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!
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