Wine on Wheels Portland lived up to its billing as the hottest event in Portland, Oregon, on Aug. 1, in more ways than one. A passionate, diverse crowd refused to let scorching temperatures stop it from celebrating New Mobility’s 30th anniversary and raising funds for the future of the magazine and New York-based nonprofit Wheeling Forward, the evening’s co-host.
With over 50 wines available to sample, a bounty of food from Portland’s Toro Bravo Catering and a deep silent auction roster, there was something for everyone. The festivities were highlighted by the presentation of a lifetime achievement award to New Mobility editor emeritus Tim Gilmer.
“Being able to celebrate the history of the magazine in the midst of so many friends and contributors turned a fun and profitable night into something truly special,” says New Mobility Editor Ian Ruder.