The Taste

Mid-Willamette Family YMCA

Mid-Willamette Family YMCA

The Taste


You’re invited! The Taste will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 5:00 – 8:30p.m. at YMCA in Albany, OR. You’ll get to sample the “Tastes” of our valley’s best restaurants, wineries, and breweries! This annual event is a fundraiser benefiting our YMCA’s Scholarship Fund, giving us the ability to continue to serve our community by giving scholarships for memberships, day camp, and programs. We will have a best bid auction with great items from many local businesses.

DETAILS: VIP Tickets are $75 and Regular Tickets are $50 per person (age 21+)
VIP Tickets include: early access to event, special tastes from vendors, music, photo opportunity,
separate checkout line, chair massage, and other exclusive treats.

LOCATION: YMCA, 3201 SW Pacific Blvd, Albany, OR 97321



Win a trip to Hawaii! Only 400 raffle tickets being sold!

One week in Kailua-Kona, at the Billfisher, for up to four guests. Winner also receives a $500 travel voucher, sponsored by Eugene Airport, and a $500 Visa Gift Card, sponsored by Consumers Power. (Winner need not be present to win.)
*Trip date: May 15-May 22

Diamond Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

AK CARPET & MORE INC, Boshrat Trucking, Central Willamette Credit Union, Design House, Fitzpatrick Painting, Gerding Builders, Guild Mortgage Greg Norlander and Brianna Norlander, Knife River Corporation- Northwest, Jenks Hatchery, Mike’s Heating and Air, Smith & Company

Bronze Sponsor

Barker-Uerlings Insurance Inc., BBSI, Country Financial- Adrienne Hoskins, Flowers-N-More, Horsepower Productions,
M & M Car Company, Matteson Photography, Pacific Power,
Selco Community Credit Union, Sure Clean NW, Town & Country Realty, Weatherford Thompson, P.C.

Supporting Sponsor

Albany Lock & Key, AmeriTitle, Aqua Pro Pump Service, Farmers Insurance- Katie Enright, H & R Block, Independent Merchant Brokers, Kutsch & Renyer Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Oregon State Credit Union

Photo booth sponsored by Elm Street Family Dental

Become A Sponsor


Interested in Donating?

We are having a best bid auction in conjunction with the tastes from local vendors. We are asking friends and supporters of Mid-Willamette Family YMCA, along with local businesses, for donations of new items, services from businesses or individuals, vacation accommodations, fishing trips, or other items that sell very quickly. Cash donations will be used to assist us in putting together vacation packages, which continually prove to be a very popular item.

Current Donors include: Albany Carpet, Rugged Maniac, A Stitch n Time, AAA, Abacela, ABC House, Albany Public schools Foundation, America Matteress, Ankeny Vineyard, Beggs, Blush Salon, Bon Cookware, Broadway Theater, Bullwinkle’s Family Fun Center, Chinese Garden, Corvallis Knights, Deepwoods Museum & Garden, Dockside Charter, Dream Dinners, Enchanted Forest, Eugene Science Center, Evergreen Museum, Five Pine Lodge, Gold Beach Resort, Guaranty RV & Chevrolet, High Desert Museum, inn at Spanish Head, Kgal/Ksho Radio, Lincoln city Outlets, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Naked Winery, New Horizon, OMSI, Organically Grown, Oregon Ducks Store, Oregon Jamboree, Oregon Zoo, PetCo, Portland Spirit Cruiser and Events, Rose Quarter, Rich’s Sewing & Vacuum, Running Princess, Safehaven, Sassy Cakes, Sizzle Pie, Science Factory, Sky High Trampoline Park, Smith Tea, Splash! at Lively Park, Sportsman Warehouse, The Albany Pix Theatre, Portland Timbers, Tigerlights, Kol Tiny House Hotel, S & K Wacky Indoor Bounce, Willamette Valley Pies, Younique Makeup, Wild Waves, Winterhawks, Wildlife Safari, Willamette Vineyards, World Forestry Center, Wanderlust Tours, Freak of Ink, Mr. Color Carpet Cleaning, Rouge River Landing & Resort Gold Beach OR, Corvallis-OSU Symphony

2018 Participating Vendors

Spiritopia, Carino’s Italian of Albany, Zoup!, Homegrown Oregon Foods, Brigadoon Wine Co., Mazama Brewing, Ochoa’s Queseria, Deluxe Brewing/Sinister Distilling, Grindz Food Truck, Trillium Old School Cafe & Event Center, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Sassy Cakes, Allan’s Coffee & Tea, Block 15 Brewing, Caves Bier & Kitchen, The Growler Garage & Tap House, Bespoken Coffee Roasters / Margin Coffee, Springhill Cellars Winery, Valley Catering, Southpaws Sports Pub and Perfect Pizza, Sybaris Bistro, Castor, Tacos El Machin

Click here to register as a vendor:

If you have any questions or would like to sponsor the event please contact Kimberly Montgomery at 541-926-4488 x106 or e-mail

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