When you attend an event like our 21st Annual Celebration of Oregon Rivers at the World Forestry Center in Portland, you’re not just committing to a fun night out with friends, family and conservation allies — you’re committing to a better future for Oregon’s rivers by helping support one of the most effective, mission-driven and legislatively relevant local environmental non-profits in the service of protecting and restoring Oregon’s incredible array of rivers and watersheds.
Our goal, as ever, is to sustain native fish, wildlife and the Oregon communities that depend on them.
Having been at it since 1985, WaterWatch of Oregon comes with a heritage and legacy of determined successes to our credit. That’s why it means so much to have you there in support of our mission, and helping sustain that legacy together on Saturday, Sept. 23rd, beginning at 5 p.m.
On Saturday the 23rd our opening salvo of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be followed by our annual dinner and live auction, and be ready to play hardball with your neighbors with well over 50 incredible auction packages and more to be announced. As we’ve said, you may find our silent and live auction prizes include items you can’t live without — including some fantastic travel and culinary options.
One of the most notable of those culinary options is part of our Ashland luxury getaway package, including a dining experience at MÄS, a small tasting menu restaurant serving Cascadian cuisine by chef Josh Dorcak, a 2023 finalist for best chef in the James Beard Awards. MÄS was also recently recognized as one of the 50 best restaurants in the U.S. according to the New York Times.
Your Ashland and Rogue Valley getaway will be right in time to use included tickets to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and your experience at MÄS will be augmented by a stay at the Ashland Springs Hotel and further dining at Larks Home Kitchen.
But that comes after our hosted dinner paired with beer, cider and wine. Eat first — then prepare to bid. Click here or at the link below to save your seat and join us in our celebration of Oregon’s magnificent rivers on Saturday, Sept. 23rd, at 5 p.m.
For our standing special offer, all tickets purchased this year come with a 20 percent off discount code for Next Adventure. Each Friday from now until the auction (the 15th and 22nd), we’ll e-mail all ticket purchasers a QR code for a coupon worth 20 percent off. This offer is for new Next Adventure e-mail subscribers only, and excludes sale items, all watercraft, gift cards and electronics.
- If you’d like to donate an item, trip or service to our annual auction and contribute to a legacy of healthy rivers, streams and wetlands in Oregon click here for more information.
- If you’re interested in becoming an event sponsor, click here for information on sponsorship opportunities. It’s not too late!
- If you can’t make it to the event, consider proxy bidding in the silent or live auction once items have been announced and are listed in the on-line catalog to arrange for a bidder on your behalf. To learn more, e-mail WaterWatch executive director Neil Brandt.
- And Golden Tickets are back! For $100 per ticket, the Golden Ticket drawing winner chooses a LIVE item from the auction lineup! Less than 100 Golden Tickets are available, so get yours while you can. You don’t have to be present to win.