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Royal Dandie Extreme™ Miniature Piglet

If you have always wanted a pot-bellied pig but wanted one that would stay small enough to keep in your house or apartment, this pig is for you! Royal Dandies are the product of a 27 year breeding program designed to create consistently small, intelligent, social, and affectionate miniature pigs. At 12-25 pounds, the DandieExtremes™ are available only through this local breeder. They are not only wonderful pets but are also perfect for truffle hunting.

The piglet comes with a custom animal photography session and Royal DandieStarter Kit, a one-month supply of feed, vitamin supplement, skin care and shampoo, plus training harness and video.

Private Party for 80 at The Cleaners

Instant party time, just add people! Gather at The Cleaners, an elegant and modern venue adjacent to the Ace Hotel, with a party package for 80 that includeshors d’ouevres for 80 from Clyde Common, a couple of kegs from Burnside Brewing Co, a DJ Mix from DJ Outbox, and a standard room upstairs at the Ace Hotel! Perfect for an office party, the next birthday bash, that special anniversary or graduation!

Weeklong Vacation to Cabo for 8

November 28th – December 5th – A Weeklong Stay in a Presidential Suite in the luxurious Hacienda Del Mar Resort in Cabo! Master Bedroom has King-size bed and Jacuzzi, 2nd bedroom has two Queen-size beds. Fit two more guests in the spacious living area, and enjoy the ocean views from your full kitchen or balcony at the world famous vacation destination, Hacienda Del Mar! Your date with a sapphire sea awaits!

Gold and Ruby Pear Necklace

As the poet, Rumi, say, “…go into yourself, and become a ruby mine, open to the gifts of the sun.” This first-edition “gold and ruby p:ear necklace” was lovingly handcrafted the old-fashioned way, with skill and patience by David Iler of Alchemy Jewelers, Portland’s premier custom jewelry boutique. Created specially for this event, this 18karat recycled gold design is pave` set with over 2 ¼ carats of passionate red rubies.

Once-in-a-Lifetime Alaska Adventure Package, with Airfare for Two

Enjoy an amazing summer vacation, based from the historic Baranof Hotel in downtown Juneau, Alaska! Two of you will fly in a classic floatplane over majestic glaciers then touch down at a remote lodge to feast on Salmon — if you get lucky, the resident black bear, Scarface, will make an appearance (don’t worry, he’s just there to eat the salmon off the grill). If you aren’t tired of being up in the air — you’ll be zip-lining through the tree-tops of the Tongass National Forest. And then, come back to sea level and enjoy an unforgettable Photo-Safari by boat, with whales, bears, wildflowers and migrating birds! Includes Roundtrip Airfare for Two on Alaska Airlines.

Cooking Class for 10 in Your Home with Caprial and John

In the comfort of your own home, ten of you will enjoy a very special evening of cooking and eating with Caprial and John, the brains behind the OPB TV series,Caprial and John’s Kitchen, as well as over 9 best-selling cookbooks! They provide the food, class and recipes, and you provide your friends!

Low Class on the High Seas for 4

An Afternoon of Fishing with The Builders and The Butchers and Chris Funk from The Decemberists – an adventure of fishing and low quality beer on high seas of the North Fork Reservoir (only rivaled in story by John Lurie and Dennis Hopper)!You’ll:

Marvel at Chris cleaning a Blue Gill with his bare mouth.

Faint as Harvey ‘noodles’ for 20 ft Channel Catfish.

Swoon as Ryan removes the venom from the deadly Fugu with his razor sharp incisors.

Fly Away! 6 Day Lake Tahoe Getaway, with Airfare for Two

Spend six adventure-filled days and five luxurious and relaxing nights at the amazing Lakefront House on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe! Sleeps 10 (or a cozy 15!), private beach access, five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a hot tub – what more do you need? Ideally situated between shopping, gaming, and outdoor recreation, this retreat is perfect for a family get-away, class trip, Just the Girls or Just the Boys! Includes 2 Roundtrip Tickets on Southwest Airlines.

French Cooking Class and Wine Feast for 6 with Chef Robert Reynolds

Famous for his generous spirit and artistic sensibility in the kitchen, Chef Robert Reynolds will guide you and seven of your friends through an exciting day of cooking and eating! On any mutually agreeable Sunday, guests will arrive around 2:00, and enjoy a Wine Dinner at 6:00pm! This is a fabulous Birthday or Anniversary idea! Share the food, share the love.

Reynolds’ own culinary roots are deeply associated with France, where he studied and taught cooking for 20 years. He currently runs the Chef Studio in Portland, offering Classic Culinary training in French and Italian cooking, with a focus on regional foods and producers.

5 Course Sparkling and Wine Dinner for 12 at Pazzo Ristorante

Twelve lucky people will enjoy a fabulous Italian Sparkling and Wine Feast prepared by Chef John Eisenhart in the exclusive Wine Room of Pazzo Ristorante. Enjoy the company of your guests and then send them home while you stay in the romantic room upstairs in the Vintage Plaza Hotel!

Magical 4 Night Getaway for 4 (or 40) on Lopez Island

Wake up to the unobstructed views of Lopez Sound and Mount Baker with four nights in a magical and romantic cabin on Lopez Island in the San Juan Islands.After catching the ferry in Anacortes, you’ll find yourself on 10 wooded acres in a cedar-shingled, copper-roofed, one-room house – constructed with Japanese Joinery (no nails!). With two queen-sized wall beds, you can decide if this is a romantic journey for 2, or if you’ll bring the whole family (dogs, too!).

Magic Carpet

A gorgeous 4×6 Turkoman Rug from Kush Hand-knotted Carpets, one of the leaders in sustainable, fair trade practices; this rug was crafted by an adult artisan paid a living wage working in a safe environment.

Blood Red Board Wine Package

Pursuing reds from around the region, our fabulous board has put together a signature package of 20 amazing wines for the discerning palate.

Brewskis and Pizza with Sam!

Mayor Sam Adams will open his home to two lucky guests and serve home-made brew and pizza from his favorite Kenton hotspot, Pizza Fino! Thank you, Sam!