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Crag Carnival

Join us for an Eco Carnival

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 4, 7-11 p.m.

WHERE: The Redd 831 SE Salmon St., Portland, OR 97214

Connect with Crag Law Center, Bark, OPAL Environmental Justice, Verde, Columbia Riverkeeper and Friends of the Columbia Gorge for a night of carnival games, festivities and a dance party with DJ Cooky Parker.

  • Win great prizes and support awesome nonprofits!
  • Min $10 donation to a participating nonprofit to get in.  Earn up to 10 Carnival game tokens (valued at $5 each) by donating more! Donate through the Give!Guide or buy tickets here.

We are limiting the guest count for Covid safety – advance tickets highly recommended!

Proof of Vaccination Required to Attend.

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Carnival Schedule

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Games and Attractions

8:30 – 9:00 p.m. Live Performance by The Amazing Bubbleman and Jet Black Pearl, Carnival Prize Drawing, and Best Dressed Contest awards!

9:00 p.m – 11:00 p.m Dance Party with D.J. Cooky Parker

Crag Carnival Non-Profit Partners

Donate to any of these non-profits in the Give!Guide and you’ll get a ticket to the Carnival! Support these awesome groups by spending your Carnival game tokens at their Carnival attractions and casting your votes for the Best Dressed contestants!

OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon

OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon builds power for environmental justice and civil rights in our communities.

Support OPAL in the Give! Guide


Bark’s mission is to transform Mt. Hood National Forest into a place where natural processes prevail, where wildlife thrives and where local communities have a social, cultural, and economic investment in its restoration and preservation.

Support Bark in the Give!Guide

Friends of the Gorge

Friends of the Columbia Gorge is the only conservation organization entirely dedicated to protecting, preserving, and stewarding the Gorge. We own over 1,500 acres of land across the Gorge and work with a diverse coalition of people who share a common love for the Gorge.

Support Friends of the Gorge in the Give!Guide

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Crag Law Center

Crag provides free and low-cost legal services to communities, environmental groups and tribes who are fighting to protect our wild places, clean water, communities and climate.

Support Crag in the Give! Guide


Verde serves communities by building environmental wealth through social enterprise, outreach, and advocacy.

Support Verde in the Give! Guide

Columbia Riverkeeper

Columbia Riverkeeper’s mission is to protect and restore the water quality of the Columbia River and all life connected to it, from the headwaters to the Pacific Ocean.

Support Columbia Rivkerkeeper in the Give!Guide

Give!Guide is Willamette Week’s grassroots fundraising campaign, which has raised $40 million+ since its inception in 2004. Alongside raising money for nonprofits, a goal of the campaign is to engage Portlanders 35 and under in giving back to the community and to build a culture of youth activation in Portland. Make a donation to any of the Crag Carnival non-profit partners in the Give! Guide and get a free ticket to the Crag Carnival!

Thanks to our sponsors!

Dick & CB Watts


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get in?

Make a Give! Guide donation to any of the participating non-profit organizations (Crag Law Center, Bark, OPAL Environmental Justice, Verde, Friends of the Columbia Gorge). The organization that you donate to will send you a special code that will get you a free ticket to the carnival. Use the special code to get a free ticket here:

You can also purchase a ticket directly at:

Are kids allowed at the Carnival?

While this is NOT a kid-centric event, kids are allowed at the Carnival if they are fully vaccinated on Dec. 4, 2021. Just as with any other guests, kids will also be required to provide proof of vaccination to enter. See the Covid FAQ section for more details. Please also note that this is an event where alcohol is being served. An accompanying adult must be responsible for supervising young children at all times during the event!

What are you doing to address COVID-19?

We are committed to following the most up-to-date CDC, state, and local guidance for

COVID-19. To maintain a safe event spaces for us all, we have adopted the following policies:

  • Proof of vaccination and a valid ID is required. We will be checking this at the door. All ticket holders are required to show proof of full COVID vaccination. This means that ticket holders have received their final vaccination dose of either the two-dose regimen of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of Johnson & Johnson at least 14 days before Dec. 4, 2021. A negative covid test will not be accepted for entry.
  • We ask screening questions and check every guest’s temperature with a touchless thermometer when you check-in. Guests presenting a fever or any Covid-like symptoms will not be allowed in.
  • All guests are required to wear a mask when indoors except for when eating, drinking or getting your photo taken at one of the photo stations. We also recommend that you wear a mask while outdoors, especially if keeping a distance of six feet is not possible.
  • Our indoor capacity is limited to 50% or less to enable distancing.
Who are the participating non-profit organizations?

The Carnival is hosted by Crag Law Center with the following participating non-profits: Bark, OPAL Environmental Justice, Verde, Columbia Rivkerkeeper and Friends of the Gorge.

I made a Give!Guide donation to a participating non-profit, but I didn’t get my code! How do I get my Carnival ticket?

Your best bet is to shoot an email to the non-profit you donated to and ask for your Carnival ticket code. You can also show us your G!G donation receipt to buy a ticket at the door (however, we highly recommend getting tickets in advance due to the limited capacity of the event space during Covid).

