Our House, a non profit organization that provides healthcare, housing and vital services to low-income Portlander’s living with HIV, is in the midst of their 2016-2017 dinner series, “Dinner at My House for Our House”. Earlier this summer, our Creative Director and Principal, Kurt Beadell, hosted his annual garden party, “Get Down in the Garden”, switching gears this year to focus on Portland’s darling meal period, brunch. Alongside his eclectic art collection and boozy brunch cocktails, guests were treated to Kurt and co-host Lucy Hardiman’s lush gardens in the heart of the Buckman heighborhood. Miniature chicken n’waffles, mini eggs benedict and smoked roulade were passed about the garden leading up to waffles made on site and a hearty display of Oregon’s bounty in buffet form.
Our House’s dinner series spans nearly 80 intimate events taking place throughout Portland that encompass some of our region’s iconic chefs, venues and vendors. Portland Opera, Oregon Historical Society, Elk Cove Vineyards, revered restaurants, back yard gardens, and even VT Group’s brand new facility in inner southeast are hosting incredible wining and dining events. The nonprofit’s premiere dinners, the brainchild from Kurt dubbed “Chef’s Table Series”, invites top chefs and wineries to create multiple course meals and pairings to satiate guests and Our House’s Circle of Friends. Aaron Adams from Farm Spirit, Chris Paquette of Bamboo Sushi, Chris Lascik and Cathy Whims from Portland’s iconic Nostrana, and Chef Christopher Israel, most recently of Gruner highlight the elevated dinner series taking place throughout late summer to early January.
To learn more about the incredible work Our House does, how you can get involved, and to see the full schedule of events and bevvy of participants, head over to Ourhouseofportland.org