Nearly two dozen waiters tackled the new course around Director Park on Saturday, July 14, in the 8th Annual Portland Waiters Race, cheered on by thousands of onlookers.The winners shared a cash jackpot of $1000 as well as gifts from sponsor, Perrier.
Men’s division lauréats were: #1 Matthew Zilliot of North Bar, #2 Juan Mercado of Red Lobster, and #3 Ryan Phegley of Ruth’s Chris. Women’s division winners were: #1 Sarah Silverman of Brasserie Montmartre, #2 Danielle Waldby of the same restaurant, and #3 Kami French of Higgins.
Participant Paul Paz of WaitersWorld.com filmed the race and put it on Youtube for all to enjoy: the start of the race, one actual lap of the race (live “waiter-cam”), and the prize announcements on the stage. Also photos of the waiters race are in the online album (see the next article). Merci to all racers and to Perrier for sponsoring.