Portland, June 11th, 2015. Corks + Forks is an annual urban wine tasting event presented by the Classic Wines Auction. It’s designed for young professionals, wine enthusiasts and foodies. This year’s event was held at Castaway Portland and drew 418 people. It featured food from 16 Portland-area restaurants and 16 wineries. The event raised $24,815 to help Portland and southwest Washington-area youth and families in need.
Money raised through the event supports the Classic Wines Auction’s five benefitting charities: Metropolitan Family Service (MFS), New Avenues for Youth, Friends of the Children-Portland, YWCA Clark County and Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel. Event sponsors were CareCore/MedSolutions and Kuni Automotive.
About Classic Wines Auction:
Consistently recognized as one of the top ten charity wine auctions in the country by Wine Spectator, the Classic Wines Auction has raised more than $36 million for Portland-area charities since its inception in 1982. Based in Portland, Ore., First Growth Children and Family Charities is a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing the Classic Wines Auction and related food and wine events to raise funds for local charities benefiting children and families, including: Metropolitan Family Service (MFS), New Avenues for Youth, Friends of the Children-Portland, YWCA Clark County and Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel. For more information about the Classic Wines Auction and each of its annual fundraising events, visit www.classicwinesauction.com.
Sponsors included the following generous organizations: