The Perfect Party

People we’d most like at our dinner table this month.

May 19, 2009 Published in the May 2009 issue of Portland Monthly

Harrison Ford Indy comes to the indie city this month to film Crowley, a movie based on the true story of a biotech executive and a scientist who discover a cure for an often fatal neuromuscular disorder. Ford trades in his bullwhip for a microscope for the starring role, but we’re still hoping he’ll wear his fedora to dinner.

Greg Walden The Republican Congressman helped his Democratic counterparts push through legislation that federally protects 127,000 more acres of wilderness around Mount Hood. What’s for dinner? Venison and salmon steaks, naturally.

Heather Martin Since Wine Spectator recently named the Classic Wines Auction as one of the country’s top five charity wine auctions, Martin, the auction’s executive director, probably won’t have any trouble
picking the proper vino. Perhaps the bottle of 1999 Cristal brut rosé that recently sold for $5,500?

Kristen Shielee The George Fox University senior helped lead the Bruins to their first Division III national women’s basketball title in March and was named the Final Four’s most outstanding player. It’s the first time a team west of the Rockies has earned the honor, an accomplishment worthy of a seat at the head of the table. Besides, at six-foot-four, Shielee can use the legroom.

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