Friday Nov 3rd, 2023 7:30-11p.m.
Due to popular demand, Weird Portland United, Portland’s only nonprofit dedicated to keeping things weird, is bringing back the beloved Weird Portland Gala, for just the second time ever, this November. The inaugural event in 2019, billed as a gathering, party, fundraiser, and celebration of weird all rolled into one, featured local celebrities like Darcelle XV and Mayor Bud Clark, live music from Sweet N’ Juicy and Moshow the Cat Rapper, and raised over $15,000 for the group’s efforts at supporting creatives in the Rose City. For full coverage on 2019’s Gala, check out The Oregonian. This year’s event will carry on in that tradition with more celebrities, more music, and more weird! In addition, those in attendance will experience the exclusive world premiere of ‘We Are So Weird’, an original song and music video by a supergroup of Portland’s weirdest, in the style of 1985’s ‘We Are The World’. 2019 tickets completely sold out, so guests looking to join this year’s fun are encouraged to act fast. VIP experiences are available in limited supply. Costumes are strongly encouraged, but not required!
Gala sponsorship opportunities available!! Space is still open for awesome organizations to sponsor the Gala. Donations in the form of unique items are also being accepted for the auction planned that evening.
'The Spirit of Portland' Limited Edition Prints
Also debuting at the Gala will be limited edition prints from the historic ‘Spirit of Portland’ photoshoot with many of Portland’s most notable creative influencers, many of whom will be on hand to sign copies for attendees. All funds raised will support WPU’s newest initiative, a series of micro-grants to be awarded in 2020 to deserving applicants with the most creative ideas for bringing even more weird to the City of Roses.
About Weird Portland United: WPU discovers, promotes, and nurtures the creators and risk-takers that Keep Portland Weird. WPU protects and leads Portland’s culture so that all Portlanders, from natives to newcomers, can contribute to our city’s now famous culture of weird. We find Portland voices that otherwise may have gone tragically unheard, by bringing those together who similarly dream of a weirder tomorrow..
Want to sponsor this weird party? Space is still open for awesome organizations to sponsor the Gala. Donations in the form of unique items are also being accepted for the auction planned that evening.