Meet our Team


Barbara Cohen

CEO & Event Planner

Barbara Cohen is one of the most sought-after event planners in the industry. Her ability to create personalized, one-of-a-kind events for her clients makes her a top Portland wedding planner and event designer. With over 20 years of experience, Barbara produces innovative events with style, elegance, and precision. Her professionalism and experience makes for a stress-free affair for her clients, allowing them to truly enjoy the experience from planning, through the day of the event. Barbara’s signature attention to detail, creative flair, and dedication to each client’s celebration results in fresh, next-level events that leave lasting impressions and puts her at the forefront of the best Portland event planners.

Barbara gets to know every client and understands their wants and needs, bringing your vision to life using her vast knowledge of entertaining combined with her professional connections. Knowing that every celebration is unique, every client receives a custom-designed event that tells their story. As a known trendsetter, she creates experiences that are never before seen that create excitement and at the same time retain awareness of the best in traditions. Barbara’s passion for producing spectacular events is rivaled only by her skill at executing them.

Barbara is fortunate to call Portland home but has also hung her hat in San Francisco, Westport, Connecticut and Raleigh, North Carolina. She sees inspiration wherever she goes and her creativity truly has no boundaries. When not researching the latest décor and food trends in the industry, Barbara can be found trying out the newest iteration of a yoga class or scouting the world for all things stylish and inventive.


Barbra Jorgensen

Event Coordinator

Our “other” Barbra brings personalization, imagination and problem-solving skills to complement the vision created for each BLC Events celebration She draws upon nearly 20 years of experience to seamlessly assist with events of all types and sizes. Barbra also has a keen eye for design with over 10 years of experience as a stationer, designing invitations and other personalized paper products that coordinate with a theme and tie all aspects of an event together.

After serving as President of the Junior League of Portland, chairing numerous fundraisers and winding down her successful stationery business, she joined the team at BLC Events in 2015, helping to coordinate many events from weddings to corporate parties to fundraisers. Barbra is a lover of logistics and hospitality; her motto is “No detail overlooked and no loose ends!” She discovered her knack for coordination when she pulled off her own destination wedding in Bend, Oregon 20 years ago. She uses her unique background to help clients create unforgettable events that run without a hitch!


Adrienne Jarvis

Event Coordinator

With almost a decade in the event industry, Adrienne has worn many hats during her career. From catering to event rentals, from live event entertainment to full service wedding coordination, she has the knowledge and the know-how to get the job done. Adrienne fully understands not only her client's needs, but the needs of the vendors. Her communication degree from University of Portland has gained her much success and notoriety among her peers. Her attention to detail and ability to connect with clients and party guests, has always served her well. Her enthusiasm, charisma, and positive attitude shines through in everything she does.