Call of the Wild - A Camp-Inspired Celebration to Benefit Oregon Wild

Call of the Wild is an event like no other to benefit the work of Oregon Wild, our state’s premier conservation group for over 40 years. This event features casual flannel instead of black ties, campfire circles instead of white tablecloths, and custom local bites galore instead of pre-selected entrees. Guests will enjoy a silent auction, local food and drink, live music, and more. We hope you’ll join us!

Check back frequently for more details on all the silent auction packages, or follow Call of the Wild 2017 on Facebook to stay tuned as we release more details and auction prizes!

Advance tickets are no longer available. Tickets will be available at the door for $50. See you at the event!

A camp-inspired night of festivities, Call of the Wild is a chance to see stunning photography from our 13th annual Outdoor Photo Contest, mingle with wilderness and wildlife lovers from across the state, and celebrate everything you love about Oregon. This year’s benefit will feature:

  • The unveiling of the winning photographs from our 13th annual Outdoor Photo Contest;
  • A silent auction featuring framed prints of the Photo Contest finalists, rafting and adventure trips, outdoor gear and apparel, packages for hikers, photographers, climbers, fishing enthusiasts, kayakers, beer lovers, foodies, and more;
  • Tasty local food, local wine, and beer from Oregon Brewshed® Alliance partners;
  • Wild-crafted cocktails made with local ingredients;
  • Live music from Oregon's own Anna Hoone;
  • Games and more!
What's a camp-inspired party without a few tents?!

Consider becoming a Tent Sponsor ($400 for 10 tickets) and you and your guests will receive special perks at the party. Since this isn’t a sit-down dinner event, you won’t be assigned a table, but your group can gather around one of the campfire circles. As a Tent Sponsor, you will be recognized at the event and your guests will receive complimentary camp mugs for the signature wild-crafted cocktail. Sign up for your Tent Sponsorship here.


Space is limited so get your tickets soon! Invite your friends and make sure they get their tickets before they sell out!

Special thanks to our generous sponsors:
If you’re interested in supporting the benefit as a business sponsor, find out more details on our sponsorship opportunities PDF.

Camp Host Sponsor

Bar Sponsor

Photo Booth Sponsor


Trail Mix Bar Sponsor


Fire Ring Sponsor


Presenting Sponsors


Wild Auction Sponsors

In Our Nature | Yellowstone Basin Inn | Bill Sullivan & Navillus PressMountain Hardwear | Expedition Old Growth | Smith Rock Climbing School | The Circuit Bouldering Gym | Zulu Nyala Safari Lodge | Brewvana | Breitenbush Hot Springs | Trailhead Coffee | Dick's Kitchen | Ravenswood Guides | Ruby's Spa and Salon at McMenamins Edgefield | Portland Timbers | WildSpring Guest Habitat | Wy'East Wolfpack | pFreim Family Brewers | Mountain Mel's | Nomad Leather | Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe | Oregon Shakespeare Festival | Hydro Flask | Animosa | Trailhead Coffee Roasters | Dolio Winery | Yodelboy Wood Works | Barking Mad Farm | Ruffwear | Timberline Lodge | Hopworks Urban Brewery | Coalition Brewing | Mt. Hood Meadows | REI | Patagonia | Berry Bliss | Coconut Bliss | Bill Sullivan, Oregon author | Hosmer Chiropractic | The Jennings Hotel | Terminal Gravity | Arrowhead Chocolates | Red Horse Cafe | SakeOne | Thomas & Sons Distillery 

Tent Sponsors

Cascade Direct
Clara Soh
Curtis and Juliane Stevens
Danielle Weinstien
Emily Barrett
Gareth Hebbron
Hillary Barbour
Justin Jelen
Lisa Billings
Law Office of Jesse A. Buss & Barbara and Wendell Belknap
Living Room Realty
Mellie Pullman
Merrill Lynch
Nathan Kennedy
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Outdoor Project
Peer Health
RainShadow Labs
Seth Prickett, Legacy Real Estate
Terry Ciecko

Promotional design by Katie Kelly and Marielle Cowdin. "Wild" brushstroke art by Beth Krynick. Crater Lake photo by Ben Canales.

2017 Call of the Wild Auction Items

We have some awesome auction packages, including:

Wolf Watching Tour in Yellowstone 


Join expert wildlife guides for the trip of a lifetime to Yellowstone National Park. See wolves, bears, bison, and more in the nation’s oldest National Park! 

Hells Canyon Rafting Adventure

A trip for two with premier outfitter OARS down Oregon’s deepest river canyon. Enjoy whitewater rapids by day on the Snake River and star-filled skies by night all while surrounded by the vast beauty of Hells Canyon.

African Safari for Two

Enjoy a six night stay at one of Zulu Nyala’s properties in beautiful South Africa! On this safari adventure you’ll see elephants, zebras, lions, hippos, monkeys, cheetahs and much more!

We also have a host of other items to bid on, such as:

A season pass to Mt. Hood Meadows

A two night stay at The Jennings Hotel in Joseph, Oregon with gift certificates to Terminal Gravity, Arrowhead Chocolates, and Red Horse Cafe
A Year of Beer from Widmer Brothers Brewing
Outdoor gear from Mountain Hardwear, Patagonia, REI, Hydro Flask, and more!
A soccer ball signed by the Portland Timbers
A guided tree climb from Expedition Old Growth
A winter steelhead fishing trip for two on the Sandy River with Ravenswood Guides
A native garden consultation and design with discounted plants from Thicket
A two night stay at the historic Timberline Lodge
A guided climb for six with the Smith Rock Climbing School in Bend

A seat on BREWVANA’s brewery tour bus in Portland
Tickets to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland
A kayak or stand up paddle boarding class from Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe
A night at WildSpring Guest Habitat for two

Spa treatment at Ruby’s Spa and Salon (McMenamins Edgefield)
An hour massage at Hosmer Chiropractic
A year of Coconut Bliss treats
One month pass (and other goodies) to The Circuit Bouldering Gym
Baskets of wine from Dolio Winery
A personal fly casting or fly tying with Angling Spoken Here
A grower with fill and other goodies from pFreim Family Brewers
Ruffwear performance dog gear for your furry friend
Personal training classes from Wy’East Wolfpack
Autographed books from Oregon author Bill Sullivan
Four bags of freshly roasted Trailhead Coffee beans
Two night stay at Barking Mad Farm at the base of the Wallowa Mountains
A one-of-a-kind lamp from Yodleboy Wood Works
“Go With Your Flow” pack from Animosa

…with more to come!