February 24, 2021

Small Business Legal Clinic “Open House” & Auction

Thank you to all of our attorney volunteers, donors, partners and clients for making 2020 far more positive than we ever would have thought possible. Despite significant challenges, the Small Business Legal Clinic was able to serve 350 businesses through virtual meetings and support. Ninety attorney volunteers served 130 businesses with over 750 hours of legal services.

Thank you Volunteer Attorneys!

Announcing the SBLC Attorney of the Year for 2020

David Boyer from Dunn Carney LLP

Thank you SBLC Pro Bono Champions who gave significant time and support as volunteer attorneys in 2020:

  • Brent Bullock, Perkins Coie LLP
  • Jacob Goldberg, Stoel Rives LLP
  • Jacob Hasler, Perkins Coie LLP
  • John Heninger, US Bank
  • Kelsey Herman, FP Transitions LLC
  • Brittany Nicksic, Aldrich Advisors
  • Meredith Price, Intel
  • Jeremy Pyle, Holland & Knight LLP
  • Nicole Schaefer, Yellow Dog Legal
  • Adam Waks, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Masa Yamaguchi, Lane Powell 

Thank You Wonderful Sponsors!

Without your support, we could not do our work.

  • A special thank you to Prosper Portland, Washington County, Business Oregon and The Ford Family Foundation, who stepped up and allowed us to respond to needs created by the pandemic.
  • Welcome to our new sponsors, Business Oregon, OnPoint Community Credit Union, Washington County, Wells Fargo and Umpqua.
  • Thank you to sponsors who recommitted although funds were tight: Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt, Stoel Rives, Perkins Coie, KeyBank, Casa Bonita, and Columbia Bank. 

Thank you to SBLC’s Clients!

Our clients have shown their incredible resilience this year and we are holding an online auction from March 1st at 9:00am until March 5th at 5:00pm. More than twenty clients generously gave to support the SBLC so that we can continue to provide increased service during these challenging times. Remember, if you are outbid, go buy from the clients directly! It is very important to support local small business.

SBLC Auction will be LIVE on 3/1 @ 9am - 3/5 @ 5:00pm)

Businesses participating in Auction:

Momma G’s Soup Soup packets We are available to retail, wholesale, and at third-party vendor locations. This is all because of our wonderful customers and of course “For the Love of Soup”.

Auction Item: Soup Spice Blend sampler includes: African Peanut, Hungarian Mushroom and Chili Verde (all gluten free, and organic)

Rock Dojo Rock Guitar Lessons Get a Black Belt in Rock E-Course! Your kid can learn how to rock with Rock Dojo’s award-winning guitar program.

Auction Item: At the white belt level, students learn how to hold the guitar, the names of the open strings, one must know the scale for rock guitar, and three awesome riffs on one string. The e-course comes with an hour’s worth of pre-recorded guitar lessons, a 21-page PDF, and backing tracks.

La Arepa La Arepa We specialize in Typical Venezuelan Street Food. We pride ourselves on serving authentic cuisine with traditional flavors and recipes. We have been preparing these foods for many years back home and we are excited to share with you a little piece of Venezuela right here in beautiful Portland Oregon!

We actively support an organization that help our people back home, called Venezuela’s Voice in Oregon, to get access to medicine and food.

Auction Item: $20 Gift Card

Cully Central Gift basket

Cully Central is the newest Lao beer garden/restaurant in the Cully neighborhood. We served local craft and domestic beers on tap. Come hang out with us in our newly remodeled building and enjoy the dog friendly outdoor patio.

Auction Item: 

Gift basket with Chicken Skin, Heavenly Lao Jerky (Sien Savanh), Hellz Jerky, Jaew Som, Chili Oil, & Banana Chips


CBD Skincare InDivineCo. is dedicated to offering the the highest quality CBD products made with locally grown organic hemp. We only use whole-plant extracts and cold-pressed oils to provide CBD in its purest form. Our all-natural balms are crafted to nourish and heal your body.

Auction Item: Three CBD Balms


Po’Shines Café de la Soul
Po'Shines Po’Shines is a Black-owned contemporary soul food restaurant with Cajun, Creole and low-country flair. We provide quality dining, concession sales and catering services of the highest quality to individuals and business in the Portland Metro Area and Southwest Washington, while providing career development opportunities through our nonprofit work force training program, Teach Me To Fish.

Auction Item: $50 gift card

Essance Skincare
Skincare Package Essance Skincare is a specialty handcrafted herbal, organic, and vegan skincare company in Portland, Oregon. When you look at an Essance product, you will see that it is free of artificial color, artificial fragrance, and harmful sulfates and phthalates. You will notice that each product is a powerhouse of natural and organic ingredients to revitalize, heal, and protect the skin.

Auction Item: Gift bag with various skincare products

Revolución Coffee House
Coffee and mug To make our delicious Café de olla, we use coffee from Café Mam. Café Mam is grown by a fair trade cooperative of native Mayan farmers living in the highland of Chiapas, Mexico. It is 100% organic, fair trade certified, shade-grown, high altitude, arabica coffee.

Auction Item: Two Café de olla bottles and a handmade mug

Baby Wit Baby Clothes

We create unique matching pieces for moms, dads and babies that celebrate your individuality and help throw a little fun into all that changing you have to do.

We believe in style, comfort and ease all rolled into one. We believe in centralized, local production. We believe in taking care of our resources and making special things for people who care.

Auction Item: Two baby rompers

Tierra Educational Center
Tierra Ed. Class

As a locally owned, independent language education center, we strive to meet the needs of our community by offering a wide range of effective and enjoyable Spanish courses for students of all levels, from absolute beginner to advanced, at affordable rates.

