Please click the scholarship tab for information on the
2nd Annual 2014 Sauce and Toss Scholarship Benefit Dinner
on Wednesday, February 26, from 4-8 p.m.
held at Christie's Restaurant, 5507 N. Lombard, Portland, OR

Christmas Tree and Fireworks Sales are our Two Major Fundraisers
(both events are held in our lot at the corner of N. Lombard St and N. Chautauqua Blvd)
2012 marked our first Chicken BBQ fundraiser.  See Photos/Activities tab.
All profits from fundraisers go to
the support of youth activities and programs in North Portland

           (Begins right after Thanksgiving)

This is the Optimists’ biggest fundraiser of the year.  After the overhead costs, the sale of Christmas trees brings in 
$20-25,000 to fund and support youth activities and programs in North Portland.  If you haven't purchased your Christmas tree from us in the past, please  consider doing so this Christmas.  We also sell wreaths.

You Get Full Service
at our Festive Tree Lot!
  • Trees are fresh cut about 3 to 7 days before delivery with multiple deliveries to assure freshness.  Wide range of heights--Douglas, Grand, and Noble firs.
  • We have a shaker machine to shake out any debris or needles.
  • We remove bottom branches for you so tree will fit in your stand.
  • We cut off trunk scab so that you can give your tree a good watering before placing in tree stand.  We recommend placing your tree in a bucket of water as soon as you get home to maximize the intake of water before a new scab forms making watering difficult.
  • We bundle your tree to make it easier to transport.
  • Free boughs for the takin'!
  • Complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, or hot cider plus cookies and candy canes for shoppers.
Click to enlarge photos

The week before
the Fourth of July
Additional funds, about $4000-6000, are raised in July to increase the Optimists' ability to help fund youth programs. By patronizing our club's fireworks stand, you are supporting North Portland youth activities and organizations.


Alistar Johnson said...

Great article, thanks for sharing. I've really enjoyed reading this. I have recently discovered Tony Charalambides fundraising blog, you should check it out.

Theo said...


Piers Lyman said...

Those fundraisers are very helpful to those who are in need.

Isaac Butman said...

could this page indicate approx hours plz?

Nr R said...

How early do you open on sunday?