Events
5th Annual Governor Victor Atiyeh Leadership in Education Awards

5th Annual Governor Victor Atiyeh Leadership in Education Awards

Portland, February 2nd, 2016. Concordia University hosted the 5th Annual Governor Victor Atiyeh Leadership in Education Awards and Carl Talton was honored as a community leader who … [read more]

Special Olympics Oregon Hopes to Top $412,00 with Polar Plunge

Special Olympics Oregon Hopes to Top $412,00 with Polar Plunge

Portland, February 7, 2016. Thinking about taking the plunge? Go for it! As a polar “plunger” you register to participate in one of the five plunges around … [read more]

Portland Winter Light Festival Illuminates Waterfront

Portland Winter Light Festival Illuminates Waterfront

Portland, February 6th, 2016. Building facades were glowing with animated projections, light was dancing off the Willamette River near OMSI during the inaugural Portland Winter Light Festival. The … [read more]

Friends of the Children Opens Rockwood Youth Service and Community Center

Friends of the Children Opens Rockwood Youth Service and Community Center

Portland, January 21st, 2016. Trail Blazer Al Farouq Aminu hit the hardwood to celebrate the grand opening of the Friends of the Children 8,500 square foot youth service … [read more]

Pittock Mansion Using App Technology to Embrace History

Pittock Mansion Using App Technology to Embrace History

  Portland, January 28th, 2016. The Pittock Mansion just secured a $29,000 grant for Pittock Connect, the next phase of the Visitor Experience Plan. Pittock Connect will include a … [read more]

Third Annual Sneak Peek Charity Preview Party Revs Up Five Local Charities

Third Annual Sneak Peek Charity Preview Party Revs Up Five Local Charities

Portland, January 27th, 2016. The Sneak Peek Charity Preview Party was back for its third year offering the opportunity to support local charities and take advantage of a rare … [read more]

Oregon Food Bank Welcomes 548 Volunteers Who Repack 98,327 lbs of food

Oregon Food Bank Welcomes 548 Volunteers Who Repack 98,327 lbs of food

Portland, January 18th, 2016. On the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, more than 100 Bank of America employees and their families spent the day giving back to … [read more]

Junior League of Portland’s 2nd Annual Charity Ball Kicks off 2016

Junior League of Portland’s 2nd Annual Charity Ball Kicks off 2016

Portland, January 1st, 2016. The Gerding Theater at the Armory was crowded with merrymakers ready to make 2016 a year to remember. Members of Junior League and their … [read more]

Fertile Ground Festival 2016 Offers 75 Portland-generated New Works

Fertile Ground Festival 2016 Offers 75 Portland-generated New Works

Portland, January 23st, 2016. Fertile Ground 2016 is a 11-day arts festival held January 21st through 31 in Portland. This city-wide festival is focused on new work in … [read more]

Artist's Repertory Theater and Harper's Playground Make Miracles Happen

Artist’s Repertory Theater and Harper’s Playground Make Miracles Happen

Portland, January 15th, 2016. It’s the closing weekend of Artist’s Repertory Theater’s much heralded production of The Miracle Worker. The dramatic telling of the story of Helen Keller … [read more]

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend of Service Gains Steam

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend of Service Gains Steam

Portland, January 17th, 2016. There’s still time to join your friends and neighbors honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by volunteering over MLK Weekend. … [read more]

Oregon Zoo Animals Have Snow Days

Oregon Zoo Animals Have Snow Days

Portland, January 8th, 2016. It was a chilly week at the Oregon Zoo. The deep freeze kept visitors away because the zoo was closed for three days. … [read more]

Homeless Shelters Swing Into Action During Cold Snap

Homeless Shelters Swing Into Action During Cold Snap

Portland, January 8th, 2016. With temperatures dipping ten degrees below average at the start of January, social services agencies were working overtime to meet the needs of … [read more]

B.U.L.L. Session Donates $300,000 to Local Children’s Charities

B.U.L.L. Session Donates $300,000 to Local Children’s Charities

Portland, January 10th, 2016. Kids at Randall Children’s Hospital Legacy Emanuel and hundreds from other nonprofits are singing the praises of generous donors who raised of $300,000 at the … [read more]

Local Attractions Offer Reciprocal Admission to Members in 2016

Local Attractions Offer Reciprocal Admission to Members in 2016

Portland, January 7th, 2016. Back by popular demand, eight museums and attractions in the Portland metro area have teamed up to offer a reciprocal membership program in … [read more]

Top 10 Stories on Portland Society Page in 2015

Top 10 Stories on Portland Society Page in 2015

Portland, January 3rd, 2016. It has been an exciting year for PortlandSocietyPage.com. We’ve covered over 1,060 stories about local nonprofits since our launch in 2011. In 2015, … [read more]

Humane Society for Southwest Washington Thankful for New Banfield Foundation Donation

Humane Society for Southwest Washington Thankful for New Banfield Foundation Donation

Vancouver, January 3rd, 2016. The Humane Society for Southwest Washington received a donation of an x-ray machine to help the pets in their care from Banfield Pet … [read more]

