A chef collaboration dinner and spectacle-filled street party will illuminate Oregon’s wine country on October 1st
McMinnville, Ore. (Sept. 13, 2017) – In a year when so many Oregon communities have been affected by wildfire, these events are a reminder of the importance of supporting neighbors in need. Yamhill County Action Partnership (YCAP) works year-round to support youth and families in Yamhill County through their service programs. The 3rd annual Light the Fire benefit taking place on October 1st will directly support two of these departments: YCAP Regional Food Bank (providing meals to families in need), and the Youth Outreach center in Newberg (providing street outreach, skills and leadership training, adult mentors, career readiness, emergency shelter, and transitional living). Both are essential to strengthening communities in Yamhill County, which draws the warmth and generosity of chefs, winemakers, brewers and culinary artisans to participate in this wonderful fundraiser each autumn.
Light the Fire will take place on Sunday, October 1st at Ruddick/Wood in Newberg in two parts: a multi-course collaborative chef dinner featuring some of the Willamette Valley’s most talented chefs, and a fun, spectacle-filled street party with live music, fire dancers, cocktails featuring local spirits, food trucks, fire pits, a “wine wall,” illuminated art installations, award-winning local wine and beer, and Portland’s famous Unipiper playing his flaming bagpipes.
When: 5:00-7:00pm (chef dinner), and 6:30-8:30pm (street party) on Sunday, October 1st, 2017
Where: Ruddick/Wood, 720 E. First St, Newberg, OR, 97132
Tickets: Tickets are on sale now for Light the Fire’s dinner and street party at yamhillcap.org/lightthefire. The street party is $10 per person for entry and entertainment, food and beverage is à la carte. The chef collaboration dinner is $100 per person, including four courses and wine pairings curated by Valley Wine Merchants, as well as the street party. Both events are 21+.
- Paul Losch, Ruddick/Wood, Newberg, OR
- Sunny Jin, Jory at The Allison Inn, Newberg, OR
- Dario Pisoni, Agrivino, Carlton, OR
Street Party Vendors:
- Nineteen27 S’mores, Portland, OR (scratch-made s’mores)
- Ransom Spirits, Sheridan, OR (flaming cocktails made with local spirits)
- Red Hills Market, Dundee, OR (farm-to-table wood-fired bites)
- Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery, Newberg, OR (award-winning farmhouse ales)
- Street Party Entertainment (many just returning from European tours):
- Dancehall Days (band), Portland, OR
- Fire dancers (Flamebuoyant Productions), Portland, OR
- Raging Heart (fire art) by Richard Crawley, Portland, OR
- The Unipiper, Portland, OR
- Wine Wall (a raffle to win from a wall filled with 150 bottles of Willamette Valley wines)
Guests of Light the Fire are invited to stay for a wine country weekend, exploring the charming shops, art galleries, welcoming wine tasting rooms, restaurants and wine bars that line the streets of Newberg. Some of the Willamette Valley’s top wineries lie in the hills just outside, which will be at peak autumn color. The annual Art Harvest Studio Tour (Sept. 29-Oct. 1; Oct. 6-8) takes place at over 30 artists’ studios throughout Yamhill County, with a Grand Exhibition at the Chehalem Cultural Center in downtown Newberg. For travel further travel inspiration, visit http://yamhillcap.org/