Hillsboro-based HomePlate Youth Services hosts FarmPlate dinner to raise funds to help homeless youth

A bow tie and button-down gala event wouldn't fit their style.

Or their budget, thought Terra Neilson,  then a volunteer at HomePlate Youth Services and brainstorming ideas for the 2011 fundraiser for the nonprofit drop-in center serving young homeless people in Washington County since 2005.

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Attendees of the 2012 FarmPlate dinner gather to share plates of locally grown food, prepared by Chef Pascal Chureau, of West Linn's Allium Bistro. (Rissa Ochs)

Attendees of the 2012 FarmPlate dinner gather to share plates of locally grown food, prepared by Chef Pascal Chureau, of West Linn's Allium Bistro. (Rissa Ochs)