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Hosted by Chef Umut Matkap at The Loft at 8th Avenue.
Chef Umut invites you to discover family style recipes influenced by his native Antakya. Turkish cuisine is often regarded as one of the greatest in the world. Its culinary traditions have survived for over a thousand years and part of the history is shared between family and friends. Here we sit at a shared table, enjoying foods full of flavor and spices while we speak to the hardships and happiness of life. Sharing not just a variety of freshly prepared traditional Turkish foods, but also a delicious pairing of wines, and a part of ourselves. Chef Umut Matkap Graduated from Culinary Arts Academy Istanbul and he has been cooking in Portland since he moved to the Rose City in 2015.
Location: SE Portland. ADA Accessible.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. for 32 guests at $150/ per person.
Hosted by Raymond Curry
Join Raymond at his stunning Vancouver condo for an evening of enchanted storytelling, heavy appetizers with Savory & Sweet Cocktails. Finish the evening off with a rousing game of white elephant-complete with wrapped gifts provided by the host.
Location: Vancouver. Vegetarian options with prior notice.
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. for 30 guests at $110/per person.
Hosted by Lisa Watson & Peter Shanky, Shannan & Michael Troyer with Lagunitas BrewingCompany & DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid
Always wanted to learn a bit of Bollywood Dancing? Maybe you’re just a fan of delicious contemporary Indian cuisine. Either way, join us as Portland’s beloved DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid lead a Bollywood and Bhangra dance class accompanied by Global Bass music that has made them famous. Fueled by delicious bites from vegetarian favorite Murati, your dancing will require some cooling off time. Quench your thirst with beers by the generous folks of Lagunitas Brewery in their light and airy event venue. Ciders, sodas, and wine will also be available.
Location: NE Portland. ADA Accessible. All vegetarian menu.Wednesday,
October 9, 2019 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. for 75 guests at $65/ per person.
Hosted by Board Member Brian Wyman and Todd Palumbo
When you look at a wildlife or nature subject, what do you see? Feathers, fur, or tails? Artist Charley Harper would see exciting shapes, color combinations, patterns, textures, and fascinating behaviors and endless possibilities for making interesting pictures. Join Todd and Brian in their NE Portland home for an evening of lite bites, featuring wines of Soter Vineyards at Mineral Springs Ranch and with special guest Charles Froelick of the Froelick Gallery downtown Portland.
Location: NE Portland. Not ADA Accessible.
Thursday October 17, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. for 25 guests at $60/ per person.
Hosted by Daniel Shoemaker of Teardrop Lounge
You belly up to a bar, studying the menu until the bartender asks what you're in the mood for. You freeze. Deciding on a drink these days can be a harrowing experience, given the seemingly advanced calculus written into the bar ethos and the rise of ever more esoteric ingredients. Join us at Teardrop Lounge for this seminar, as Daniel Shoemaker helps demystify the octal process, simplifying your choices by articulating the basic spectrum of drinks and where your palate leans at any given moment. Come for the creative diagrams and booze knowledge, stay for cocktails and lite bites.
Location: NW Portland. ADA Accessible.
Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. for 20 guests at $95/ per person.
Chef Michael Kessler of PLAZA DEL TORO and the Toro Bravo Group at The Loft at 8th Avenue. Hosted by Curtis Thompson featuring wine by Casa Bruno
Chef Michael leads the team at Plaza Del Toro and brings with him the experience of working at multiple Michelin-star restaurants across the country. He traveled to Portland with his wife for a 2-week visit in 2011, and has never left. Chef Michael leads the team at PLAZA DEL TORO and Toro Bravo Inc. Catering. He will bring that adventurous spirit to this unique Chef's Table experience. Paired with wines by Casa Bruno for an exquisite culinary tour of Spain combining elements of modern and traditional technique.
Location: SE Portland. Wheelchair accessible.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. for 32 guests at $150/ per person.
Hosted by Robert Kennedy, Isaac Samsa and Jason Zwick of Pride Financial Partners
Shake, rattle and roll! Bring your poker face for an evening of good friends, good fun, and friendly gambling. The price of your ticket will cover your initial buy-in then depending on how the evening goes for you, an additional $50 buy-in will be available the night of with all additional buy-ins donated to Our House. Food, drinks, fun and friends, are on tap!
