From Our Editors
Each year, more than 400 vendors and 10,000 lovers of food, wine, beauty, and charity assemble for the annual Portland Women's Expo. In the vendor area, companies with specialties ranging from fitness and spiritual healing to home decor and financial planning share their products and expert advice with attendees. But visitors needn't worry about weary feet and sore amygdalae after exploring the expansive expo, as pampering and relaxation is the name of the game. The Massage Garden connects attendees with a dozen massage therapists who ease tension for a modest donation, and the Beauty Bar awaits with best in new nail & eyebrow styles. On top of everything, culinary connoisseurs dole out free chocolate, charcuterie, cheeses, and other gourmet edibles, which pair with wine and spirits from a bevy of local establishments.
Tickets don't just support each guest's beautification efforts, however. The expo serves as one of two yearly fundraisers for The Portland Women's Resource Initiative, an Oregon 501c3 organization has a goal is to build a Resource Center for Women to help them gain resources to successfully sustain themselves and their families.