Great Expectations – An Exceptional Dining Experience

Great Expectations is a delicious five-course meal served by attentive high school students in a candle-lit, beautifully decorated Cedar Hall, while soft music plays.  Great Expectations is the only fundraiser for high school students and leaders who are going to the CMA Youth Conference-LIFE (July) and Ecuador (July/August) and college students and leaders who are going to Indonesia (July).



Reservations will be accepted through February 14.  Seating is Limited.

Making Your Reservation

All reservations for Great Expectations are made online, giving you a more convenient way to sign up with your friends and family for the seating time you prefer!

Reservation Times
Thursday, February 21 at 5:30 or 7:00pm
Friday, February 22 at 5:30, 6:45 or 8:00pm

Making a Reservation for Your Party
Each reservation can accommodate 2 to 8 people. We ask that one person reserve your entire party under a single reservation. If there are more than eight people in your party, an additional reservation will need to be made by another guest in your group.  If you wish for your tables to be near each other, please indicate that in the additional comments box.  When making your table reservation, you will be asked to include the names of each member of your party as well as the number of each entree you would like to order.

This dinner event is a freewill offering. To donate, please bring cash or check to the dinner with you or you can give online using a credit card.  


On the SAC giving page select "One Time Donation" then
Select "Great Expectations" under Special Giving Funds

Questions, Changes, and Cancellations
If you have changes or cancellations to your reservation, please leave a message at 503.581.2129 x 360.
If you have any specific questions about how to make a reservation, please contact Rachel Knowles at



Reservations will be accepted through February 10. 




A pretzel bread bowl filled with silky cheese fondue, with an assortment of
fruits, vegetables and bread for dipping.

Steak and Potato Soup - a hearty, rich cream soup with tender chunks of steak
topped with cheddar cheese and crunchy croutons.

A bright and refreshing combination of mixed greens, mandarins and crumbled feta,
topped with crunchy Chinese noodles and lightly dressed with a lemon poppy seed dressing.

Entrée (select one)

Stuffed Chicken* - a moist chicken breast stuffed with a savory stuffing, breaded,
baked to perfection and topped with a veloute sauce. 
Served with fresh seasonal vegetables and delicious rice pilaf.

Stuffed Pork* –Succulent pork stuffed with a tangy blend of cinnamon, apples and
bacon topped with an apple-cider demi glaze. 
Served with fresh seasonal vegetables and delicious rice pilaf.


Grandma Rose's Pierogies - Tasty and lovingly handmade pierogies filled with potato,
cheese and onion, topped with a dollop of sour cream. 
Served with fresh seasonal vegetables and delicious rice pilaf.


Choose from a selection of five different delectable desserts.

*All entrees can be made gluten free upon request at time of reservation.