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Power of the Purse

  • Hilton Portland 921 Southwest 6th Avenue Portland, OR, 97204 United States (map)

Join us for our 12th annual fundraising gala, Power of the Purse

With extensive media coverage, Power of the Purse has become one of the most talked about fashion events in Portland. Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest chooses 12-15 'Purse-o-nalities', who are notably positive role models for girls in our community, ranging from entrepreneurs to business executives to artists. These Purse-o-nalities are each paired with a local designer to design a one-of-a-kind bag of their dreams to auction off during a live runway fashion show, featuring the true stars of the evening: our Girls Inc. Girls Council girls. 


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General Event Outline:

4:30 PM: Registration opens on Mezzanine level of the Hilton Portland. Local-vendor POP Up Shop and other elements begin. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages available.

**POP Up Shop-only tickets available for $50 (purchase in February). POP Up Shop ticket holders may attend the event from 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM.

7:00 PM: POP Up Shop closes for the night. Guests are asked to move downstairs into the Hilton Portland Grand Ballroom for the live auction fashion show and dinner.

9:30 PM: Main event concludes.