Portland, June 6th, 2013. The Rose Festival’s ‘Faces of Portland’ was a series of four fundraising events during Rose Festival at the historic Giltner Mansion in NE Portland. Each event featured one of the many faces that personify Portland. (photo credit, Janie Hansen)

Courtenay Hamiester – radio host, Robert Hansen – Past Pres. Rose Festival, John McCulloch – Giltner Mansion current owner and Rose Festival Board member, Peter Mack – Rose Festival Board member, Daniel Wilson – Portland writer

Courtenay Hamiester – radio host, Robert Hansen – Past Pres. Rose Festival, John McCulloch – Giltner Mansion current owner and Rose Festival Board member, Peter Mack – Rose Festival Board member, Daniel Wilson – Portland writer

The series closed with a Sunday champagne brunch featuring nationally recognized Portland writer Daniel Wilson, and radio host Courtenay Hamiester.  Wilson’s book ROBOPOCALYPSE was optioned by Dreamworks for a movie.  Sixty guests listened in as Livewire’s Courtenay Hamiester interviewed Wilson.

Courtenay Hamiester – Livewire (NPR) radio host with Daniel Wilson – Portland writer

Courtenay Hamiester – Livewire (NPR) radio host with Daniel Wilson – Portland writer

Tickets to each of the Faces of Portland events were available for purchase through the Rose Festival for $75 each. The series kicked off with a visit from Rep. Earl Blumenauer and performances by Grant High School’s Royal Blues and the Rose City Quartet; the series continued with Chef Adam Kekahuna from the recently opened Quartet restaurant; and  continued with performances by Portland Opera vocalists Caitlin Mathes and Peter Bilott.

 

 

 

 

 

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