Portland Graduation: The Banquet

Dates and Times

Our Celebration Banquet will be on Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Airport
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will be served promptly at 7 p.m.
We anticipate that the program will end around 9 p.m.


In keeping with the elegance of the evening, Celebration Banquet attendees are asked to dress up.
Men usually wear jackets and ties, and women generally wear skirts or dresses.


Western Seminary encourages guests not to bring children under the age of five, or older children who cannot sit quietly for extended periods of time. Mothers of nursing infants are welcome to bring their infants.

Entree Options

Flat Iron Steak, topped with fresh basil pesto and cloves of roasted garlic

Northwest Salmon, topped with pinot noir herbed butter sauce

Rocket Arugula Hazelnut Pesto Pasta with Portabella Mushrooms

Each entree will be served with a salad course and sides of mashed potatoes and roasted whole carrots.

Dietary needs can be communicated via registration. Please check with each of your guests prior to purchasing tickets. 


UPDATE! Ticket sales will be available starting Monday, April 2nd. 
We will be able to offer each graduate two complimentary banquet tickets.
Additionally, Western Seminary will subsidize additional tickets for two additional guests to bring with you. Because of our large graduating class, we regret we cannot offer more tickets per graduate at this time, but will continue to keep you posted if more become available. Subsidized guest tickets will be $30 each. We know there are those who would like to have a part of 5 or 6 due to family size or out of town guests. There is a place on the form to indicate if you need more seats (cost will be $40 ticket). As of right now we are not anticipating having extra, but will do our best to accommodate and facilitate a wait list.

Tickets are available on a first-come first-serve basis, and as such we regret that we cannot reserve tickets. We cannot guarantee ticket availability beyond April 10th, but if you have an emergency, please contact Michelle Workman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


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