Portland, October 9th. Congratulations to the winner of the two tickets, our subscriber, Barb Young. She is the Community Events Manager at Oregon Food Bank, and is thrilled to be going to the Wine and Chocolate extravaganza! Our subscribers are winners all the time! This Wedneday, we’re drawing winners of free tickets to two big events: Wine and Chocolate Extravaganza and Wild Exposure – a Camp-In Benefit for Oregon Wild. Just sign up for our free weekly highlights and you’re entered to win. We never share your information. Click here to sign up!
Here’s more info: The Extravaganza features wine and chocolate tasting from some of Oregon’s best wineries and chocolatiers. The charity benefit is October 13th at 5:30 p.m. at the Oregon Convention Center. The live auction and dinner features exciting trips, wine and a chance to attend a private, catered dinner with Wild author Cheryl Strayed. And there’s Mercedes, the Labradoodle puppy, too! Tickets cost $175, but a lucky winner will receive two from PortlandSocietyPage.com – Thank you Knowledge Universe Wine and Chocolate Extravaganza is a A Benefit for Youth, Rights & Justice!
Youth, Rights & Justice improves the lives of vulnerable children and families in Oregon through legal representation and advocacy in the courts, legislature, schools and community. www.youthrightsjustice.org
The 2011 Extravaganza raised $80,000 for YRJ programs.
Or you don’t have to wait to win, just buy a ticket! https://jrplaw.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/2012Gala/tabid/390907/Default.aspx
Here are the details for Wild Exposure – a Camp-In Benefit for Oregon Wild: it’s Friday, October 12th from 7-10 pm. Wild Exposure is a Camp-In Benefit for Oregon Wild. There will be food and drink from local restaurants, bonfires, photo contest unveiling, and a silent auction filled with trips and outdoor gear. Tickets are a $30 value! If you don’t win our drawing, you can still purchase them here: http://www.oregonwild.org/about/hikes_events/wildexposure
Oregon Wild Special Event
Portland, March 22nd. Friends and nonprofit leaders raised a glass in at Paragon Restaurant to toast the announcement of a special award to be given by PortlandSocietyPage.com. The “Bright Spot Award” is the heartfelt recognition of an event which captures the imagination of our PortlandSocietyPage.com readers. On hand for the announcement were Elizabeth English, Henry Hillman, Nancy Frisch, KINK’s Sheila Hamilton, Jill Schnitzer Edelson, and PortlandSocietyPage.com Editor, Elisa Klein.
Jeri Beck (Royal Rosarians, Make-A-Wish, and Hollywood Theater) Gary Rawson and Chabre Vickers from Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest
Elisa Klein, Denise Gooding, Betsy Edwards, Julie Hubbard
The Bright Spot Award is an on-line contest where our readers will select their favorite story by giving a “Thumbs Up” for articles. Each story we post has as a “like” button at the bottom. Just press that button and you’ve voted. There’s an ongoing tally which can be seen on the right-hand side of the page. All stories will be considered, even if you dig one up in our extensive archives.
Amber Hinsvark, Cara Chance, Denise Gooding
The evening included a drawing for two outstanding cultural events. Special thanks to the Oregon Symphony and the Portland Opera for their generous donation.
Drawing winners included Stacy Blumberg from DePaul Treatment Center and Austin Buchhholtz the Web Designer for PortlandSocietyPage.com
Lee Doss and Sheri Anderson
Austin Buchholtz, Elisa Klein, Sheila Hamilton and Mike Paulsen from the MS Society, Oregon
Dana Robinson and Kathy Yoder
Matt Kayser and Lori DeYoung
Jim Morse, Dave Heide and Elisa Klen
Paragon Restaurant's Private Event space in the Pearl District was warm and welcoming with exceptional artwork and delicious food!
KINK's Sheila Hamilton and her husband Colin Maclean
Nancy Frisch, Elizabeth English and Amber Hinsvark
Jennifer Field and Elisa Klein
Prizes for the winner of the “Bright Spot Award” will include:
- A non-event feature story on PortlandSocietyPage.com. The winning charity will have the opportunity to highlight any aspect of its operation: special projects, an outstanding volunteer or board member. The choice is theirs.
- The winner will also receive a free banner ad for an upcoming special event.
- Additionally, there is a cash prize! Each vote cast for the winning article on PortlandSocietyPage.com will be equal to 50-cents cash, up to a total of a $1,000 donation to the winning nonprofit.
- The winner will be announced at the PortlandSocietyPage.com anniversary party.
Many thanks to Paragon for the wonderful hospitality. Contact Andre’a Delyria, Paragon’s Private Dining Manager for more information on how to use use the restaurant’s lovely private dining space for your next function! [email protected]
About PortlandSocietyPage.com: PortlandSocietyPage.com
Launched six month ago on September 30th, 2011, as a free public platform for nonprofit news, PortlandSocietyPage.com is thriving. We’ve posted 147 articles and featured over 130 different local charities. The site has had nearly 40,000 page views! We have the most comprehensive nonprofit event calendar in our area. Going forward we plan to continue our outreach to the nonprofit community asking for event information and photos. We’re also looking for advertisers! Please let us know if you’d like to reach our terrific readers with your marketing message! The PortlandSocietyPage.com website has additional information about this opportunity. Here’s a link: http://www.portlandsocietypage.com/advertise/
Winner, Jordan Felix from Clyde Common
Portland, October 13th. The Children’s Relief Nursery’s 4th Annual Iron Bartender competition crowned a winner: Jordan Felix. Executive Director, Lisa Wiebe, congratulated the savvy bartender from Clyde Common.
Children’s Relief Nursery Executive Director, Lisa Wiebe, with Iron Bartender winner, Jordan Felix
Iron Bartender is a mixology battle royale of Portland ‘s top bartenders using hand-crafted local ingredients. Attendees voted for their favorite drink in four different themed categories, and then winners of each theme competed for the top title of Iron Bartender.
Justin Littlejohn, Damon Smedley, Kristen Smedley, Steve Turner, Amanda Hinsdale, Ronda Chong
Emily Baker from Rum Club hands her drinks to the judges
Sponsors were NW Natural, Knowledge Universe, PacifiCorp, Koldkist, and Starbucks
Ian McHone, Michelle McHone, Michelle Shorney, Kristen Colyer
Angel Teta from 3 Degrees
Judges were: Allison Jones from Portland Monthly, Sheryl Stewart from The Buzz, audience member, Alex Payne, Byron Beck from Have You Heard, Brandon Wise the 2010 Iron Bartender
The event was held at the Leftbank Annex in North Portland
Emily Baker from Rum Club
Maryn Stalazs, Rattis Stalazs
The Children’s Relief Nursery provides a range of services that “wrap-around” the family to reduce parental stress and social isolation. Professionals are teaching parenting skills, strengthening bonds between parents and their babies, providing targeted services, reducing child behavioral problems and improving social-emotional development in very young children.