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Scottish Highlands Retreat

Posted on: January 30th, 2015

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“Picturesque and spectacular. . . experience of a lifetime!”

—Robert Stoll, former guest

 

Six couples will live like royalty for a week when staying at Kilmartin Hall, an historic manor house located only 15 minutes from the town of Drumnadrochit and Loch Ness. This family home was enlarged and improved in the design of a traditional Scottish Highlands shooting lodge in 1825, and it stands on 50 acres surrounded by lawns and bedded gardens. While at Kilmartin Hall, all meals and beverages are provided and served by the home’s world-class caretakers, William and Margaret. You will also have access to the finest golf courses, castle tours, and traditional bagpipe entertainment. At Loch Ness, you might even catch a glimpse of Nessie herself.

 

Package includes:

– One-week stay for up to six couples

– Your own private butler, William, and chef, Margaret, to take care of your every need

– Meals, wine and spirits

– Scottish entertainment and sightseeing

– Car rental/taxi and transportation to and from the nearest airport (Inverness)

 

No airfare provided. Mutually agreed-upon dates based on availability.

 

Courtesy of Bill & Jane Furman

 

 

 

Dinner Party on the W+K Rooftop

Posted on: January 30th, 2015

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Host the dinner party of your dreams at Wieden+Kennedy. Designed by Allied Architecture and featured in Portlandia, the Wieden+Kennedy sixth-floor rooftop deck overlooks the city with exquisite views of Mt. Hood, downtown Portland and the surrounding hills. You and your guests will dine on culinary creations provided by the renowned Portland restaurant Andina, famous for its nuevo Peruvian cuisine. Enjoy your own private performance by The von Trapps, the great-grandchildren of the Captain and Maria von Trapp, who are continuing the family musical tradition with flare.

 

Package includes:

– Dinner and fine wines for 20

– Catered by Andina

– Special performance by The von Trapps

 

Based on mutually agreed-upon date between September 1 – September 15, 2015.

 

Courtesy of the Platt Family, owners of Andina, The von Trapps and Wieden+Kennedy

 

 

 

Roman Holiday

Posted on: January 30th, 2015

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“When in Rome, do as the Romans do.”

—Saint  Ambrose

 

Four people will enjoy Roman life for one week while residing in a 1,600-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment featured in a New York Times “Great Homes” article. This apartment, located in a 14th-century Roman palazzo, is furnished with oriental rugs over hardwood floors and features fine Italian antiques. During your stay, walk to famous Roman landmarks from the apartment such as: the Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps and the Vatican.

 

Package includes:

– Business class airfare for two from Portland to Rome on Delta Air Lines

– One week stay; up to four guests

– Air-conditioned apartment completely equipped with: telephone, dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer, Internet, TV, stereo and all kitchen and linen supplies

 

Subject to availability from August 1 to August 30, 2015, and January 4 to March 19, 2016. For best choices, schedule this vacation well in advance. The apartment is on the third floor above the street level; there is no elevator.

 

Courtesy of Barre & Robert Stoll, Delta Air Lines

 

 

Evening at Greenway House

Posted on: January 30th, 2015

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Original “Wiedenisms” will be yours to savor, along with dinner, as you and nine guests are treated to an intimate evening of food and conversation with chefs Priscilla and Dan, who will prepare a special meal for your party at their beautiful Greenway house in Southwest Portland.

 

Package includes:

– Dinner and fine wines for 10

 

Based on mutually agreed-upon date between February 4 and August 31, 2015. Excludes holidays.

 

Courtesy of Moonflower & Papa Bear

 

 

Hole In One

Posted on: January 30th, 2015

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This is your chance to attend the 2015 PGA U.S. Open Championship, June 18–21, which has been sold out since mid-September of 2014. Experience this historic golf event, played for the first time in the Pacific Northwest at Chambers Bay Golf Course near Tacoma, Washington. Chambers Bay is known as a traditional links course shaped by its surrounding coastal geography with features such as sparse trees, windswept dunes and undulating ground contours. Event attendees are in for a treat as this beautiful course is sure to challenge even the best players of the PGA, making for a nail-biter of a championship.

 

After watching the event, you’ll be inspired to play at your favorite course with a new set of Nike Vapor clubs. The Nike Vapor family is designed based on Tiger Woods’s custom clubs, built for optimal performance with the center of gravity on the middle of the club face.

