David Machado Honored for his Exceptional Commitment to the Arts

Executive Director Lisa Volle with Dave Machado at the Arts + Business Awards Gala last night in NYC.

Executive Director Lisa Volle with Dave Machado at the Arts + Business Awards Gala last night in NYC.

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Acceptance Speech!

On October 3, 2019, at a black tie gala at the Central Park Boathouse in New York City, Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America, honored 10 US Companies. Portland's own David Machado was one of those honorees. Third Angle was thrilled to be there to help celebrate one of Portland's arts champion.

Third Angle's relationship with David began when we performed at the opening of his restaurant, Nel Centro, in 2009. All the proceeds from that successful event were graciously donated to Third Angle. Chef Machado has continued to expand his relationship with Third Angle. His generosity in time and support go far beyond our wildest expectations - whether it is donating catered meals for events, hosting fundraisers, introducing Third Angle to new organizations, or rolling up his sleeves to help us move offices and provide storage units, Chef Machado’s positivity, encouragement, and patience know no bounds. His involvement with Third Angle has continued to grow and he now serves as our board chairman.


We continue to be grateful for David's commitment to the community and to the arts.

Congratulations, David Machado Restaurants!

Dave & Julie Machado

Dave & Julie Machado

Congratulations, Dave!

Congratulations, Dave!

About Dave Machado Restaurants

Chef/Restaurateur David Machado’s food has been a staple of Portland’s nationally recognized dining scene since the early 1990s. He is often credited with leading the East Side independent dining movement of the early 2000s with his two landmark restaurants, Lauro Kitchen and Vindalho. Upon the opening of his restaurant, Nel Centro in 2009 and as a visionary business and civic leader, Machado convened with local arts organizations to ensure that his company would play a meaningful role by pledging his support. Sensing that many of his hospitality industry peers were reducing philanthropic efforts due to a drop in sales brought on by the recession, Machado understood that his restaurants could best contribute to the community by forging strong partnerships with local arts organizations. These relationships have been expanded are still in place today.

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