"Cheers to 10 Years" Sign-up Party Preview

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Bonny Slope is all set to celebrate themselves and all the hard work of the past ten years at this year’s “Cheers to 10 Years” Soiree and Auction, scheduled for Saturday, 4/21.

This year’s sign-up party selection boasts 16 different experiences, with returning popular favorites, as well as some fresh opportunities.  Hosted by some incredibly generous Bonny Slope parents, these events are an awesome way to support our students and programs, while having fun and connecting with fellow parents.  

Spots are limited and sign-ups open the night of the auction. Get there on time to make sure you nab your spot!  

Any spots remaining after the Auction will be available for purchase online starting on Tuesday, 4/24. See below for all the party details.

TASTE OF DERBY -  Saturday, May 5th

This Run for the Roses is not to be missed! A throwback to our original Soiree theme, this exhilarating afternoon in the Eleete Lounge will be jam-packed with horse-racing, games, and the high-brow excitement of the Kentucky Derby. Don’t miss out on two signature Derby cocktails, Southern food specialities, and delicious dessert as you cheer on your favorite thoroughbred. Find that fancy hat, break out the seersucker, and dress your best on May 5th for an afternoon you won’t soon forget.  **All participants are urged to drink responsibility and Uber back and forth from the Eleete Lounge.

$40/person.  Limited to 40 attendees.  Generously hosted by Cori Anger, Kelli Henry, Jenny Johnson, Sydney Keister,  Amy Nieto, and Nicki Rolling.  Space generously donated by Eleete Real Estate.

PROGRESSIVE DINNER -  Saturday, May 12th

The generous Bonny Slope neighbors of 117th are back for the third annual Progressive Dinner.  Scheduled for May 12th, this sensational evening will have guests making their way to four different homes. Each stop will be serving a distinct course and liquid refreshment with a unique Oregon spin as the hosts highlight local food and drink. Tag along with your friends as you sample delicious offerings and enjoy each other’s company.  Also included is the not-to-be-missed signature take-home gift.

$50/person.  Limited to 24 attendees. Generously hosted by Marisa & Kevin Coari, Jenny Johnson, Laura & Richard Lorenz, and Camellia & Dean Osterink.


Take an afternoon to relax and savor delicious wines paired perfectly with bites to eat, all while enjoying scenic views from the Estate Room at Blizzard Wines. On Sunday, May 20th this noon-time tasting will be hosted by Bonny Slope mom and winemaker, Dana Blizzard, and will include six premium wines, each with a delicious food pairing and fun vintage and vineyard information. Escape the madness of May as you learn, taste, and enjoy these premium Northwest wines surrounded by excellent company.

$45/person.  Limited to 12 attendees. Generously hosted by Dana and Nick Blizzard.


Indulge yourself in a healthy and delicious Mediterranean Brunch in style and in the comfort of a Bonny Slope family home on Sunday, June 3rd. Enjoy a variety of cheeses, olives, freshly baked puff pastry, dried figs and apricots and fresh pomegranates. Finish with a cup of espresso or Turkish coffee to top it off!  

$30/person. Limited to 10 attendees. Generously hosted by Ozlem and Aaron Coday.


FAMILY FRIENDLY!  Feel like putting your detective skills to the test?  Dust off your magnifying glass, and come join this Sherlock Holmes themed escape room at the home of one of our awesome Bonny Slopers.  This family party is offered to fourth and fifth graders PLUS their parents to solve the puzzle -- you’ll have 30 minutes to escape the room, so time is ticking!  Desserts and refreshments will be offered after.

$20/person.  Limited to 12 attendees.  Generously hosted by Jennifer Farias and Traci Johansen.

MARGARITA MAMAS -   Saturday, June 9th

On the rocks with salt, please!  Kick off the summer with a delightful evening of refreshing margaritas, tasty bites, and the company of the lovely ladies of BSE. Join us June 9th to celebrate the end of another school year!

$35/person.  Limited to 35 attendees. Generously hosted by Elma Lunak, Sydney Keister, Melissa Manos, and Stephanie Wilson.


FAMILY FRIENDLY!  No need to fly to Russia to enjoy World Cup action–the soccer celebration is right here on the Slope!  Find your favorite soccer jersey, stretch those aching hamstrings, and mentally prepare for some memorable moments on the pitch.  First, guests will join other Bonny Slope families on BSE's field for some friendly and (more than likely) exhausting soccer competition. Just when you've been thoroughly reminded of your age, move on to a neighborhood home for a well-deserved afterparty of stadium food, drinks, snacks, and laughs as you relive the day's highlight reel.  Talk with your feet, play with your heart, and join the game on Saturday, June 16th.

$65/family.  Limited to 10 families. Generously donated by Melissa & Mike Berg, Barbara Simon-Evrenosoglu & Burak Evrenosoglu, Julie & Ashish Gupta, and Kelly & Ryan Matsushima.

