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p:ear blossoms 2020 "My Sheltering Sky - in place" Online Auction Preview


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p:ear blossoms 2020 "My Sheltering Sky - in place" Online Auction Preview

In the week leading up to our Virtual Gala (Friday, 6/19), we are hosting an ONLINE AUCTION.

This online auction includes our favorite no-hassle packages: from the board-procured "Booze and Wine" package, to a trip to our favorite town in France, Chateâu Neuf-Du-Pape (extended expiration date - you have 2.5 years to book!), to an incredible painting by local, noir-fave artist, Bennet Norrbo, and much more! Stay tuned for the June auction date and time!

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In the week leading up to our Virtual Gala (Friday, 6/19), we are hosting an online auction. 

This online auction includes our favorite no-hassle packages: from the board-procured "Booze and Wine" package, to a trip to our favorite town in France, Chateâu Neuf-Du-Pape (extended expiration date - you have 2.5 years to book!), to an incredible painting by local, noir-fave artist, Bennet Norrbo, and much more! REGISTER HERE FOR THE ONLINE AUCTION.


Package 1:

OUR CELLAR TO YOUR CELLAR – Board Booze and Wine Package

Selected especially for you by p:ear’s board, this is an exclusive collection of regional reds, one sparkling wine, and a collection of local spirits. From Syncline to Patricia Green, from Andrew Rich to Lemelson, from Clear Creek to Freeland Spirits to Aviation to Aria, this package will more than fill out your cellar. Start or add to your booze and wine collection with our region’s finest vineyards and distillers.

Donor: p:ear board


Package 2: 

TO THE SOUTH OF FRANCE - ONE WEEK FOR FOUR AT MAISON CHATEAUNEUF DU-PAPE

You and three friends or family members will enjoy this charming, private townhouse in the fabled wine village of Chateâuneuf du Pape in the South of France. Named for Pope John XXII’s summer home, you’ll be exploring the ruins of his 14th Century castle, touring the surrounding vineyards and strolling the ancient hill-scape horizons by twilight. This 3 level home sleeps 4 adults in two bedrooms, is decorated in Provencal style, with whitewashed walls and colorful fabrics, and features a wine cellar/sitting room and fully equipped kitchen for a truly enjoyable vacation to remember.

Book your trip for any mutually agreeable Saturday-to-Saturday through December 31st, 2022 and find a bottle of regional Chateauneuf du Pape wine as well as a well-researched list of restaurants, winery and day trip recommendations waiting for you on the table. 

(Note: Extended Booking Dates, 2 ½ years to book!)

Donor: Your Own French Home, Michele & Bill Failing


 

Package 3:

TORO BRAVO EXTRAVAGANZA - Wine Dinner for 8

This is where it all started - You and 7 lucky friends will enjoy the foods that made John Gorham famous. With a menu that has featured delights such as Mussels Tigres, Oxtail Croquettes, Iberico Skirt Steak and Squid Ink Pasta, you’ll be rejoining the world of restaurants in style. With gourmet menus that change daily, you’re sure to have a unique experience with fresh local flavors incorporated into a classic Spanish cuisine. Get a sneak peek of the exquisite, unexpected flavors you will taste by viewing today’s menu here.

Available on any mutually agreeable night, through 6/19/21. Excludes gratuity (please plan on tipping their wonderful staff!).

Donor: John and Renee Gorham’s Toro Bravo Inc Restaurant Group

 

 

Package 4:

MAUI GETAWAY - 8 DAYS AT SECRETS BEACH HOUSE

Imagine traipsing the 37 steps from the porch of this exclusive, beachfront Maui home to the white sands of the private Secrets Beach, located between the Wailea and the Ahihi-Kinau Natural Reserve. You and 5 lucky friends will be swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and paddle boarding with the whales, turtles, dolphins and other sea-life abundant in the area. This beautifully maintained private home seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living spaces, features 3 luxurious ocean-view bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, and has a tennis court on-site. With over 1,300 square feet of covered porches and an amazing location on the south side of the island, you and your guests will be intoxicated by the sunset skies, ocean breezes and all that the beautiful island of Maui has to offer.

Available any mutually agreeable 7 nights / 8 days from June 20th 2020 – Dec 15th 2021. 

