For several years, Zupan's grocery chain has held an event at the Heathman hotel in downtown Portland where they showcase some of the foodstuffs that are available from their stores and vendors as a thank you to all of their customers and also to showcase items available for the holiday season, everything from appetizers to desserts.
For a couple of years now, one has to buy a ticket to attend however all of the proceeds from the tickets purchased go to the Portland Police Bureau's Sunshine Division to help provide holiday meals for people who can use a little help now and then to make their holidays a little brighter.
Anyhow, I took some pictures of the event and here they are.
Here's our Red Velvet cupcakes and our Pumpkin Spice cake.
Personally, I think Pumpkin
good for any time of the year.
Also, some of our Italian Almond cake.
Zupan's floral arrangements for table centerpieces. This one was on our table (and it got to come home with me too).
Here's a sampling of some of the other holiday fare.
Some hummus and holiday gift baskets.
Mandy from Zupan's Belmont with some excellent coffee action.
"Samples are ready to go."
Yep, still wearing the hat.
I'm thinking more and more about it replacing the bandannas.
Yes, I think that would definitely class up the place a bit... now the trick is to figure out how to get the rest of the staff to go along with it, hmmmmmmm.