Bier Brasserie holds fundraiser for Columbia River Gorge

The fundraiser went from 4-7 p.m.

KOIN 6 News Staff - PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- Ralph Cope, a home-grown Portlander, was traveling overseas when something he loved was almost lost.

When he returned after his trip he found the Columbia River Gorge had been burned and scarred. Cope, an employee at Bazi Bierbrasserie in Southeast Portland, decided he wanted to help.

Cope organized a fundraiser and silent auction at Bazi Bierbrasserie, which lasted from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, to benefit the Columbia River Gorge and areas affected by the Eagle Creek Fire.

Cope told KOIN 6 News they raised $1,300 for the Gorge.

"I wanted to make sure the Gorge is given justice for what it's given to us. And not just the Gorge, but forest fires in general. There's forest fires all over the nation right now. This year has been very, very poor. I wanted to make sure people know that we still care about our outdoors."

A portion of the sales from the fundraiser went to restoring the Gorge.


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