ABOUT

Dinner in White on the Columbia is an all-white event that raises funds for a

cause that will help enhance the lives of those in our community.

Dinner in White on the Columbia 2020 is excited to be partnering  with

Camas-Washougal Community Chest.  This long standing community support group was formed to coordinate raising funds for local 501 c-3 nonprofit organizations involved with education, youth education, aiding those with special needs, natural resource conservation, health and welfare, crisis and emergency services, and other charitable and civic endeavors. All recipients of Community Chest funding must provide services within the Camas-Washougal area.

 In 2019 Community Chest awarded 29 grants valued over $108,500 serving more than 18,000 residents of Camas and Washougal.

Ticket availability to be announced!

 

Dinner En Blanc

Bonjour mes amis! Thirty one 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!

Frequently asked questions

Location


The Black Pearl on the Columbia is an event venue in the Washougal neighborhood sitting on the Columbia River with the most beautiful view of Mt. Hood. With floor to ceiling windows and concrete floors, our venue is a blank canvas allowing any kind of theme or design. THE BLACK PEARL ON THE COLUMBIA 360-723-0434 INFO@BLACKPEARLONTHECOLUMBIA.COM 56 S 1ST STREET WASHOUGAL, WA 98671




Time


4pm - Check in Begins 6pm - Dinner Begins 10pm - Event Ends Please allow enough time to:

  • Decorate your table
  • Mingle with new friends
  • Purchase beer, wine, cocktails and coffee from a no-host bar
  • Bid on silent auction items
  • Visit photo booth




Items to Bring


PROVIDED FOR YOU - 60 inch ROUND tables only, white tablecloths, and chairs. LIST OF ITEMS TO BRING WILL BE UPDATED SHORTLY! NO outside alcohol allowed!




Table Decoration


PLEASE NOTE TABLES ARE 60 inch ROUND - sits (8) comfortably Each table is a blank canvas awaiting your creative touch. The only requirement is that your table decorations are white. Have fun creating a tablescape that says something about who you are or what you enjoy. Show off your decorating skills or wrap your vision around a theme. We've seen everything from an elegant French-inspired table with candelabras, china, and fresh cut flowers to a Hawaiian-themed hukilau with pu pu platters and seashells. The only limit is your imagination. Prize awarded for the: Best Dressed Table!




Attire


No fashion police here! While white is required, varying shades of white are acceptable. You can wear a casual white polo shirt and white Bermuda shorts, or a dress as over-the-top as you wish. We just want you to have fun and get creative! Prize awarded to the following categories: -Best Dressed Couple -Best Dressed Male -Best Dressed Female




Food


Information about food and the catered meal will be updated soon! NO outside alcohol allowed!




Ticket Information


Tickets are non refundable. However, they can be transferred! TIcket sales information will be announced soon.




Entertainment


  • White napkin wave at 6pm. Guests are asked to sit at their tables and wave their white napkins in the air. The traditional waving of the napkins signals that all guests have arrived and dinner is ready to be served.
  • Live Music - Jeffree White - 4pm-6:30pm
  • Live Music - Nobody's Sweetheart (live band) 7:30pm-10pm
  • Live Auction
  • Silent Auction
  • Dancing
  • Live Painting
  • Photo Booth




Do I need to bring a table and chairs?


NO! 60 inch round tables (seat for 8 guests comfortably) will be available. Chairs and white tableclothes will be provided.




Can I bring alcohol to Dinner In White on the Columbia?


NO! Wine, mixed drinks, and craft beer will be available for purchase. Water and coffee will also be available to purhcase. NO outside alcohol is allowed!




Is there electricity at my table?


No. There is ambient lighting, but you can light your table with battery-operated lights or battery-operated candles. No flame candles, sparklers, etc. are allowed.




I want to come but I'm worried that I won't fit in. Is this event "stuffy"?


Please join us! Traditionally Dinner en Blanc is an elegant event but our focus is on connection, creativity, raising funds to help enhance the lives of those in our community, and having fun. So, come be you!




Parking


There is limited parking at the Black Pearl. Additional parking is available in Port area.




Accommodations


Best Western Parkersville Inn & Suites is located within walking distance. Mention Dinner In White to receive 20% off of your hotel accommodations. (360)835-9292





CREATIVITY AND GENEROSITY ON DISPLAY

"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