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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. 

Now in its 16th year, 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 2016 event raised more than $125,000 that went to fight child abuse and neglect. 

Photo credit: Roscoe Myrick


When: Thursday, October 19, 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 2017 Portland’s Original Iron Chef. Plus, the evening features a silent auction, Winner’s Choice raffle, live auction and more!

6 p.m.        Doors open, appetizer tasting, voting and silent auction begin.

7:30 p.m.   Dessert and Program: Live auction and fundraising appeal to raise $160,000 for Children’s Relief Nurseries.

Chef Competitors
Chip Barnes                                                        Alto Bajo
Gabe Gabreski (2014 champ)                            a Cena
John Newman (2016 runner up)                         Newmans at 988 (Cannon Beach)
Jonathan Gill                                                       Ringside Fish House
Julius Baliola                                                       Huber’s Restaurant

Tickets ON SALE NOW, and are $125 per person or $1,150 for table of 10. To purchase tickets click the tickets link above, or contact for more information.

Photo credit: Roscoe Myrick


Photo credit: Roscoe Myrick











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