Adams opened its doors 50 years ago,
so let's party like it's 1969!

This anniversary will happen only once, so don't miss it!

This year, there are two events: an evening cocktail social and dance, and a daytime potluck picnic.

Adams 50th Anniversary All-class Cocktail Social and Dance

When: Friday, August 2, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Where: Columbia Edgewater Country Club
2220 NE Marine Drive
Portland, OR
United States

We are no longer selling tickets for this event and tickets will not be available at the door.

Be part of the festivities and connect with former classmates, faculty, and staff. Due to capacity, we can only sell 350 tickets for the Friday event.

Your ticket price includes:
  • Heavy hors d'oeuvres (vegetarian and gluten-free options, too)
  • One drink ticket
  • No-host bar
  • Dancing to the music we danced to back in the day
  • Program/memory book
  • Fashionable blue and green lanyard
Plus, we'll take class pictures — it's your opportunity to be part of your class's "official" 50th reunion photo.

You'll be able to peruse every class yearbook and Adam's newspaper ever published so you can reminisce with friends over the annals of those bygone years and catch up on the news of those days.

Former journalism teacher Jim Rice is a member of CECC, so we're able to get this beautiful space at no cost (we still have to pay for the food and miscellaneous stuff).

Buy your ticket soon! Tickets will not be sold at the door; you must buy in advance.

Deadline to buy tickets is July 1.

CECC doesn't have a dress code for special events, but we suggest evening casual (or evening formal, if you prefer).
Adams 50th Anniversary All-class Picnic
Picnic Area D
Picnic Area D

When: Saturday, August 3 at 11 a.m.
Where: Columbia Park, Picnic Area D
N Lombard St. and Woolsey Ave.
Portland, OR
United States

This is our almost-annual, all-class, all-comers reunion potluck picnic (because the fun won't stop Friday night)!

No ticket required — just show up! Bring a dish and your favorite Adams memories to share.

This casual gathering is always a popular event — and it's your opportunity to talk to the people you didn't get a chance to the night before. There's lots of sun and shade, good food, good friends, and good memories.

Why it's not at Fernhill: The picnic is once again at Columbia Park because there are no large-group picnic facilities at Fernhill Park (we saw only two or three scattered picnic tables when we explored it as an option). Plus, parking around Fernhill is limited, at best. Columbia Park easily accommodates large groups with designated picnic areas, plenty of tables, and lots of parking.

GO GREEN! Alum Cheryl Kelly suggested each person bring their own reusable plates and eating utensils to cut down on waste, which is a great idea. We encourage this; we'll have paper plates and eco-friendly utensiles for those who need them.