Doing Good By Shopping For a Cause: #ChevyShopSocial Portland

Chevy Shop Social Portland
This girl knows how to shop! @MommyWants tours Portland, Oregon in a Chevy Camaro to shop for Chevy Shop Social Portland

Chevy and Portland’s blogger community raise money for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital with a block party and raffle.

Chevy Shop Social Portland

This girl knows how to shop! @MommyWants tours Portland, Oregon in a Chevy Camaro to shop for Chevy Shop Social Portland

There are two things we can all agree on: that people who dedicate their lives to helping sick kids are saints, and that shopping is a great pastime.

But what if those two things came together as a singular thing: Shopping to help support medical research and treatment for children? OK, hand me the tissue, I might just cry.

Through the generosity of Chevrolet, that is exactly what is happening this week in Portland, Oregon. Chevy Shop Social: Portland brings together KGW-TV anchor Cathy Marshall, alt/dance band Adventure Galley and 15 top influencers who are uncovering some of the best goods in Portland, all of which will be raffled off to benefit the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. The raffle will take place at a huge block party at Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square downtown, and attendees can buy a chance to win each of these baskets, valued at $250 or more for only $2—yup, $2 (or 6 tickets for $10!).

Join #ChevyShopSocial on May 21st

If you’re in or near Portland on Thursday, May 21, join us for the party. If you have friends, family or colleagues in Portland or nearby, encourage them to join us. And if you can’t be there, follow along on social media with the #ChevyShopSocial hashtag.

But come to #ChevyShopSocial if you can.

Because in addition to the raffle items and Adventure Galley on stage, there will be food trucks including Grilled Cheese Grill, El Taco Yucateco, Jean’s Hot Dogs, Shelly’s Honkin Huge Burrito and Scoop Handmade Ice Cream, as well as local beverages from the Portland Brewing Company, Cider Wagon, Abbey Creek Vineyard and Rev Nat’s Cider. And you can enter to win.

You can hang out with Marlynn Schotland of Urban Bliss Media, Branden Harvey, Amber Brault of DazzlingDailyDeals, Nik Miles of Test Miles, Beeb Ashcroft, Pepper Ferguson of Pepper Scraps, Marconi Bologna, Lia Griffith, Krista Swan of Mostly Mommyhood, Renee Butcher of The Goodhearted Woman, Carol Jones of All Mommy Wants, Sara Lundberg of Budget Savvy Diva, Ken Cheung of Daddy Forever, Meg Hodson of Happy Kids, Inc., James Rohl of SAHDPDX, and our event photographer (and notable Instagramer) Morgan Grether.

What: Chevy Shop Social: Portland

Where: Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR

When: Thursday, May 21, 2015, 6-8:30PM

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