Posted By Adonay Solleiro on October 1, 2013
The Pearl District Neighborhood Association will be holding its annual meeting Thursday, October 10, 2013. All members of the PDNA (this means you’ve filled out a membership application) are invited to join us for an important vote on new board members.
This is a great opportunity to meet current board members and have your say in the future leadership of the PDNA. This event will be generously hosted by:
Portland Center Stage
128 NW 11th Avenue
Please join us starting at 5:00 PM. The following people have been nominated for board positions:
Current Board Members: Bill Dolan, Bruce Morrison, Joan Pendergast, Jason Starkey, Kate Washington.
New nominees: John Kirby, Betty Lou Koffel.
We hope to see you then!
Savor the Pearl is a week-long tasting event that allows you to discover and experience the flavors of Portland’s Pearl District, known for its vibrant food scene with exquisite restaurants, breweries, coffee shops, bakeries and more. Visit the 24+ participating restaurants and taste signature food and drinks at each location. Tastes will include: -Gorgonzola Fries at Henry's Tavern -Ice Cream and Sorbet Trio at Cool Moon Ice Cream -Refreshing Watermelon Gazpacho at Garden Bar -Ham & Dijon Baguette at Glyph Cafe & Art Space -River Pig's Daily Punch or River Pig Lager -Microlot Coffee or Espresso at Nossa Familia -Beer Sample at BridgePort Brew Pub -Sample Slider Plate at Blitz Sports Pub ...and MANY MORE! Ticket Pricing $50 tickets include a Tasting Guide valid for the whole week of August 18-24! How it works Purchase your tickets today! Before the event you will receive your Savor the Pearl tasting guide. Take this guide to each participating business during the week of Monday, August 18th through Sunday, August 24th to redeem your tasting portion. (Don’t forget to take note of the places that you loved and want to visit again soon!) Great food and drinks … what can be better than that? How about eating and drinking for charity? 100% of the proceeds of this event will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. What is Cystic Fibrosis? Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a fatal genetic disease that clogs the lungs and impacts the digestive systems of 30,000 children and adults in the United States. In the 50s, few children with CF lived to attend elementary school. Today, thanks in a large part to the progress made by research funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond. While this is great progress it is still not enough; our goal is to make “CF” stand for “Cure Found!” CLICK HERE for more information
A study of the Pearl District--a remarkable, and still growing, area in Northwest Portland--will be shared with Rotarians at the June 3 meeting of the Pearl Rotary Club. At the same breakfast meeting, a group of individuals who have invaluably contributed to the growth and livability of the Pearl District will be honored. Joe Cortright, regional economist, will share his perspective on the Pearl District's economic impact. Cortright owns the Portland-based consulting group, Impresa, Inc., specializing in regional economic analysis. He has served as a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and is currently chair of the Oregon Governor's Council of Economic Advisors. Cortright will take a closer look at the economic development of the Pearl District as it has grown over the past decade or two, where it stands today and what it may mean for the city and the region as the Pearl moves toward buildout in the next few years. As Cortright observes in advance of his Pearl Rotary presentation: “As we increasingly shift to a knowledge-based economy, vibrant urban neighborhoods like the Pearl District play a critical role in anchoring talent in place and creating opportunities for the social and economic interactions that drive regional success.” At the same meeting, Pearl Rotarians will honor their 2014 community service award recipients. Three individuals and one business have been chosen for accolades: Patricia (Patti) Gardner, president, Pearl District Neighborhood Association--for her significant work to improve the district's livability including public transit and parks development; Tom Manley, president, Pacific Northwest College of Art--for longstanding leadership in arts and culture and for his lead in planning a major school expansion; Adele Nofield, president, Pearl District Business Association--for her signature role in founding PDBA and serving as its long-term president; Powell's Books--for the company's long-term contribution to the success of its neighborhood and for being an economic engine for the Pearl's community development. Michael Powell will receive the award from the club. The 7:15 a.m. event will mark the second year of Pearl Rotary's community awards. Observed club President Marc Hillman: "The honorees this year represent significant contributions to the livability of the Pearl District, its business vitality and the area's culture and education achievements. "Each exemplifies Rotary's credo, 'Service Above Self.' The Pearl District is a better place to live, work and study...and for visitors to enjoy, because of their laudable service to the community." The recognition program is a project of the vocational service committee of Pearl Rotary. The public is invited to attend, but seating is expected to be limited and reservations will be necessary. The $10 fee for breakfast can be paid at the door at Ecotrust's second-floor conference room; reservations can be made with Past President Don Barney, 503.228.1163 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Upstream Public Health, a not-for-profit organization that advocates for public health policies benefiting all Oregonians, will celebrate its 10th anniversary by hosting Portland’s first-ever Search for the ‘Healthiest’ Beer event on Wednesday, June 4th, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at The Left Bank Annex in North Portland. Anyone 21 years of age and older is welcome to attend. This fun and festive evening will feature blind tastings from 12 local craft breweries, gourmet appetizers, a live auction and a panel of entertaining local personalities who will guide event attendees in selecting the “Healthiest Beer.” “As a longtime believer that craft beer is in fact a healthy beverage, it’s very exciting to do up a special brew and participate in Upstream’s Search for the Healthiest Beer,” stated Alex Ganum, owner and head brewer at Upright Brewing. “This is an event that is sure to celebrate Portland’s favorite fermented beverage in its true and tasty form.” In addition to Upright Brewing, other Oregon craft breweries competing for the title of “Healthiest Beer” include Boneyard Beer, Breakside Brewery, The Commons Brewery, Deschutes Brewery, Ecliptic Brewing, Harvester Brewing, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Migration Brewing, Oregon City Brewing, Pyramid Brewery and Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. The winning ‘healthiest’ beer will be featured on local taps around town. Mel Rader, Co-Director of Upstream, is excited about the event theme. “Obviously, beer is not the first thing that comes to mind when we think of a ‘healthy’ beverage,” said Rader. “We look forward to seeing how creative each of these local brewers will be with their version of a ‘healthy’ brew. Who knows, maybe we’ll be tasting gluten-free beer made with organically grown fruit!” A surprise participant or two will join the panel of judges that includes Lisa Sedlar, Founder and CEO of Green Zebra Grocery; John Foyston writer of ‘The Beer Here” column in The Oregonian and OregonLive; and Sam Adams, Executive of the City Club and former Mayor of Portland. General admission tickets are $75 each, or 4 for $250 and include beer, wine and appetizers. VIP tickets are $100 each and include a pre-event preview of beer tastings from 5pm to 6pm. All proceeds from the event will support Upstream’s work toward achieving Healthy Starts for kids, Healthy Schools, and Healthy Communities throughout the state of Oregon. Top tier corporate sponsors include: MODA Health, Columbia Sportswear, Cambia, Harbourton Foundation. A limited number of corporate sponsorships are still available. CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets online. For sponsorship or additional event information, contact Laura Heiser at email@example.com or 503-284-6390 before June 1st. About Upstream Public Health Upstream Public Health is a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organization that advocates for policies that provide Healthy Starts for kids, Healthy Schools, and Healthy Communities. Upstream works for ‘upstream’ solutions that address health issues at the source so they do not become chronic down the line; ultimately making Oregon a better place to live, work, and play. The organization’s key advocacy initiatives include Farm to School and School Garden programs, healthier snack and drinks in all schools, equal access to quality and affordable dental care, and safe transportation and land use.