 

Package includes:

– Four four-day grounds tickets to the 2015 PGA U.S. Open at Chambers Bay Golf Course, University Place, WA

– Vapor Driver (choice of Vapor Pro, Vapor Speed or Vapor Flex)

– Vapor 3-Wood

– Vapor 5-Wood

– Set of Vapor Irons (choice of Vapor Pro, Vapor Pro Combo, or Vapor Speed)

 

Courtesy of Noel Lucky/Golf Digest, Nike Golf

 

 

Private Dinner in the Hills

Posted on: January 30th, 2015

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Enjoy a night of dinner, art and music in the hills at one of Portland’s iconic homes. Featured in Architectural Digest and Portland Monthly’s Design Annual, the Portland Hilltop House is a hidden gem designed by award-winning architect and partner Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects.

 

 

Dinner prepared for you and up to 11 guests by two-time James Beard Award–winning chef Gabriel Rucker of Portland’s Le Pigeon will include specially paired wine from a local private cellar. The fabulous views, the fantastic personal art collection of Paul Schneider and Lauren Eulau of TWIST and a phenomenal private musical performance from Pink Martini lead vocalist, China Forbes, ensure an unforgettable evening.

 

 

Package includes:

– Dinner and fine wine for up to 12 guests

– Food prepared by Gabriel Rucker

– Special performance by China Forbes

 

Dates to be mutually agreed on based on availability in 2015.

 

Courtesy of Paul Schneider & Lauren Eulau of TWIST, Gabriel Rucker, China Forbes

 

 

Oregon Beach Getaway

Posted on: January 30th, 2015

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Relax at one of Oregon’s best beach getaways. This beautifully furnished house is located steps from the beach at Neskowin and features stirring views of both the ocean and the dunes. This is the perfect location for beachcombing during the summer or watching storms roll in during the winter.

 

Package includes:

– Seven-night stay; up to eight guests

– Two king bedrooms, one queen bedroom, one twin trundle bedroom

– House features: ocean and dunes views, fireplace, gourmet kitchen, piano and media room

– ADA accessible

 

Based on mutually agreed-upon dates in 2015; advance reservation required. Blackout dates for 2015 are: May 21–28; July 1–8; August 27–September 3; November 23–30; and December 28, 2015 to January 4, 2016.

 

Courtesy of Moonflower & Papa Bear

 

 

Blue Lake House Dinner

Posted on: January 29th, 2015

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To the Wiedens’ Blue Lake house at Caldera we go­—for dinner prepared by chefs Priscilla and Dan. The conversation is sure to be sparkling as you and nine guests enjoy an intimate dinner amid the inspiring mountain environment. After the meal, relax in Caldera’s Tamarack Hall, explore the surrounding wilderness, tour Camp Caldera, meet the youth and see workshops in action.

 

Package includes:

– Dinner and fine wine for 10

– Overnight Accommodations for 10 (double occupancy)

– Continental breakfast

 

Based on mutually agreed-upon date between February 4 and August 31, 2015.

Excludes holidays. Schedule your dinner July 15, 2015 – August 16, 2015 to experience the magic of Caldera summer camp.

 

Courtesy of Moonflower and Papa Bear

 

 

Tableside Cocktails & Distilling Tour

Posted on: January 29th, 2015

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Treat your table to a unique cocktail specially prepared tableside with spirits from Bull Run Distilling Company. This drink is made with Temperance Trader bourbon, pumpkin butter, apple cider, lemon juice and Angostura bitters.


Additionally, Bull Run Distilling invites 10 people to a tour and tasting of their distillery and barrel house, which was recently named one of “America’s Coolest Distilleries” by Travel+Leisure magazine. Everything about Bull Run is steeped in history and tradition, from the name and the building to the custom-designed stills.


Package Includes:

– Specialty tableside cocktails for 10

– Private 1.5 hour distillery tour for 10 at Bull Run Distilling

 

Distillery tour based on mutually agreed upon date between

February 4, 2015 – February 4, 2016 

Courtesy of Bull Run Distilling

 

 

Portland Stories of Change Auction Item Preview

Posted on: October 28th, 2014

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Preview our Portland Stories of Change auction packages below. Click on each item for a full detailed description!

 

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Tableside Cocktails & Distilling Tour

Treat your table to a unique cocktail specially prepared tableside with spirits from Bull Run Distilling Company while at Stories of Change. Additionally, Bull Run Distilling invites 10 people to a tour and tasting of their distillery.

 

 

 

Blue Lake Dinner

Over The River and Through The Woods Blue Lake House Dinner

To the Wiedens’ Blue Lake house at Caldera we go­-for dinner prepared by chefs Priscilla and Dan. The conversation is sure to be sparkling as you and nine guests enjoy an intimate dinner amid the rejuvenating mountain environment. After the meal, relax in Caldera’s Tamarack Hall, explore the surrounding wilderness and tour Camp Caldera. Includes dinner with the Wiedens, one-night’s accommodation at Caldera’s Tamarack Hall and continental breakfast.