Do I need to get a Carnival ticket in advance, or can I just show up?

Because of Covid precautions, we are limiting the number of people we will allow into the Carnival. You can show up, but you’ll risk being that person who comes to an awesome show and has to hang out outside because it’s sold out. Do you want to be that person?

What does my ticket include?

A basic $10 ticket (or $10 Give!Guide donation to one of the participating non-profits) gets you into the Carnival, which will feature all kinds of entertainment and games, photo booths and stations and a dance party with DJ Cooky Parker. You can earn up to 10 Carnival game tokens (valued at $5 each) by donating more! Carnival game tokens will be available for purchase and = donations to the non-profits hosting the games. Drink tickets will also be for sale, good for a variety of beverages.

What if I donated more than $10 to a participating non-profit to get my Carnival Ticket - do I get anything extra for that?

Thanks for your generous support! You are welcome to redeem your donation dollars for Carnival game tokens at any of our cashier stations at the event. Each $5 over the $10 basic entry fee earns you 1 Carnival game token up to a max of 10 tokens. Just show your Give!Guide receipt and we’ll hook you up!

Will there be food and/or drinks?

Yes! Food and drink will be available for purchase at the Carnival – and you can even go ahead and buy meal and drink tickets online when you sign up!

We are excited to have Tamale Boy join us with their food truck, which will be parked just outside the door near a covered open air patio for safe, distanced munching!

We will also have a bar at the event serving up a variety of libations including beverages provided by our amazing sponsors: Portland Syrups (mocktails!), Iggy’s Kombucha, Ecliptic Brewing Beer, Modern Times Brewing, Two Towns Cider, New Deal Vodka, Raptor Ridge Wine and Interrobang Vermouth.

Is this a fundraiser?

Yes! Your ticket is a donation and so are all the carnival tokens you buy to play games! The drink and meal tickets help us cover the cost of that stuff you are slurping down. So feel free to make extra donations to the participating non-profits and don’t forget to tip Tamale Boy and your lovely bartenders!


Can I win prizes for playing games?

Yes! For each Carnival game token you play, you will receive a prize ticket that you can enter in our prize drawing. Depending on the game, you can also win additional prize tokens to enter in the drawing. We will draw the prizes between 8:30 – 9:00 PM. Winners must be present (or have a representative present) to claim prizes.


What do I win for the Best Dressed Contest?

You win the honor of being the most stylin’ Eco Carny in Portland, plus you make it rain $$$ for your chosen non-profit organization with all those votes you got. How awesome is that? We know, it can’t be beat! Even so, we’ll also bestow upon you some amazing prizes worthy of your charisma and style.

Are there other ways to experience the Crag Carnival if I can’t provide proof of vaccination or don’t feel comfortable experiencing programs indoors?

Thanks for asking! You can join the Carnival fun several ways:

1) Sign up to vote in the Best Dressed Contest! Each vote is a $5 donation to the non-profit that the contestant is raising funds for! Make sure to tune in between 7:30pm – 8:30pm to cast your vote! We’ll be awarding the best dressed prize around 8:45pm on Dec. 4.

2) Keep an eye out for some Facebook and Instagram live feeds coming from @craglawcenter and @craglaw

3) Make a donation in the Give!Guide to support the non-profits that are raising funds at the Carnival!

4) Bid in Crag Law Center’s mobile auction, which opens Friday, Nov. 26 and closes at 9pm on Thurs., Dec 2.

5) Attend Crag’s Virtual Celebration @ 7pm Thurs., Dec 2.



What forms of proof of vaccination are accepted for entry?

Proof of vaccination may include your actual, physical card or a digital photo of your vaccination card (completed at least 14 days prior) with a matching photo ID.

All ticket holders are required to show proof of full COVID vaccination. This means that ticket holders have received their final vaccination dose of either the two-dose regimen of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of Johnson & Johnson at least 14 days before Dec. 4, 2021. A negative covid test will not be accepted for entry.

How and where do I provide my proof?

Carnival door monitors will check your forms of proof at the check-in and provide you with a wristband that will allow you to come and go.


What if I am not vaccinated or cannot receive the vaccine?

We understand some community members may not be vaccinated for a number of reasons. If this is the case for you, then we invite you to support one of the participating nonprofits by donating through the Give!Guide or tuning into one of the virtual events celebrating our work.  In the interest of the safety of all guests, only vaccinated guests will be allowed entry. .


Where can I get more information about the COVID-19 vaccine?

If you are not currently vaccinated and want more information on how and where to get one, you can get more info via


What if I lost my vaccination card?

You can request a copy of your vaccination record through Oregon Health Authority here.


What if I’m waiting on a test result and/or experiencing symptoms?

If you are experiencing or exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, have been in contact with others who are, and/or are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test as a result of possible exposure, we ask that you please stay home and follow CDC guidelines for quarantine/isolation in cases of exposure/illness.

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