Location: SW Portland. Vegetarian options available. This home is not ADA accessible. Steep steps to door.
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. for 16 guests at $75/ per person.
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Hosted by Christopher Giovarelli and David Brady
Who says wine tasting needs to be pretentious!? Join Ambassador Council member Chris, and his husband, David, at their interior design studio, Christopher David, for an evening of unpretentious wine parings. Because sometimes you just want a casual glass (or bottle) of wine at home, guests will enjoy six popular wine varieties that Certified Sommelier, Carrie Kalscheuer, will expertly pair with no fuss foods, from flavored potato chips, to take-out, to quick meals from the grocery store. Cheers!
Locations: NW Portland. ADA Accessible. All dietary options available with prior notice.
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. for 40 guests at $45/ per person.
Chef Philip Oswalt, Multnomah Athletic Club, at The Loft at 8th Avenue Hosted by Debbie Davis and Don Speigel, featuring wine by Thomas Houseman of Anne Amie Vineyards.
Back for another Chef’s Table event, we welcome Chef Philip Oswalt of Multnomah Athletic Club. Philip’s food is inspired by the Northwest’s seasons and microclimates, with French influences. He graduated from the New England Culinary Institute and has worked at cherished restaurants worldwide. Winemaker Thomas Houseman of Anne Amie Vineyards will pair exquisite wines at this celebration of changing seasons.
Location: SE Portland. ADA accessible.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. for 32 guests at $150.00/per person.
Hosted by Dr. Robert Lusk and Christopher Bailey
In the American Southwest, where Robert Lusk and Christopher Bailey first met, the traditional Christmas Eve meal is the homemade tamales. In this cherished event, you’ll make and take home a dozen tamales and insider knowledge to make your own tamale tradition. While the tamales steam, you’ll partake in cocktails with brunch inspired bites.
Location: SE Portland. ADA Accessible. Vegetarian and vegan options available with prior notice.
Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. for 32 guests at $75/per person.
Hosted by Mary Rita Hurley featuring Heartbeat Silent Disco, My Bartender/District East, and Wild Currant Catering.
A revolutionary dance party experience for the new year! If you enjoy music that makes you move, you’ve got to check out the Silent Disco at District East. Silent Disco DJs broadcast music on a special frequency within their radius. Listeners wearing compatible headphones can hear and dance to the music together, while to onlookers, it appears as if they are dancing to nothing at all. Headphones are provided. Beverages served up by My Bartender and food by Wild Currant Catering. Dance till the stars come down from the rafters! Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop!
Location: SE Portland.
Saturday January 11, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. for 75 guests at $45.00/per person.
Hosted by Bill Dickey
Longtime Our House supporter Bill Dickey invites you to his Carter Park House for his “almost famous” Portuguese paella with rousing rounds of dice for dessert. Dice coaching available and prizes, too!
Location: Vancouver. Not ADA Accessible. Vegetarian option available with prior notice.
Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. for 12 guests at $120.00/per person.
Hosted by Hip Chicks Do Wine, with Kate Sokoloff & Ben Landsverk of The Low Bar Chorale, Starfire Catering and members of The Portland Gay Men’s Chorus
What's not to love when singing the evening aways with friends, good food and great wine? The Low Bar Chorale is a live band that will guide us through a sing-a-long featuring music from Queen, Pop Queens and Queens of Rock. Who knows, maybe a little ABBA thrown in. Feeling a little shy from a bad karaoke experience? Not to worry, let the members of PGMC lead the way.
Location SE Portland. ADA Accessible. Dietary options available with prior notice.
Friday, January 31, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. for 35 guests at $70/per person.
Hosted by Art Fortuna of Vibrant Table Catering and Events and The Art House Cafe
Join Art for an intimate evening the Pearl District at the Art House Cafe where you are sure to feel the love in the Valentine's Day inspired event. Enjoy a multi-course meal while being serenaded by Cat & Moose, a guitar and singer duet. You are sure to feel the love in this elegant soiree.
Location: Pearl District. ADA Accessible.
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. for 40 guests at $125/ per person.
