FALL PREVIEW: Portland Fashion Week Becomes Nonprofit and Vows to “Keep Portland Pretty”

FALL PREVIEW: Portland Fashion Week Becomes Nonprofit and Vows to “Keep Portland Pretty”

FALL PREVIEW: Portland Fashion Week will hit the runway October 2nd through 6th. The event features sustainable fashion and will take place at the Old Church Concert Hall in downtown Portland.

The driving force is the philosophy of “Slow Fashion” which is founded on the idea of non-impulsive buying; using awareness as the basis for understanding the quality and value of clothing.

Fiona Foulk, Executive Producer Portland Fashion Week (PFW) also announced the formation of the nonprofit Portland Fashion Foundation. The foundation will be the recipient organization of all related charity endeavors and 100% of net profits will benefit local and regional charities by 2022. Foulk explained, “We realized that we can do so much more for everyone by adopting the non profit status.”

Portland Fashion Foundation will be producing not only the PFW series but all ancillary events such as the PFW Annual Charity Golf Tournament, Werewolves’ Beard Ball Halloween Party, photo shoots, community outreaches and model searches. These events will support The Portland Fashion Week New and Expecting Mommies Fund, a safety net and stop gap helping new and expecting unwed mothers meet monthly needs. Ticket prices for PFW range from $150 to $40. 

Did you know that there are two different major fashion weeks in Portland? Running concurrently during Portland Fashion Week and organized by former PFW producer Tito Chowdhury, FashioNXT is a different Portland showcase. One FashioNXT focus is the integration of technology into fashion. In the past, that’s included wearable 3-D-printed items. More information about the fashion event can be found at fashionxt.com. Tickets run from $25 to $185.

Here’s a look at some photos from past Portland Fashion Week shows:

 

From Portland Fashion Week:

Portland Fashion Week strives to continually revolutionize the fashion industry through upholding the slow fashion and sustainable fashion mindsets. Defining our core values, we feature fashion inclusive to everyone and using our business model to continually conduct educational outreaches, charitable events, and our yearly Portland Fashion Week series.

Since 2002 Portland Fashion Week has striven to create a fashion-based business with a network of domestic and international resources to support emerging designers. Through annual events, Our full annual calendar of events brings together designers, models, media, stylists, celebrities, and VIPs in support of the Portland fashion communities, utilizing a percentage of the proceeds to benefit charity and support the education of the future fashion visionaries.

Event details:

Venue: The Old Church 1422 SW 11th Ave Portland, Oregon 97201

Wednesday Oct. 2, 2019 5-11pm Press Night

Thursday Oct. 3, 2019 5-11 pm Sustainable Apparel

Friday Oct. 4, 2019 5-11 pm Ready To Wear

Saturday Oct. 5, 2019 5-11 pm Couture and Bridal

Sunday Oct. 6, 2019 5-11 pm Accessories and Hair Styling and Make-up

Fall Preview Offering for Nonprofits

Fall Preview Offering for Nonprofits

Portland, OR. Do you have an exciting nonprofit event coming up this fall?

We’d like to help you spread the word. Contact Elisa at [email protected]

PortlandSocietyPage.com is offering a very reasonable publicity package and here are the details:

It’s $50 dollars to participate in the fall preview program and reach about 10,000 of Portland’s most civic minded and philanthropic nonprofit lovers.

The fall preview package includes a short story with photos on PortlandSocietyPage.com. The story will contain all of the details of the event and links to ticket pages. The story will be included in our free weekly e-newsletter and posted on all of our social channels including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

We only have room for a limited number of Fall Preview stories, so let us know if you’d like to participate as soon as possible.

Here’s an example of the article we posted for Bridge Meadows.

FALL PREVIEW: Bridge Meadows 14th Annual IMAGINE Fall Gala Has High Goals

Having your story on our free platform can really help. Here’s a testimonial:

Hi Elisa,

Thanks so much for the great presence on your Portland Society Page! We really appreciate the extra awareness. In fact, yesterday as we were making a presentation to a potential foundation funder, they mentioned that they had seen our event featured on your page. It made a big impact! We really appreciate the nice coverage you gave us!

