The First Annual Weird Portland Gala at Polaris Hall
DOORS AT 7:30PM
$40 GA / $75 VIP
THIS EVENT IS 21+
VALID U.S. ID OR PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR ENTRY
Weird Portland United
Keeping Portland Weird in 2019 is no easy task but Weird Portland United is facing the challenge head on by gathering a sampling of the city’s weirdest for one memorable evening that is sure to go down in Rose City history. The Weird Portland Gala is a celebration of everything that makes Portland, Portland and will include live music by Sweet N’ Juicy, a showcase of local artists, a photobooth, appetizers and full bar, games, door prizes and plenty of weird surprises throughout the night. Plus appearances from such Portland luminaries as Moshow the Cat Rapper, Rojo the Llama, The Unipiper, and more! To commemorate the event, Weird Portland United will be unveiling a newly commissioned image by local photographer Rob Corpuz available as both a limited edition poster and fine art print featuring the stars of Portland’s weird past, present, and future together for the first time ever. Attendees will have the chance to be among the first to take home this special item. The evening’s highlight however is sure to be the inaugural Weird Portland Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Long has there been a need for formal recognition of those who have had a significant cultural impact on our unique identity and Weird Portland United is proud to see this project become reality. And don’t forget to bring your wallets because what is a fundraiser without a live auction!? The Weird Portland auction however has been designed from the ground up to provide you with the most uniquely Portland shopping experience of your life including original art, gifts, experiences, and memorabilia found nowhere else! Money raised at the Gala will go towards meeting the financial goals of WPU’s newest initiative, the Weird Portland Grant Program, launching in 2020 to award deserving applicants a financial boost to their own weird dreams for the city.
Gala theme is ‘The Spirit of Portland’ and costumes are strongly encouraged, though not required. 21 and up only.
About Weird Portland United
Weird Portland United (WPU) is a 501(c)(3) certified nonprofit started in 2019 to preserve the city’s common cultural legacy of doing things just a little different. WPU discovers, promotes, and nurtures the creators and risk-takers that Keep Portland Weird. In the face of rapid change we protect and lead Portland’s culture so that all Portlanders, from natives to newcomers, can contribute to our city’s now famous culture of weird. By bringing those together who similarly dream of a weirder tomorrow, we find Portland voices that otherwise may have gone tragically unheard.