Giving in 2016? Here are the Top 10 Best Practices of Savvy Donors

Giving in 2016? Here are the Top 10 Best Practices of Savvy Donors

Portland, December 31st, 2015. You can still make a last-minute tax deductible donation to charitable organization.  The nonprofit vetting organization, Charity Navagator, has some tips for making smart choices. … [read more]

Classic Wines Auction Fall Winemakers Dinner Breaks Record

Classic Wines Auction Fall Winemakers Dinner Breaks Record

Portland, December 23rd, 2015. The numbers are in and the Fall Winemaker Dinner series, hosted by Classic Wines Auction, raised $61,790. The series featured 17 restaurants from … [read more]

Holiday Ale Festival Raises $20,000 for Charity

Holiday Ale Festival Raises $20,000 for Charity

Portland, December 20th, 2015. Organizers have announced that Beer lovers helped raise $20,000 for charity this month at the Holiday Ale Festival. The event was held in Pioneer … [read more]

Pacific University Honors Top Donors at Holiday Celebration

Pacific University Honors Top Donors at Holiday Celebration

Portland, December 3rd, 2015. Pacific University recognized its most generous donors during the university’s annual Celebration of Giving banquet at the RiverPlace Hotel in Portland. Trustee Doug Weberling, … [read more]

Providence Festival of Trees’ 33rd Anniversary Breaks Records

Providence Festival of Trees’ 33rd Anniversary Breaks Records

Portland, December 4th, 2015. A focus on children led to a record-breaking year for Providence Festival of Trees’ 33rd anniversary in Portland. This holiday tradition delighted thousands … [read more]

Junior League of Portland Celebrates a Banner Year to Volunteer

Junior League of Portland Celebrates a Banner Year to Volunteer

Portland, December 21 2015. It’s a time for reflection for members of the Junior League as members gear up for their New Year’s Eve Charity Ball December … [read more]

Celebrity Bell Ringing Day Hits High Notes for The Salvation Army

Celebrity Bell Ringing Day Hits High Notes for The Salvation Army

Portland, December 15th, 2015. Holiday shoppers had reason to smile when they spotted some of their hometown favorites ringing a bell for the Salvation Army. KOIN’s Jenny Hansson … [read more]

Wheel to Walk Foundation's 24th Annual Holiday Luncheon Raises $63,000 for Children with Disabilities

Wheel to Walk Foundation’s 24th Annual Holiday Luncheon Raises $63,000 for Children with Disabilities

Portland, December 6th, 2015. The Wheel to Walk Foundation is a non-profit organization which provides medical equipment or services that are not provided by insurance. The nonprofit … [read more]

Central City Concern Raises Over $250,000 at Compassion Luncheon

Central City Concern Raises Over $250,000 at Compassion Luncheon

Portland, November 17th, 2015. When Central City Concern held is eighth annual Compassion in Action luncheon it attracted 550 business and civic leaders and raisied more than … [read more]

Christmas Ships Keep Floating Through the Holiday Season

Christmas Ships Keep Floating Through the Holiday Season

Portland, December 13th, 2015. This year marks the 61th anniversary of Portland’s Christmas Ships Parade. Volunteers are making it easier for crowds to track the fleet. On parade … [read more]

Hundreds raise more than $600,000 at Make-A-Wish® Oregon’s annual Wish Ball

Hundreds raise more than $600,000 at Make-A-Wish® Oregon’s annual Wish Ball

Portland, November 14, 2015. Make-A-Wish® Oregon raised more than $600,000 at this year’s sold-out Wish Ball at the Portland Art Museum. The event was presented by Paulson … [read more]

Saving Lives: A Night for Heroes Raises $175,000 for Legacy Oregon Burn Center

Saving Lives: A Night for Heroes Raises $175,000 for Legacy Oregon Burn Center

Portland, November 13th, 2015. Legacy Emanuel Medical Center celebrated the caregivers of Legacy Oregon Burn Center (OBC) and first responders who care for patients. More than 225 … [read more]

The Dougy Center’s Annual Fall Event raises over $65,000 for programs to help grieving children and families

The Dougy Center’s Annual Fall Event raises over $65,000 for programs to help grieving children and families

Portland, November 10th, 2016. More than 300 people attended the The Dougy Center’s Annual Fall Event, Portraits of Courage, at Portland’s Sentinel Hotel on November 10, raising … [read more]

Lifestyle, Fundraisers & News

B.U.L.L. Session Donates $300,000 to Local Children’s Charities
GRIMM 100th Episode Ceremony and Cake Cutting a Rose City Celebration
De La Salle North Catholic Annual Benefit Dinner Raises $470,000 for Scholarships
The Depression in Oregon Comes to Life Thanks to Yale Researchers
Can You Volunteer for a Nonprofit? We're Bringing The Standard's 2015 Volunteer Expo to You!
Portlandia Crew Excited About two Emmy Nominations
Cedar Sinai Park Breaking Ground on $33 Million Construction Project