Hosted by The Hi-Lo Hotel, Poison Waters and DJ Eric Wright
Join us at The Hi-Lo Hotel for an evening with the always quick witted and sassy Poison Waters, as DJ Eric Wright with All Wright Music mixes and plays tracks that are sure get everybody groovin'! Lounge about in the plush furnishings while enjoying heavy hors d'oeuvres and signature cocktails provided by the fashionable Hi-Lo Hotel. This gorgeous property was designed and reimagined by Arris Studio Architects working with designer Jessica Helgerson.
Location: Southwest Portland. ADA Accessible. Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-Free options available with prior notice.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. for 50 guests at $60/ per person.
Hosted by Opal 28 and Pambiche Cocina & Reposteria Cubana featuring Portland Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Is there anything better than Bingo? Maybe a game of Bingo hosted by the Portland Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Join this fabulous and sassy group as they lead you in a raucous evening game of Bingo at Opal 28 in NE Portland. With flavorful heavy appetizers from Pambiche Cocina paired with delicious wine and all the entertainment one can take for a Monday evening! You might even take home some “racy” prizes from The Sisters.
Locations: NE Portland. ADA Accessible. Vegetarian options available with prior notice.
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. for 40 guests at $50/ per person.
Hosted by Lisa Watson and Shannan Troyer at Pips & Bounce
Good times with craft cocktails, tasty bites, local cold drafts, upbeat tunes and the timeless fun of ping pong without having to chase down those pesky balls! Pips & Bounce is providing their Corner Suite space with two custom designed retro tables, ample seating, 80-inch TV and easy access to the bar. When you work up an appetite and get thirsty from playing, hosted food and beverages are sure to hit the spot. Let’s bounce!
Location: SE Portland. ADA Accessible. Vegetarian menu options available with advance notice.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. for 10 guests at $50/per person.
Hosted by Chef Lisa Schroeder and Rob Sample, of Mother’s Velvet Lounge with Jim Parker
Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! Chef Lisa is keeping the good times rolling and opening her Velvet Lounge for a festive Mardi Gras-themed Cocktail Party. Delicious southern comfort hors d'oeuvres, signature cocktails, beer & wine.
Location: SW Portland. ADA Accessible.
Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. for 40 guests at $60/ per person.
As a long-standing tradition, the final event of the Dinner Series is presented by Karol Niemi and Denis Batke in their art-filled modern home. Over breathtaking views, you'll experience an exquisite Mediterranean meal by Chef Monica Grinnell. This cherished event has become a staple for many - don't miss it!
Location: NW Portland. Vegetarian option available with prior notice. No other diet restriction able to accommodate. This home is not ADA accessible.
Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. for 25 guests at $150/per person.
Hosted by Kelly Russell and Dan Wodtke
Join super hosts Kelly and Dan for a casual, laid-back night with friends playing games. The evening is centered around PS4 Jackbox Games, board games, card games, and general merriment. Enjoy a summer BBQ featuring pulled pork and brisket, yummy sides, cocktails, and wine. Lots of laughs, guaranteed! Game on!
Location: SW Portland. This home has cats in their family and is not ADA accessible.
Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. for 8 guests at $65/per person.
Hosted by Gary and Sheryl Martel
Meander through Southeast Portland while fine tuning your phone photography skills. Gary will provide guidance on how to get more out of your iPhone camera to capture all those social media moments. Finish this stroll with delicious vegan pizza from Virtuous Pie where they are out to create a positive change in the world- one slice at a time! Finishing off this excursion will be delicious vegan ice cream.
Located: SE Portland. Vegan Centered Meal.
Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. for 8 guests at $75/per person.
Dinner at My House Dinner Series began in 1993 when a group of Our House supporters came up with the idea of having dinner at each others’ homes in exchange for donations to Our House
The first Dinner Series consisted of only seven dinners and we now have up to 70 dinners per season
100% of proceeds support programs and services for people living with HIV
Our House provides healthcare, housing, and other vital services to low-income people living with HIV.
Our House has been part of the Portland community since 1988. Our services have expanded but our commitment to people living with HIV has remained the same. The Our House team of expert clinicians works with people with advanced HIV who are having difficulty managing independent living. Our programs and services include: Our House Residential Care Facility, Neighborhood Housing & Care Program, Esther’s Pantry and Tod’s Corner.