Donor: Sangham Foundation

 


Package 5:

MEDITERRANEAN EXPLORATION COMPANY WINE DINNER FOR 10

This is a prize – a special Wine Dinner for you and 9 friends at MEC, one of John Gorham’s most incredible restaurants. Known for its quality ingredients and even better dishes, with delicious recipes inspired from the Mediterranean shores, such as Fried Anchovies and House-Made Lebneh to Greek Lamb Chops and Nazareth Kabobs. In the words of Dennis the Menace, “Let’s go to a restaurant. I’m tired of eating groceries!” This dinner will be a warm welcome back into the world of restaurants. Check out your upcoming meal here.

Available on any mutually agreeable night, through 6/19/21. Excludes gratuity (please plan on tipping their wonderful staff!).

Donor: John and Renee Gorham’s Toro Bravo Inc Restaurant Group





Package 6:

MIXTE BIKE - a “p:ear bike works” built bike

The MIXTE (pronounced “meext” in French, but MIX-tee in English) is a step-through frame bike with a twist. The top tube is replaced by twin stays that run down at an angle to the rear dropouts, making mounting easy. This uniquely beautiful and stable frame replicates earlier 19th century bike styles, and is one of two incredible bikes designed and built by the Bike Works youth mechanics for this auction, and represents a true collaboration. With a high-quality Japanese steel frame, custom painting by NY artist Ben Falcon and specialized vintage Dura-Ace and Ultegra componentry from Shimano, this bike also features Ultegra 660 Hubs and Velocity A23 Tubeless Ready rims with DT Swiss Spokes, Specialized Roubaiz Pro 2 Bliss tires, a leather Brooks Saddle and custom leather grips, a Sparrow water bottle cage and metal fenders by PDW (Portland Design Works). Make your friends jealous with this stylish, one-of-a-kind bike. Includes delivery within 25 miles and 2 weeks of the event.

Donors: Ben Falcon, Bob Wolf, Sellwood Cycles, Specialized, PDW p:ear Bike Works youth mechanics

 

 

Package 7:

ROAD BIKE - a “p:ear bike works” built bike 

Want to travel with speed? This custom Road Bike, built by the Bike Works youth especially for this auction, is for you. Representing a vast collaboration, this high-quality Japanese steel frame, custom painting by NY artist Ben Falcon and SRAM 1x11 componentry, this bike features HiFi Sound Cycling Custom Wheels and Hubs, Specialized Saddle and Roubaiz Pro 2 Bliss Tires and Portland Design Works grips. The road is wide open…Take it and ride… !

Includes delivery within 25 miles and 2 weeks of the event. Size: Medium or 56cm

Donors: Ben Falcon, Bob Wolf, Sellwood Cycles, SRAM, Specialized, HiFi Wheels and p:ear Bike Works youth mechanics

 

 

Package 8:

VINTAGE ITALIAN SOIREE - for 50 at Nonna

Plan your New Year’s gathering today. This is an incredible opportunity to celebrate your community in the gorgeous environs of Nonna, the beautiful gathering spot in NE Portland. With Vintage 1940’s Italian style, you and 49 friends will be wrapped in sumptuous beauty, enjoying elegant vintage-style cocktails, delicious appetizers and, if you plan for a summer party, the beautiful outdoor patio. Prepare for an exceptional evening of warmth and camaraderie as you celebrate your next birthday, anniversary or just a gathering of friends.

Plan your party on any mutually agreeable night through 6/19/2021. Gratuity not included, please plan on tipping their wonderful staff!

Donor: Dayna McErlean, Dept of Food and Shelter, Nonna Portland, Freeland Spirits, New Deal Vodka, Owen Roe Winery


 

Package 9:

DATER'S DOZEN - A YEAR'S WORTH OF DATE NIGHTS

Restless? Ready to dine out and enjoy our local fare, restaurants, hotels, museums and theaters? We’ve got you. This package features an incredible array of our favorite spots, and all are waiting for you to come and enjoy. Includes The Nines, clarklewis, Ace Hotel, a membership for two at The Portland Art Museum, 16 VIP Vouchers for Portland Center Stage (extended expiration date!), and more! 12 Restaurants, 12 Hotels, 12 Dates! 

