Portland, May 17th. A sold-out crowd of over 350 supporters attended the second annual Wine Women & Shoes fundraiser.  Supporters Carolyn Steward and Kay Lynn Myers were crowned Queens of Sole by emcee Poison Waters and Board President Harlan Barcus. The event was organized by Bradley Angle, an organization responding to the needs of domestic violence survivors for over 35 years. (Photo Credit, Andie Petkus) The event at the Crown Plaza Hotel raised $80,000.

Board President Harlan Barcus with Board member Elizabeth Bowman and Executive Director Deborah Steinkopf

Board President Harlan Barcus with Board member Elizabeth Bowman and Executive Director Deborah Steinkopf

 

Wine Women and Shoes Sponsors:Capital Pacific Bank (presenting sponsor), Fred Meyer, AterWynne LLP, Vernier Software and Technology, Lile Moving and Storage,Escaped from LA Films, Causeit Inc, Martin Hospitality, Moss Adams, Elliot Powell Baden & Baker Insurance, Brian Cowles, Julian Heyward, Shane Weisman, and Gene Foley, the Heathman Bar and Grill.

Wine Women and Shoes Sponsors included:Capital Pacific Bank (presenting sponsor), Fred Meyer, AterWynne LLP, Vernier Software and Technology, Lile Moving and Storage,Escaped from LA Films, Causeit Inc, Martin Hospitality, Moss Adams, Elliot Powell Baden & Baker Insurance, Brian Cowles, Julian Heyward, Shane Weisman, and Gene Foley.

 

KGW's Joe Smith shares a laugh with Portland's original drag queen, Darcelle.

Portland's original drag queen, Darcelle, shares a laugh with KGW's Joe Smith.

 
 

Diana Allred, a Wine Women & Shoes Queen of Sole, is crowned by entertainer Poison Waters and Board President Harlan Barcus

Diana Allred, a Wine Women & Shoes Queen of Sole, is crowned by entertainer Poison Waters and Board President Harlan Barcus

 

Featured Vendors: Cookie Lee, Stella & Dot, Silpada, Shaky’s Closet, Roni Theoharis Designs, Bandals, Solestruck, Switch Shoes, Oh! Shoes, Diana E. Kelly,Falchi,Carol Risley Handbags, Peter’s Glory

Featured Vendors included: Cookie Lee, Stella & Dot, Silpada, Shaky’s Closet, Roni Theoharis Designs, Bandals, Solestruck, Switch Shoes, Oh! Shoes, Diana E. Kelly, Falchi, Carol Risley Handbags, Peter’s Glory

 

These female impersonators volunteered their time at a benefit.

These female impersonators volunteered their time at a benefit.

From Bradley Angle: The organization was founded in 1975, by women who had enough violence for a lifetime and were ready to change their lives. Named for Sharon Bradley and Pam Angle, who died from the violence of living on the streets in Portland, Oregon, Bradley Angle was the first domestic violence shelter on the West Coast. Today we provide a continuum of domestic violence and sexual assault support services for survivors and their children.

We serve individuals and families of all backgrounds, cultures, ages, and sexual orientations. Through all Bradley Angle programs, we continue to plant the seeds of social change.

Our dream is to end sexual and domestic violence in all its forms.

The Bradley Angle mission is to offer survivors of domestic and sexual violence options for safety, empowerment, healing and hope, while collaborating with our communities to create social change.

As we work to bring an end to domestic violence, Bradley Angle embraces the following values:

  • We empower individuals and communities to take action and eliminate domestic violence from their lives.
  • We are committed to demystifying domestic violence and to giving voice to those touched by it.
  • We offer a safe, non-judgmental and welcoming environment for all domestic violence survivors, offering individualized services that meet a wide range of cultural and personal needs.
  • We believe all people, regardless of race, age, gender identity, background, sexual orientation or religion, deserve to live in a world where physical, emotional, and sexual abuse are not tolerated.