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You’re Invited: Sumo and Sushi!

Do you love sushi, extreme sports, and Japanese culture? This event may be your cup of tea! Sumo + Sushi  will be held on November 16th at Pure Space.  Sumo and Sushi will ignite all your senses with a complete Japanese culinary experience, featuring uniquely creative food and live professional sumo wrestling.

The 90-minute sumo show features three-time World Sumo Champion Byambajav Ulambayar; five-time US Sumo Champion Kelly Gneiting; and highest division Pro Sumo All-Star Yama, one of the heaviest Japanese humans ever. While a pro sumo emcee explains the rules, technique, and sumo culture, you can cheer on your favorite wrestler as these three massive athletes smash together in front of your table. Tickets range from $69 to a VIP ticket for $99.  You can purchase them here.  Looking forward to seeing you in the ring at Pure Space for this not-so-everyday living social event!


You’re Invited to the Fit Right Fashion Show, Supporting an Amazing Oregon Active Athlete

  • Fitness, fashion, and compassion—all common values among Portlander’s, and all reasons to attend the upcoming Fitness Fashion Show at Pure Space. Guests at the Fitness Fashion Show will enjoy cocktails, music, fashion, discounts, and the opportunity to purchase exclusive apparel on-site. Twelve vendors including Nike, Lucy, and The North Face, will be present to show and sell looks while guests enjoy the fashion, shopping, and mingling experience all the while, supporting a cause worth-while.
  • Local community fitness apparel store, Fit Right, will be producing the show with the support of Nike as the title sponsor, to benefit Oregon Active—a local nonprofit that facilitates adventure programs for individuals with impairments and disabilities. Adventure programs strive to “inspire through positive emotion, challenges, community support and a connection with the natural world that refreshes the human spirit.” Oregon Active’s Adventure Programs have touched many, and have certainly inspired Fit Right founder, Dave Sobolik.
  • “I’ve worked with other nonprofits before, but it’s really the first time I have been so passionate about one,” said Sobolik about Oregon Active. Having a rich background in health and wellness, the nonprofit and the recipients of the Adventure Programs “struck a chord” with the Fit Right founder producing the Fitness Fashion Show benefit. Sobolik founded Fit Right in 2000, with a very similar mission of creating an organization that encourages healthful living and strives to make a genuine contribution to the local community.
  • “Most of our (Fit Right’s) retail apparel and products can be purchased anywhere, but people come to Fit Right for the community and the creative side that you don’t get elsewhere” said Sobolik in describing Fit Right’s unique shopping experience, and why the store’s involvement with Oregon Active is complimentary to the retailer’s overarching goal of community and wellness integration.
  • After learning about the Oregon Active recipient of the Fitness Fashion Shows’ proceeds, it is clear what Sobolik found so inspiring about the cause and this recipient. Ticket sales and fitness fashion purchases will aid Seth McBride, a quadriplegic, on his hand cycling journey to Argentina this coming fall. McBride will be accompanied by his girlfriend, and a videographer that will capture this ambitious adventure on film. Sobolik intends to produce the benefit fashion show annually, in demonstration of his continued passion and support for Oregon Active. Next years’ show will include the premiere of the documentary that will be filmed of McBride’s journey—enabling this year’s inaugural fashion show attendees to see the adventure come full circle; an adventure made possible through their support of the Fitness Fashion Show as well as Fit Right, and Nike’s contribution.
  • Sobolik’s ambition of making the Fitness Fashion Show an annual event is the precise reason for selecting Pure Space as the venue. Sobolik believes the versatility and location of Pure Space is optimal for the fashion show’s expansion and growth in coming years. With a capacity of 1,000 and a beautifully malleable design, Pure Space extends endless possibilities of enhancement and development for annual events. The Fit Right founder has also worked with West Coast Event Productions and account manager DJ Smith prior to this occasion, in connection with Fit Right’s Lacamas Lake Half Marathon—one of many community running events organized by the store. Sobolik rang Smith’s praise, describing the West Coast account manager as, “fantastic, patient, and respectful”. Smith looks forward to having the opportunity to work with Fit Right’s founder again in executing this fun night of fashion, music, nibbles, sips, good deeds, and inspiration.
Features of the Fitness Fashion Show
  • •             Fashion: Various trendy fitness lines including Nike, The North Face, lucy…see full list
  • •             Music: Brian O’Dell—pleasantly described as “Dave Matthews-like”
  • •             Cocktails/Wine Wall: Donate $20 and select a brown bag from the wine wall to receive a $20 to $100 bottle!
  • •             First 100 people receive goodie bags
  • •             Be among the first to see the new line of Lifestyle apparel introduced by Fit Right
  • •             Over $5,000 in Raffle Prizes
  • •             See models who are every day, local Portlanders!—runners, walkers, fitness studio owners…
Purchase tickets today to ensure you don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this fabulous night of fitness and fashion while supporting Oregon Active, and Seth McBride on his courageous journey that encompasses what Portland values. Tickets are limited, see you at Pure Space Saturday, September 20th.

Tickets on Sale for Fit2Print Fashion Show

Fit 2 Print is the most anticipated spring fashion event in Portland, Oregon. It is the Art Institute of Portland’s largest annual fundraiser. This is a premiere red carpet event including a VIP cocktail reception, graphic inspired fashion designs, a showcase of Senior Collections, and a silent auction.

Saturday, June 4th, 2011
6:00 pm
Pure Space

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Tickets on Sale for Taste Washington

food and wine convention

The first annual Taste Washington Portland is coming to Pure Space on Sunday, May 1, 2011. Taste Washington has been in Seattle for 14 years and now the Washington State Wine Commission is bringing the event to Portland!

100 Washington wineries pouring their outstanding juice plus Portland’s top restaurants serving up delicious bites all under one roof! Visit for more information and a complete list of wineries & restaurants.

Pricing: $55 or two tickets for $100. All food & wine samples are included in your ticket price.

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