The live auction is the focal point of the annual Wonderland Auction, and it is where a significant portion of our operating budget is raised each year. It is an opportunity for businesses and individuals to demonstrate their support of Cascadia Wildlands by donating big-ticket, sought-after items. Excitement generated by the live auction compels attendees to raise their paddles and cheer on others as these coveted packages are bid on. We typically have 15 live auction items to complement nearly 100 silent auction packages presented at the event. Thanks for taking a peek, and get ready to win these packages that will change your life! This live auction preview will continue to grow, so please check back in soon!
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1. Gourmet Italian Dinner and Fine Opine Cellars Wine for Eight in the Comfort of Your Own Home
Enjoy a gourmet, four-course Italian dinner for eight featuring six bottles of fine Opine Cellars wine. Start off with an antipasto platter and salad then move into a main course of either vegetarian or Italian sausage lasagna with homemade sauce and fresh noodles. Tiramisu for dessert will cap this fine Italian dining experience. This package is generously donated by Chef Erin Ely and John Jarboe of Opine Cellars. $850 value.
2. Soak in eastern Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains with a Stay at Unforgettable Barking Made Farm B&B
Spend two nights with our friends and colleagues at the tranquil and elegant Barking Mad Farm B&B outside of Enterprise, OR at the base of the famed Wallowa Mountains. Enjoy the solitude of eastern Oregon, nearby Eagle Cap Wilderness, the slowed-down pace of life, and possibly hear the unforgettable howl of wolves! Generously donated by Rob and Emily Klavins. $750 value.
3. Four Nights at the Incredible Oregon Cliff House above the McKenzie River
Hanging 40 feet above the famed McKenzie River, up to 12 guests will stay four nights at this one-of-a-kind property, complete with a wiffle ball stadium! Just 40 minutes from Eugene, the Oregon Cliff House is finely appointed, includes a hot tub and 1,200 sf of deck overlooking the river, and provides immediate access to all that the McKenzie and its surroundings have to offer. Available December 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019, excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and MLK weekends. Generously donated by Shaun Nugent and Serena Markstrom. $2,745 value.
4. Classic New Mexican Dinner and Scratch Margaritas for Eight in the Comfort of Your Own Home
A traditional multi-course New Mexican dinner for eight includes a lavish spread of house-made chips and salsa, blue corn posole with pork and red chili sauce; stuffed red-chili and/or zucchini/green chili tamales; pinto beans; and final course of red chili cheese enchiladas or green chili cheese enchiladas. Wash it all down with scratch margaritas and cap it with Tres Leches for dessert! Generously donated by Chef Erin Ely. $850 value.
5. Go Big at Thinking Tree Spirits with an Agate Alley-Catered Private Party for 30
Perfect for a large group of friends, a family reunion or co-workers, this private gathering for 30 is at one of Eugene’s hottest new spots — Thinking Tree Spirits, a farm-to-flask distillery — in the heart of the historic Whiteaker neighborhood. This package includes a tour and tastings of Thinking Tree’s fine spirits, and is paired with a scrumptious, catered street taco dinner by Agate Alley. Bring in your own band or DJ, and you’ve got an instant party on your hands. Generously donated by Thinking Tree Spirits and Agate Alley. $1,100 value
6. Spend Seven Nights at Any Raintree Vacation Club Resort… Baja, Maui, Kona, Oh My!
Two guests will experience one week at any of the world-class Raintree Vacation Club resorts. Snorkeling in Kona, Maui, Cancun or Baja; skiing in Whistler, Park City or Telluride; reveling in Las Vegas; golfing in Palm Springs… are just a few dreamy possibilities. Enjoy standard accommodations (no upgrades) during the 2019 calendar year (excludes holiday weeks/weekends and does not include airfare. Generously donated by Jonathan Leong. $2,100 value.
7. Three-Night Yurt Stay and Whitewater Rafting Down Washington’s Famed White Salmon River
Two guests will enjoy up to three nights in the private and cozy May Homestead Yurt which is situated on 24 acres with a quarter mile of riverfront on Washington’s famed Wild and Scenic White Salmon River. The winners will splash through exciting class III-IV whitewater on a full-day guided rafting trip with Wet Planet Whitewater, lunch included. The property has a trout pond, a creek, a sleeping yurt and a separate studio with a full kitchen and bathroom available for your use. The full-day river trips are flow-dependent and run from June 1 until September 30, 2019 and must be booked in consultation with the owners. This package is generously donated by May Homestead. $800 value.
8. Nestle in for Two Nights at This Cute Whiteaker Cottage Coupled with Grit and Izakaya Meiji Restaurant Gift Certificates
Enjoy Eugene’s historic Whiteaker neighborhood and settle in in style for a two-night stay in a charming one-bedroom cottage. Complete with an outdoor hottub, these fully-appointed accommodations are paired top-notch restaurant gift certificates from Izakaya Meiji ($75) and Grit ($50). Generously donated by Catherine Reinhart, Izakaya Meiji and Grit. $550 value.
9. Spend Four Nights Above the John Day River and Explore the Incredible Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon
Deux View is a brand new, four-bedroom, three-bathroom vacation home designed for entertaining large groups with plenty of space for cooking, eating, relaxing, and spending time with friends. The home is located in John Day, Oregon, with a stunning view of the John Day Valley and Little Canyon Mountain. The sunrises and sunsets are amazing, with even better night sky viewing! Explore all the area has to offer, including the Painted Hills National Monument, John Day River and so much more. For use during 2019 during mutually agreeable dates between the home owners and package winner. Note that the third week of every month is not available. This package is generously donated by Susan Jane and Paul Brown. Value: $1,100.
