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Support Maui Relief with the Help of These Local Businesses
The Maui fires and the stories of the local communities being impacted by this awful event have rippled through the entire world, sprouting efforts of relief and support. Portland is no stranger to wildfires and opportunities for communities to come together and help our fellow humans. There are thousands of Portlanders who are Native Hawaiian and many have family members who are being heavily impacted as well. Support Portland small businesses while also supporting Maui relief by checking out these local businesses, efforts, and events:
- Alberta: Celebrate Portland is teaming up with Tin Shed, Conscious Sedation Beer Garden, Grind Wit Tryz Hawaiian Restaurant, and Pop Cart Pdx to host a Maui Relief Party with all profits going directly to local families through boots-on-the-ground local outreach.
- Beaumont: Kudos to Noho’s Hawaiian Cafe for donating $24,705 for Maui Relief to Maui Strong Fund, American Red Cross, Maui Food Bank, and Maui Humane Society. Stop in and support this local business, which has served authentic Hawaiian-style cuisine since 1992.
- Belmont: The Belfry is hosting a “Concert for Maui” with songwriter, artist, and multi-instrumentalist Dayan Kai. The event is a fundraiser in support of the Maui community and residents impacted by the recent wildfires. Special guests include Brad Tisdel, Beth Wood, and Dennis McGregor.
- Columbia Corridor: The Oregon Humane Society received 92 dogs and cats from the Maui Humane Society as they needed to make space for the many pets displaced by the wildfires. They are available for adoption now!
- Greater Brooklyn: 808 Grinds has donation boxes for Maui fire victims at all three of its Portland-area locations, including Greater Brooklyn. In addition to collecting donations, the business is contributing 10 percent of its profits to Maui United Way, Maui Food Bank, and the Salvation Army.
- Midway: Join NW Priority Credit Union and other credit unions as they raise funds for the Maui Strong Fundraiser! All funds raised will go to Maui Fire Relief.
- Multiple Districts: Drink beer for a good cause! On September 17th, $2 from every pint of McMenamins beer or cider sold will be donated to Hawai’i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund and ‘Aina Momona Emergency Aid.
- Soul District: Ox chefs, Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton, are hosting a star-studded dinner on Sept 20th. Joining the Dentons in the Ox kitchen will be Gregory Gourdet, the award-winning chef at Portland’s 2022 Restaurant of the Year, Kann, and Mei Lin, the Los Angeles chef who bested Gourdet in the finale of “Top Chef” Season 12. Tickets will be released on Friday, September 8th on Ox’s Resy page.
- St. Johns: Support Big Kahuna’s, a Hawaiian-owned catering company specializing in all things BBQ! Their recipes have been gathered over generations with strong roots on the Island of Maui and its tradition of the Aloha spirit.