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Every eight minutes in Oregon there is a report of child abuse or neglect. At LifeWorks NW we are fighting to keep children safe and families strong through the proven programs at our Children’s Relief Nurseries. 

Heading into its 18th year in 2019, Portland’s Original Iron Chef raises funds that allow LifeWorks NW to meet the demand for services and extend our reach to help young children and their families thrive. The 2018 event raised more than $190,000 that went to fight child abuse and neglect. 


Photo credit: Bella Barcellona

When: Thursday, Sept. 27, from 6 – 9 p.m.

Where: Portland Art Museum — Grand Kridel Ballroom.

What: Guests will taste signature appetizers prepared by celebrated local chefs and vote for their favorite to be named the 2018 Portland’s Original Iron Chef. Plus, the evening features a silent auction, Winner’s Choice raffle, live auction and more!

2018 Chef Competitors 

Greg Staerkel — Altabira City Tavern 
Bryant Kryck — Alto Bajo
Steve Cain — El Gaucho
Julius Baliola — Huber’s Restaurant
Matthew Howard — Raven & Rose
Beau Carr — Ringside Steakhouse
Tony Meyers — Serratto

Christian Russell — Steakhouse at 9900

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Of every dollar contributed to LifeWorks NW, 91% goes directly to our services, helping more than 17,000 people each year. — Help us reach further.