 

Neskowin Studio SelectOregon Beach Getaway

Relax at one of Oregon’s best-kept beach hideaways. This beautifully furnished house is located just steps from the beach at Neskowin and features views of both the ocean and the dunes. This is the perfect getaway location for beachcombing during the summer or watching storms roll in during the winter. Package includes seven nights of lodging for up to eight guests.  

    

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Private Dinner Party in the Hills

Enjoy a night of dinner, art and music in the hills at one of Portland’s iconic homes. The Portland Hilltop House was designed by award-winning architect Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects. Dinner for 12 will be prepared by award-winning chef Gabriel Rucker of Portland’s Le Pigeon (including specially paired wine). The fabulous views, fantastic personal art collection of owners Paul Schneider and Lauren Eulau of TWIST, and a phenomenal private musical performance from Pink Martini lead-singer, China Forbes, ensures an unforgettable evening.

 

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Hole In One

Sold out since mid-September of 2014, the 2015 U.S. Open Golf Championship at Chambers Bay Golf Course near Tacoma, Washington, will be a leisure-time hole in one. Package includes four four-day tickets for June 18-21, 2015. You’ll leave the weekend ready to hit the links at your favorite course with a set of newly released NIKE Vapor clubs.

 

 

Greenway House SmallEvening at Greenway House

Original “Wiedenisms” will be yours to savor, along with dinner, as you and nine guests are treated to a delightful evening of food and conversation with chefs Priscilla and Dan, who will prepare a special meal for your party at their Greenway house in Southwest Portland.

 

 

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Roman Holiday

Experience the romance and history of Italy when you stay in this gorgeous 1,600-square-foot apartment located within a 14th-century Roman palazzo. This exquisite residence is within walking distance of significant landmarks such as the Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps and the Vatican. This vacation includes airfare for two with accommodations suited for up to four guests.

 

IMG_2206 AUCTION TempDinner Party on the W+K Rooftop

Host a private party for 20 of your closest friends on the private sixth-floor rooftop deck at Wieden+Kennedy. Enjoy some of Portland’s best views and dine on famed Portland cuisine from Andina while being treated to a private concert by the famous Von Trapp Family Singers.

 

 

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Scottish Highlands Retreat

Live like royalty for a week at Kilmartin Hall, an historic manor house located near the town of Drumnadrochit. Situated in the Scottish Highlands near Loch Ness, you will have access to the finest golf courses, castle tours and traditional bagpipe entertainment. You might even catch a glimpse of Nessie herself! The trip includes all meals and beverages served by William & Margaret, your personal world-class butler and chef, car rental and airport transfer, entertainment and sightseeing for one week for up to 12 people.

 

One-Of-A-Kind Caldera Fire Opal Pendant and Earrings

A Yowah matrix opal is at the center of this signature Caldera pendant designed by Trios’ Studio in Lake Oswego. Accented by Mexican fire opals and surrounded by 14k, 18k and 22k elements, this oxidized sterling silver piece is inspired by the red-and-orange fire that breaks through the earth’s crust. Matching earrings with 22k gold and Mexican fire opals is the perfect complement.

 

Ultimate Sports Fanatic Package

Are you the ultimate sports fanatic? Show your team colors by attending some of the best games the Northwest can provide. The winner of this package will receive four 100-level tickets for the Portland Trailblazers vs. Houston Rockets game on March 11, 2015 (along with parking and a $120 Club Level food credit); four KeyClub section tickets to see the Timbers during a 2015 season game; and four tickets to see the Thorns during a 2015 season game. 

 

Winemakers’ Tour, Tasting, and Dinner

Experience Oregon wine country at its best. Your day starts with limousine valet service from your doorstep to award-winning Ponzi Vineyards, where you’ll be treated to a private tour and tasting. Following your time at Ponzi, you’ll enjoy a seasonally inspired dinner at the nearby Dundee Bistro, then transported back to your home.

 

 

Central Oregon Getaway

You can get away from it all for a long weekend of hiking and rock climbing at this idyllic, family ranch home set near Smith Rock, Oregon. The meandering Crooked River and views of the Cascade Range provide an idyllic backdrop to your relaxing getaway.  Spend an evening out in Sisters dining at The Source Weekly’s “Restaurant of the Year” for Central Oregon with a $100 gift certificate. 

 

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Start your own personal wine collection or add to your established cellar with the help of Friends of Caldera. An impressive variety of bottles will keep you happily swirling, sniffing and sipping all year long. Highlights include 2007 Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage, 2009 Gérard Raphet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru, 1999 Villa Gemma Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and so many more! Six months of wine storage from Portland’s Willamette Wine Storage also included.