The Taste


You’re invited! The Taste will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019 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 Enrichment Programs, 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

Only 400 raffle tickets being sold!

2019 Diamond Sponsor

2019 Gold Sponsor


2019 Silver Sponsors

 Central Willamette Credit Union, Smith + Company, Georgia Pacific Chemicals, Pacific Power, Mike’s Heating & Air, Knife River, KeyBank, Republic Services, Net Profit Insights

2019 Bronze Sponsor

Weatherford Thompson, State Farm- Suzanne Blodovic, BBSI, Budget Blinds, Fitzpatrick Painting, Secure Deeds, H&R Block

2019 Supporting Sponsor

Eugene Airport, Mike Speten, Pinnacle Dental Associates

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.

2019 Vendors

Historic Old School Cafe & Event Center, Deluxe Brewing & Sinister Distilling, Grindz, Homegrown Oregon Foods, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Vivacity Fine Spirits, Sassy Cakes, Frankie’s, Casetta Di Pasta, Sybaris Bistro, Southpaw’s Pizza & Sports Bar,  Bespoken Coffee Roasters/ Margin, Ochoa’s Queseria, No Baloney, BJ’s Old Fashion Ice Cream, Spiritopia, Valley Catering, Red Robin, Carino’s Italian, Springhill Cellars Winery, Block 15 Brewing, Caves Bier & Kitchen, Natural Sprinkles Co., Growler Cafe, Beaver Creek Distillers, Little Wuesten Cafe, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Bluebird Hill Cellars, Forks and Corks Catering, Culligan

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