Auction Item: digital gift certificate for one 10-class course

Hot Winter Hot Sauce Hot sauce

FERMENTED hot sauce made in Portland, Oregon. We use all ORGANIC ingredients, and purchase chiles & garlic direct from farmers. HEIRLOOM peppers create unique flavors in a wide variety of heat levels.

Auction Item: Includes 4 bottles and one tea towel

Handwriting Success, LLC Since 1979, Getty-Dubay Italic offers fun and effective learning tools for anyone who wants to improve their handwriting or learn the art of calligraphy. Both the Italic Handwriting Series books and Italic Calligraphy: for School and Home are in use in schools and thousands of homes across America and abroad.

Auction Items: Calligraphy Set, Fountain Pen Gift Set, Italic Letters: Calligraphy and Handwriting, Write Now: Getty Dubay Program for Handwriting Success.


Z Amaze Gift set

Our mission is to deliver our customers quality products that bring them happiness and inspiration. As Native American people, our mission is to incorporate our identities into all of our products and designs.

Our company name stems from our Diné culture and love of science. The scientific name of one of our ancestral foods, naadą́ą́’ (corn), is Zea mays.

Auction Item: Z Amaze Heritage Tri-Blend T-shirt, Metallic ‘Our Ancestors Were Runners’ sticker, and Logo sticker


Ehsan’s Interior Remodeling LLC After Before Whether you want to convert your detached or attached garage into ADU, redo your whole interior of the house, update your kitchen /bathroom, add new flooring or add a new touch of paint to your walls, our contracting services are a great option for you.

Auction Item: 

Labor and material cost to paint ONE room no greater than 150 sqft with a ceiling height of no greater than 10ft, One color, Walls only


Concordia Wellness Provides expert massage therapy that enhances health and quality of living for a diverse clientele - office workers, athletes, people with all sorts of medical conditions, youthful people and the young-at-heart. The approach for each session is tailored to your circumstances.

Auction Item: A 60 minute massage. Choose between treatment-oriented massage and rejuvenation massage.

One Transition At A Time Art piece All of our products are handmade and made from recycled materials in beautiful Baker City, Oregon. We sell upcycled art, crafts, kits.

We are here to create, inspire, and change the way we all look at upcycling, recycling, and household items that we throw away.

Auction Item: Upcycled Fancy Dancer Art Piece. This art piece is made from all upcycled materials: it is on a broken coffee table and the angel is made from the leftovers of a sewing basket. 


Hear Here Oracle Cards Deck Our intention for the deck was to develop a mindfulness tool that can be used to help with care, connection, and awareness in our busy lives.

Auction Item: Oracle Cards. Hear Here is a 24-card illustrated oracle card deck and guidebook. Each illustration has been created in concert with a series of accessible self-care practices described in the guidebook. Self-care and mindfulness are cornerstones of wellness, and Hear Here oracle cards are a tool created to help.

Portland Pilates Collective + Wellness Center PDX Pilates

A health and wellness space that is body positive, inclusive, and welcoming of all shapes, sizes, orientations, and colors. We specialize in helping people heal through movement, nutrition, and chiropractic services.

Auction Item: Private lesson and the 8-Week Posture Perfect Program


Ruzzo - Sparkling Hard Citrus
Hard Seltzer Ruzzo is a sparkling hard citrus produced locally in Oregon. In a world where everyone is overexposed, we believe one of the most invigorating  things you can do is maintain your mystery. There is only one you, there is only one refreshing Ruzzo. Just like you, we’re unique and strive to keep it that way. 

Auction Item: 1 case (24 16oz cans). Case includes Citrus Lime Kick & Citrus Teaz flavors. There are two cases available.

972Eleven 972Eleven’s reason for existence: Where through fashion we encourage expressive freedom, self love and serve our community.
The ultimate goal is for our outward beauty to reflect our inner beauty! A lot like Portland, you will get so many styles from me because my outfits will always reflect how I’m feeling that day.

Auction Item: $25 Gift Card

Vena Cava
Vena Cava

Vena Cava is the bodywork and skincare practice of Jessi Slavich, located in Laurelhurst Wellness Center in NE Portland, Oregon. In bodywork sessions, she works across a spectrum of modalities, ranging from deep myofascial release to equally effective, but more subtle craniosacral techniques.

Auction Item: 90 Minute Massage or Facial

Autentica Consulting
DEI Training Autentica Consulting is a firm that specializes in transforming organizations by creating spaces for courageous conversations, drawing from lived experiences from each member of the organization, to build equitable, and inclusive workplaces with a sense of belongingness. 

Auction Item: A two-hour DEI training session for up to 50 participants. AC will work with the organization to select the desired topic for the training (i.e., bias, microaggressions, common language, privilege, race, history of racism in Oregon, identities, inclusive leadership, etc.). The workshop will be highly interactive and will be engaging. Each workshop will provide tools, resources for the group and will be delivered via zoom. 

Moonatic Curated by Anielis Raas, the selection within the store complements the style, values and nature of her work through her brand ZENPUI. You will find versatile, dynamic and eco-conscious apparel, jewelry, accessories, regional crystals and artisan goods for your enJOYment.

Auction Item: Crescent Moon Earrings, and Creation Ring Set


Citizen Ruth
Citizen Ruth

Citizen Ruth is an ethics forward company providing high quality, intersectional feminist art, books, clothing, jewelry, and personal and home accessories. Created as a jewelry company in 2007 and grown into a national retail brand, Citizen Ruth successfully combines art and media with social responsibility and activism.

Auction Item - Two different Ruth Bader Ginsberg mugs


Ice Queen PDX, LLC
Ice Queen PDX Ice Queen specializes in plant based frozen desserts in Portland, OR. We sell in many local stores and have just opened our own store front where you can find a variety of plant based popsicles! 

Auction Item: $20 Gift Card