A fundraiser for museum research and education
Friday, April 3  |  5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Giustina Ballroom, Ford Alumni Center 

Join museum paleontologist Edward Davis for an evening of food, drink, and conservation science! Enjoy cocktails and live music during the social hour, then sit down to a delicious dinner that celebrates sustainable, plant-based cuisine and local wines. During dinner, we'll journey with Davis into Oregon's deep past, uncovering what fossils can teach us about our ecosystems in the present and future. 

Seating is limited and advance reservations are required. Each ticket includes hors d'oeuvres, a three-course dinner, and wine. Tickets are $80 for MNCH members and $95 for the public. Tables of eight are available for $600. 

For more information, call 541-346-1671 or email




Hors d'Oeuvres

Stuffed mushrooms with greens and crispy shallots

Black bean croquettes

Smoked tempeh with roasted carrot hummus and toasted cauliflower

First Course

Spring salad of arugula, asparagus, and fennel with hazelnuts and cider vinaigrette

Locally baked rolls with olive oil and balsamic vinegar 


Lentil and mushroom ragoût 
with cider-braised onions, grilled spring vegetables, pea puree, and kale-pumpkin seed gremolata 

Wines by Walnut Ridge Vineyard


Carrot cake



We are delighted to offer this 100 percent vegan menu in celebration of local produce and sustainable food choices. For questions about food allergies and related accommodations, call 541-346-1671 or email