Portland, OR. Ballet Popalatl provided a colorful kickoff to Juice, a re-vamped event formerly known as the Arts Breakfast of Champions. The event on February 8th was a celebration of the business community’s support for creative expression. The  (RACC) receives funding from a variety of public and private partners to serve artists, arts organizations, schools and residents throughout Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties. (Photo credit, Phototainment)

Portland Opera receives a $5,000 cash prize for their innovative partnership with Portland State University.

From Portland General Electric: Verlea Briggs, Bill Tierney, Kimberly Howard, Jim Piro, Taaj Middleton, Kregg Arntson; and Kristel Wissel from the Portland Timbers

John Goodwin of the Portland Trail Blazers with emcee La’Tevin Alexander Ellis. John received the Outstanding Volunteer award for his board service with the Portland Art Museum.

John Goodwin was nominated by the Portland Art Museum. Here’s a video about his, “Extraordinary Service to the Arts.”

Attendees enjoyed a performance by Members Only, the Kaiser Permanente 80s cover band

Katharine Coakley, the President of the Columbia Trust Company said,  “As a long-time sponsor of this breakfast, I was thrilled to see the continued success of such an important program that celebrates the intersection of business and the arts. For those of us in business, it is too easy to forget the critical impact that we can make on our arts community and partners. ”

Miguel Elias, of MEK Design was honored for his In-Kind donations. He was Nominated by Young Audiences.

Top Ten Lists


  1. The Standard
  2. Umpqua Bank
  3. Portland General Electric
  4. U.S. Bank
  5. Wells Fargo
  6. NW Natural
  7. The Boeing Company
  8. Morel Ink
  9. KeyBank
  10. Stoel Rives


  1. Portland General Electric
  2. The Standard
  3. NW Natural
  4. Burgerville
  5. State of Oregon
  6. KeyBank
  7. ZGF Architects
  8. OHSU
  9. City of Portland
  10. Portland Timbers

From RACC:

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) receives funding from a variety of public and private partners to serve artists, arts organizations, schools and residents throughout Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties. RACC provides grants for artists, nonprofit organizations and schools; manages an internationally acclaimed public art program; raises money and awareness for the arts through workplace giving; convenes forums, networking events and other community gatherings; provides workshops and other forms of technical assistance for artists; and oversees a program to integrate arts and culture into the standard curriculum in public schools throughout the region through “The Right Brain Initiative.” RACC current and past Annual Reports


An environment in which arts and culture flourish and prosper.


To enrich our communities through arts and culture.

Core Values:

We value freedom of artistic and cultural expression as a fundamental human right. We value a diversity of artistic and cultural experiences. We value a community in which everyone can participate in arts and culture. We value a community that celebrates and supports its artists, and its arts and cultural organizations. We value arts and culture as key elements in creating desirable places to live, work and visit.

Programs and Services:

RACC provides service in five key areas:

  • Through advocacy, RACC helps build support for a strong arts and culture community.
  • RACC grants provide artists and arts organizations with financial support.
  • Our nationally-acclaimed public art program integrates a wide range of art in public places. RACC manages Percent for Art programs for the City of Portland and Multnomah County.
  • RACC provides other community services, including workshops for artists, organizational consulting, and a variety of printed and electronic resources.
  • RACC supports arts education by directly funding artists residencies in schools and is working on a comprehensive solution to provide integrated Arts Education learning for every student in the region.