What if Portland’s most notable celebrities designed the purses of their dreams? Girls Inc. of Northwest Oregon and Cindy Thompson Event Productions asked that question in 2006 when they dreamed up one of Portland’s most unique fund raising events: Power of the Purse. Pairing local designers with local purse-o-nalities, we work with Girls Inc. months in advance of the event date to bring the event to life. One-of-a-kind purses designed by these power teams are auctioned at a gala event each spring, complete with a fashion-show set-up, exciting entertainment, and other surprises – such as Dionne Warwick’s participation and impromptu performance in 2010. Girls Inc. of Northwest Oregon does great work and we are proud to work so closely with them each year to make Power of the Purse a success!