All those little yellow balls lined up on our week-long weather forecast are calling out for some al fresco dining. This Thursday, April 25, escape the dreary confines of your kitchen and help out a good cause by Dining Out for Life. Thousands of restaurants across the nation will donate 20 to 30 percent of their Thursday profits to HIV/AIDS service organizations. In Portland, the proceeds from nearly 30 participating restaurants will benefit The Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) HIV Day Center â€” a drop-in center for low-income people living with HIV and AIDS â€” and the OHSU Partnership Project, which serves people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as their families and those at high risk of contracting the disease. â€œDining Out for Life is a win-win-win!â€ spokesperson Ted Allen said in a press release. â€œThe event helps bring new customers into neighborhood restaurants, it gives everyone an opportunity to make a contribution just by having breakfast, lunch or dinner with friends, and all money raised in each city, stays in that city.â€ Watch Allen, host of the Food Network show â€œChopped,â€ along with his fellow Food Network star Daisy MartÃnez and "The L Word" actor Pam Grier, in this PSA promoting Dining Out for Life: For more information on Dining Out For Life, and to find a participating restaurant near you, visit diningoutforlife.com.