The Audubon Society of Portland has organized Lights Out Portland for September 30, 2016 to save energy, save lives and see stars. Studies show in the United States, up to 1 billion birds die every year from colliding into a building window. Most birds migrate at night and rely on natural light from the sky, but city lights can interfere and deceive their path. By reducing our lighting, we can minimize risk and provide a safe route.
Portland will be joining 21 other cities to turn off unnecessary light to our buildings. To do our part, TMT has asked tenants of Park Avenue West and Fox Tower to pull down their blinds at dusk on the 30th. Our building engineers will be turning off our roof & non-emergency lights as well.
Please join us on September 30th and shut it down for Lights Out Portland!
The 5th annual Brews for New Avenues fundraising event was on August 26th. They featured a live and silent auction for the rarest bears in this region and the most popular beers on tap for participants to enjoy. In 2015, they had over 700 attendees and raised $58,000! This year, tickets sold out and raised $150,000!
100% of the proceeds from Brews goes directly to New Avenues for Youth, a non-profit organization that provides programs & services to prevent youth homelessness in our Portland community.
The Avenues of Art event auction is coming up on June 25th in Director Park. Below is a map of a self-guided walking tour through Downtown Portland that will give you the opportunity to preview the panels that will be up for auction. All proceeds from the auction go to support New Avenues for Youth, a local non-profit that helps empower youth to exit street life. The stars indicate where you can stop off and see some of this amazing artwork on display.
Panel sponsors for Avenues of Art:
–New Avenues INK
–Wieden + Kennedy
–Annie Meyer Gallery
–Whole Foods – Pearl
–The Good Mod
–The Upper Lip
–Union Bank Tower
–Ringside Fish House
–Ben & Jerry’s PartnerShop – Yamhill
–1000 Broadway Building
–Shorenstein Real Estate Service – Congress Center
–Oregon Historical Society
–City Hall – Atrium
–Ben & Jerry’s PartnerShop – PSU