Events

Wine-ing for Literacy   October 22, 2020

Wine-ing for Literacy returns—online—for its ninth year. Come toast to children’s literacy!

When: Thursday, October 22; 5:30pm – 6:45pm

Where: From the comfort of your home (via Zoom)

Suggested Donation: $15 suggested; your ticket admits you to our online event featuring speakers and a guided wine tasting by the experts at Sunday School Wine.

Featured Wines: Our guest sommeliers have selected three wines they think “best represent Oregon’s dynamic wine-making scene, highlighting small, thoughtfully-minded producers, and wines that are made with heart.”

• Day Wines Johan Vineyard Pinot Noir
• Loop de Loop Romeo Red “Vin de Soif”
• Shiba Wichern Havlin Vineyard Auxerrois

Optional Food Purchase: We are delighted to partner with Devil’s Food Catering to offer food selections for purchase through their weekly Handbasket menu. Beginning October 18, you can purchase from that week’s menu—including featured items that will benefit First Book Portland—and then opt for pickup or delivery on the 22nd.

Raffle Tickets: Raffle tickets are available for purchase on our registration page at $10 for 1 ticket or $25 for 3 tickets. You can buy as many tickets as you wish to improve your odds, and you do not need to be present in the Zoom session to win.

Thanks to our wonderful donors, the raffle prize are looking great! Get all the details on our Raffle Packages page.

Two important raffle notes: the deadline to purchase tickets is October 21, and we will not be shipping prizes. If you do not live in close proximity Portland, you’ll need to have a local contact who can handle the transfer on your behalf.

Click to Register!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor

Logo for Dermatology Associates SW Washington, Platinum Level Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Logo for Mark Busch, Gold Level Sponsor

Logo for OnPoint Community Credit Union, Gold Level Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Logo for Ball Janik, Silver Level Sponsor

Front Porch Properties logo

Logo for iQ Credit Union, Silver Level Sponsor

Logo for The Standard, Silver Level Sponsor


Bronze Sponsor

Trainor Law PC


StudioX Fitness Class   January 11, 2020

Photo of Studio X class in progress

Start 2020 right in more ways than one.

What: StudioX Fitness is ready to help you sweat out any holiday excesses and benefit Team First Book Portland at the same time. Class for a Cause tickets are $23 and 100% of the proceeds will go to us, and that means more books for kids. Register now, because it’s sure to sell out!

Where: StudioX Fitness, 2839 SE Stark Street

When: Saturday, January 11, at noon

Visit their site to sign up. (If you don’t already have a MindBody account, you’ll need to create one to complete the booking.)


World Read Aloud Day   February 5, 2020

Exterior photo of Rose City Book Pub

Read Aloud. Change the World.

What: LitWorld​ says literacy is a fundamental human right that belongs to everyone and a great way to celebrate it is to read aloud. We agree! Bring your kids and join us at Rose City Book Pub​ with our featured guest, artist and illustrator Kate Berube. The pub offers a large selection of books — including children’s books, of course — plus great food and beer.

· $5 suggested donation
· Arrive by 5pm to browse the books or grab a bite and get kids settled
· Reading starts at 5:30pm with a meet and greet after

Where: Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont St

When: Wednesday, February 5, 5pm


¿Por Que No? March 4, 2020

Photo of a meal at Por Que No Taqueria

Our tastiest fundraiser.

What: A profit-share fundraiser at Por Que No Taqueria — all you have to do is show up for a meal.

Where: 3524 N Mississippi Ave and 4635 SE Hawthorne Blvd

When: Wednesday, March 4