Oregon Energy Fund Power Gala

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It's our 30th birthday!

Saturday, October 12, 2019
Doors open at 5:30 PM   

The Sentinel Hotel
614 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon

Please join us as we celebrate 30 years of powering lives! Our signature 1920s-themed event will feature a cocktail hour, delicious Northwest cuisine, live and silent auctions, live music, stories from OEF recipients, and more! Don't forget to dress up in your finest Great Gatsby-era attire!

Proceeds from the event will support Oregon Energy Fund’s mission to strengthen household stability by assisting Oregonians in financial crisis with their energy bills.


Power comes in many forms. What does yours look like?


We're seeking friendly and upbeat volunteers who will give the evening an extra jolt of fun! Roles include greeting guests, registration, and raffle sales. Follow the link to sign up - dinner will be provided and costumes are encouraged!

Become a Sponsor

Our sponsors are the juice in our batteries, the voltage in our power lines. Click above for a full list of sponsorship benefits and how your contribution makes a difference.

Donate an Auction Item

Do you represent a local business? Our live and silent auctions feature items from over 100 hotels, restaurants, stores, wineries, and vendors each year. Plug into the community movement and make an in-kind donation today!


Joe Vithayathil,

We're delighted to welcome back Joe Vithayathil as our host of this year's Power Gala! Joe is a feature reporter for FOX 12's Emmy-winning newscast "Good Day Oregon" and hosts the daily "On the Go with Joe" segment. A graduate of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University, Joe grew up in the Portland and Seattle metro areas and joined Fox 12 in 2006. Outside of work, Joe is an avid Crossfit athlete and a rabid consumer of movies, historical biographies, and video games.

Misty Marquam,

Marquam Auction Agency
Misty Marquam, founder and Principal Auctioneer at Marquam Auction Agency, will be at the helm of the Gala’s live auction. A native Oregonian, reformed computer geek, foodie, and mother of two, Misty has been innovating FUNdraising since 2006 and is a World Wide College of Auctioneering graduate, a Benefit Auctioneer Specialist, a St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Fundraising Ambassador, and a member of the National Auctioneers Association. This is her third gala with OEF and we are thrilled to have her back!

Smut City Jellyroll Society

A fun-loving group of musicians, The Smut City Jellyroll Society are known for their vintage blues and early jazz from the 1920's and 1930’s. With a unique sound somewhere between ragtime blues, early jazz and jug band music, the Jellyroll Society keeps it loose and lively. The music is from a variety of sources including Bessie Smith, Memphis Jug Band, Blind Boy Fuller as well as a number of original tunes written in the style of the period.

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Get glamorous in our 1920’s-themed photo booth!  InstaPix NW will be set up during the silent auction with props and an open air booth. Check out last year's photos here.


The Sentinel Hotel
614 SW 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

Portland’s most storied hotel will provide an elegant backdrop for our event with catering from in-house restaurant Jake’s Grill. Please note that there is no parking onsite; however, there are several parking garages in the area as well as ample street parking. If you are taking public transit, there are numerous bus, MAX, and streetcar stops within a few blocks of the venue.

Nearby Parking Garages

Smart Park – 730 SW 10th Ave – Enter on 10th Ave between Yamhill and Morrison

City Center Parking - 1080 SW Washington St - Enter on Alder between Park (9th) and 10th Ave

City Center Parking - 1201 Southwest Yamhill Street – Enter on 12th Ave between Yamhill and Morrison

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