Event Details

Join Us!

The Morrison Bridge will light RED to celebrate dyslexia awareness month and to honor our 1 in 5! Celebrate with us at the Kells Restaurant and Pub in downtown Portland from 5:30-8pm. RSVP here: light-it-up-red-2017.eventbrite.com or on Facebook.


Food, Fun and Drink:

Enjoy a private room with a variety of food and drink to purchase from the Kell’s menu. Children are allowed in the restaurant pub area until 8 pm.



We will begin celebrating at Kell’s at 5:30 pm. After dinner and drinks, we parade from Kell’s to the Morrison Bridge, Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park for a group photo at 8:00pm. (If you can’t meet us at Kell’s, meet near the Battleship Oregon Memorial – Lighthouse.)


What to Wear?

Proudly wear your RED to help our kids with dyslexia (who often see red marks on their schoolwork) take back this color and be proud of their strengths.


Keynote Speaker – Jared Blank:

Jared is an inspiring athlete and dyslexic. At a young age, he was told he would probably not graduate from high school. But that didn’t stop him! He persisted. He has had many successes at the university level and in his professional life. His current dream is to run The World Marathon Challenge (7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days). Come meet Jared and hear his remarkable story of resilience!


NEW: Scavenger Hunt for Kids!


Sponsored by:

Center on Teaching and Learning, Decoding Dyslexia Oregon, Edison High School, Kells, ORBIDA, Lindamood-Bell, Park Academy, PDX Reading Specialist, Successful Learning Educational Services

Light it Up 2017
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