Best,

Carrie, William Temple House

As always, story publication after your event and inclusion in our website calendar is free, so send us your information, or use our submission form.

Submissions

FALL PREVIEW: Bridge Meadows 14th Annual IMAGINE Fall Gala Has High Goals

FALL PREVIEW: Bridge Meadows 14th Annual IMAGINE Fall Gala Has High Goals

Portland, OR. Bridge Meadows supporters are gearing up for a special evening on September 19th at the Portland Art Museum. It’s the 14th annual IMAGINE Fall Auction & Gala. Portland favorite, KGW’s Drew Carney and Benefit Auctions 360’s Johnna Wells will co-host the event again this year. Bridge Meadows is a nonprofit which builds purposeful communities where children formerly in foster care, their forever families, and elders of modest means flourish together. Click here for tickets information.

At the benefit, attendees will enjoy a selection of wine and cocktails, dinner, and live auction while supporting the meaningful work Bridge Meadows provides for children who have experienced foster care, parents and elders in our community. Entertainment will be provided by talented youth performers from Friends of Noise. Come celebrate the transformative power of intergenerational communities!

Here are some photos from last year:

Board Member Gayle Meyer, Associate Director Renee Mosely, and friends pose at the photobooth.

Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle and friends

Bridge Meadows Supporters Steve Meyer, Mike Cobb, Patty Cobb, and Board Member Gayle Meyer

The IMAGINE Fall Auction & Gala is the premier fundraising event for Bridge Meadows. Since its inception in 2005,  the IMAGINE Fall Auction & Gala has raised more than $2 million to sustain and build intentional, intergenerational neighborhoods where children, families, and elders flourish together.

Click here for tickets information.

Why support the Gala?

Bridge Meadows builds purposeful communities where children formerly in foster care, their forever families, and elders of modest means flourish together. We provide safe, affordable housing that helps interrupt the cycle of poverty, instability, and isolation that weakens communities over generations. Youth find comfort in stable homes. Parents receive support and guidance. Elders find the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of families and children. Bridge Meadows community members are invested in each other’s success. With safe, stable housing, and a shared social purpose, Bridge Meadows residents can re-orient themselves toward improved family stability, wellness, education, and economic outcomes. Our program has a lasting impact on the health and well-being of children who have experienced trauma, their adoptive parents, and elders who live in our communities. As we continue to look beyond our two communities, North Portland and Beaverton, we feel a grand sense of urgency to respond and build more intergenerational communities. Proceeds from the IMAGINE gala & auction will support on-site programs, mental health services and future community site developments.

Your support at the IMAGINE Fall Auction & Gala will make it possible for future generations to benefit from a Bridge Meadows community. 

The IMAGINE Fall Auction & Gala is the premier fundraising event for Bridge Meadows. Since its inception in 2005, the IMAGINE Fall Auction & Gala has raised more than $2 million to sustain and build intentional, intergenerational neighborhoods where children, families, and elders flourish together.

Editor’s note: Fall Preview is a PortlandSocietyPage.com feature and is sponsored content.

FALL PREVIEW: Lan Su Chinese Garden to Sparkle Under the Moonlight

FALL PREVIEW: Lan Su Chinese Garden to Sparkle Under the Moonlight

FALL PREVIEW: Portland, OR. Lan Su Chinese Garden supporters want you to join them on September 7th for a remarkable benefit called: Under the Moonlight. It’s Lan Su’s premier fundraising event of the year. Click here for more information and tickets options.

Here’s what you can expect: Guests arrive to a cocktail hour and silent auction followed by a brief live auction. After the auction guests enjoy an intimate evening in the twilight of the garden and a three course dining experience with wine pairings prepared exclusively for their table by one of Portland’s prominent chefs. Participating restaurants are Tanner Creek Tavern, LeChon, Swank and Trattoria Gallo Nero.

Here are some images from last year’s benefit. (Photo credit, Jingsi Photography)

Tanner Creek Tavern staff prep meals for guests.

