Every year, Portland Monthly shines a light on the individuals and organizations dedicated to improving our communities—in our magazine’s pages and in a gala award ceremony. This is our 15th year of Light a Fire: We’ve been collecting nominations since December 2018 for outstanding people and organizations doing important and inspiring work to make our city and state better for everyone.
Now’s our chance to celebrate the winners, selected by a panel of the region’s top foundation, corporate-giving, and nonprofit leaders. Join us for a night of heartwarming and humbling stories in recognition of the dedication of these incredible nonprofits and the people who make them work.
1219 Southwest Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
Portland Monthly's 15th Annual Light a Fire awards dinner and celebration embraces the spirit of giving, inspiring, creating, and changing our city for the better.
Find inspiration at our event, as you hear the stories of this year's honorees.
6:00 pm | Cocktail Social – Fred & Suzanne Fields Ballroom
7:00 pm | Dinner, Awards & Entertainment – Kridel Grand Ballroom
9:00 pm | Drinks & Dancing Light a Fire after-party presented by Bank of America – Fred & Suzanne Fields Ballroom
Spectacular acts of generosity deserve a spectacular evening! Guests can expect a crafted evening of surprises, beautiful cocktail pairings, wine, a three-course plated dinner, desserts and more.