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ENTERTAINMENT

Staff of The Skanner News

One thousand children from the Portland-metro area will get new tennis shoes, socks and a backpack filled with school supplies at an event sponsored by the Taylor Hospitality Group and the nonprofit Samaritans Feet.

  The Soles4Souls 2013 event works with children and teens referred by Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland, Friends of the Children, New Avenues for Youth, Outside In, Dress for Success, Pathfinders of Oregon, SEI Inc., the Maurice Lucas Foundation, and several participating churches.

Volunteers first wash the children's feet before giving them their new socks and tennis shoes.

Soles4Souls 2013 will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 19, in the Embassy Suites Hotel, 319 S.W. Pine St., Portland.

Frank Taylor of  the Taylor Hospitality Group runs two Portland restaurants: Portland Prime and Quartet.  Need in our local communities has continued to grow during the past year,  Taylor said, making the back-to-school event more important than ever.

"Last year's event gave away more than 500 pairs of shoes. This year we're shooting for 1,000," he said. "I'm looking forward to working with our partners to help change children's lives.

"We don't want to talk about it; we want to be about it.  It really does take a village."


Forthcoming Events at Quartet Restaurant:
Oct. 17
Willamette Valley Vineyards Winemaker Dinner:  Quartet restaurant hosts Jim Bernau from Willamette Valley Vineyards on October 17. Executive Chef Shayne Unea is compiling a menu to perfectly complement these excellent wines. For more information or reservations call 503.222.7300.

Oct. 20
Jazz saxophonist Kim Waters plays at Quartet restaurant. Tickets ($75) include dinner by executive chef, Shayne Unea and his team.  Part of the proceeds for this concert benefit the Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington affiliate in honor of Cynthia Whitney. For tickets call 503.222.7300.

Oct. 1-31
Quartet's happy hour runs from 3-6 p.m. daily. During October the restaurant is featuring two-for-one appetizers Monday through Friday. Quartet is located at 1910 SW River Drive, Portland.

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