Dining for Dollar$ – September

Raise money for Chapman by eating food from pre-set neighborhood restaurants.  Dine with friends and family, order take out, and spread the word. Restaurants will donate a portion of their day’s proceeds back to Chapman. Let’s eat!

Participating Restaurants in September  

425 NW 9th | vauxpdx.com

ALL OF SEPTEMBER: Vaux

The newly launched restaurant Vaux (pronounced vawks) at the Canopy Portland Pearl District will celebrate the return of its namesake Vaux’s Swifts to Chapman Elementary. To celebrate this special Portland phenomenon, Vaux will offer a flight of chef Sara Woods famous grilled cheese sandwiches, a perfect after school snack for back to school. For adult counterparts, Vaux will offer a wine flight. 20% of proceeds from each flight will go toward Chapman Elementary. Visit anytime during the month of September to try the grilled cheese flight and wine flight, and be entered into a raffle with big prizes.


539 NW 21st Ave | 11:30 – 10 PM

Monday 9/16 – San Sai Japanese Grill

A long standing local sushi and Japanese grill hot spot that doesn’t break the bank. Rice bowls, noodle dishes, sushi, salads, meat and seafood plates, and more. Great kid friendly options (my picky kids love it), happy hour, and speedy service. It’s San Sai’s first time participating; let’s give them an extra special Chapman welcome and represent.  Back 2 School night is the following day so order take out a day early to make life run more smoothly. 


1650 NW 23rd | 12 – 11 PM

Tuesday 9/24 – Ruby Jewel Ice Cream Shop

Fun and whimsical space serving ice cream sandwiches, ice cream scoops, and sundaes. Easy quick walk from Chapman. Gift cards from here are a great birthday present or surprise staff with some ice cream sandwiches in the staff freezer. 


Subscribe to the Friends of Chapman calendar to get the most up to date schedule for all of this school year’s Dining Nights

See other options to help Chapman without donating $$ directly.  

Questions? Contact Nicole Mather.

After School / Enrichment Programs – Sign up now!

With school back in session, are you looking for after care or enrichment ideas? Look no further! Did you know that you can see a list of after school class/enrichment programs offered at Chapman this fall in one place on the After Care and Enrichment page of this site? See what activities might fit your family’s interest and schedule! Classes are open for registration now, and some begin in just a few weeks, so be sure to check out the page for all the details. (Some classes can unfortunately get cancelled or delayed due to low enrollment, so don’t forget to spread the word about classes to ensure enough participation!)