Special Events2018-11-09T15:21:38+00:00


Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare offers a variety of community-focused events to support our programs and services. Our events are wonderful opportunities to engage with Cascadia and other community members who share in our goal to improve the quality of life for all Oregonians.

We invite you to join us for special events, lectures, tours, partner events, networking receptions, donor appreciation engagements, the annual Gala, HEART giving circle reception, and other donor recognition events.

If you are also interested in hosting events in your venue, are a business looking to partner with Cascadia, or you would like to host a donor event in your home, we’d love to hear from you! Email us today.


Super Soup Sunday

Sunday December 2 

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare’s
Garlington Health Center
3036 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97212

Enjoy ladles of goodness! Taste a variety of soups and experience community coming together for this family-friendly event in support of two great organizations.

A collaborative Give!Guide event by Baby Blues Connection & Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare.

$10 Give!Guide contribution per person (children 10 and under free)

Please donate to either Baby Blues Connection or Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare to attend the event.

Register now at: soupersoupsunday.eventbrite.com.

Gala Tickets

Join us on April 4, 2019 for Cascadia’s third annual Gala to support whole health services, affordable housing solutions and community-centered wellness programs serving people of all ages.

Hosted at Peter Corvallis Productions Warehouse.

Sponsorships, tables and tickets available online at:

Contact us at 503.963.7794


Gala Committee Co-Chairs: Chiki Nussbaumer and Gayathri Ramprasad

Beth Barker • Mark Bruns • Rico Bocala • Mary Bradshaw • Stephanie Brown • Meghan Caughey
Becky Paris Christie • Laura Cohen • Jeffrey Eisen • Janice Jacobs • Joan Jasper • Maggie Jonsson
Kelly Knivila • Evan Li • Kathy Swift • Sabina Trnjanin • Kellie VavRosky
Derald Walker • Sandra Wilborn


GARLINGTON Campus Campaign Celebration & Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare thanks guests for being part of the Garlington Campus Campaign Celebration & Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Friday, September 21

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

3036 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97212

The opening of the new Garlington Health Center and Garlington Place apartments is a celebration of community coming together to accomplish something extraordinary. Thank you to our community of supporters, friends, neighbors and partners for their generosity and commitment in helping to establish this exciting new landmark for whole health care and affordable housing.

Community Reception & Program

  • Program with invited guest speakers: Kimberly Howard, Derald Walker, U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer, Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury, Mayor Ted Wheeler, Michelle DePass of Meyer Memorial Trust, Andrew Colas of Colas Construction, Michael Buonocore of Home Forward, Grace Stratton of Office of U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, Mark Garlington and Emmett Wheatfall
  • Music performance by mousai REMIX of 45th Parallel PDX
  • Tours of the new Garlington Health Center and Garlington Place
  • Viewings of art murals and campus grounds

Explore the Intersection of Health + Art

Join us for a special evening that explores the intersection of health + art.

Artist Meghan Caughey hosts guests at her art studio and shares her experience as an artist whose work addresses health, healing and wellness.

Guest speaker and author Gayathri Ramprasad will also join and share her perspectives on mental health issues as they impact women’s lives.

  • Experience a private studio and art collection tour
  • Connect with other supporters
  • Enjoy hosted wine & hors d’oeuvres

The Artist’s Studio

Friday, August 17

5:30pm – 7:30pm

$25/per person

Click Here For Your Tickets 

Limited number of tickets available. Reserve your tickets today for this private event.

Kindly RSVP by August 10

Directions and address to the event will be provided with your ticket reservation.

Questions: events@cascadiabhc.org 503.963.7794

Cascadia’s heart giving circle supports the goal to improve access to mental health care for all women and to help break the stigma of mental illness.

Kick-off your work week with us on 

Monday, August 6

11:30AM – 10:00PM


Oregon Public House

The Nonprofit Pub That Gives Back To Charity

700 NE Dekum St.

Portland, OR 97211

Join us for a special live music performance

by Portland singer-songwriter

Ashleigh Flynn



Gather with friends for happy hour or enjoy dinner with family

and experience live music while supporting Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare.