SUMMER SOMMELIER -   Saturday, August 18th

Bonsoir, mes amis!  This August 18th, experience and compare the French wine country with Jenny and Chris Deeb, Bonny Slope parents and long-time wine connoisseurs. The evening will begin with a French wine tasting, consisting of hand-picked vintages representing the world-renowned and unmistakable regions of France.  The lucky guests will then move onto a delicious four-course dinner, each course served with a distinct wine pairing. Escape the summer stress and explore French wine from the effortless ease of a Bonny Slope home.

$60/person.  Limited to 14 attendees.  Generously hosted by Jenny and Chris Deeb.

BACKYARD FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT -   Saturday, August 25th

FAMILY FRIENDLY! Enjoy a family friendly movie under the stars on August 25th! Bring your whole family, a blanket or chairs to sit on, and leave the rest to us.  Food and bevys provided as we say goodbye to summer.

$65/family.  Limited to 10 families. Generously hosted by Karen Rasor-Cohen & Aaron Cohen, Colleen & Mark Ellingson, and Amy & Mikkel Nieto.

BUBBLY BRUNCH -   Sunday, September 9th

Toast to Bonny Slope's exciting future! Moms of current kindergarteners and first graders are invited to attend a casual brunch bash on Sunday, September 9.  Complete with champagne, scrumptious brunch classics and excellent company, this unique event is geared towards parents of our youngest students. Take advantage of this opportunity to sip France's finest while connecting with familiar faces.  Cheers!

$35/person. Limited to moms of students currently in Kinder-1st grades. Limited to 35 attendees. Generously hosted by Kirsten Forsberg, Katie Godt, Reilley Keating, Tracy Siegel, and Tracie Young.

DRINKS, COCKS & NIBBLES -  Saturday, September 15th

The title no longer surprises you but no doubt you heard about the racket this party made for the last FOUR years!  Join us once again on September 15th, for a night out filled with fabulous food, drink, and BADMINTON. Don't miss another smashing time of competition and smackdown.  Leave your kids at home, but bring your A game.

$40/person.  Limited to 30 attendees.  Generously hosted by Luiza & Alan Jagentenfl, Ava & Brett Palmquist, Ellen & Brian Rothery, and Jennifer & Kevin Watson.

MOMS’ NIGHT OUT: Sip, Savor and Shop with BSE Ladies -   Friday, September 21st

Spend an evening toasting to the kids’ return to school with bottomless pours of wine, non-alcoholic beverages, appetizers and desserts. Located in the heart of vibrant 23rd street, Function and the adjoining Foundation PDX boutique are opening their doors for an evening of sipping, savoring, and shopping for a cause, exclusively for BSE moms on the night of Friday, September 21. Join us for a moms’ night OUT and treat yourself. After all, it’s for the kids!

$40/person.  Limited to 40 attendees.  Generously hosted by Julie Dibble, Lisa Teuber, Heather Vonk, and Tracie Young.  Space generously donated by Function PDX and Foundation PDX.


Let's celebrate Back To School and the end of summer with a Garden Tea Party!  Classic standards for adults will be served, along with creative, kid-friendly bites for the children.  Enjoy delicious edible creations, the glorious Oregon sun, and even better company in this relaxing, carefree event.  Pinkies up!    

$25/person.  Generously hosted by Jessica Canessa, Katie Godt, Megan McLaughlin and Sara Peters.

BURN TO BRUNCH -   Saturday, October 6th

As the leaves change to red, so will your face as you combine the intensity of interval training with the tranquility of a relaxing brunch in this unique fall event on October 6th. First, push yourself to new heights with a high-energy bootcamp workout class with certified personal trainer Wade Davis.  Have fun, challenge your body, and feel the burn with other Bonny Slope moms. Then reward yourself with a catered brunch and mimosa as you unwind in an afterburn glow.

$40/person.  Limited to 12 attendees. Generously hosted by Leigh Havelick & Lauren McCabe. 

MIXOLOGY 201 -   Saturday, November 3rd

This popular party is back for a second round of mixed drinks. Mix, muddle, and shake a variety of unforgettable cocktails with expert guidance from a local Portland bartender.  Prepare yourself for an evening packed with savory snacks and light appetizers, as well as all the ingredients you need to learn the tricks of the trade. Take a risk beyond your usual well drink and learn real bartending skills with fresh, fun recipes, just in time for the holidays.  Neat or dirty, join us November 3rd.

$40/person. Limited to 22 attendees. Generously hosted by Jessica & Alex Canessa, Hannah & John Donohue, Jenna & Don Dornblaser, Jessica & Dave Gaibler, and Kelly & Jeff Kinzer.

FLOCK YOU, Bonny Slope!    Dates TBD

We have confirmed reports that flocks of pink flamingos will soon be landing on the lawns of unsuspecting Bonny Slope area friends and families. Sign up to "flock" your friends with a yard full of pink, plastic flamingos. It’s fun and frivolous for any flocking occasion, such as birthdays, graduations, retirement, etc. You will be contacted after the Auction to give us your choice of date and "targeted lawn." Don’t worry– the flamingos always migrate after 24 hours. Dates between 5/15/18-3/15/19.

$45/per yard.  Limited to 12 participants.  Generously hosted by Hannah Donohue, Jenna Dornblaser, and Kelly Kinzer.