Eating for the (Frank Lloyd) Wright Cause

Go to dinner and feel good about it by putting your money where your mouth is at the Gordon House annual benefit.

By Kristin Belz July 31, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue of Portland Monthly

Eat in a beautiful place for a good cause. That’s right – every bite counts at the upcoming picnic dinner  Saturday, August 10, 2013 benefitting the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Gordon House, in Silverton.

The event will raise money to complete restoration and continue preservation and education programs at the house, which is a non-profit and the only building Wright designed in Oregon. (It’s also the only one of his few Pacific Northwest buildings, all of which are residential, that is open to the public.) The fundraiser is the Gordon House organization’s 11th annual benefit dinner, inaugurating the second decade of the historic home being located on its current site in Silverton.

Attendees will enjoy the bucolic Willamette Valley at sunset, with wine, music and a basket full of local vittles. Silent and live auctions will also be part of the evening’s excitement. Karen Alquist will play the harp, so tunes from Celtic to Classical will waft through the landscaped grounds. (Perhaps she’ll play requests in exchange for an extra donation to the house?)

The food and wine are sure to be good. Robert Volz (of Portland’s Pour Wine Bar & Bistro) is providing them, drawing from his stash of St. Josef’s Winery and Kitara Vineyards. Buying your ticket early gets you a free wine glass decorated with a Wright design. 

A Taste of Wright at the Gordon House
Saturday, August 10, 2013
5 pm - 9 pm
$40 ticket cost; benefits go to the Gordon House programs 

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