How You Can Support Cascadia on August 6:

  • Have lunch with coworkers
  • Gather with friends for happy hour
  • Enjoy dinner with family
  • Dine-in or Carry Out

A portion of food and beverage sales on 8/6/2018 benefits Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare.

Oregon Public House is family-friendly.

Visit oregonpublichouse.com to view the menu.

Questions: 503.963.7794 | events@cascadiabhc.org

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Unveiled: Art at Garlington


An unveiling of the art murals for the new Garlington Health Center

A special campaign reception for Cascadia’s Culture of Caring Campaign
& Corporate Partners Circle Supporters

May 30, 2018 4pm-6pm

Featuring works by artists
Arvie Smith
Jeremy Okai Davis
Hilary Pfeifer

Special thanks to our host:
Stoel Rives LLP

Hosted by:

A Culture of Caring 2018 Gala

A Culture of Caring Gala 2018

A Culture of Caring, an annual benefit for Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare supporting whole health care & affordable housing solutions in Portland, was held Thursday, April 5 at Peter Corvallis Productions Warehouse in Portland.

2018 Culture of Caring Honorees

Kay Toran
Reverend T. Allen Bethel
Darrell Grant


Aurora Chorus Outreach Ensemble, Metropolitan Youth Symphony and other performances.

Catering by Art of Catering. Thank you to Apolloni Vineyards & Fort George Brewery.


Kellie VavRosky – Chair
Cupid Alexander – MC

Beth Barker
Jon Betlinski
Becca Biggs
Mary Bradshaw
Meghan Caughey
Deniz Tasdemir Conger
Kristen Connor
Chris D’Arcy
Jeffrey Eisen
Joni Hartmann
Janice Jacobs
Joan Jasper
Maggie Jonsson
Teri Karren-Keith
Angela Kremer
Chiki Nussbaumer
Bobbie Regan
Sabina Trnjanin
Derald Walker
Sandra Wilborn
Alexandra Young


Beneficial State Bank
Bullard Law
Cambia Health Solutions
Colas Construction
Deniz & Austin Conger
Derald Walker & Chuck Weisser
Durham & Bates Insurance
Eames Consulting
Health Share of Oregon
Heritage Bank NW
Housing Development Center
Janice Jacobs
Jeffrey Eisen & Mark Bruns
Kaiser Permanente
Kellie & Tracy VavRosky
Legacy Health Services
Maggie & Scott Jonsson
Moss Adams
Dr. Paul Giger
Pacific Office Automation
Problem Gambling Solutions
Providence Health & Services
Radler White Parks & Alexander
Scott Edwards Architecture
Stoel Rives LLP
Volunteers of America
Wells Fargo Bank
Wyse Real Estate


Heart generates awareness of our shared goal to improve access to mental health care for all women while creating a circle of artists, storytellers, and supporters addressing issues of health, healing, and hope as they impact women’s lives.

Join the Heart Giving Circle by June 30, 2018 to be part of the 2019 host committee.

Heart 2018


Thank you Portland for Bridging a Culture of Caring!

With our heartfelt gratitude, we thank our 360 Gala guests whose generosity made it possible to set an exceptional record for our inaugural Gala – raising nearly $300,000. We are grateful for our sponsors, donors, guests, volunteers, and our community partners for joining us in our goal to open the new Garlington Health & Wellness Center in spring 2018.

Our Gala featured an incredible circle of Portland community members, supporters, volunteers, caregivers, artists and musicians who collectively Bridge a Culture of Caring throughout Portland. Thank you for creating a remarkable evening in support of mental health care, wellness and affordable housing for all!

We invite you to view photos of our 2017 Gala and hope it inspires you and your neighbors to join us in 2018 to further our goal in Bridging a Culture of Caring!

2017 Gala: Bridging a Culture of Caring

2017 Gala: Bridging a Culture of Caring


To our 2017 Gala Program hosts and artists:

Darrell Grant, Johnna Wells, Me2/, MYS and many more. THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 Bridging a Culture of Caring Honorees:
Drs. Ruth and Joseph Matarazzo

Arvie Smith

Reverend Dr. John and Mrs. Yvonne Garlington, Jr.