Jazz singer Mia Nicholson entertains guests during the cocktail hour.

Auction emcee Tracy Barry

Table sponsorships for Under the Moonlight are available for $5,000 or $3,500 and seats are sold for $350. All revenue from the event goes directly to maintaining and improving the garden and the hundreds of cultural programs offered throughout the year.

For more information: https://lansugarden.org/things-to-do/events/under-the-moonlight.
Tickets are available at www.lansugarden.org/utm2019

Editor’s note: Fall Preview is a PortlandSocietyPage.com feature and is sponsored content.

From Lan Su Chinese Garden:

The mission of Lan Su Chinese Garden is to cultivate an oasis of tranquil beauty and harmony to inspire, engage and educate our global community in the appreciation of a richly authentic Chinese culture. 

Lan Su Chinese Garden is one of Portland’s greatest treasures and most interesting sites to see while visiting Portland. A result of a collaboration between the cities of Portland and Suzhou, our sister city in China’s Jiangsu province that’s famous for its beautiful Ming Dynasty gardens, Lan Su was built by Chinese artisans from Suzhou and is one the most authentic Chinese gardens outside of China. 

Much more than just a beautiful botanical garden, Lan Su is a creative wonder — a powerfully inspiring experience based on a 2,000-year-old Chinese tradition that melds art, architecture, design and nature in perfect harmony.

Once inside the garden’s walls, you’ll feel as if you’ve traveled through time to another era in a faraway world. Lan Su is a window into Chinese culture, history and way of thinking. Ever changing, Lan Su always has something new to offer — by the minute, by the hour, and with the seasons. Enter the wonderland.

Our Name

The garden’s name represents this relationship: sounds from both Portland and Suzhou are combined to form Lan Su. “Lan” (蘭) is also the Chinese word for “Orchid” and “Su” (蘇) is the word for “Arise” or “Awaken,” so the garden’s name can also be interpreted poetically as “Garden of Awakening Orchids.” (蘭蘇園) 

FALL PREVIEW: Wind & Oar Boat School Gears up for Root Beer Float-tilla Benefit

FALL PREVIEW: Wind & Oar Boat School Gears up for Root Beer Float-tilla Benefit

FALL PREVIEW – Portland, OR. A lively group of Wind & Oar Boat School supporters wants you to join them on Tuesday, September 10th for food, drinks and a robust silent auction. The innovative school’s 2nd annual Root Beer Float-tilla will take place at the Daimler Trucks North America Headquarters on Swan Island (4555 N Channel Ave., Portland, 97217.)

Click here for ticket information.

At the benefit, you’ll also have a chance to learn more about  Wind & Oar.  It’s an Oregon nonprofit engaging youth in math, practical and social skills through the art, science, and craft of wooden boat building.

The school’s methods include a low teacher-to-student ratio, hands-on math application and promoting self-confidence in solving problems.

The guest speaker will be Guest speaker is Roger Nielsen, CEO, Daimler Trucks.

Here are a few photos from last year’s event:

Root beer floats (hand-made using table sponsor Tillamook Creamery ice cream) are served while guests hear success stories from Wind & Oar educators and students.

Click here for ticket information.

One more look at the details:

The Wind & Oar Root Beer Float-tilla, 2nd annual fundraiser, is Tuesday, September 10th from 6-9 pm the location is: Daimler Trucks N A headquarters 4555 N Channel, Portland, OR 97217

Partnering with public schools and youth serving organizations, we deliver STE(A)M (science, technology, engineering, art, math) programming to underserved youth across the Portland Metro region in elementary school through post-secondary settings.

  • Building a wooden boat is the platform for exploration of an array of academic, practical, and social skills.
  • Students master new skills in an atmosphere that fosters critical thinking, teamwork, and perseverance.
  •  Through the process of crafting a tangible, functional object, young people gain confidence, motivation, and a curious spirit they carry forward at school and in the workplace.

