Find Your Adventure!

We joke that Shasta’s office looks like Christmas morning. As we’ve gotten closer to this year’s Call of the Wild, it’s filled up with all the amazing donated prize packages that will be up for auction at the event. I’ll occasionally drop by Shasta’s office, as will other staff, to paw through the latest goodies.

The support we get from friends and businesses is incredible, and the Call of the Wild auction offers something for everyone.

Want to hit the water? How about 5 days in the incomparable Owyhee with Momentum River Expeditions, or 3 days in Hells Canyon with OARS . If that’s not enough, we have a kayak from Alder Creek and beginner lessons for 2!

Looking to explore more of Oregon? Stay at the Pine Ridge Inn in Bend, Wildspring on the southern Oregon coast, Barking Mad B&B in Enterprise, or Bayberry in in Ashland (paired with tickets to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival).


I discovered Trail Butter this summer, available in the 'Run Wild' auction package. It hit the spot on long hikes and climbs. 

Whether you want to climb cliffs, Oregon’s tallest trees, or the mighty Mt. St. Helens, we can help you out thanks to generous donations from Smith Rock Climbing School, Expedition Old Growth, and Rare Earth Adventures.

And we have packages for people a little more laid back, like a Portland Walking Tour paired with a gift certificate to Henry’s Tavern. Take it up a notch with a $100 gift certificate to Portland Running Company and boot camp passes from the Wy’East Wolfpack running group.

We can also help you gear up, thanks to donations from REI, Mountain Hardwear, Poler, KEEN, Columbia, and Patagonia.

Wine? Spirits? Beers? Kombucha? Yup, yup, yup, yup! Local, hand crafted goodies? Absolutely!

Check out these auction packages. I have no doubt you’ll find at least one that is exactly the next adventure you’re looking for. But don’t forget, you have to be at Call of the Wild to bid, so get your tickets today!

AFRICAN PHOTO SAFARI FOR 2

Zulu Nyala six day / six night safari

TO HELLS AND BACK

3-day Hells Canyon River Trip for 2 from OARS

PADDLE ON

14-foot kayak and beginners lesson for 2

YEAR OF BEER

Year of beer from Widmer Brothers Brewing

GROWLER STYLE

Leather growler carrier and two pint sheaths

Growler from Brewshed partner

TRAVEL ON AIR

$250 Gift certificate for an Airbnb stay

DRINK TO YOUR HEALTH

Gift basket from Tea Chai Te

4 growlers, with fills from Happy Mountain Kombucha

HIT THE SLOPES

Custom Deviation snowboard with Oregon Wild graphics

MOUNTAIN POSE

10 day-passes at the Circuit Bouldering Gym

$100 gift certificate at Sellwood Yoga

A CLEAN, WELL-LIGHTED SPACE

2 handmade ceramic lamps

6 hours of home organizing services from Embrace Your Space

RUN WILD

$100 gift certificate to Portland Running Company and gear

10 boot camp passes from Wy'East Wolfpack

Variety pack of on-the-go pouches from Trail Butter

BASE CAMP

REI tent, footprint, and camp chair

Mountain Hardwear sleeping bag

WOMAN IN THE WILD

Urban hike in Forest Park with author Ruby McConnell

"A Woman's Guide to the Wild" book

WELCOME TO BREWVANA

2 seats on any Brewvana tour and gear

BASKET O' WINE

Wine basket with 4 bottles and 2 glasses

CAR CAMPING TO THE MAX

55' standard car camping awning

I THINK I CANYON

5 Day Lower Owyhee Rafting Trip (for 1) from Momentum River Expeditions

ASCENT ADVENTURE

Mount St. Helens guided summit adventure for one person from Rare Earth Adventures

THE URBAN WILD

2 spots on any Portland Walking Tour

(2) Adam Sawyer books "Best Outdoor Adventures Near Portland, Oregon"

$25 Henry's Tavern gift card

SOUTH COAST GETAWAY

Gift certificate for 1-night stay for 2 people at WildSpring

HAPPY HAMMOCKING

ThermaRest Slacker Double Hammock from Poler

BEND GETAWAY

1/2 day tour on the Deschutes for 1 from Tumalo Creek

one-night stay at Pine Ridge Inn

MOUNTAIN KITCHEN

5 Bottled Wing Sauces from Fire on the Mountain

2 gift certificates for group cooking classes from Portland's Culinary Workshop

WHAT'S SUP?

2-Person SUP Class from Alder Creek Kayak

CHEERS TO CRATER LAKE

Selection of Crater Lake Spirits (4 bottles)

WALLOWA WANDERINGS

2-Night Stay at Barking Mad Farm B&B in Enterprise

Tour w/ expert botanist Ralph Anderson

$50 Terminal Gravity Brewing gift certficate

CASCADE COMFORTS AT BREITENBUSH

Stay at Breitenbush Hot Springs (weekday)

Juniper Ridge variety pack

DINE 'N' DASH

$25 Gift certificate to Skyline Tavern

Pair of KEEN shoes

FROM THE MOUNTAINS

Gift basket with assorted herbal teas and body care products

HIKER'S BEST FRIEND

Leather dog collar and leash from Tanner Goods

Engraved lighter and leather field notes journal

ASHLAND ADVENTURE

One-night Stay at Bayberry Inn

2 tickets to Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Selection of Crater Lake Spirits (4 bottles)

SPA AND SCENTS

Gift certificate for a facial at Rich Earth Organic Spa

Basket of teas and lotions from Mountain Mel's

POST HIKE MASSAGE

One-hour massage from Hosmer Chiropractic

HOPPED UP JEWELRY

Necklace and pair of earrings from Hopped Up Jewelry

GET "WAY" OUT THERE

$25 gift certificate to the Waypost

OREGON FIELD GUIDE

Set of autographed "100 Hikes" books from author William Sullivan

THAT'S THE SPIRIT

2 bottles of spirits and tasting room cocktails from Thomas & Sons Distillery

SMITH ROCK PILGRIMAGE

Guided climb for up to 6 people from Smith Rock Climbing School

BE COOL

Stylish cooler from BridgePort Brewery

PATAGONIA FOR TWO

2 hats, 2 fleeces, and a duffel bag from Patagonia

CAMP STYLE

Handcrafted camp stool from Wood & Faulk

MAY THE FOREST BE WITH YOU

Tree Climbing Adventure for 2 from Expedition Old Growth

GOOD MORNING AT THE TRAILHEAD

2 bags of coffee

2 Oregon Wild camp mugs

Columbia backpack

PALEO PALATE

$50 gift certificate to Dick's Kitchen

PERFECT PINOT

Tasting for 2 and two bottles of 2013 Dundee Hill pinot noir

BRIDGE & BURN

$100 gift certificate + gift basket (matchbox, notebooks, t-shirt, cap)

WILD HARVEST

Assorted Juniper Ridge tea, incense, and other wild-harvested goods

HOWL AT THE MOON

Moonlight snowshoe hike with Oregon Wild, including warm and warming beverages

COLUMBIA GORGE

White Salmon half day rafting trip for 2

 
Photo Credits: 
2015 auction pictures by Kelli Pennington