Taste of Style 2019: "A Night of Magic and Wonder"

Taste of Style is an amazing event featuring awe-inspiring creations from Portland’s talented hair stylists, makeup artists, fashion designers and photographers. Local artists pull out all the stops to display their craft in surprising and stunning creations through hair artistry, makeup, and fashion. This year's theme is "A Night of Magic and Wonder" — the evening will cast a spell over you! The Taste of Style event has raised more than $42,000 for Oregon Food Bank and set the stage for a unique annual fundraising event. You will not want to miss this truly original fantasy hair event! Join the cheering crowd for a fun, fashionable evening with a social conscience.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 One Main Place - 101 SW Main, Portland, OR - 5:30 pm Reserve Your Tickets Now!


Runway shows are just one exciting piece of the party! This festive event will be led by one of Portland's most talented, entertaining, and engaging drag queens, Lulu Luscious, and will offer exciting games with amazing prizes, a silent auction, a photo booth, free food, beer and wine for purchase, and non-stop things to keep you entertained throughout the evening. The event's “People’s Choice” award gives you the chance to actively participate, voting on your overall favorite fantasy hair creation, makeup artistry, and fashion design. Your support of this Taste of Style evening goes to help to reduce the number of people facing hunger in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

About Us

Taste of Style PDX is produced by a committed group of volunteers who are dedicated to fighting hunger. The event benefits the Oregon Food Bank in support of its mission to eliminate hunger and its root causes—advocating for change, strengthening local food systems, and educating our community. The Taste of Style event has raised more than $42,000 for Oregon Food Bank and set the stage for a unique annual fundraising event that features the inspiring talent of hair, makeup, fashion, and photography artists. We engage a diverse audience and raise awareness of the many among us who face food insecurity. We always need help, please be generous with your volunteer hours, financial contributions and auction donations. If you are interested in joining the committee, email Chris Vandehey at tasteofstylepdx@gmail.com.

PDX Photo Lounge

Take Your Event To The Next Level With PDX Photo Lounge Booths! Reserve Your Date Online. Custom Packages. Slow-Mo Booth Available. Instant Printing. On-Site Professional. Professional Editing. Premium 3D Props. Styles: Wedding Booths, Event Booths.

~ Portland’s Exquisite Photo Booth ~



Medallion Industries

You can count on Medallion Industries to help you make the best choices for your building and remodeling projects. Our team specializes in windows, exterior/interior doors, millwork and hardware. We pride ourselves on our ongoing commitment to add value to our customers’ projects. Everyone at Medallion Industries is committed to providing you with exceptional customer service, consistency and integrity.

~ Your Window and Door Specialists Since 1971 ~



Copa Di Vino

Copa Di Vino is the leading producer of premium wine by the glass in the United States. Founder and owner, James Martin discovered the concept on a bullet train adventure through the south of France. A year later he brought the technology to his hometown of The Dalles, Oregon located in the majestic Columbia River Gorge. His passion for wine led to Copa Di Vino – wine in a glass – a ready to drink wine glass that could go anywhere without the need for a bottle, corkscrew or glass. Just open and enjoy!

~ Wine is no longer trapped in the bottle! ~



Additional Thanks…

To the following donors, we send a very big Thank YOU for your support:

40 LBS Coffee Bar
Abacela Winery
Angela Estates
Archery Summit
Artist Bliss
Bailey’s Burger Shop
Bare Bones
Beard’s Framing
Bob’s Red Mill
Bocci’s on 7th
Boneyard Beer
Breakers Cottage
Bridges Café & Catering
Broadway Rose Theatre Company
Carlton Winemaker’s Studio
Club Sport
Coho Productions
Creo Chocolate
Darcelle XV
Demimonde Jewelry
District Made
Dove Vivi Pizza
Eastside Distilling
Elk Cove Vineyards
Eola Hills Winery
Evergreen Aviation Space Museum
Fire on the Mountain
Flying Pie Pizzeria
Four Graces Vineyard
Franz Bakery
Full Sail Brewing Co.
Garnish Apparel
Glendoveer Golf and Tennis
Glowing Green Miniature Golf
Goose Hollow Inn
Grand Central Bowl
Gresham Ford
Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade
Hallmark Resort Newport
Hem 23 Bar and Grill
Hollywood Theatre
Ilani Casino and Resort
Jacobsen Salt Company
Kim Megorden
King Pin Bowling
King’s Raven Winery
Laurelhurst Theater & Pub
Living Room Theaters
Marine Discovery Tours of Newport
Market of Choice
Mary Volm
Maryhill Winery and Amphitheater
Milagro Theatre
Moe’s Seafood and Chowder Restaurant
Monks Gate Vineyard
Mt. Hood Lanes Bowling
Museum of Glass
New Cascadia Traditional
New Deal Distillery
New Renaissance Bookstore
Northwest Children’s Theater
Northwest Paper Box
NW Dance Project
Oaks Park
Oregon Garden
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Oregon Symphony
Oregon Zoo
Owen Roe
Planet Granite
The Porter Hotel
Portland Center Stage
Portland Spirit Cruise
Profile Theatre
Red Ridge Farms
Roco Winery
Sizzle Pie
Skamania Lodge
Tattoo 34
The High Desert Museum
The Nines, A Luxury Collection Hotel
The Porter Hotel
The Riverhouse Nestucca
Tower Theatre Foundation
Virtuous Pie
Wayfinder Beer
White Bird Dance
Wildlife Safari
Willamette Valley Vineyards


Abibat Durosimi

Abibat may not know what she’s in for, but Taste of Style is thrilled that she has agreed to be on our panel of celebrity judges this year!

Abibat is a Natural Hair & Makeup Expert with over 15 years of experience. She has been a key makeup artist for performers such as Prince, Misty Copeland, Nicole Scherzinger, Esperanza Spalding, and Liv Warfield.  Her artistry has been featured in TIME Magazine, Essence, Oregon Bride, Portland Bride & Groom Magazine, Disorder Magazine (UK), and more.  In her spare time she has encouraged adversity in diverse beauty in the NW as a Beauty Influencer on Afternoon Live at KATU. 

Apart from making her clients and followers look and feel good, she’s a single mother of two incredible children. In 2017, she built an amazing venture called BLOOM BEAUTY COLLECTIVE, where an incredible group of creative entrepreneurs in the Pacific Northwest mentors and encourages living a holistic lifestyle that focuses on beauty, fitness, nutrition, and mental wellness.  In 2018, BLOOM Runway was created: a production and management boutique agency that curates artistic events while connecting BBC members with on-going assignments to encourage true entrepreneurship in the arts.