Every eight minutes in Oregon there is a report of child abuse or neglect. At LifeWorks NW we are fighting to keep children safe and families strong through the proven programs at our Children’s Relief Nurseries. Now in its 17th year, Portland’s Original Iron Chef raises funds that allow LifeWorks NW to meet the demand for services and extend our reach to help young children and their families thrive. The 2017 event raised more than $220,000 that went to fight child abuse and neglect. The 2018 event takes place Thursday September 27th from 6pm-9pm at the Portland Art Museum Grand Kridel Ballroom. Guests will taste signature appetizers prepared by celebrated local chefs and vote for their favorite to be named the 2018 Portland’s Original Iron Chef. Plus, the evening features a silent auction, Winner’s Choice raffle, live auction and more!