Address: Wind & Oar Boat School 2303 N Randolph Portland, OR 97227

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Portlanders Celebrate Free Summer Concerts, Movies and More

Portlanders Celebrate Free Summer Concerts, Movies and More

Portland, OR. Organizers say that free family-friendly activities help build community. Last year thousands of people attended 59 concerts offered by Portland Parks. This summer, as usual, local artists will be featured, like Tony Starlight who will play at Brentwood Park on SE 60th on July 19th. The free concert series is a musical tradition over 110 years in the making, with something for everyone, from classical to hip-hop.

A Portland Festival Symphony concert is one of the featured events.

Here’s a listing of the dates and locations of the free upcoming events in the parks:

Date Location Concerts and Movies Transit Details
Friday, June 21 King School Park, NE Grand Avenue and Going Street Festival 2019 Good in the Hood Multicultural Festival 6, 8, 44, 72
Black Panther (2018) PG-13
Friday, July 5 Brooklyn Park, SE Milwaukie Avenue and Haig Street Concert The Old Yellers—Original Americana country folk-rock 9, 10, 17, 19, 70,  ADA Accessible
Fantastic Beasts: Crimes Of Grindelwald (2018) PG-13
Saturday, July 6 Floyd Light Park, SE 111th Avenue and Alder Street Concert Georgina Band—Classic Iraqi rhythmic music 15, 20, 
Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) PG—Arabic with English subtitles
Sunday, July 7 Kenilworth Park, SE 32nd Avenue and Holgate Boulevard Concert Yankee Gaucho—World folk rock 9, 10, 17, 75
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) PG
Monday, July 8 Sellwood Park, SE 7th Avenue and Bidwell Street Concert Moody Little Sister—New folk of the American West 70, 99
Wednesday, July 10 Dawson Park, 2926 N Williams Avenue Concert Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group—Sensational jazz, blues, and soul 4, 24, 44 ADA Accessible
Thursday, July 11 Khunamokwst Park, 5200 NE Alberta Street Concert Ache Son—Hot Cuban son 71, 72 ADA Accessible
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) PG-13—English with Spanish subtitles
Friday, July 12 Fernhill Park, NE 37th Avenue and Ainsworth Street Concert The Sirens of Blues—Female blues legends and rising stars 70, 72, 75
Colonel Summers Park, SE 17th Avenue and Taylor Street Concert Tara Velarde—Diva folk 15, 70
Black Panther (2018) PG-13—English with Spanish subtitles
Saturday, July 13 Pendleton Park, SW 55th Drive and Iowa Street Concert Hula Halau ‘Ohana Holo’oko’a Band—Traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music 1, 54, 56 ADA Accessible
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) PG
Sunday, July 14 Warner Pacific University, 2219 SE 68th Avenue Concert Quadraphonnes—Jazzy funk from all-female saxophone quartet 2
Aquaman (2018) PG-13
Monday, July 15 Sellwood Park, SE 7th Avenue and Bidwell Street Concert Rae Gordon Band—Female-fronted blues and soul 70, 99
Thursday, July 18 Lovejoy Fountain Park, SW 3rd Avenue and Harrison Street Concert Wamba—World beat focusing on Afrobeat and highlife 1, 8, 9, 12, 17, 35, 36, 38, 43, 44, 45, 54, 55, 56, 92, 94, 99,  ADA Accessible
Harrison Park, SE 84th Avenue and Harrison Street Concert POPgoji—Brazilian beats meets American soul 2, 72 ADA Accessible
Approved For Adoption (2012) NR—French with English subtitles
Friday, July 19 Fernhill Park, NE 37th Avenue and Ainsworth Street Concert Tony Starlight—Music, laughs from Sinatra to the 80s 70, 72, 75
