PORTLAND, Ore. - Beaver fans are encouraged to show that they are Powered by Orange at downtown Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square on Dec. 3, as KGW News Channel 8 hosts a "pep rally" from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. in honor of the Civil War football game that night between Oregon State University and University of Oregon.

The rally will be held outside the station's Studio on the Square. KGW's Drew Carney will lead the crowd in several fun, competitive Civil War segments, which will be televised live. Beaver Nation is expected to be out in force, with members wearing OSU orange and black.

OSU fans planning to attend are asked to send a confirmation e-mail to Cathy Marshall, OSU Alumni Association regional director for Portland and Seattle programs, at cathy.marshall@oregonstate.edu.

In addition to the rally, several other Civil War opportunities exist for Beavers fans in Portland, and party-goers can do more than just watch the big event: OSU fans are encouraged to bring an unwrapped, new toy to each of the locations below in support of the Portland Fire and Rescue Toy & Joy Drive. Each party begins at 6 p.m.

Jimmy Mak's, 221 NW 10th Ave.

Family friendly with buffet and giveaways

Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

(503) 295-6542

Hayden's Lakefront Grill, 8187 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Road, Tualatin

Hosted by OSU basketball great Charlie Sitton

Family friendly

(503) 885-9292

McMenamin's locations (all 21 and older):

-- Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan

-- Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside

-- Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne

-- St. John's Theater, 8203 N. Ivanhoe

A growing list of game watch parties at locations throughout Oregon and around the United States is available at http://www.osualum.com/s/359/index.aspx?sid=359&gid=1&pgid=892. Thirty-three parties in 12 states and the District of Columbia are on the schedule thus far.

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Cathy Marshall, 503-553-3431