The wildfire that began in Eagle Creek has spread throughout the Columbia River Gorge, covering more than 30,000 acres of wilderness across both sides of the river, displacing hundreds, and threatening the evacuation of more. Portland restaurants are gathering to raise support for firefighting efforts, rebuilding, and those affected by the fires.
Here are the current Gorge wildfire fundraisers taking place in Portland-area restaurants and bars. This article will be regularly updated as more events are announced.
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September 11 to September 15
What: Oven and Shaker is serving Ryan Magarian’s Northwest Blackberry Bramble, an homage to the Northwest in cocktail form, with fresh blackberries, local Aviation Gin, and thyme. The drink is $12, and for the week, one hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to Friends of the Columbia Gorge.
Details: 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., at 1134 NW Everett St
September 12 to September 15
What: Dreamcakes is donating fifty percent of all cupcake sales to forest restoration efforts. The fundraiser will go at least through the end of the week and possibly longer.
Details: Dreamcakes is located at 2450 NE Sandy Blvd., and its hours are listed as “if we’re here, we’re open.” The bakers are usually there, but call first at 503.206.4148.
What: The event space Union Pine is working with the Red Cross and opening its doors to house evacuees from the fires. To help out, Chicken & Guns, Urban Gleaners, and Pip’s Donuts have promised food, while Water Avenue Coffee is has offered hot drinks. The space is not currently housing people, but it is open and ready to do so.
Details: 525 SE Pine St.
Past Gorge Wildfire Fundraisers
What: All Verde Cocina locations are donating $1 for every drink bought — alcoholic or non-alcoholic — to Red Cross Cascades.
Details: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., at 6446 SW Capitol Hwy. & 3746 N Mississippi Ave; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., at 5515 SW Canyon Ct; and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., at 524 NW 14th Ave.
What: To support the firefighting efforts, 10 Barrel in Portland is replicating its fundraisers in Bend, with one-hundred percent of all sales — beer, food, or otherwise — going to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.
Details: 5 to 7 p.m., at 1411 NW Flanders St.
What: Rally Pizza in Vancouver writes to Eater, “Raise a glass to the first responders who helped 150 hikers escape the Eagle Creek Fire. Rally Pizza is donating twenty percent of beverage sales on Thursday September 7, to Hood River County Search & Rescue via Friends of the Columbia Gorge.”
Details: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., at 8070 E Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA
September 6 to 9
What: Jenn Louis’s Ray is donating ten percent of the sales from select dishes to the Cascade Red Cross. On Friday, September 8, that ten percent comes from the total sales of Yeminite braised chicken, and, on September 9, it’s harissa steak.
Details: 5:30 p.m. to late, at 3808 N Williams Ave.
What: North Portland’s Prince Coffee will be donating ten percent of sales for the day to Hood River County Search & Rescue via Friends of the Columbia Gorge. Owner Katie Prinsen tells Eater, “I was one of the 153 hikers that got stuck up on the Eagle Creek trail when the fire started. Seeing the efforts of the firefighters and search and rescue team really impacted me in a large way.” Don’t forget Prince Coffee makes its own stroopwafels.
Details: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2030 N Willis Blvd.
What: Vino wine shop is donating ten percent of the day’s sales to benefit Trailkeepers of Oregon. This week’s Friday Wine Tasting focuses on Oregon wines, and it costs $10 for five pours, with some bonus wines available for purchase. Vino will also accept additional donations.
Details: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; wine tasting from 4:30 to 8 p.m., at 137 SE 28th Ave.
What: The Civic Taproom and Bottle Shop will donate a portion of the proceeds from all sales during the Oregon Ducks versus Nebraska Cornhuskers game “to local relief.” The taproom has told Eater that the portion will likely be fifteen percent.
Details: 1:30 to 6 p.m. at 621 SW 19th Ave.
September 9 - 10
What: Over the weekend, Kim Boyce’s Bakeshop is donating one dollar for each pastry sold to Hood River Search and Rescue and Friends of the Columbia River Gorge. Boyce writes, “The trails and forests on both sides of the river are a large part of what recharges and fuels me to come into work each day and stay present with a (semi!) clear mind, and I want to be a part of helping them rebuild.”
Details: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 5351 NE Sandy Blvd.
What: Matt’s BBQ is donating ten percent of its Sunday sales to Friends of the Columbia River Gorge. The very popular food cart is running its regular menu as well as adding a North Carolina-style hog roast for some extra meat.
Details: 11 a.m. until it sells out, at 4709 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
What: The Widmer Brother’s Pub in North Portland is donating one hundred percent of of the day’s beer sales to Hood River County Search and Rescue and Friends of The Columbia River Gorge.
Details: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at 955 N Russell St.