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.

A sommelier pours a tasting of Owen Roe Union Gap Yakima Valley Malbec for event guests.

A sommelier pours a tasting of Owen Roe Union Gap Yakima Valley Malbec for event guests.

Classic Wines Auction supporters from Friends of the Children enjoying their evening. Friends of the Children is one of five benefitting charities for the annual auction.

Classic Wines Auction supporters from Friends of the Children enjoying their evening. Friends of the Children is one of five benefitting charities for the annual auction.

Laurelhurst Market Chef Ben Bettinger serves up an aromatic beef broth with beef tongue, smoked bone marrow, pickled egg and summer vegetables at Corks + Forks.

Laurelhurst Market Chef Ben Bettinger serves up an aromatic beef broth with beef tongue, smoked bone marrow, pickled egg and summer vegetables at Corks + Forks.

Katelyn Callaghan-Manning (center), a Corks + Forks committee member, and friends enjoying the evening’s selection of regional wines and cuisine from Portland-area restaurants.

Katelyn Callaghan-Manning (center), a Corks + Forks committee member, and friends enjoying the evening’s selection of regional wines and cuisine from Portland-area restaurants.

Jake and Chris of Son of a Biscuit dish out mini biscuits and Nashville-style spicy chicken skewers at the 2nd Annual Corks + Forks event at Castaway Portland.

Jake and Chris of Son of a Biscuit dish out mini biscuits and Nashville-style spicy chicken skewers at the 2nd Annual Corks + Forks event at Castaway Portland.

 Pitch Dark Chocolates samples its artisan chocolate and Cacao Bitters at the June 11 event in northwest Portland.

Pitch Dark Chocolates samples its artisan chocolate and Cacao Bitters at the June 11 event in northwest Portland.

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.

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