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p:earblossoms 2013

  • Historic Yale Union Laundry Building
  • 800 SE 10th Ave.
  • Portland, OR
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On Saturday, May 4th, over 400 people will gather at the beautiful Historic Yale Union Laundry Building to celebrate p:ear’s 11th anniversary fundraiser auction. From 100+ silent auction packages (representing over 300 local businesses) to 15 Live Auction Packages sold by the award-winning auctioneer, Johnna Wells, to a gourmet dinner, local wines, and performances by The Circus Project. This fundraiser serves as p:ear’s primary source of annual operating revenue and is a heck of a lot of fun!

HONORARY CHAIR: Nick Fish

COMMITTEE: Chris Antrim, Jennifer Bruml, John DesCamp, Chris Funk, Nels Gabbert, Sam Pardue, Lake Perriguey, Jeff Tedder, Eileen Trudeau, Dorie Vollum

Talent: Black Prairie, The Circus Project, DJ Cooky Parker, Kerry Cohen, Johnna Wells

Food and Drink: Argyle Winery, Devil’s Food Catering, House Spirits Distillery, Le Cordon Bleu, New Deal Distillery, Nossa Familia Coffee, Olympic Provisions, Owen Roe Winery, Pear Bureau NW, Portland Creamery, Tabor Bread, Widmer Bros Brewing, New Seasons Market

Live Auction items include:

  • Celebrity Chef Jason French of Ned Ludd prepares an amazing 12 course, locally-sourced dinner for you and seven guests in your own home. Includes wine and a specially prepared custom cocktail
  • Weeklong Vacation in Historic Mendocino Home with private beach access – sleeps 9.
  • Two “Anywhere Tickets” on Alaska Air or Horizon – no blackout dates.
  • Two VIP Tickets to the Edgefield Summer Concert Series – these exclusive tickets to Pink Martini, Tony Bennet, The Steve Miller Band (and many more) aren’t available to the general public and include access to the VIP tent and the best views on the lawn!
  • Hippest Party in Portland, a private party for 80 at The Cleaners. Includes appetizers for 80 from Clyde Common and a room upstairs at The Ace Hotel.
  • Year of Random Order Bakery – including membership to the Pie of the Month Club and much more…
  • Learn to Make Pizza, Saturday June 8th, 6:30. 20 Spots available for this exclusive and fun all-inclusive treat at Taste Unique with Chef Stefania Toscano
  • Luxurious Week-long Retreat in a Spa House at Cannon Beach
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