Laughing Planet Community Support Day – January 12th, 2017, at Ecotrust

Dine at the Ecotrust Laughing Planet location (721 NW 9th Avenue) and 15% of the day’s proceeds will be generously donated to Opal Creek outdoor school! It’s a community support double-whammy–patronize an amazing local business and invest in our children by sending disadvantaged students to outdoor school.


Pacific Pie Community Support Day – April 5th, 2017

Dine at either Pacific Pie location on Wednesday, April 5th, and they will generously donate a portion of their proceeds to Opal Creek outdoor school! It’s a community support double-whammy–patronize an amazing local business and invest in our children by sending disadvantaged students to outdoor school.

  • 1520 SE 7th Ave.
  • 1668 NW 23rd Ave.

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An Evening for Opal Creek – May 19th, 2017

Now in its 13th year, our annual spring fundraiser will be the party of the season! Held in the new Lagunitas Community Room (237 NE Broadway, Portland), we’re excited to present the first ever Opal Creek photo contest, as well as live music, silent auction, photo booth, and more!

Food and drink included in ticket price. Many thanks to Lagunitas for donating the event space and beer!

All events at the Lagunitas Community Room are 21+.

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Member Day at Jawbone Flats – June 24th, 2017

When you become a member of Opal Creek, you become a member of our family. Join us in Jawbone Flats to celebrate the Opal Creek community, with guided hikes and hands-on activities, live music, lunch and refreshments. Free for all Hemlock, Cedar, and Pacific Yew members.

6th Annual Golf Tournament Benefiting Opal Creek – August 25, 2017

The 6th Annual Opal Creek Golf Tournament features a shotgun scramble with mid-course contests, followed by dinner, drinks, and more. Come play at Aloha’s beautiful Reserve Vineyards and Golf Course, all in support of Opal Creek outdoor school. Business sponsorships available; please contact our Development and Communications Manager with sponsorship inquiries by phone (503-892-2782) or email.


Many thanks to these sponsors for a fabulous and successful 2016 event:

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  • Taylor Corder CPA
  • HOTLIPS Pizza
  • The Packaging Store
  • American Chimney and Masonry
  • Williams Kastner
  • Riverside Mortgage Group
  • Beaverton Dental Works
  • Portland Dental Works
  • Lindsay Hart LLP
  • Marcum Chiropractic
  • Minuteman Press

And to these generous in-kind donors:

  • Propeller
  • KEEN Footwear
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Food Should Taste Good
  • KIND Snacks
  • HOTLIPS Pizza
  • Migration Brewing
  • The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Course
  • Tualatin Country Club
  • House Spirits
  • New Deal Distillery
  • Thomas & Sons Distillery
  • Dan & Beverly Bauer
  • Rick & Sharon Schaefer
  • Dave Taylor & Jan Holloway
  • John Savory
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