Auction History

A brief history of past Our House auctions


2016

 

Mad Hatter’s Ball

A beautiful and zany event celebrating Our House was highlighted by many of our guests dressing up in Alice in Wonderland themed attire.  Our generous donors and sponsors helped us exceed our fundraising goal by giving over $500,000 for our programs and services!  A mayoral proclamation was read by Charlie Hales honoring the retirement of our executive director proclaiming February 20, 2016 “Wayne Miya Day”!  The Bylines entertained during dinner and Johanna Wells and Dale Johannes auctioned off 14 live packages before moving the party downstairs for the Wonderland Dance Party in the sunken ballroom.  The event was chaired by board member Bob Speltz and Dwight Adkins.

Mad Hatter’s Ball photos

 


2015

 

The Love Boat

The Love Boat set sail at the Portland Art Museum on February 21, 2015.  Yolanda greeted guests as they boarded the event and Scott Nevins from “The People’s Couch” kicked off the entertainment.  Master of Ceremonies Dale Johannes and Auctioneer Johnna Wells were both back to keep the event on an even keel.  Co chairs Bob Speltz and Dwight Adkins made it smooth sailing’ and we reached our financial goal for the night!  Thank you to everyone who join us on this unforgettable voyage!

 


2014

 

Decadence: The Roaring 20’s

Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the Portland Art Museum.  Another record breaking year for Our House.  Decadance featured Pink Lady & John Bennett Jazz Band as well as vocalists Danielle Purdy and Dale Johannes accompanied by Dan Gildea on guitar.  The post auction party continued with Deca-Dance and Fashion Show in the Sunken Ballroom presented by underU4men and music by All Wright Music.  The event was chaired by Gregg Macy of Global Incentive Group, hosted by Dale Johannes and auctioneer Johnna Wells of Benefit Auctions 360.

 


2013

 

Prom Night

Saturday, February 16, 2013, at the Portland Art Museum.  Prom was a record breaking event for Our House and the evening featured performances by Live On Stage.  Auction chairs Gary Nelson and Minh Tran, Host Dale Johannes, and Auctioneer Johnna Wells.

 


2012

 

Age of Aquarius

Saturday, February 11, 2012, at the Portland Art Museum.  Featuring the Jefferson Dancers and Shawn Price performing “Aquarius” and a special performance of “Let the Sunshine In” danced by Minh Tran.  Chaired by Gary Nelson and Minh Tran, Hosted by Dale Johannes, Auctioneer Johnna Wells

 


2011

 

Midnight at the Oasis

Saturday, February 19, 2011, at the Portland Art Museum.  Featuring Polaris Dance Theatre and a performance of “Light” from Next to Normal.  Chaired by Gary Maffei and Marc Lintner, Hosted by Dale Johannes, Auctioneer Johnna Wells

 


2010

 

Shangri-La An Asian Celebration

Saturday, February 13, 2010, at the Portland Art Museum.  Featuring Portland Taiko and the Lee Lion Dancers.  Chaired by Gary Maffei and Marc Lintner, Hosted by Dale Johannes, Auctioneer Johnna Wells

 


2009

 

Sultry - An Evening of Mardi Gras

Saturday, February 21, 2009, at The Governor Hotel. Chaired by Nancy Sellers and Eric Steinhauser, Hosted by Dale Johannes, and Auctioneer Johnna Wells.

 


2008

 

Soiree in the City - An evening of Hollywood Glamor

Saturday, February 16, 2008, at The Governor Hotel. Featuring the Rose City Swing Band and The Sisters of Swing.  Chaired by Nancy Sellers and Eric Steinhauser, Hosted by Dale Johannes, and Auctioneer Jeff Randall.

 


2007

 

Emerald City

Saturday, March 17, 2007, at the Portland Hilton Hotel. Chaired by Nancy Sellers, Hosted by Dale Johannes, and Auctioneer Jeff Randall.

 

 
 

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