AFO Announces 2016 Dine & Design Series

The Architecture Foundation of Oregon has announced their 2016 Dine & Design series, “where the Architecture Foundation of Oregon connects you to good people in great places.”  The program runs from May through October and allows you to join friends and colleagues for a meal or drinks in interesting spaces hosted by architects, engineers, contractors, artists, musicians, and more.  The program helps to support the following fantastic AFO programs:

The 2016 Dine & Design Series continues below:

afo dd 01Viva Italiano with Eileen & Steve Odum

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Step back to the 30s at this Italian-style house, originally designed by the late architect Pietro Belluschi. Designed for client Charles Francis Adams, who was chairman of the board of the Portland Art Museum, the house reflects a more classical style than Belluschi’s later houses. Enjoy drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres as you take in the exquisite details of the home and grounds.

afo dd 14Pine Street Market

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Be among the first to experience this highly anticipated food hall and culinary themed marketplace. The historic 1886 Baggage and Carriage Building includes a 10,000-square-foot food hall spanning the ground floor and nine big-name Portland local eateries under its skylit roof. Enjoy beer, wine and light hors d’oeuvres as you tour the space with the venue visionaries.

afo dd 02Early 20th Century Charm at the Harmon Niels House

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres by Tapeo’s Ricardo Segura as you stroll through this exquisite 1908 home designed by A.E. Doyle. On the National Historic Register, the house includes many original features throughout including Rookwood tiles in the fireplace surround and a Povey Brothers stained glass window.  The house is considered to be in the best original condition of Doyle’s early residences.

afo dd 03Yamhill Valley Homestead

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Sculptor Leroy Setziol’s art and hand built home in Sheridan sets the stage for inspired food and talk with artist daughter Monica, her husband JP Phillips, a long-time Oregon Shakespeare Festival actor, and the charming Grubes.

afo dd 04Dinner at the Watzek House

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Share an intimate dinner catered by Luca in the stunning dining room of Portland’s only National Historical Landmark residence, the Watzek House, now home to UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts’ John Yeon Center. This 1937 home, designed by John Yeon, played a key role in launching the NW Regional Style of Modernism.

afo dd 05BBQ @ Yard with Skylab Architecture

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Be one of the first to get a close-up look at this 21-story mixed-use residential and commercial building which is changing the skyline on Portland’s eastside.  Join designers from Skylab Architecture as you feast on a tasty barbeque spread and take in the the view from the deck.

afo dd 06Artful Dining

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Seating is limited for this intimate dinner in Portland’s only Historic Register townhome. One of Oregon’s premiere landscape architects invites you to view his extensive Native American art collection and ceramics by renowned US artists.

afo dd 07FiveSquare with Lever Architecture

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Enjoy heavy appetizers and wine, taking in the indoor and outdoor spaces at this classic Four Square Portland home that was remodeled and refinished into FiveSquare by Lever Architecture. By twisting the volume slightly off center and providing large windows on all four sides of the new upper space, a stunning view to the west was captured.

afo dd 08Martinis and More on Maywood

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

There is magic both inside and outside Kathleen and Leigh Stephenson-Kuhn’s charming 1925 Mediterranean Bungalow, including expansive views, an extensive collection of contemporary art and a modern garden with water features.  Enjoy a delicious intimate dinner in the garden with the hosts & designers who made it happen.



afo dd 09Syrian Feast Poolside

Friday, July 29, 2016

Spend a warm summer evening in Happy Valley sipping Arak and feasting on authentic Syrian food including mezza, salad fresh from the garden, grilled kabobs and traditional sweets.  Walk in the gardens, relax in the Faris’ outdoor living space and lounge by the pool.  After dinner, enjoy the outdoor fireplace while sipping Turkish coffee and sharing stories.

afo dd 10Wooded Sophistication

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Dine with Brian and Melody Emerick, the architect owners of this beautiful home situated 750’ above the west bank of the Willamette River.  This first LEED-certified stand-alone residence in Portland is nestled in 300 protected acres of Terwilliger Parkway, preserved by the Olmsted Brothers ‘City Beautiful’ vision in the early 20th Century. Special chef to be announced soon!

afo dd 11Kruise w/Kelly

Friday, August 5, 2016

Luxuriate and dine on this river cruise as Captain Rob Harris commandeers the “Omnipotent,” a 30′ Tollycraft, from Riverplace Marina to Willlamette Falls and back. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and cocktails while relaxing aboard the boat on what is sure to be a perfect Oregon summer evening.

afo dd 12Sutor House Soiree

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Step back to the mid century as enjoy drinks and appetizers at “Sutor House,” a revered Pietro Belluschi residence. Built in 1938 from hand-hewn natural materials such as spruce, fir, cedar and slate, this house has a Zen-like tranquility and harmony with its surroundings that was decades ahead of its time.

afo dd 13Dinner Jetson-Style

Saturday, September 24, 2016

What better place to enjoy your 50’s style dinner catered by Retrolicious than this 1958 International-style home designed by Dimitri Alexis for Edward & Helen Kaen  in Oregon City. Magnificent views span the Willamette Falls to Portland. Inside, features include a built-in blender, an elevator, and copies of the home’s original blueprints.

Cover image courtesy AFO