About the Event

The Lobster Feed & Charity Auction, now in its 40th year, is a major fund-raising event and joint venture of two parties, the Lakewood Center for the Arts and the Lake Oswego Rotary Club.

Each partner provides a co-chair as well as financial and volunteer support to promote and stage the many details of what has become the largest social and fundraising event in Lake Oswego. The net proceeds of this unique fundraiser have grown to become the largest single source of unrestricted funds for both parties. This amazing partnership has benefitted both organizations in providing programs and support to our community, the region and the world.


Now in its 40th year, the auction has raised more than $4.2 million dollars to benefit non-profit organizations, community projects, the arts and humanitarian needs in our community, state, and the world! The auction is highly anticipated and attended by more than 600 people who generously give to help fund and support humanitarian and community causes through  Lake Oswego Rotary as well as supporting theatre, arts programs, and youth outreach at Lakewood Center for the Arts.

In addition, a portion of the net proceeds will continue to benefit these and other causes:
Reborn Bikes - Free bikes for those in need
Reborn Bikes works across the state of Oregon collecting, refurbishing and distributing bikes as well as providing bike safety and skills education to those in need. In 2023, Reborn Bikes distributed nearly 8,000 bikes to people from underrepresented populations and taught bike safety skills to nearly 3,000 individuals. Our programs now reach not only disadvantaged youth, but also refugees, homeless populations, BIPOC/Tribal communities, veterans, and human trafficking victims.

HomePlate - Drop in center & services to keep young adults off the streets
Helping support a youth drop in center providing services helping young adults stay off the streets. The center is in Beaverton, Oregon. It is Washington County’s only nonprofit provider of drop-in centers and street outreach for young people experiencing houselessness. HomePlate offers a drop-in and resource center for youth ages 12-24 to find food, housing, employment, education supports, and more.

Safety Compass - Supports survivors of sexual exploitation and human trafficking
Safety Compass exists to extend relentless hope and navigational support for survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and human trafficking. Our team of advocates provide an open door for survivors to take the first steps in the healing process.

Fly Fishing Collaborative - Provides sustainable livelihoods that prevent women and children from human trafficking and poverty
Building aquaponic greenhouses to create sustainable solutions to poverty and human trafficking. By building Aquaponic Farms globally, and implementing justice initiatives locally, the Fly Fishing Collaborative provides a sustainable livelihood that prevents women and children from human trafficking and poverty.

Lakewood Center for the Arts - Youth arts education and outreach programs
Lakewood Center for the Arts, the largest arts provider in Clackamas County, strives through their arts education outreach programs to bring opportunities to the under-served youth in the region, whom, because of geographic, socio-economic, cultural or language barriers have limited access to arts education.

Lake Oswego Rotary Foundation - projects in our community, region, and world
Throughout the year Lake Oswego Rotary helps fund non-profit projects, scholarships, and special events that benefit people in our community, region, and the world.

2024 Lobster Feed and Charity Auction Special Appeal - Helping to Defeat Human Trafficking
This year’s paddle raise is dedicated to empowering young women through education, economic development, and fighting human trafficking. 

CLICK HERE to download an event flyer listing beneficiaries and night of show information