Help a good cause while feasting on delectable dishes from around the globe with today's Groupon: for $20, you get one ticket to Mercy Hospital's sixth annual Dine Around the World fundraiser for Gary's House (a $40 value). This event takes place from 6–9 p.m. on March 23 at Holiday Inn By the Bay.
This year's Dine Around the World fundraiser will be hosted by Shannon Moss of WMTW Channel 8 and features culinary creations from a slew of Portland's top restaurant and caterers. Dig into international plates from local favorites such as Rí Rá Irish Pub & Restaurant, Cranberry Island Kitchen, Leonardo's Pizza, and Pom's Thai Taste Restaurant & Noodle House. This year's event will also feature special guest Linda Greenlaw—the swordfishing star of Discovery Channel's Swords: Life on the Line —and silent and live auctions. Up for bid are two roundtrip tickets on JetBlue, lift tickets to Sunday River, plus jewelry, art, sports tickets, and more.
Proceeds from this dining extravaganza benefits Gary's House, which provides a safe, comfortable, and affordable home away from home for family members of critically ill patients receiving medical care at hospitals in the Portland area. Named for Gary Pike, an 18-year-old who lost his life to cancer, Gary's Home is a living tribute to a courageous and compassionate young man who dreamed of making life's hardest times just a little bit easier for others.
Last year's Dine Around the World fundraiser event was mentioned by the Portland Press Herald:
- ''Dine Around the World'' comprised creative fare from here and there. – Natalie Brenner
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