AFO Announces Dine & Design 2018

AFO Announces Dine & Design 2018 AFO  Blog

Dine & Design – where the Architecture Foundation of Oregon connects you to good people in great places.


From June through September 2018, you have the opportunity to enjoy a meal or drinks in some of Oregon’s most architecturally interesting spaces. Join friends, colleagues, and others interested in the designed environment for lively events hosted by architects, engineers, contractors, artists and more. Explore homes, studios and other surprising spaces at dining experiences for parties from 8 to 50.

While you’re enjoying good people in great places, know that you are helping the architecture foundation of oregon support Oregon’s quality of life and create awareness of our designed environments through education, inspiration, philanthropy and engagement. Dine & Design raises money to support the programs of afo, including our vital Architects in Schools program which serves over 4,500 elementary students per year around Oregon. For more information about the program, contact Susan Myers at 503-542-3824 or [email protected].


AFO Announces Dine & Design 2018

2018 Schedule of Events

A Toast to Joachim Grube

Saturday, June 16, 2018
4:30 PM — 7:30 PM

Toast Portland architect Joachim Grube in the house of late sculptor Leroy Setziol, who built it by hand from discarded railroad ties. Daughter Monica Setziol-Phillips, also an artist, now lives in the Sheridan home with husband JP Phillips, a long-time Oregon Shakespeare Festival actor. Enjoy an inspired evening of food, conversation, and art while honoring the career of their dear friend Joachim who designed the master bedroom.


Drinks + Design at Studio J

Saturday, June 16, 2018
5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

Studio J is the creative hub of John & Janet Jay’s lifestyle design consultancy. Filled with art and mementos from their careers traveling the globe for the world’s top brands, the studio is housed in an historic commercial building in Chinatown. Sip cocktails and munch hors-d’oeuvres as writer Brian Libby chats with John Jay, named one of the ten most influential creative directors of the past fifty years by Graphic Design USA, about his fascinating life.


Dine in Elegance at Expensify

Friday, June 22, 2018
6:00 PM — 8:30 PM

Savor dinner in the iconic First National Bank Building in downtown Portland, new local home of expense management software company Expensify. Designed by ZGF, the elegant interiors feature a stunning 41-foot custom walnut table with brass detailing, at which dinner will be served. Architectural history, great food, and a warm welcome come together to inaugurate Expensify’s renovation of a regional landmark.


Tour & Tasting at Domaine Roy et fils

Friday, July 13, 2018
3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Panoramic views of the Dundee Hills and the Coast Range set the stage for the elegant simplicity of the Domaine Roy & fils winery. Enjoy an afternoon escape for a full wine tasting and tour with Domaine Roy winemaker Jared Etzel and Waterleaf architect Stephen Lapp. Savor heavy appetizers and the exquisite attention to detail of this tasting room.


Dinner, Wine, & Live Music at Westwind

Saturday, July 14, 2018
5:30 PM — 8:00 PM

Take in the stunning views at Westwind, designed by Giulietti Schouten Architects in the heart of McMinnville’s wine country, as you have dinner prepared by chef Danny Wilser, former owner of Crescent Café and custom baking company CBC. Winemaker Jerry Murray of Project M Winery will present Riesling, Rosé, and Pinot Noir to accompany the meal while Giulietti’s band Bleuphonk plays jazz and the blues.


Fab Food & Drinks in the Forest

Thursday, August 2, 2018
6:30 PM — 9:00 PM

Brian and Melody Emerick welcome you to their beautiful home situated 750’ above the Willamette River. The first LEED-certified independent dwelling in Portland, it’s nestled in 300 protected acres of Terwilliger Parkway, preserved by the Olmsted Brothers ‘City Beautiful’ vision in the early 20th century. Dinner and cocktails will be prepared by chefs Kyle Webster Linden of Expatriate and Naomi Pomeroy of Beast.


Cocktail Party in a John Storrs Classic

Saturday, August 18, 2018
5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

Built in 1957 by maverick architect John Storrs, this house with 270-degree views of Portland’s skyline represents his signature Pacific Northwest Modernist style of that period. The house was nearly derelict when current owners Pam Saftler & Steve McCallion began renovations, but thoughtful updates have kept this house as Storrs intended. Spanish hors d’oeuvres & cocktails will be catered by Bar Casa Vale.


Rooftop Crawfish Boil

Saturday, September 8, 2018
3:00 PM — 7:00 PM

Celebrate the ebbing days of summer while indulging in crawfish Louisiana-style. Join building designers GBD Architects atop The Carson, the tallest building in Northwest Portland’s Slabtown. Good food, relaxing vibes, and uninterrupted views from the West Hills to the downtown skyline make for a unique afternoon of fun and pleasure.


Lunch at Cascade Head

Saturday, September 22, 2018
11:00 AM — 2:00 PM

Explore under-the-radar but notable architecture, concentrated in the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area just north of Lincoln City! Rendez-vous at 11 a.m. at Cascade Head Ranch’s Walter Gordon-designed River House, located at the confluence of the Salmon River and the Pacific Ocean. Continue your tour to Van Evera Bailey’s Bledsoe Cottage. And then, convene for lunch at 12:30 in a newly restored Cascade Head Pole House, originally designed in 1968 by Bill Church. Architects Heidi Beebe and Doug Skidmore are your hosts. Allow 2 hours driving time from Portland.


Lavish Dinner at L’Angolo

Saturday, September 22, 2018
5:00 PM — 7:30 PM

Spend the evening at L’Angolo Estate Winery, a highly lauded space designed by LEVER Architecture featuring two cantilevered roof structures that interlock at the point of arrival to the tasting room. Sip limited-production, estate-grown wines and stay for dinner with members of the project team while taking in sweeping views of the vineyards.


Text and images courtesy Architecture Foundation of Oregon.

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