Speaker Detail

Polly Bangs and Tres Shannon
Social Entrepreneurs

Polly Bangs has worked with youth since 2002 and founded the Program Manager of Urban Opportunities in 2007. She owned her own restaurant in North Portland, Pasta Bangs, where she created job opportunities for at-risk youth and developed the concept for Urban Opportunities. Her entrepreneurial spirit and business connections have provided at-risk youth in Portland access to real jobs. Tres Shannon is the founder of Voodoo Doughnuts, but grew up in Colorado and moved to Portland in 1984. He opened an all-ages Rock Club, The X-Ray Cafe from 1990-1994 in downtown Portland. He booked bands at Berbati's from 1994-2000 and opened Voodoo Doughnut in 2003. Voodoo Doughnut currently has two stores in Portland and one store in Eugene. Tres is currently the front man for the Kareoke From Hell Band and The Miss You's, Portland's premier Rolling Stones Cover Band. Watch