A brief history of past Our House auctions
Shaken Not Stirred2017
Our James Bond themed auction kicked off with live performances of Diamonds Are Forever, Thunderball, and Goldfinger. Auctioneer Johnna Wells and Mistress of Ceremonies Poison Waters auctioned off 14 live auction packages and once again our donors were incredibly generous and helped us reach our fundraising goal. The party continued with Nightfall After Hours in the sunken ballroom at the Portland Art Museum. Shaken Not Stirred was chaired by board member Tracy Curtis and Cupcake Jones owner Lisa Watson.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Saturday, March 17, 2007, at the Portland Hilton Hotel. Chaired by Nancy Sellers, Hosted by Dale Johannes, and Auctioneer Jeff Randall.