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
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.
4pm - Check in Begins
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.
PLEASE NOTE TABLES ARE 60 inch ROUND - sits (8) comfortably
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!
Information about food and the catered meal will be updated soon!
Tickets are non refundable. However, they can be transferred!
- 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
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.
How many guests can sit at a table?
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!
There is limited parking at the Black Pearl. Additional parking is available in Port area.
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