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AUGUST 1, 2015, 11:30am-8:30pm
29330 SE Stark St., Troutdale, OR
Parking at Mt. Hood Community College

All attendees must be at least 21 years old


General Admission - Online
(MHCC Shuttle, Admission, Tented Lawn Seating, Outdoor Food & Drink Concessions Available)
General Admission - Gate Price on Day of Event $35
Premier Admission - Online
(MHCC Shuttle, Expedited Admission, Tented Lawn Seating, 1 Restaurant Pavilion Visit & 2 Drink Tickets Included)
Premier Admission - Gate Price on Day of Event $60
VIP Experience - Online Only
(VIP PDX Limo with Champagne, VIP Admission, VIP Tented Seating, Private Bar, 1 Restaurant Pavilion Visit & 3 Drink Tickets, Plus Special Commemorative Swag)
VIP Experience - Not Available at the Gate or on Day of Event N/A
Soul Bus
(Park in downtown Portland & ride one of our "soul" shuttle buses to the event while enjoying a complimentary serving of Widmer beer!)

All tickets include free parking at MHCC with shuttle service to and from the event site

Additional snacks and beverages are available for purchase on the concert grounds

No outside foods, beverages, coolers, pets, or individuals under 21 allowed

All proceeds benefit
Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel and Providence Cancer Research Center

Music Line-up

Patrick Lamb

Paul Creighton Band

Ants in the Kitchen

Portland Soul All-Stars


Leave the driving to us! This fun party bus service, also known as the Cascadia Cruiser line, will be conveniently transporting downtown and westside guests (21 & over) every 30 minutes from a designated parking area to our event throughout the day. For the price of $1, you can enjoy the fun with traveling music and receive a complimentary glass of Widmer beer along the way!

The first pick-up begins at 11:00am and the last returning shuttle from Troutdale is at 9:00pm. Simply park your vehicle for free at the following location, wait next to our SOUL BUS sign, and watch for one of our colorful party buses to arrive!

Pick up and drop off area: Parking lot at 1st & NE Weidler Street, next the Portland Crowne Plaza hotel



If you follow the signs and park in the VIP designated area at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, you'll see a tent, wonderful greeters with cold glasses of champagne and a lovely 24-passenger Lucky Limo luxury coach that you will be boarding after checking in and receiving your lanyards. If you elect to park adjacent to the Crowne Plaza Hotel next to the downtown Portland Convention Center, you can board one of the two "Soul" buses that are serving cold Widmer beer and transporting "all" our ticket holders to the Blanket Concert - where you will find a VIP check-in desk and volunteers ready to assist you.


Ready to Eat and Drink like Royalty? Here's the awesome list of goodies you can expect to enjoy in the Restaurant Pavilion and Outside Food Court at the Soulful Giving Blanket Concert on Saturday, August 1st:

  • Wicked Shrimp
  • Smoked Chicken Nachos
  • Chicken & Sausage Gumbo & Rice
  • BBQ Ribs & Skewered Grilled Chicken Bites
  • Thai Shrimp & Wasebe Bouchee and Spicy Garlic Chicken
  • Steak Sandwiches & Ahi Tuna on Fried Wonton
  • Cactus Salad and Mango Salsa
  • Verde Roast Pork Shoulder & Baked Cheddar served with House Made Chips
  • Smoked Cheddar Fondue with Artisan Breads
  • Fresh Salad Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce, Thai Tea & Chicken Satay Skewers
  • Gourmet Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
  • Jasmine Rice with Tahziki Sauce & Red Pepper Hummus with Pita Bread
  • Shrimp Bisque & Pulled Pork on Truffled Polenta
  • Gnocchi and Foccaccia Bread
  • Cajun Bayou Boogie
  • Assorted Salads
  • Flaming Calamari
  • Fireside Grill Pdx Burgers
  • Zeek's Grill Cheese Sandwiches
  • VooDoo Donuts
  • Doug's Kettle Corn
  • Crater Lake Soda, K&F Ice Coffee, Artsy-Fartsy Cocktails, Rum Runners, Oregon Wine, Earth2o Water, Sake One Mixers and, of course, cold Widmer Beer on tap!!!

(For more information about our generous food suppliers, visit our Restaurant page)


The following talented Northwest artists and crafters will display their creations for purchase along with tasty treats from selected vendors.
Noal Ronken - Sake One

