Brian Booth Writers' Fund Officially Launched

Portland’s Literary Arts organization has publicly announced establishment of the Brian Booth Writers’ Fund, created in honor of the Tonkon Torp founding partner who was instrumental in creating the Oregon Book Awards and Fellowships.
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Tonkon Torp Fundraises for Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger

On October 10, Tonkon Torp concluded its annual participation in the Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger (OLAH) fundraising campaign. Jessica Morgan, Caroline Harris Crowne, and Laura Petch organized the firm's fundraising efforts. Tonkon Torp's staff and…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Think Out Loud/City Club Event

Tonkon Torp sponsored two tables at the debate between incumbent Governor John Kitzhaber & Republican challenger Dennis Richardson, sponsored by Think Out Loud and the Portland City Club on October 10.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Basic Rights Oregon Gala

Tonkon Torp and the Diversity Task Force sponsored the October 10 IGNITE Gala, held by Basic Rights Oregon. Kimberlee Stafford was the lead attorney on this event and worked to fill the Tonkon Torp table.
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Tonkon Torp Hosts Portland Parks Lunch

On October 7, Jeff Woodcox and Tonkon Torp hosted the Portland Parks Foundation (PPF) for a brown-bag lunch briefing to discuss the parks bond measure and PPF's activities in general.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Portland YouthBuilders Fundraiser

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the October 2 Home Brew Fundraiser put on by Portland YouthBuilders (PYB). Ned Perry, a PYB board member, took a lead role in producing the event and attended along with Eric Beach, David Petersen, and Tatiana Perry.
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Chris Pallanch Models for OWLS Event

Chris Pallanch was a model at the Dress for Success fashion show event held by Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) on October 2. Ava Schoen, Loree Devery, Robyn Aoyagi and Caroline Harris Crowne attended the event.
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Albina Head Start Renames Building to Honor Owen Blank

When Owen Blank recently helped Albina Head Start (AHS) to secure a stronger financial position through a series of complex debt retirement and real estate transactions, he did it on a pro bono basis, as he has for nearly two decades. This week, AHS…
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Tonkon Torp Entrepreneurial Group Hosts Panel Seminar

Tonkon Torp's Entrepreneurial Services group held a panel seminar, "I Have an Idea? Now What?", on September 30. Leon Simson brought together a panel of experienced entrepreneurs for the event and moderated the discussion on how to get from concept…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors CCA Hero Gala

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the Children's Cancer Association's (CCA) annual Hero Gala on September 27. Kurt Ruttum organized Tonkon's involvement with the event and attended along with his wife Joanne and several Tonkon Torp attorneys.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Marriage Equality CLE

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the OSB Diversity Section CLE "Marriage Equality: Looking Back, Looking Forward" CLE on September 25. The sponsorship was organized by Tonkon's Diversity Task Force.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors "A Gathering of Good"

On September 25, Tonkon Torp sponsored Metropolitan Family Service's (MFS) annual "A Gathering of Good" dinner and fundraiser. Tonkon's participation with the event was led by Steven Wilker, Vice Chair of the MFS board of directors.
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Tonkon Torp Donates to Oregon State Parks Foundation

Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Oregon State Parks Foundation (OSPF) in September. Jon Stride, an OSPF board member, organized the donation; Ryan Bledsoe is also an OSPF board member.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors NIPPC Annual Meeting

Tonkon Torp's Energy practice group sponsored the annual meeting of the Northwest & Intermountain Power Producers Coalition (NIPPC) in Union, Washington. The meeting, held September 14-16, featured many industry leaders and shapers of national and…
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Tonkon Torp Hosts WiE Workshop

On September 10, Tonkon Torp hosted Women in Environment's (WiE) sold out communication skills workshop. Tonkon's Environmental & Natural Resources practice group, led by WiE member Jeanette Schuster, brought the event to Tonkon Torp.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Youth Progress Golf Tournament

Tonkon Torp sponsored a hole at the Fourth Annual Youth Progress Golf Tournament on August 18. Youth Progress is a nonprofit, independent living organization that provides Oregon's youth with the skills necessary to become successful community…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Forest Park Conservancy Marathon

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the annual Forest Park Conservancy (FPC) Marathon held August 16. The marathon was a fundraiser for the park, the largest urban forest in the United States.
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Diversity Task Force Sponsors OMLA Annual Auction

Tonkon Torp's Diversity Task Force was a sponsor of the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association (OMLA) 15th Annual Summer Social and Fundraising Auction on July 31.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Jazz Festival

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the 34th Annual Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, which ran July 18 through July 20. The festival was put on by the Jazz Society of Oregon.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Easter Seals Golf Tournament

Tonkon Torp was an "Eagle Sponsor" at Easter Seals of Oregon's "Send a Kid to Camp" Golf Tournament on July 14. Kurt Ruttum was the organizing attorney for this event and participated in the tournament along with Bob Carey, Jessica Morgan, and…
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