Donors: Ace Hotel, clarklewis, Dossier, Hampton Inn, Heathman Hotel, Hood River Hotel, Hotel Vintage, Jupiter Hotel, Langbaan, Marriott City Center, Marriott Courtyard, Next Hotel, Normandie, Paley's Place, Pizza Jerk, Portland Art Museum, Portland Central Stage, Rosa Rosa, Skamania Lodge, The AC Hotel, The Hotel Zags, The Imperial, The Nines

 


 

Package 10:

TASTY N DAUGHTERS WINE DINNER FOR 8

You and 7 lucky friends will get to feast on the incredible foods of Tasty n Daughters, where John Gorham offers a tasty, family-style menu of innovative dishes with diverse international origins that support local vendors and growers and features extensive pairings with old world and local wines. We are all looking forward to getting out again. Make your debut trip back out into the world a memorable one with this outstanding dinner for yourself and your loved ones.

Available on any mutually agreeable night, through 6/19/21. Excludes gratuity (please plan on tipping their wonderful staff!).

Donor: John and Renee Gorham’s Toro Bravo Inc Restaurant Group

 


Package 11:


GHOST TABLE

Made from salvaged black walnut and inlaid with "ghost green" epoxy, the “Ghost Table” will bring personality and style to any indoor room in your home. It’s a one-of-a-kind beauty made in the ‘epoxy river’ style, with custom steel legs and a shimmering finish. Made specifically for this event, it includes delivery within 2 weeks and 50 miles. Dimensions: 40"Wx72"Lx31"H.

Donor: Ivan Hooper, The Mount Pleasant Shop


 

Package 12: 

MI CASA ES SU CASA – 4 COURSE TEQUILA & WINE MEXICAN DINNER FOR 12

Javier Hurtado, chef/owner of the Cha Cha Cha Restaurants, prepares a sumptuous Mexican feast with food picked fresh from his garden, paired with his own cask-aged Cha Tequila from his tequila partner (the only female tequila producer in Mexico!) and pinot noir wine from his partners at David Hill Winery. All ingredients are organic and either home or partner grown/raised. Bring 11 friends into your home (or one of theirs!) and let Javier do the rest! Available on any mutually agreeable night, through 6/19/21.

Donor: Javier Hurtado, owner of Cha Cha Cha Taquerias

 


 

Package 13:

BRUNCH FOR 10 WITH MOM NEXT MOTHER’S DAY - Mother's Bistro & Bar

Why wait? Reserve your table now for Mother’s Day 2021 and make up for the missed gathering this year. No Zoom allowed at the table! With complimentary cocktails and sparkling wine, your mother and 9 family members or friends will be feasting on the sumptuous brunch delicacies that only Mother’s can make, such as eggs benedict, salmon hash, crunchy french toast and more. PLUS, tell Mother’s why your mom is the best, and her smiling face and a short story about her will grace your custom menu!

Want to choose Father’s Day instead? Go ahead!

Plan your party on any mutually agreeable day (Mother’s Day or Father’s Day encouraged!). Valid through 6/19/2021. Gratuity not included, please plan on tipping their wonderful staff!

Donor: Lisa Schroeder, Mother's Velvet Lounge & Café

 


 

Package 14:

THE DANCERS

Born locally in 1930, Bennet Norrbo was a leading graphic designer and artist of Portland’s 1950-1960’s gay, avant-garde arts scene. From wildly provocative works to his more playful and colorful scenes, his art speaks to intimacy and interactions and “How do we relate to each other and why.” This painting, “The Dancers,” shows a delightful scene of magic, myth and joy. “This is where I begin,” he seems to say, “with you.”

This 19”x23” piece is acrylic on canvas, beautifully framed by Katayama Framing and is the perfect piece for any room in your home. Purchase includes delivery within 25 miles within 2 weeks of the event.

Donor: Marilyn Murdoch and Murdoch Collections, Katayama Framing

 



Package 15:

KITE BIRD

Born locally in 1930, Bennet Norrbo was a leading graphic designer and artist of Portland’s 1950-1960’s gay, avant-garde arts scene. From wildly provocative works to his more playful and colorful scenes, his art speaks to intimacy and interactions and “How do we relate to each other and why.” This painting, “Kite Bird,” shows an abstract person holding tenuously to a bird by a string and seems to call out, “I burst with light in a deeper dark.”

This 28”x33” piece is beautifully framed by Katayama Framing and includes delivery within 25 miles within 2 weeks of the event.

Donor: Marilyn Murdoch and Murdoch Collections, Katayama Framing


 

 

Questions about our auction packages or how to register for our online auction? Contact us at info@pearmentor.org.