Join Us & Author Cheryl Strayed

A powerful and inspiring opportunity to find out more about Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East. Enjoy a free breakfast during this uplifting one-hour program featuring Cheryl Strayed, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir WILD.

Funds raised at the HopeBuilder Breakfast will be used to build and repair homes for local families and individuals in need of decent, affordable homes.

Our event capacity is full. If seats become available, we will contact you. Sign up on our waitlist today; it’s free to attend.  We will check registration at the door.

Where & When

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
7:30 am – 8:30 am
Doors open at 6:45am

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

2019 Program

Cheryl Strayed


Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir WILD, the New York Times bestsellers TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS and BRAVE ENOUGH, and the novel TORCH. Her books have been translated into forty languages around the world. WILD was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as her first selection for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. The Oscar-nominated movie adaptation of WILD stars Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl and Laura Dern as Cheryl’s mother, Bobbi. The film was directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, with a screenplay by Nick Hornby. Strayed’s essays have been published in The Best American Essays, the New York Times, the Washington Post Magazine, Vogue, Salon, The Sun, Tin House, and elsewhere. Strayed was the co-host, along with Steve Almond, of the WBUR podcast Dear Sugars Radio, which originated with her popular Dear Sugar advice column on The Rumpus. Strayed holds an MFA in fiction writing from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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James Lewis

Habitat for Humanity Homebuyer

Heather and James Lewis live in the Parkrose neighborhood in NE Portland with their three teenage boys, James, Dylon, and Bobbe, and their 3-year-old daughter, Selena. James works as a Large Store Account Manager at Coca Cola.

Their older boys play sports, and Heather and James both love to play games with their kids on weekends, and enjoy camping, fishing, and family outings.

After living in a home with a leaky roof and mold issues, they are excited to purchase a clean, safe, and stable home where their kids can feel more secure and take on some new responsibilities in taking care of their new home.

Brenda Braxton


Brenda Braxton is a morning and noon anchor for KGW TV in Portland. Brenda loves her community, devoting time volunteering with organizations like the American Heart Association, Raphael House, and Self Enhancement, Inc.

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