Dinner in White on the Columbia is an all-white picnic on the river that raises funds for a cause that will help enhance the lives of those in our community.

For the fourth year in a row, one hundred percent of proceeds from Dinner in White on the Columbia supports the Washougal Library Building Fund. As of today, we have raised $70,720.87 for this important community project.

The Washougal Community Library was built in 1978 to support the needs of 1,500 Washougal residents and must be updated and expanded to meet the needs of Washougal's growing population. The library needs more space, improved design, updated technology, and a budget that supports more staff and extended hours to support today's users. 

Buy your ticket to Dinner in White on the Columbia and help our community turn a new page.


Follow the progress of the Washougal Library Building Fund by visiting:


Dinner En Blanc

Bonjour mes amis! Thirty years ago, Frenchman Francois Pasquier invited a group of friends to an elegant outdoor dinner at Paris’ Bois de Boulogne. He asked his guests to bring a meal and a new friend, and to wear white so they could easily find each other at the large park. Now the all-white dinner party occurs in more than 80 cities in 30 countries

around the world.

A Parisian Tradition

Traditionally, the location of the sophisticated invitation-only event is kept hidden until the last

minute. Then, up to 15,000 guests pack their own table, chairs, and gourmet food to the posh pop-up picnic where they conduct

themselves with the elegance of French high society.

All The Fun

Minus The Fuss

Dinner in White on the Columbia is fashioned after the original Dinner en Blanc, but we leave behind the secrecy and exclusivity and invite you to be as over-the-top or as casual as you

desire. Perhaps you’re inspired by salmon tartare, fascinators, and frills, or maybe you feel at home in a polo shirt and tennis shoes. We love a diverse table!


"We love to walk through the sea of white tables and admire what people have created. Each group has so much fun decorating their table, and together, we create a lawn sized work of art."

-Jennifer and Marquita, Camas Gallery

Supporting the Washougal Library Building Fund


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