The second annual “Celebration of North Portland” is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, March 17 in the Bauccio Commons at the University of Portland. The dinner convenes and honors community leaders, business owners, service clubs, neighborhood activists, religious groups and schools.

Holly Duckworth will talk about the benefits of giving back to one’s own community, and Duo Con Brio will provide musical entertainment throughout the evening.

“It’s a great idea to come together to celebrate and recognize the people who have made North Portland what it is,” says event organizers Dan Halko, Joanna Lawler and Michael Verbout.

Tickets for the event are limited and can be purchased for $30 by contacting Verbout at