Avery Lemons

Avery Lemons

Special Events Manager


Describe what you do for Portland Opera

I plan all events within Portland Opera - whether that be donor benefit events, production specific activities, or assisting with community outreach projects. I also manage the rental program of the Hampton Opera Center.

What music/book/movie/show/poem/place/moment is currently inspiring you?

My home is inspiring me right now. I've been spending a lot of time at home this year (like we all have!) and it's been a wonderful feeling being in a peaceful place that I love. It's been a lot of fun doing small projects and updates as well which really helps keep my creativity and love for design alive!

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Believe it or not, I wanted to be an event director for an arts organization or own my own event company. I wanted to plan all of the fun parties and huge galas in beautiful places while supporting the arts that I love so much … I'm living the dream!

In my free time, you can usually find me...

Cooking or baking, taking strolls around town with friends, tasting wine in Wine Country, or watching football - Go Ducks!

What is your favorite Portland Opera memory?

The Flora + Fauna Fall Ball in September 2019 - what a night!

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