After much consideration, and at the recommendation of our medical advisors, UKANDU has made the difficult decision to postpone our November Wine & Dine event. We will now plan to hold that event, in-person, on May 19th, 2022.
As an organization that recognizes the importance of community and connection, these decisions are not made lightly. While we were incredibly excited to be together again at this unique event, the health and safety of our attendees, volunteers, and staff must come first. Over the past year and a half, most of us have become well-acquainted with fluid scheduling. And yet, each decision to postpone a gathering is disappointing and difficult. Despite this, we are inspired by the families we serve who personify the UKANDU spirit, and we, too, shall persevere!
Wine & Dine is an important event to UKANDU not only because it allows us to gather with our community, celebrate our UKANDU family, and enjoy delicious food and wine - but also because it gives us the opportunity to support some of this region’s finest restaurants and wineries.
So, while we cannot hold Wine & Dine in its traditional capacity this year - we are more committed than ever to partnering with and supporting our local restaurants and wineries. In the coming weeks and months, we’ll be sharing ways to embrace these local businesses alongside our UKANDU community.
This is a mix and mingle event which allows revelers to visit all twenty food and wine booths, or return to your favorite spot for unlimited generous sips and hearty bites. Join friends in listening to live entertainment or introduce yourself to UKANDU staff, board members, and volunteers. Most importantly, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from those who have attended our programming and learn why they refer to us as their “UKANDU Family”.
Past participants include Portland's premier chefs and restaurants:
- Vitale Paley's Rosa Rosa
- John Gorham’s Toro Bravo
- Q Restaurant and Bar
- EemMediterranean Exploration Company
- Il Solito
- Nuestra Cocina
- Tanner Creek
- Nel Centro
Featured wineries have included:
- Domain Drouhin
- Walter Scott
- Kelly Fox Wines
- St. Innocent Winery
- R. Stuart Wines