2018 Live Auction Preview



Alaska Kenai Experience

 This is the chance of a lifetime for two lucky winners to experience all that the Kenai River area has to offer!

 Your exclusive package includes:

  • Three nights of lodging at the Kenai River Raven Lodge, on the banks of the Kenai
  • A guided salmon fishing charter on the Kenai River with a 1 night stay at Jimmie Jack's Seascape Lodge
  • A canyon rafting trip on the Kenai River
  • Exciting 6 hour Kenai Fjords National Park Glacier Cruise
  • Two passes to the Alaska Sealife Center in Seward

Contributed By:  Soldotna Chamber of Commerce with donations from Major Marine Cruises, Alaska Rivers Company, Jimmie Jack Fishing, Alaska Sealife Center



Dream Vacation at Dennis Oliphant's Casa O. in Punta Mita

Be dazzled by this amazing house in Punta Mita, a fishing village on Mexico’s Pacific coast. Casa O is a 3,440 square foot 4 bedroom, beachfront condo in Hacienda de Mita within the Four Season Punta Mita Resort. Located on the 3rd floor, on the sandy beach, right in front of a Malibu style surf break, and adjacent to the famed Jack Nicklaus Signature Pacifico Golf Course. Multiple swimming pools, jacuzzi, tennis center, bike and running trails surround the complex and the Pacific Ocean just steps away. Shuttle service and daily housekeeping included. Close to world class surfing, fishing, and numerous water sports.

Contributed by Dennis Oliphant



Overnight Trip to Explore the Exclusive Redsides Lodge
on the Lower Deschutes

Experience fishing at its finest along the shores of the lower Deschutes River at Redsides Lodge, a location not usually open to the public! Arrive at noon for an afternoon and evening of fishing at Redsides, followed by a delicious dinner and wine provided by Redsides Chef, Herman Jordan. The next morning the banks of the Deschutes are all yours until noon, when your guided lower Deschutes float trip begins with Confluence Fly Shop. This package is for four anglers and includes any needed equipment, flies, Boater's passes, snacks and drinks.

Contributed by Tom Carlsen, Herman Jordan of Redsides Lodge, and Confluence Fly Shop



Magic on the Upper Deschutes by Susan Luckey Higdon

Magic on the Upper Deschutes is signed and numbered in a limited edition of 25 and is from an original painting created by Susan Luckey Higdon as the signature art for Deschutes River Conservancy's 2018 RiverFeast. This 48" x 24” giclée reproduction is numbered 1/25. It is printed on high-quality canvas with archival inks that are tested to last up to 75 years and is UV coated for added protection. Museum-wrapped on 2” stretcher bars it needs no further framing.

Contributed by Susan Luckey Higdon




Catch the Big One on the Tribal Side of the Lower Deschutes River

Enjoy the relaxed tempo of a one day trip on the Tribal side of the river while mastering your fly fishing technique. Package includes all meals, any needed equipment, additional flies, leaders, Boater's passes, snacks and drinks.

Contributed by The Fly Fishers Place, Jeff Perin, and The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs



Get Away to Sun Valley

An outdoor dream! This large, spacious Sun Valley home is yours for 7 nights, featuring 6 bedrooms and sleeping 16 people. There is direct access to the Big Wood River and excellent trout fishing, swimming, or river bank beaches. This home is surrounded by various summer hiking/mountain biking trails and winter groomed cross-country trails connecting to Fox Creek trailhead and west to Adams Gulch. At the entrance to Hulen Meadows is the northern end of the Big Wood Bike trail, just 3 miles and 10 minutes by bike from Ketchum. This Hulen Meadows home is perfect year-round for families or large groups that come to Ketchum to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. Home available for Fall or Winter of 2018 or Spring of 2019. 

Contributed by Brooks Preston



Luxury in Rip City for Four

Rip it up in Portland at a Blazer game in true style at a game in February or March, 2019!  These four amazing seats are just 15 rows off the floor, and face the Blazer team bench.  So close to the action, you can feel it!

After the game, your “home” for the night is Portland’s hottest luxury boutique hotel – The Nines.  You’ll have rooms for one night on the exclusive Club Level.  Located on the 12th floor, these rooms give guests exclusive access to the Club Lounge, featuring a daily light breakfast, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, local beer and wine.

We’ve got you covered for meals, too!

Dine at Restaurant (five-0-three) with a $125 gift certificate.  (five-0-three) reflects the spirit of Oregon: The terrain, the farms, the local ranches, artisan cheese makers and wineries.  Each step in the path from harvest through the kitchen, to the dining table, contributes to the integrity of ingredients.  The name is derived from the local Oregon area code, and represents the restaurant’s commitment to supporting sustainable agriculture in Oregon communities.

Pick up lunch and brews at the Deschutes Portland Pub in the heart of the Pearl district with a $100 gift card.  Led by Executive Chef Jill Ramseier, their talented culinary team creates classic pub food taken to the next level, creating dishes from scratch with the best possible local ingredients.

Donated by Madras Farms Company, The Nines, Restaurant (five-0-three), Deschutes Brewery.  Also made possible by our friends at WaterWatch of Oregon.

Restrictions:  Valid for games in February or March of 2019



Breathe in the Beauty of McCloud

Experience the magic of the McCloud and Upper Sacramento Rivers with 3 nights at Nelson and Joanne Mathews family cabin. This charming cabin sleeps up to 10 people in 4 bedrooms. You have 2.5 acres to roam just minutes from the historic mill town of McCloud, California. Lava tubes and ice caves captivate the imagination and inspire adventure in the shadows of the majesty of Mount Shasta. This is the perfect location for a family gathering or a fishing getaway! Available during Fall or Spring.

Contributed by The Mathews Family




Attend Bend Film 2018 Like a VIP!

Attend the Bend Film Festival in Style with two all access festival passes. Your passes allow you to reserve your seats at all festival venues and give you special priority seating 20 minutes before each film with your reserved ticket. Package also includes access to all festival parties -- including Opening Night, two tickets to the Power of Film Fundraiser on June 2nd and two tickets to the Bend Film Kickoff Party in September! And as a added bit of flair, you'll also be outfitted in awesome vintage Bend Film merchandise!

Contributed by Bend Film 2018



DRC Champions Wine Collection

Take home an impressive collection of 24 wines donated by DRC board members and supporters. All bottles are valued at $40 and above, making this a delicious and valuable addition to your cellar! Specific wines will be listed in the auction brochure at the event.

Contributed by DRC Board and Supporters



Ultimate Cascade Lake Fishing Experience

Enjoy fishing one of the Cascade Lakes while learning from and laughing with two very experienced anglers. Friends of the DRC, Jeff Wieland and Mike Tripp have 70+ years of combined experience fishing these waters. Jeff will captain his 20’ Alumaweld fly-fishing sled and Mike will captain his Hog Island skiff for two anglers each on the Cascade Lake of your choice. This package can be used together for a maximum of 4 anglers (subject to hosts’ availability) or separately for two different experiences. Lunch will be provided.

​Contributed by Mike Tripp and Jeff Wieland




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