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1/31/18 6-9pm


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​​​Tigard Tapphoria is holding a Fund Raiser for Tigard Police Officer Matthew Barbee.


This is tomorrow night, Wednesday, 1/31/18.


Besides being a good cause, there’s more connections between Tigard Tapphoria and Tigard than beer, food, and good company.


Officer Barbee, an officer for 11 years, sustained head and neck trauma after he was rear-ended Dec. 14 while off duty and waiting inside his parked car for roadside assistance along U.S. 26 in Hillsboro.


In what sounds like a freak accident, Matthew Barbee did what everyone does when you have a car question on a fast road: pull over before something blows and you go careening into traffic.


The tragedy of that night, after doing the right thing, will last a lifetime for Officer Barbee and his family and friends. Joining Tigard Tapphoria for his fundraiser is a reminder of the sort of community he severed.


The memory of a few hours dedicated to a husband and father will also last a lifetime for his wife and kids.


We decided to join forces with other Local Business in Tigard and the surrounding area to help with Fundraising events for Officer Barbee and his family.



Barbee’s wife, Sherrie, said she couldn’t ask for a better husband.
“Matt is one of the most kind-hearted people I know,” Sherrie said. “We have three wonderful children. He’s a great father. He’s a teacher to them. He’s always teaching them new things. He loves people. He loves to socialize. He loves to give back to the community.”
Sherrie said she and Matt have been married for 19 years.
“He would give you the shirt off of his back. He loves animals. We have a farm. He just recently brought home five pigs despite me asking him to only bring home two,” Sherrie said. “He’s a great man.”


Please stop by and show your support. We will have (2) Special Kegs Donated from Hop Valley Brewing being served with 100% of the proceeds being donated. We also will be having a silent auction with some wonderful items to bid on. Some auction items include;


Hop Valley Brewing 

Bannings Restaurant & Pie House


Al’s Garden & Home Center

Bower’s Self-Serve Dog Wash


Portland Party Bus

Threat Dynamics

Highline Vapors

Tigard Bowl

Pizza Caboose

Cruise In Country Diner

AAA of Oregon

Paulson’s Floor Coverings

MOD Pizza

Club Pilates

Davidson’s Casual Dinning

Tom’s Pancake House

Henderson’s Auto

Growler Werks

Wild Ride Brewing

Acceleration Chiropractic

Medford Knife & Tool

Portland Cider Company

​​Serenity Vapor Lounge

Gearhead Garage

AutoHaus Towing

​​​Hans Reidy & Mark Higgins


“Hering said support for the 39-year-old officer — who lives in the Mist area with his wife Sherrie and the couple’s three children — has been intense among fellow officers.
“We’ve had volunteers continually have nightshifts, watching over Matt,” Hering said. “It’s been a battle but everyone’s staying positive.”
At the same time, an online support campaign for Barbee and his family at has raised $35,000 (with another $8,000 donated privately) in a goal to reach $50,000, said Hering.
Meanwhile, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Jan. 31, Tapphoria, a Tigard growler house and pub, will host a fundraiser for Barbee with 100 percent of sales from two special Hop Valley Brewing kegs benefiting those efforts.
In addition, a silent auction will be held with items donated by local merchants.”


Tigard Tapphoria is one of those places to build memories.
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