The Perfect Party

May 26, 2009 Published in the June 2009 issue of Portland Monthly

Vic Carlson
Forget the wine—mint juleps all around in honor of the former Jefferson High School athletic director’s horse, three-year-old Musket Man, who came in third in last month’s Kentucky Derby.

Michelle Obama
Vancouver comic-book author Darren Davis recently featured the First Lady in his Female Force series of comic-book biographies, so we figured it was time to invite Mrs. O to dinner. We’ll even let her bring a date.

Maria Eitel
President Obama recently tapped Eitel, Nike’s vice president of corporate responsibility and president of the Nike Foundation (a nonprofit that gives young women in the developing world opportunities) to be the CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. We’ll save her a seat next to Michelle.

Naomi Pomeroy
Food and Wine named the thirty-five-year-old owner of Beast one of the best new chefs of 2009, calling special attention to Pomeroy’s charcuterie plate, steak tartare‚Äìand‚Äìquail egg toast, and her chicken liver mousse with candied bacon. We’ve got a deal for the food genius: if she cooks, we’ll clean.

Kent Craford
The CEO’s regional airline, SeaPort, debuted three daily direct flights from Portland to Astoria in March. The flights start at $49 one-way, which ought to leave plenty of change to pick up some fresh-caught salmon for dinner.

Tim Windell
The founder of Windells Camps has been bringing snowboarding superstars like Shaun White to his Mount Hood summer camps for twenty years. This summer, he brings America its first portable ski lift (a supersized, movable rope tow)—ensuring that students can reach the best powder.

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