Good Drinks for a Great Cause

This month, the 2nd annual Portland Bloody Mary Festival was held. Besides being an awesome event, it is also a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Southwest Washington.

I was hired to be the official event photographer and the event brought several local Portland restaurants together for a contest of the best Bloody Mary themed libations! The judged contest themes ranged from: Best Garnish; Traditional Recipe; and Peoples Choice. I had a great time photographing the drinks, the bartenders, and the guests. Everyone was having so much fun! Even more fun as the cocktails were consumed. The gathering turned strangers into friends. It was a great feeling of unity, knowing that everyone was there to have a good time, and for a great cause!

In addition to the contest entrants, Several local food and product vendors were also there, showing off their latest product lines. The event raised over $5,000 for the Humane Society of Southwest Washington, which was huge!

I look forward to coming back next year for another opportunity to photograph this great and charitable event!



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