Portland, November 3rd, 2013. An intimate affair included a private musical performance by China Forbes of Pink Martini and raised $40,000 for the German American School of Portland. The benefit drew 120 people and featured hors d’oeuvres and a six-course dinner by notable Portland chefs lead by Chef Chris Israel of Grüner restaurant. China Forbes was joined by Gregg Williams and Aurelie Tu.  (photo credit, Kai Hayashi of Phototainment and Chris West of Alight Productions)

The GSPDX Admin team – Elizabeth Gillespie, Blake Peters, Marietta Greene, and Janina Morrisey – who helped make the evening possible.

The GSPDX Admin team – Elizabeth Gillespie, Blake Peters, Marietta Greene, and Janina Morrisey – who helped make the evening possible.

Dolan Lane led a team of talented chefs who prepared a delectable menu created by Chris Israel of Grüner

Dolan Lane led a team of talented chefs who prepared a delectable menu created by Chris Israel of Grüner

Bruce Carey of Bruce Carey Restaurants and Bluehour with China Forbes and German Consul General, Peter Rothen

Bruce Carey of Bruce Carey Restaurants and Bluehour with China Forbes and German Consul General, Peter Rothen

Guests enjoy a signature cocktail at the bar

Guests enjoy a signature cocktail at the bar.

Food and wine pairings by: Chef Chris Israel, Gruner, Bluehour Chef Dolan Lane, Bluehour Pastry Chef Bryn Robson, Advanced Sommelier Erica Landon of Bluehour Sommelier Savanna Ray of Wildwood Restaurant & Bar. 

From the German American School of Portland:

We believe in bilingualism. We provide an excellent education for children preschool through 5th grade. Through this event we are able to make immersion education available to families of differing income levels and demographics.

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