Hello everyone, I hope this blog finds everyone doing well. I know that everyone here at ecoShuttle is very excited as we are planning our first shindig, Dawn of the Bed, at our new location! Dawn of the Bed is an effort to promote our participation in Portland’s Growing Gardens program; we are having a family-friendly party at our lot, 2420 NE Columbia Boulevard, in NE Portland. You can expect to find us grooving to some live music, gorging ourselves on delicious food, and enjoying a fine glass of wine or beer, and just having a splendid time. We are also have a silent auction, which include items include:

Tasting and tour at Sake One for 8 people

A bottle of wine and a free tasting for 4 at Grochau Cellars

A Sokol Blosser Gift Set

A bottle of wine from Winderlea Vineyards

3 bottles of wine from Macindoe Family Cellars

7 locally hand-crafted terrariums

2 paintings from local artist

Several plant starts

Free oil change

2 Blues Cruise Tickets during the Waterfront BluesFest

Urban wine tour for a group of max 9 from ecoShuttle

Round-trip Airport Shuttle (PDX) from ecoShuttle – up to 6 passengers

Hotel Monaco-one-night stay

Hotel Monaco Spa Gift Card

One hour massage from Breathe Body Works

Coffee basket from Nossa Familia Coffee

2 tickets to Pickathon Music Festival

2 Growlers from Plew’s Brews

Coffee basket from Portland Coffee Roasting

Besaw’s Cafe Gift Card

Our goal is to have a great time, but to also raise some cash for our Growing Gardens garden.  Growing Gardens is a means for a group of 4 to 8 people to help raise a garden for low income families in our area.  Through Growing Gardens, families, individuals and students learn to grow their own food and preserve it so that they can benefit from it all year.  As participants, it is our task to get the gardens up and going (or growing, you might say).  The aim of our party is to raise donations to reach the $600 dollar goal that helps us pay for the gardening supplies.The party is getting started Sunday, May 1st at 12:00pm and going strong until 5:00pm. 

We look forward to seeing you there to help us help this wonderful and very relevant cause.http://www.growing-gardens.org/