Brentwood Park, 6550 SE 60th Avenue Concert Soul Progression—Pop, rock, blues, good times 19, 71
Ready Player One (2018) PG-13
Saturday, July 20 North Park Blocks, NW 8th Avenue and Everett Street Concert Choro da Alegria—Beautiful melodies of Brazil 1, 4, 8, 15, 17, 20, 35, 44, 51, 54, 56, 77,   ADA Accessible
Pelé: Birth Of A Legend (2016) PG
Monday, July 22 Sellwood Park, SE 7th Avenue and Bidwell Street Concert Grupo Masato—High energy tropical/Andean Chicha 70, 99
Thursday, July 25 Lovejoy Fountain Park, SW 3rd Avenue and Harrison Street Concert Outer Orbit—Funk soul collective 1, 8, 9, 12, 17, 35, 36, 38, 43, 44, 45, 54, 55, 56, 92, 94, 99,  ADA Accessible
McCoy Park, N Trenton Street and Newman Avenue Concert Rhythm Culture—Blues and jazz infused reggae 4, 35 ADA Accessible
Incredibles 2 (2018) PG
Friday, July 26 Fernhill Park, NE 37th Avenue and Ainsworth Street Concert Bloco Alegria—High-Energy Brazilian music and dance 70, 72, 75
Denorval Unthank Park, 510 N Shaver Street Concert Geno Michaels & Soulcity—Joyous music that moves your body and soul 4, 24, 44 ADA Accessible
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) PG—English with Spanish subtitles
Saturday, July 27 Cathedral Park, N Crawford Street and Pittsburg Avenue, 6PM Concert Portland Festival Symphony (Brass), music director Gregory Vajda 4, 11, 16
Cully Park, NE 72nd Avenue and Killingsworth Street Concert Turquoise Pride—Native American Drumming 72 ADA Accessible
Nemo Hádéést’į́į́/Finding Nemo (2003) G—Navajo with English subtitles
Sunday, July 28 Grant Park, NE 33rd Avenue and Brazee Street, 6PM Concert Portland Festival Symphony (Strings), music director Gregory Vajda 70, 75, 77 ADA Accessible
Wellington Park, NE 66th Avenue and Skidmore Street Concert Big Bad Beat—Hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s to now 24, 71
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) PG
Monday, July 29 Sellwood Park, SE 7th Avenue and Bidwell Street Concert Miller & Sasser—Upbeat originals and country classics 70, 99
Thursday, August 1 WASHINGTON PARK SUMMER FESTIVAL—6PM, Rose Garden Amphitheater, 410 SW Kingston Avenue Festival PDX Jazz presents Mike Phillips with special guest Saeeda Wright; King Louie & LaRhonda Steele 63,  ADA Accessible
Friday, August 2 Village Square Parking Lot, SE 162nd Avenue and Stark Street Concert Friends of Noise Youth Showcase—All ages music for everyone 20, 25, 74,  ADA Accessible
Black Panther (2018) PG-13—English with Spanish subtitles
WASHINGTON PARK SUMMER FESTIVAL—6PM, Rose Garden Amphitheater, 410 SW Kingston Avenue Festival Painted Sky Northstar Native Dance Company with Evening Star Painted Ponies 63,  ADA Accessible
Saturday, August 3 Spring Garden Park, 3332 SW Spring Garden Street Concert The Libertine Belles—High energy vintage-swing 12, 44
Moana (2016) PG
WASHINGTON PARK SUMMER FESTIVAL—6PM, Rose Garden Amphitheater, 410 SW Kingston Avenue Festival Portland Cello Project performing Radiohead, Coltrane, and Bach 63,  ADA Accessible
Sunday, August 4 WASHINGTON PARK SUMMER FESTIVAL—6PM, Rose Garden Amphitheater, 410 SW Kingston Avenue Festival Opera in the Park—Viva Verdi! Giuseppe Verdi’s greatest works 63,  ADA Accessible
Tuesday, August 6 McCoy Park, N Trenton Street and Newman Avenue Concert Farnell Newton & The Othership Connection—Revitalizing funk and soul 4, 35 ADA Accessible
Thursday, August 8 Wellington Park, NE 66th Avenue and Skidmore Street Concert Chervona—Northwest’s Eastern European party band 24, 71
