2019 Housing Oregon Annual Awards Gala

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Hilton Portland Downtown, 921 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204


  • Early Bird Pricing for individual tickets bought by Monday, Sept. 16. Includes entry to pre-gala networking reception, dinner, keynote, and annual awards ceremony.
  • Registration for tables of up to 10. Includes entry to pre-gala networking reception, dinner, keynote, and annual awards ceremony.
  • Registration for financial sponsors for tables of up to 10. Includes entry to pre-gala networking reception, dinner, keynote, and annual awards ceremony. Contact Brian Hoop with Housing Oregon for password - brian@housingoregon.org or 503-475-6056.
  • For guests invited by Housing Oregon staff and board members.
  • Invited individuals and guests recognized with leadership awards at the gala.
  • Available for up to 20 volunteers who help with day of event set up and Gala registration table. If interested contact Brian Hoop, brian@housingoregon.org or 503-475-6056 for codeword to register.

To register for multiple people up to a table of 10: After selecting "Register" button below, then on the next page, after completing contact information for the first person, click on the blue box under "Guest Registration" in the bottom left corner of the registration page. After completing each registration click on the "Done" button followed again by clicking on the blue box under "Guest Registration" to register the next individual.
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Housing Oregon Annual Awards Gala

Wednesday, September 18

Hilton Portland Downtown, 921 SW 6th Ave., Grand Ballroom

The Housing Oregon Annual Awards Gala celebrates local and statewide members, elected officials, and partners who have been fighting for affordable housing and community development through providing member support, policy, and advocacy. Mix, mingle and connect with nonprofit directors, local, regional, state and federal policy makers, affordable housing advocates, industry executives and experts, banking leaders, elected officials, and many others.


  • 4:00 PM         Annual Meeting - Galleria North
  • 5:30 PM         Reception Begins - Foyer
  • 6:30 PM         Doors open to Grand Ballroom for dinner
  • 7:00 PM         Keynote Speaker and Annual Awards Ceremony - Grand Ballroom

Keynote: Tiffany Manuel, PhD

Dr. Tiffany Manuel is the President and CEO of TheCaseMade, a public benefits corporation helping leaders make the case for systems change, growing their impact, scaling their programs, and harnessing the investments they need to improve their communities. Dr. Manuel was formerly Vice President of Knowledge, Impact and Strategy at Enterprise Community Partners. Dr. Manuel is a dynamic speaker, thought leader, and writer on the issues of community development, social change, and cross-sector partnerships. She has worked with hundreds of community leaders throughout the United States who are building better, stronger communities that are diverse, equitable and inclusive. Thanks to Enterprise Community Partners for helping sponsor Dr. Manuel's presentation.

“The keynote speaker at the session was Tiffany A. Manuel, kind of a Rock star in the affordable housing world…” The Mercury News

Annual Awards Ceremony

Affordable housing leaders from across the state are recognized for their fearless advocacy and significant impact, outstanding member organization employees and volunteers, champions for equity, and excellence in housing development, resident services, homeownership, asset management programs and projects.

Nominations can still be submitted. For information CLICK HERE


Are there hotel group rate discounts for accommodations?

If seeking accommodations there are a limited number of on site rooms available at a discounted rate. Register at www.portland.hilton.com and enter three letter code: HOS into the Group/Convention Code box. Or call 1-800-HILTONS to speak with a reservations agent to book a room.

What payment options are there?

You may pay by credit card (Visa, Mastercard) or check. If by check, please register, choose "Invoice Me" and an invoice will be emailed to you. Send a check to Housing Oregon, PO Box 8427, Portland, OR 97207. For individual registrations, please be sure to note participant name on check. For table of ten note its for table registration.

What type of dinner options will be available?

Our menu for the Gala includes both meat, fish, vegetarian, and vegan options, which you may select in the registration process.

Do I have to bring a ticket to the event?

No, you do not need a printed ticket. Your payment and registration information will be available at the event.

Does my registration include a ticket to the Industry Support Conference?

No. The Annual Awards Gala and Industry Support Conference are separate events. To register for the Industry Support Conference, please visit the registration page

What is the dress code?

Dress code is Portland gala formal. People generally wear outfits from business casual to cocktail attire. Men are most often in suits, and women are most often in slacks & blouses, work dresses, or cocktail dresses.

What are my transportation and parking options getting to the event?

The Hilton Portland Downtown, at 921 SW 6th Ave, is easily accessible by car, bike and public transportation. It is on the downtown transit mall with nearby Max stops for the red, green, blue and orange lines. Nearest parking for an hourly fee is Fifth Taylor Garage at the Duniway Hotel, 525 SW Taylor St. or Smart Park Garage at SW 4th and Yamhill (818 SW 4th Ave), or Fox Tower at 775 SW Taylor St. Hilton valet parking is located at their SW 6th Ave. entrance near SW Salmon St. corner. There is also metered street parking available.

Information and questions? Contact Brian Hoop, Director, Housing Oregon, at brian@housingoregon.org or call 503-475-6056.

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