Portion of proceeds donated directly to Ainsworth Elementary School
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Celebrate the most exciting 2 minutes in sports at Patton Maryland! Dress in your seersucker, spring dresses and Derby hat and join us Saturday May 5th, 2018 starting at noon for southern eats, cocktails and live music with the Quadraphonnes Sax Quartet on the lawn and patio! Enjoy the horse-betting board and raffle prizes like gift cards, hats, tee-shirts, fancy picnic basket, cruiser bicycle, and beach trip (prizes subject to change)! All screens will be showing the race and mint juleps in copper mugs will be a plenty.
A $30 VIP Ticket includes Kentucky Derby access, welcome cocktail, sunglasses and gift card to Patton Maryland with proceeds benefiting Ainsworth Elementary School. Regular tickets are 10.00 at the door. Patton Maryland’s Kentucky Derby Party is 21 and over only, fancy attire strongly encouraged! Purchase tickets here.
About Patton Maryland
Open for lunch, dinner and daily happy hour, Patton Maryland features a Southern-inspired menu, with sandwiches, burgers and smoked meats, and celebrates the bounty from the garden with numerous vegetarian and vegan options and daily specials.
Jeffrey Emerson is Chef and General Manager of Patton Maryland, a southern-inspired restaurant focusing on comfort food and BBQ. Emerson is a self-proclaimed “career changer,” leaving his job as an analog chip manufacturer in Beaverton, Oregon for culinary school. He began his journey into the professional world of gastronomy, diving in as a line cook for several of Portland’s familial restaurants including Alba Osteria, Industrial Café, and Laslow’s Northwest. Emerson led the kitchen at Café Castagna for a year until taking a break to spend time with his daughter, while taking on day shifts at Ava Gene’s. He then became chef of Tucci in Lake Oswego, Oregon and was the opening chef at Buckman Public House in Southeast Portland in 2017. At Patton Maryland, Emerson explores, what he calls, America’s greatest contribution – BBQ – using the restaurant’s in-house smoker and fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Information about Ainsworth Elementary School
Ainsworth Elementary is a Kindergarten through 5th grade school located in the southwest hills of Portland, Oregon. The school offers two college preparatory programs. Instruction is differentiated to meet the needs and abilities of each student. Ainsworth is committed to a balanced curriculum that includes art, library, technology, physical education, music and Spanish language study. Students are connected to their community through class projects and service.
Ainsworth’s mission is to support all students in achieving their very highest educational and personal potential, to inspire in them an enduring love for learning, and to prepare them to contribute as citizens of a diverse, multicultural and international community.
Ainsworth is committed to the following: A rigorous and challenging curriculum that promotes personal success, educational excellence and physical well-being. The development of the skills necessary for self-direction and life-long learning. A sense of connection with, and service to, both the local and global community. The expectations of respect for oneself and for others. A campus environment that is emotionally and physically safe in its physical setting. An appreciation on the part of all students for the arts.