Archive for the ‘Portland’ Category

March of Dimes Signature Chef’s Auction

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront : Portland, OR
November 9, 2011 : 6:00 pm

This exclusive evening features Oregon chefs showcasing their signature dishes and offering exciting culinary experiences.

The chefs prepare samplings of their favorite dish for guests to savor while enjoying locally produced wine and spirits and bidding on the silent auction. The evening culminates with a live auction of spectacular packages donated by the chefs.

This year’s chefs include:
Michael Conklin, Chefs Co-Chair – Lucy’s Table
Mark Henry, Chefs Co-Chair – Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
Aaron Bedard – The Stephanie Inn
Paul Bosch – The Resort at the Mountain
Matt Christianson – Urban Farmer at The Nines
John Newman – Newmans at 988
Shawn Smith – The Portland Spirit
and more…

Visit to purchase tickets and learn more.


The Bite of Oregon

Waterfront Park : Portland, OR
August 12-14, 2011

From coast to Cascades to canyons, the Bite of Oregon is a stunning celebration of Oregon, its food, its people and its extraordinary quality of life. Come join the fun at the best summer party on the Portland waterfront and discover for yourself why Life Tastes Better Here! For information on this yearly event, visit


ZooLaLa 2011

ZooLaLa 2011

Oregon Zoo : Portland, OR
Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

ZooLaLa has come and gone, a fun filled evening of fine dining and entertainment which took place under the stars at the Oregon Zoo. Chef John Newman served up a special recipe for the event which benefits the Zoo to You youth outreach program. For more information visit


March of Dimes Signature Chef’s Auction

Marriot Portland Downtown Waterfront : Portland, OR
Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Chef John joined local and celebrity chefs as they prepared their favorite dishes in support of the March of Dimes’ effort to save babies. The event began at 6:00 p.m. at the Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront. To visit the March of Dimes Oregon Chapter, visit


ZooLaLa 2010

Oregon Zoo : Portland, OR
Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Oregon Zoo presented a fun-filled evening of fine dining and entertainment on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Chef John and Newmans at 988 were featured alongside the region’s top restaurants, bakeries, breweries and wineries. Proceeds from the event went to benefit the Zoo to You youth outreach program.