Dinner & Auction
Thanks for attending!
Join Oregon Wildlife Foundation for our 2018 Dinner & Auction, June 2nd at the Multnomah Athletic Club.
We will begin the evening with a Silent Auction and Cocktail Hour, where guests can socialize and bid on items like luxurious and local Pendleton blankets; Timbers, Blazers, and Ducks game tickets; fishing excursions; wine + beer packages and so much more!
The fun keeps rolling as the Live Auction commences during dinner and dessert; with items to bid on, like out of town adventures, exclusive hunting and other sport getaways, and private dining experiences from some of the city's best restaurants!
This year's Paddle Raise proceeds will be directed to the Gilchrist Wildlife Underpass Project.
RAISE YOUR PADDLE FOR OREGON
Saturday, June 2nd
5:30pm Social Hour + Silent Auction
7:30pm Dinner + Live Auction
Multnomah Athletic Club
1849 SW Salmon Street, Portland
Please be aware that there will be a Timbers game on the afternoon of June 2nd. This shouldn't interfere with road access, but please note there might be some congestion.
Parking is provided for guests in the Multnomah Athletic Club's garage and lot. A map showing where to find these areas will be included in an event email and sent to guests prior to the event date.
Public transportation is encouraged and easily within walking distance to the venue. We also encourage carpooling.
Starlight Run participants are scheduled to pick up materials at 6pm at Lincoln High School, which is across the street from the Multnomah Athletic Club. Again, we do not anticipate this affecting our event, but we do want guests to be aware and cautious of the potential car congestion.
Here are some helpful maps if you wish to plan ahead.
Attire is considered business casual/semi-formal. We will have a coat-check area available for any outerwear brought.
See below for this year's Auction Book to explore Live Auction packages, rules, donors and more!
Wine will be provided during dinner, but the bars set up for our event will only be available by CASH ONLY. We encourage guests to plan ahead if you wish to drink an alternative; however, there is an ATM available on-site at the venue for your convenience. If you are a member of the Multnomah Athletic Club, you may have the option of charging drinks at the event bars to your account.
There will also be non-alcoholic options for guests.
Our dinner includes a starter, main dish, and dessert. Passed hors d'oeuvres will be available during our Cocktail Hour.
If you are attending our event and have a dietary restriction or allergy, please let your table host know ahead of time so that we can be sure to supply an incredibly tasty alternative.
This year's event is being held at the Multnomah Athletic Club in SW Portland.
For more space and socializing, we will be holding our Social Hour + Silent Auction in the upstairs Ainsworth Room.
There is elevator access to this room, and our check-in or guest services would be happy to help accommodate any guest's needs. Dinner + Live Auction will be held in the downstairs ballroom.
Coat check, small seating areas, and restrooms on both levels will be available.
Check out Live Auction items, Auction Rules, Donors, Sponsors and more!
We will also be hosting fun auction activities like a 50/50 Raffle, Golden Ticket, and a Cake Auction featuring local dessert staple, Papa Haydn.
This year's event benefits one of the Foundation's newest and most anticipated projects, the Gilchrist Wildlife Underpass, a project dedicated to reducing wildlife/car collisions on Highway 97.
In central Oregon, US Highway 97 cuts across a migration corridor that’s been used by mule deer and elk for centuries. Each year mule deer migrate between their winter range in the desert and their summer home high in the Cascades. This annual trek leads many mule deer to cross Highway 97, resulting in high numbers of collisions with vehicles; further imperiling an already declining population and posing a serious safety risk to the traveling public.
The goal of this underpass project is to reduce the number of wildlife-vehicle collisions along key portions of Highway 97, by giving wildlife access to a safe passage structure. The Gilchrist underpass is part of a larger ODOT project adding passing lanes to US 97 north of the town of Gilchrist.
Multnomah Athletic Club Executive Chef, Philippe Boulot is a James Beard award-winning taste bud pioneer, working only with fresh in-season ingredients. His dishes never disappoint, and we are thrilled to be able to serve his mouth watering meals at our event.
Passed Hors d'oeuvres
Chef's choice, seasonal ingredients
(v, gf) Seasonal variety of fresh berries, local baby greens, goat cheese, poppy seed dressing
Lime-cilantro Mahi Mahi
(gf) Corn grits, lemon pepper beurre blanc, haricots verts
**Vegetarian option is available with prior notice. Please notify your table host with dietary restriction**
(v, gf) Made in-house, served with fresh Oregon berries