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Sep 10, 2013

Janus Hosts Third Annual Dinner in the Vines

The 2013 Dinner in the Vines, one of Janus Youth Programs' largest fundraisers of the year, was held September 7 at ArborBrook Vineyards in Newberg, Oregon. Now in its third year, this special event has grown to more than 125 guests, providing an opportunity to enjoy some of the best food and wine the Northwest has to offer while supporting the youth and programs of Janus. 

Chef Jenn Louis of Lincoln Restaurant, Sunshine Tavern and Culinary Artistry, prepared an exquisite four-course dinner featuring local, organic ingredients from our own Food Works Farm.  Each course was paired with an ArborBrook wine and enjoyed while listening to live jazz. The beautiful fruit-filled vineyards, warm temperatures and setting sun rounded out the perfect backdrop for the evening. Dave and Mary Hansen, owners of ArborBrook Vineyards, donated a generous 20% of evening wine sales to Janus.

Left: Chef Jenn Louis; Right: Josh Sasaki and Chad Paulson’s group with Dave and Mary Hansen of ArborBrook Vineyards.

To see more photos from the event, visit the Janus Facebook page

This event would not have been possible without the generous support of ArborBrook Vineyards, Chef Jenn Louis, our corporate sponsors and all 127 attendees! Thank you for your contributions to this wonderful evening.



Nov 16, 2017
Visit The Sharing Tree at Washington Square Mall & Look for Janus Youth With the Red Dot on Gift Tag

The Sharing Tree at Washington Square Mall is a great way to make sure each of our youth has a gift to open on Christmas morning. Just pick an ornament from the tree located in the Nordstrom wing, near Williams-Sonoma and purchase the item listed on the tag. Return the unwrapped gifts to the Sharing Tree by December 20th so the gifts can be delivered by Christmas. These gifts are distributed to Janus and eight other charities throughout the Portland metro area. Each year, more than 4,500 gifts are given to those in need through the Washington Square Sharing Tree.

Oct 31, 2017
Share the Season of Giving

You can make the holidays bright for Janus children, youth and families. Every gift or donation makes a difference. Click here to complete your donation choice.

Oct 04, 2017
Employee Spotlight—Sina Youssefzadeh

Sina is a passionate advocate for marginalized youth and social justice. Five years ago when he moved to Portland and was involved in grassroots social justice work, he learned about Janus’ work in the community and applied for a Crisis Intake Specialist position at Harry’s Mother, our Runaway Youth Services program. Since then, Sina has continued to help develop a trauma informed approach to the work done within his cohort, build relationships with youth and families and offer referrals to other partnering agencies. We talked to Sina to find out more about what he does in his current position.

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