Woodlawn Park, NE 11th Avenue and Oneonta Street Concert Saeeda Wright—Powerful soul, jazz, and gospel 6, 8, 75 ADA Accessible
Coco (2017) PG
Friday, August 9 Ventura Park, 460 SE 113th Avenue Concert FunkTown PDX—Bringing the funk 20, 73,  ADA Accessible
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) PG—English with Spanish subtitles
Saturday, August 10 Laurelhurst Park, SE 37th Avenue and Oak Street, 6PM Concert Portland Festival Symphony (Full Symphony), music director Gregory Vajda 15, 20, 75
FESTIVAL LATINO—Starting at 4PM, Cully Park, NE 72nd Avenue and Killingsworth Street Concert Orquestra Pacifico Tropical—Electrifying South American cumbias; DJ Lapaushi 72 ADA Accessible
Incredibles 2 (2018) PG—Spanish with English subtitles
Sunday, August 11 Peninsula Park, 700 N Rosa Parks Way, 6PM Concert Portland Festival Symphony (Full Symphony), music director Gregory Vajda 4, 6, 44
Wilshire Park, NE 33rd Avenue and Skidmore Street Concert 5 Grand—Danceable R&B, funk and soul 24, 70, 75
How To Train Your Dragon: Hidden World (2019) PG
Thursday, August 15 Wellington Park, NE 66th Avenue and Skidmore Street Concert JT Trawick’s Big Ozark Swing Orchestra—Let’s swing and let the good times roll! 24, 71
Laurelhurst Park, SE 37th Avenue and Oak Street Concert DJ Prashant & Jai Ho! Dance Troupe—Interactive Bollywood & Bhangra dance 15, 20, 75
Slumdog Millionaire (2008) PG
Friday, August 16 Dawson Park, 2926 N Williams Avenue Concert Mz. Etta’s World featuring Arietta Ward—Vast variety of soul, funk, and R&B 4, 24, 44 ADA Accessible
Captain Marvel (2019) PG-13
Saturday, August 17 Gateway Discovery Park, NE 106th Avenue and Halsey Street, starting at 12PM Festival Tonga Day 2019 22, 23, 24, 77, 87,  ADA Accessible
Bumblebee (2018) PG-13
Sunday, August 18 Hamilton Park, SW 47th Drive and 44th Avenue Concert The Sportin’ Lifers—Covering jumping blues, R&B, soul, and jazz 55
Incredibles 2 (2018) PG
Thursday, August 22 Wellington Park, NE 66th Avenue and Skidmore Street Concert Glass of Hearts—Blondie tribute band  24, 71
Elizabeth Caruthers Park, SW Gaines Street and Bonds Avenue Concert The Mars Rovers—Eclectic classic rock and blues 24, 71
Up (2009) PG
Friday, August 23 Luuwit View Park, NE 127th Avenue and Fremont Street Concert St. James’s Gate—Celtic Americana, infectious pub rock 22,73 ADA Accessible
Mary Poppins Returns (2018) PG
Saturday, August 24 April Hill Park, SW 58th Avenue and Miles Street Concert Rogue Bluegrass Band—Acoustic bluegrass and Americana 1
Missing Link (2019) PG
Sunday, August 25 Laurelhurst Park, SE 37th Avenue and Oak Street, 6PM Concert Providence Stage Band—Big band sounds from the 40s to 70s 15, 20, 75
Friday, August 30 Montavilla Park, 8219 NE Glisan Street Concert Mo Phillips and The Grumpies—Hilarious family dance jams 19, 20, 72, 272, 
Dumbo (2019) PG
Saturday, August 31 Overlook Park, N Interstate Avenue and Fremont Street Concert Sakumuna—Afro-fusion music with funk grooves, reggae roots
Moana (2016) PG
Sunday, September 1 Gateway Discovery Park, NE 106th Avenue and Halsey Street, starting at 10AM Festival 11th Annual Slavic Festival “Heritage” 22, 23, 24, 77, 87,  ADA Accessible
Pawn Sacrifice (2014) PG-13

 


Interested in becoming a sponsor over $5,000?
Kellie Torres, Development Manager
503-823-5589  |  [email protected]

Interested in becoming a neighborhood sponsor?
Contact the park’s bureau staff at [email protected]

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