We are bringing together Portland’s finest sommeliers and serving over 75 fine wines from Oregon and beyond. We expect more than 200 people to fill the Ecotrust Rooftop Terrace for an evening packed with exclusive tastings, locally-sourced appetizers, a silent auction and much more.
Over the last eight years, Wine on Wheels has gained prestige in New York City as the only wine event of its kind with more than $750K in proceeds for Wheeling Forward, a nonprofit co-founded by Yannick Benjamin.
100% of proceeds from Wine on Wheels Portland will be split between Wheeling Forward, United Spinal Association and its member magazine, New Mobility, which brings crucial information and resources to the wheelchair-using community. Funds raised will support a much needed redesign of the New Mobility website — a project that will help propel disability journalism into the 21st century.
Wine on Wheels Portland will also celebrate New Mobility’s 30th anniversary with a toast and the presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award to an individual who positively represents active wheelchair lifestyle.
Wheeling Forward helps people with disabilities lead active lives and is driving progress in the disability community. By partnering with United Spinal Association we hope to expand our reach and leverage wine events to support partner organizations driving progress in the disability community. More at www.wheelingforward.org.
United Spinal Association
United Spinal Association is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries & disorders. They advocate for greater access to healthcare, mobility equipment, public transportation, rehabilitation and more. More at www.unitedspinal.org
Since 1989, New Mobility has shattered stereotypes and told real stories of living life on wheels. By relying heavily on writers with disabilities, the magazine has brought quality journalism to an underserved readership, serving a community of wheelchair users who wanted more information on how to lead active, healthy lives and were willing to speak openly about everything from so-called “walking programs” to sexuality. More at www.newmobility.com