Portlanders doing good
• Beer benefit to support world water projects
Water 1st International hopes to address the most fundamental issues of world poverty, childhood death, and gender equality through the implementation of sustainable, community-managed water supply and sanitation projects across the globe.
Bridgeport Brewing Co. hosts Portland's Fourth annual Water 1st/Beer 2nd Fun(d)raiser to benefit water projects in Ethiopia, India, Bangladesh and Honduras. Donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to $20,000.
The event features a brewery tour at 5:30 p.m., then food and beverages, a silent auction and a presentation about the world water crisis and Water 1st International projects starting at 6 p.m.
5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, Bridgeport Brewing Co., 1313 N.W. Marshall St., www.water1st.org/involved, $35.
• Annual crawfish feed benefit for at-risk youth
Po'Shines, a nonprofit soul food restaurant, provides valuable job skills training and culinary experience to at risk youth and young adults at its North Portland location. The café will host its annual Crawfish Feed Fundraiser, serving a variety of crawfish-inspired dishes - along with traditional boiled crawfish - as well as featuring local music, artists and honored community members and businesses striving to make positive changes in the Kenton neighborhood.
Proceeds from two-day event will go toward the new Po'Shines culinary training program scheduled to launch in early 2012.
7 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30-Saturday, Oct. 1, Po'Shines Café de la Soul, 8139 N. Denver Ave., info: www.poshines.com, free.
• Walk for AIDS/HIV awareness
The annual AIDS Walk Portland is the state's second largest walk event, this year hoping to attract over 12,000 walkers and raise $400,000. Proceeds will support the Cascade AIDS Project's mission of preventing new HIV infections, caring for and empowering people living with HIV/AIDS, and eliminating HIV/AIDS-related stigma.
Registration and entertainment begins at 9 a.m., the walk starts at 11 a.m. Prizes and food available to those who register and walk.
9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 S.W. Sixth Ave., www.aidswalkportland.org, 503-223-WALK, $25 or personal fundraising donation goal.
• Pilates raises funds for breast cancer research
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation's mission is to achieve a cure for breast cancer by providing funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide. The foundation joins forces with Pacific NW Pilates and SHAPE Magazine on Oct. 2 for the sixth annual national Breast Cancer Awareness Week initiative, Pilates for Pink.
Pacific NW Pilates will hold 'Pilates for Pink in the Park,' at Washington Park in the Stevens Pavilion at the Arboretum. There will be informative lectures, breast cancer Pilates classes and a tribute 'Link to Pink' paper chain strung around the park where people can donate in someone's honor.
9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, Washington Park, www.pacificnwpilates.com/news/pilates-for-pinkorbcrfcure.org, $25.