Lovers Hang Tough in Championship Form

Portland Duck Lovers Hang Tough in Championship Form

Arlington, Texas, January 12, 2015. Thousands of University of Oregon supporters traveled 1,600 miles to witness history in the making at the first ever national college championship … [read more]

St. Mary’s Academy’s 21st Annual Food for Thought Luncheon Raises $500,000

St. Mary’s Academy’s 21st Annual Food for Thought Luncheon Raises $500,000

Portland, November 18th, 2014. St. Mary’s Academy hosted its 21st annual Food for Thought Luncheon benefitting financial aid. Principal Kelli Clark, Laura Phillips ’15, Debbie Spitznagel Ryan … [read more]

RACC Awards $693,959 for Arts-Related Projects in 2015

RACC Awards $693,959 for Arts-Related Projects in 2015

Portland, Ore. The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has awarded $693,959 in project grants for calendar year 2015, including 66 grants to nonprofit organizations and schools, … [read more]

100 Women Who Care Portland Unite to Serve the Community

100 Women Who Care Portland Unite to Serve the Community

Portland, December 9th, 2014. 100 Women Who Care Portland is a group of women who care deeply about the Portland community and want to do something about … [read more]

The Junior Joy Team & Elementary Students Deliver Joy to ER

The Junior Joy Team & Elementary Students Deliver Joy to ER

Vancouver, WA.  Members of The Junior Joy Team and Hough Elementary Leadership Team delivered Happy Packets with hand-written notes of appreciation and candy to the entire staff … [read more]

Top Ten PortlandSocietyPage.com Stories of 2014

Top Ten PortlandSocietyPage.com Stories of 2014

Portland, January 3rd, 2014. It’s been an exciting year for PortlandSocietyPage.com. We’ve had nearly 400,000 page views since our launch. We’ve covered over 900 stories about local … [read more]

Roy Jay's Annual Holiday Event Draws Standing Room Only Crowd

Roy Jay’s Annual Holiday Event Draws Standing Room Only Crowd

Portland, December 6th, 2014. The Spinners, Illusionist Hart Keene from America’s Got Talent, Erik Swartz from Laff Factory in Los Angeles, and The Brown Sisters from Portland packed … [read more]

Classic Wines and Kuni BMW Host Happy Hour For Joyful BMW Hybrid Bidder

Classic Wines and Kuni BMW Host Happy Hour For Joyful BMW Hybrid Bidder

Portland, December 30th, 2014. Classic Wines Auction held a Happy Hour at Kuni Happy hour event. The celebration was in held in honor of Chris Hermann who enthusiastically won … [read more]

Lewis & Clark Holiday Party Draws Supporters and Dunthorpe Neighbors

Lewis & Clark Holiday Party Draws Supporters and Dunthorpe Neighbors

Portland, December 6th, 2014. The home of Lewis & Clark College President Barry Glassner and his wife, literary agent Betsy Amster, was alive with holiday cheer as the … [read more]

At-Risk Youth Shoot Hoops With the Portland Trail Blazers

At-Risk Youth Shoot Hoops With the Portland Trail Blazers

Portland, December 10th, 2014. Thirty kids with Friends of the Children were treated to a memorable experience at the Moda Center. Windermere Stellar donated a Portland Trail … [read more]

Levé’s Annual Charity Ball Celebrates and Supports Incight

Levé’s Annual Charity Ball Celebrates and Supports Incight

Portland, December 6th, 2014. Levé returned to Leftbank Annex to host its annual Charity Ball.  The event’s proceeds support Incight, an organization that strives to unlock the … [read more]

Portland Jewish Academy Auction raises $590,000 for S.T.E.A.M.

Portland Jewish Academy Auction raises $590,000 for S.T.E.A.M.

Portland, December 7th, 2014. The 53rd annual Portland Jewish Academy Auction auction raised $590,000 for S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) and Scholarships. Steve Albert, PJA’s new Executive … [read more]

Wheel to Walk Foundation Celebrates Raising a Million Dollars Over Two Decades

Wheel to Walk Foundation Celebrates Raising a Million Dollars Over Two Decades

Portland, December 7th, 2014. The Wheel to Walk Foundation celebrated its ‘Million Dollar Luncheon’ because the nonprofit has awarded over $1 million dollars in medical equipment and services … [read more]

Edison High School’s Breakfast Raises $185,000

Edison High School’s Breakfast Raises $185,000

Portland, November 6th, 2014.  The annual Partner with Edison Breakfast generated $185,000 to help support financial aid, technology, and professional development at the school.  Edison is the … [read more]

DoveAdore Unleashed Benefits DoveLewis Animals

DoveAdore Unleashed Benefits DoveLewis Animals

Portland, October 2014. Hundreds of DoveLewis’ top supporters gathered at the Portland Art Museum for DoveAdore featuring Boutiques Unleashed raising $322,000 in support of DoveLewis.  The evening … [read more]

Lifestyle, Fundraisers & News

Portland Duck Lovers Hang Tough in Championship Form
2014 Komen Portland Race for the Cure Raises $2,383,543
KISS Raises $1.1 Million for Oregon Military Museum
Beaverton's Greater Giving Joins Forces With ClickBid to Go Mobile
Urban League of Portland Honored by Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Oregon Nikkei Endowment Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Portland Rose Festival
Darcy Henderson Honored to become Multnomah Athletic Club President