Everyday Activism

Here’s Where to Eat, Drink, and Donate to Support Eagle Creek Fire Relief Efforts

Portlanders can eat fancy barbecue, drink beer, or swill cocktails, all while helping their neighbors.

By Kelly Clarke and Tuck Woodstock September 6, 2017

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All the proceeds from the sales of Oven & Shaker's Northwest Blackberry Bramble cocktail will benefit Friends of the Gorge.

Oven and Shaker Cocktails for Friends of the Columbia Gorge

11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon-Fri, Sept 11-15, Oven & Shaker
Drink for a good cause this week at Pearl District pizza haunt Oven and Shaker, which offers bar master Ryan Magarian’s Northwest Blackberry Bramble cocktail up as a fundraiser to help rebuild the Gorge. Each pucker-sweet drink, which “pays homage to some of our region's most emblematic flavors, with fresh blackberries, Aviation Gin, and savory, aromatic thyme” is $12--every cent goes to Friends of the Columbia Gorge.

Give to the Gorge at the Growler Guys

5–8 p.m. Wed, Sept 13, The Growler Guys
A portion of proceeds from tonight's beer sales—expect libations from Fat Head's, Heater Allen, Allegory, and more—will benefit Friends of the Columbia Gorge.

Feast For All

4–7 p.m. Sun, Sept 17, KitchenCru, 337 NW Broadway. $30, tickets here.
Feast Portland, our city’s world class homegrown food festival taps some of the area’s most beloved chefs—Bonnie Morales (Kachka), Earl Ninsom (Langbaan), and Doug Adams (Bullard) included—for an "epic backyard BBQ buffet" to raise funds for those affected by the Eagle Creek Fire as well as recovering from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. “Whether it's thousands of acres of beloved Oregon forest or hundreds of miles underwater in Texas, it's our homes, our lives, and it's been a lot to handle,” write the organizers. “Food is always the ultimate unifier - that thing that makes you know you'll get through this.” 100 percent of proceeds will go to the Red Cross and Friends of the Columbia Gorge.

Featured chefs:  

    • Doug Adams, Ballard (Portland)
    • Ian and Becky Atkins, Stella Taco (Portland)
    • Ryan Lachaine, Riel (Houston)
    • Bonnie Morales, Kachka (Portland)
    • Earl Ninsom, Langbaan (Portland)
    • BJ Smith, Smokehouse Tavern (Portland)
    • Nate Tilden, Olympia Provisions and Bar Casa Vale (Portland)

Union Pine Safe Haven

Local east side event space Union Pine has established a “safe haven” for evacuees displaced by the Eagle Creek fire. Organizers report that food is being provided by Chicken and Guns and Urban Gleaners, coffee and hot beverages by Water Avenue Coffee, breakfast treats by Pip’s Original and sleeping gear by Next Adventure. Large groups or families displaced by the fire or volunteers and vendors can contact Summer Triato at Union Pine: [email protected] 

Keeping in mind that some Gorge-area schools may be closed this week (or families unable to attend school), Triato also plans to host a variety of daily activities (around 9 am-1 pm Tues-Thurs, Sept 12-14) for displaced families including yoga and children's music classes. Evacuees can check out a schedule and RSVP here.


Eagle Creek Fire Donation Class at YoYoYogi

7:15–8:30 p.m. Thu, Sept 7, YoYoYogi
Northwest Portland yoga studio YoYoYogi hosts a donation-based restorative yoga class led by teacher Tony Roberts. The suggested donation amount is $20, and 100 percent of donations will be split between the Cascade Red Cross and the Mountain Wave Search and Rescue.

Wildland Firefighter Charity Night at 10 Barrel

5­–8 p.m. Thu, Sept 7, 10 Barrel Brewing Co
Bend-based 10 Barrel Brewing now has fires raging in two of their backyards. The brewpub’s Bend location raised $12,000 for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation last Sunday—let’s try to beat that number on Thursday, when the Portland location will donate 100 percent of sales to the foundation. 

Rally Pizza for Friends of the Columbia River Gorge

11 a.m.–9 p.m. Thu, Sept 7, Rally Pizza, Vancouver
Your best excuse to raise a pint or cocktail: Vancouver’s ridiculously tasty pizza and frozen custard spot, owned by a pair of avid hikers, will raise funds for Hood River County Search & Rescue this Thursday by donating 20 percent of their beverage sales to them via Friends of the Columbia Gorge.  

Ray “SAVE THE GORGE!” Fundraiser Dishes

5:30–close Wed–Sat, Sept 6–9, Ray
Jenn Louis’ Israeli spot Ray devotes 10 percent of all proceeds from a rotating cast of signature dishes to the Cascade Red Cross the rest of this week. On Wednesday, eat Israeli fried chicken to aid those affected by the Gorge blaze; then chicken shawarma kebabs on Thursday, Yeminite braised chicken on Friday, and harissa skirt steak on Saturday. Eat up.

Give Blood with Portland’s Pro Sports Teams

Wed–Sat, Sept 6–9, Portland Red Cross HQ, 3131 N Vancouver
Per KGW, Portland’s biggest sports teams are holding individual blood drives throughout the week, aiming to aid survivors of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Oregon’s wildfires. The Hillsboro Hops drive is already over, but you can still give blood with the Timbers and Thorns (9 a.m.–3 p.m. Thu), the Winterhawks (7:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Fri), or the Trail Blazers (8 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Sat).

Campfires for Forest Fires

8 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Sat, Sept 9, Dev’s Coffee Bar, Vancouver
This Saturday, head to Vancouver to try Dev’s Coffee Bar’s signature Campfire Mocha, which features chocolate, caramel, and toasted marshmallow. One dollar from every Campfire Mocha sold will be donated to the Washington Trails Association to restore the forests and trails damaged by the Eagle Creek Fire.

Gorge Fire Fundraiser and Football Viewing Party at the Civic Taproom

1:30–6 p.m. Sat, Sept 9, Civic Taproom
Cheer on the Oregon Ducks (or Nebraska Cornhuskers, if you’re a #NeverDucks type of football fan) to football victory this Sunday at Civic Taproom, where a portion of the proceeds will be donated to local disaster relief efforts in the Columbia River Gorge.

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