10. Escape with Friends to the Hamlet of Elk and Get Pampered for four Nights on the Gorgeous Mendocino Coast
Unplug from it all in Elk (population 250), located 20 minutes south of the town of Mendocino. Stay four nights in the historic six bedroom, three bath Cuffy’s Cove Kenney House overlooking the rugged Pacific Ocean. Take a trip through the famed redwood forest of northern California with 8 tickets on the Skunk Train, named one of the Top 10 Family Activities in California by National Geographic Magazine. Head along the Navarro River to the bucolic winemaking region of the Anderson Valley and Boonville with a stop at Pennyroyal Farm for a tour of their goat milking shed, solar-powered barn and creamery, along with an estate-made cheese and charcuterie board and wine tasting for 10 at their tasting room. Bottles of fine wine from nearby vineyards, including Baxter (4 bottles), Witching Stick (6 bottles), and Yamikiri (wine and cider) will be delivered to your abode. Enjoy a casual locally foraged, fine-dining lunch experience on the oceanfront patio of the recently renovated historic inn at The Harbor House in Elk. Head up the road one day to Long Meadow Ranch in Philo for a VIP tour and wine tasting at this incredible vineyard. Stop off at the Elk Store and use your $200 gift certificate, meet the proprietors of this coastal landmark, and learn about the magic of Elk. This package is generously donated by Cuffey’s Cove Ranch, Pennyroyal Farm, Baxter, Yamikiri and Witching Stick Vineyards, The Harbor House, Long Meadow Ranch, Skunk Train, The Elk Store, and Sean and Elise Ferrarese. Value: $4,300.
11. Wet and Wild with the Executive Director on the Storied McKenzie River
Perfect for an office party, family reunion or a get together with old friends, up to 10 paddlers will enjoy a rafting trip on the Mighty McKenzie with captain and Executive Director, Josh Laughlin, and seasoned boatsman, Jim Flynn. Complete with lunch, cold beverages, rafting gear, class 2 and 3 rapids, and a guaranteed good time. Available for use summer 2019 during a mutually agreeable date with the captains. Generously donated by Josh Laughlin and Jim Flynn. $1,000 value.
12. Provisions-inspired, Backyard Wood-fired Pizza Party for 12
Up to 12 friends, family members or co-workers will enjoy a wood-fired pizza party in the south Eugene backyard of pie tosser extraordinaires, Tanya McDanniel and Bryson Fairlamb. Work up your appetite playing ping-pong, bocce ball, and socializing with your crew. The hosts will treat you to mouth-watering, wood-fired pizzas and fresh organic salad made with Provisions-donated ingredients, and local craft beer. The meal is topped off by a hearth-baked cast iron fruit crisp for dessert. Valid summer 2019 during mutually agreeable dates. This package is generously donated by Tanya McDanniel and Bryson Fairlamb, and Provisions Market Hall. $650 value.
13. VIP Party and Catered Dinner at a Summer 2019 Lane United Soccer Game
At the game of your choice during the 2019 season, 12 friends, family members, or co-workers will enjoy a VIP experience at a Lane United soccer game. The package includes seating for 12 in a private area, where a catered dinner will be served prior to kickoff with beer, wine, and cider. Attendees will also receive official Lane United scarves for this exciting event. This is a great way to root on our very own Lane United Reds as they enter their sixth year of top-notch competition in the nationwide USL League Two, and see the MLS stars of tomorrow! Generously donated by Dave and John Galas and Lane United FC. Value: $750.
14. Unplug and Unwind in Wine Country West of Portland
Four friends will spend two nights at an elegant, 2-bedroom, 3-bath guesthouse on a working vineyard west of Portland between mid-August through the end of September 2019. Explore nearby renowned vineyards like Ponzi and Ruby and the region’s fine restaurants. Play bocce ball, unwind at the fire pit or in the sauna, and learn about the ins and outs of wine making on the property. One night’s scrumptious dinner and breakfast is prepared for your group, and you’ll be sent home with four bottles of top-shelf wine from the region. Generously donated by Linda and Charley Merten and the Galas Family. Value: $1,300.
15. Once-in-a-Lifetime Excursion for Four into a Remote Fishing Resort Surrounded by Alaska’s Tongass National Forest and Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Immerse yourself in Alaska’s wildlands with this one week (6 night) stay for four with South Passage Outfitters, a family-style fishing resort in remote southeast Alaska. This quaint cabin stay is nestled in cozy Gull Cove, where you will escape from crowded resorts and cruise ships and experience Alaska the way it was meant to be. Your stay at Gull Cove includes three square meals a day with local seafood and garden greens served daily. You’ll enjoy halibut and salmon fishing, kayaking and whale watching with boats, fishing gear and even freezer space provided by your host. At the end of your day, get cozy in the on-site sauna, or gather around the fire pit for some social time. Don’t forget to visit the nearby Tongass National Forest and Glacier Bay National Park, where you can explore old-growth forest and glaciers and witness the unique wildflowers and wildlife of southeast Alaska. The excursion is available May-September 2019 during mutually agreeable dates with the owners. This is a once in a lifetime family adventure in the big wild! Airfare/travel to and from Alaska and the resort is not included. Generously donated by the Montgomery family and South Passage Outfitters. Value: $8,000.