Auction and Adventure

Welcome to the catalog for our upcoming fundraising event to benefit greyhound adoption, “Auction & Adventure”.

Our show will be held on Saturday, April 1st from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the Oregon Society of Artists gallery, 2185 SW Park Place, Portland. A silent auction, called “Small Wonders” will be held from 5:30-6:30 and the live auction of items in this catalog will begin at 6:30.

Proceeds from the auction will be used to continue finding loving, adoptive homes for recently-retired racers. The funds are used for transport from tracks in the South, extensive and often expensive veterinary care when they arrive, food, costs for our temporary kennel called Hounds Rest where the reside before going into foster care, long-term costs for our special needs and senior dogs who remain in foster homes for extended periods.

Greyhound Pet Adoption Northwest thanks the businesses that have donated gift certificates for a variety of adventures for you to consider – from destination resorts packages to indoor skydiving to a tea tasting experience. We also received art work contributed by private collectors, and appreciate their gifts. Our catalog displays the wide range of adventure options as well as artwork from professional local, national, and international artists. We are pleased to present them for your enjoyment and invite you to join us at the show.

We continue to receive auction donations, so please check our catalog periodically to see what’s new.
We appreciate Oregon Society of Artists gracious support for our show. We also wish to highlight the local businesses that are sponsoring our benefit event, including:

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ADVENTURES:

Vacation Condo at 7th Mountain Resort

Vacation Condo at 7th Mountain Resort near Bend, OR.

2-nights of lodging in 680 sq.ft. condo that sleeps up to 6.

One bedroom condo overlooking Deschutes National Forest. Unit includes fireplace, full kitchen, one bath, free WiFi, one bedroom with queen bed, queen Murphy bed in main room and sofa sleeper in main room. Additional resort amenities: Pool, spa, tennis courts, mini-golf, hiking trails, horseback riding, rafting and restaurant. Can be used any time on availability basis (contact owner directly). Condo is pet friendly for well-behaved dogs; cannot leave dog alone in the unit.

Value: $180-225

Shadow a Veterinarian for Half-Day.

Always wondered what your vet’s day is like? A great gift for anyone thinking of working in the veterinary field or just curious about what goes on “behind closed doors” in a veterinary hospital. Spend four hours “shadowing” one of the hospital vets during their daily rounds of seeing patients, diagnosing and providing treatments and more. Get a hospital tour and talk with the doctors and staff. Participant must be age 13 or older.

Value: $250

McKenzie River Whitewater Rafting

2 Gift Certificates for a McKenzie River Whitewater Rafting Day trip.

Cascadia Expeditions.

Close to Eugene, Corvallis and many towns in the Willamette Valley, the fast flowing McKenzie river rafting trip comes packed with fun rapids and shines during good weather and high water levels. This cold-water stream is home to world famous trout fishing and is the home of the “McKenzie river boat”. This trip is action packed with cold water, fast currents and beautiful forests. Come experience an incredible forest and captivating Cascade mountain river! This pristine and clear whitewater river rafting run takes you from Packsaddle Park to Mehama, covering 16 miles of classic Oregon conifer forest. Fun rapids include Spencer’s Hole, Carnivore and Mill City Falls.

Value: $200

Glass Fusing Class

2 Gift Certificates for Introduction to Fusing.

Aquila Glass School.
Located on Columbia Blvd, Portland.

This is an informative, fun and rewarding introduction to the basics of Fused Glass Art for all artistic levels. We will talk about several different processes including glass compatibility, studio safety, fusing temperatures and glass cutting. Your class projects include 2 full fused and 2 tack fused pendants, a 4×4 bowl and a 5×8 tray. Be ready to have a good time, be creative and make some glass art for yourself, family or friends. Class completion gives the student access to the schools Open Studio time.

Materials: All tools & materials provided.
Prerequisite: None
Duration: 4 hour class
Teacher: Scott Curn

Value: $220

Steven Smith Teamaker Tea Flights

Package of 4 Tea Flights and a box of tea each.

Steven Smith Teamaker
Tasting rooms on NW Thurman and SE Washington in Portland.

Similar to flights offered at wineries and distilleries, here, you select four hot teas from our menu, and we arrange them on a tray from lightest to darkest, complete with silver tasting spoons and informational tasting cards. Never tried a Darjeeling? Curious about Keemun? Flights are an excellent way to try something new, or a Smith version of one of the classics like a hearty, black breakfast tea or an Earl Grey (we call ours Lord Bergamot). Tourists from around the globe visit the Teaworks to share flights with family and friends.

Value: $60

iFLY Indoor Skydiving Experience

This package is for 2 flyers, with two 1-minute flights for each flyer.

Located in Tigard

Indoor skydiving is the simulation of true freefall conditions in a vertical wind tunnel. It’s where the dream of flight becomes a reality. The invention of modern wind tunnels has given skydivers a consistent and practical way to develop and hone skills that usually require jumping from a plane. Additionally, the increase in availability of wind tunnels has created a whole new genre of sport – bodyflight. It is one of the most exciting and fastest growing sports in the world.

Value: $140

ARTWORK:

Small Wonders Auction Items:

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