Sharon Lamvik - Thirty-One Gifts

Kathy Alcock - Etsy CME Jewelry

Parris Foley - Infusion Gallery/ALSO

Karin Mitchell - Damsels in Defense

Lynsey Knapp - Designs by Lynsey Richelle Jewelry

Stephanie Ray - Origami Jewelry

Molly Rahe -Etsy Elizabeth Jewelry

Ellen Blankenship - Mrs. Ellie Bees

Jill Sughrue - Barefoot Children's Books

Leather Creations by Chelsea

Curt Couverneur - Crater Lake Soda

Michael S. Cook - Paintings

Gary Fenske - Fenske Galleries

Theresa Hutcherson - Scentsy wickless candles

Pink Sistas - Web site

Pat Meyer - Mita's Italian Ice

Melissa Buechler - MeeMee's Goodies

MV Marketing / VI Resorts
K & F Coffee

Denese Fitzmaurice - Designs by Denese

Ninette Lillenthal- More-Bees Soaps

Mesman Images

Jane Barnard - Trillium Falls Soap Works

Marygene Smith - doTERRA Essential Oils

Marjorie Kavanagh - Pottery by Marjorie

Roads End Pottery

Tobin Floom Fine Art Photography

The Fireside Grill PDX

Doug Beghtel - Doug's Kettle Corn

Ace Troy - Ace Troy Pop Art

Nathan Banfi - Voodoo Donuts

Mark Staggs - Man-with-a-pan

Charlene Kay Toman - The Sojourn Collection

Younique by Dodie

Kiowa Rose Beads - Rosie Long

Mt. Hood Community College

DD Photography

Zeek's Cheese Grill


General admission and VIP parking is available at Mt. Hood Community College in designated parking areas - with continuous bus service to and from the event site

If for any reason you require special assistance, please contact our foundation office through our website address and we will do everything within our power to accommodate your needs.

Click for Parking Information


Blankets and sand chairs are welcome on the concert grounds, however, lounge chairs and high-back chairs are discouraged due to space and stage visibility.


Should the weather forecast include rainy conditions, tents and canopies will be used to protect guests on the concert grounds

Handicapped Information

Wheelchair guests are welcome to come directly to the property, ask their drivers to park at MHCC and then take the shuttle to and from the event.

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Don't miss your chance to win this gorgeous 1/2 ct tw white and cocoa diamond fashion ring in 10k yellow gold from Fred Meyer Jewelers with a suggested retail value of $1250. Simply purchase a glass of champagne, add your name to the drawing, and the Soulful Giving commemorative glass is yours to keep!

Raffle Ticket Vacation & Guitar

For the very affordable price of $10 (3 for $20), raffle tickets and fun "blinky" rings can be acquired for the opportunity to win a weekend stay and wine tasting experience for two at Youngberg Hill Vineyard & Inn. The winning ticket also includes a deluxe gift basket, complete with cheese board, chocolate, bubble bath, candles, glasses, and two bottles of award-winning wine. Total value - $1,000!

This year a second drawing will allow ticket holders the chance to win a beautiful guitar signed by the band members performing at our event. Total value - Priceless!

Silent Auction

Famous for providing amazing items with absolutely no minimums, the Soulful Giving silent auction tables feature everything from high-end jewelry and designer purses to electric bikes and golf foursomes. There's even a flat screen television to bid on!! Be sure to visit our Silent Auction page for a few examples of what you can expect to see...and maybe even take home with you!


Wall of Wine

This is a wonderful way to have fun and to make sure you leave the Soulful Giving Blanket Concert with at least one prize! The Wall of Wine will be filled with great assorted wines for $20 per bottle supplied by various Oregon wineries. Each bottle is guaranteed to have a value exceeding $25, and to make things even more exciting, a few exceptional, hard-to-get wines have been added to the mix!!



If you are a VIP ticket holder and arrived at the Yoshida Estate in the Lucky Luxury Coach, the lanyard and bracelet you received at MHCC will allow you immediate access to Vendor Village, the Food Pavilion, Silent Auction Tables and the VIP Tented Area. The drink tickets that were issued can be used in the Main Event bars for beer, wine, water and cocktails. Although comfortable outdoor seating is available in the VIP Lounge, it is provided on a first-come-first-serve basis. Keeping this in mind, we recommend you locate an optimal viewing location under the large VIP canopy as soon as you arrive and place your blanket and sand chairs where you can easily find them.

If you are a Premier or General Admission ticket holder, upon exiting your shuttle, we ask that you visit the registration desk to check in and obtain your event lanyard. Should you elect to upgrade from General Admission to Premier, the difference in price can be paid at this time, providing you with admission into the food pavilion and two drink tickets. General Admission ticket holders have the opportunity to purchase affordable menu items from food carts and various vendors stationed near the General Admission and Premier Tented Areas. In addition, drinks tickets can be purchased throughout the day from volunteers wearing Soulful Giving aprons. Picnic tables have been included this year for your convenience, however, we do kindly ask that you dispose of trash in receptacles and consider the comfort of others. Thank you!


Printable brochure

2015 SGF brochure

Presenting Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Miller Family Holdings

Bronze Sponsors

Event Sponsors


The Soulful Giving Foundation would like to extend our special thanks to Dave from Fireside Grill PDX whose generosity was extended to our amazing volunteers. We would also like to thank everyone who took the time to participate, contribute, attend, and spread the word. Each year our event gets better and better because of your loyalty, compassion and support. May we always remember that man's greatness lies in the strength of numbers, turning dreams into accomplished goals. Mark your calendars for August 6, 2016 and together we'll make miracles happen!!