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!

Activities

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.

Lulu Luscious

Lulu Luscious is Portland’s Premier Drag Queen. She is passionate about building networks within our community, so emceeing Taste of Style is something she holds dear to her heart. She is VERY excited to be returning for the this year’s event! Lulu is also a well-known name in the pageant circuit, having won titles such as LaFemme Magnifique International, Miss Gay Pride, Entertainer of the Year and, of course, she championed programs to fund HIV/AIDS education, research, and relief as Portland’s First Miss HIV Awareness Pageant Winner in 2014. You can catch her all around town (most commonly near the food carts recording Foodie Review videos) as Portland’s Ambassador to Fun!

JenuWine Beauté

Update: We are sad to say that JenuWine won’t be with us at the 2018 Taste of Style event, but we hope to see her again next year, when she will again show her expertise at entertaining the audience while building awareness of the many who suffer from hunger in Oregon.

JenuWine Beauté is no stranger to the Oregon Food Bank, having hosted Taste of Style PDX for the last three years. She is a dynamic Portland presence, synonymous with Entertainment, Passion, Community Building, and Positive Light! JenuWine has dedicated 18 years to supporting and volunteering with countless nonprofit groups within our communities. As an entertainer, JenuWine is in demand from New York City to San Francisco, and from Calgary to Cancun. No matter what the event, cause or venue, one thing remains: she is a consistent, legendary entertainer with great kindness and a commitment to helping others.

Brandon Gaston

We invited Brandon to our Taste of Style party and he said YES, he would be delighted to be a celebrity judge this year!  Brandon is the founder and creative director for LifeSTYlest, a Portland based image and lifestyle consulting firm.  After over 10 years in the merchant services industry, 7 of which owning his own company which he still operates, he decided to create LifeSTYLest to help professionals and corporations improve their professional wardrobe image and achieve brand consistency. 

His rare combination of entrepreneurial skills, along with participating and being involved in every aspect of a fashion show not only provides valuable experience but also the ability to understand first-hand how each component comes together to produce a successful event. In a client relationship, he offers everything from wardrobe consultation to in-office branding presentations for companies.

Chris McGinness

If you recognize Chris, it’s because he is helping you through Portland’s busy commutes every weekday morning and afternoon on KGW News at Sunrise and KGW News at 4.

A runner and weather geek at heart, Chris earned his meteorology degree on a track scholarship at Penn State University. Chris spent two summers as a weather intern here at KGW before embarking on a TV weather career in the Midwest. After a decade forecasting blizzards and chasing tornados for TV stations in Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin, he’s thrilled to be back in Portland  Now he chases cars on the DOT cams. The dual weather and geography expertise is the perfect combination to help drivers navigate one of the nation’s most unpredictable commutes.

When not at work, he’s cruising through the Hood to Coast congestion, or training for another marathon…6 and counting.