The Rewild Portland Silent Auction is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Enjoy a fun night out, find amazing deals on phenomenal auction items, and support our cause in the process! All proceeds support Rewild Portland programs and help get more folks of all ages and walks of life outdoors, using their hands, and connecting more deeply with place, self, and community.
As you arrive, help yourself to snacks and a Ground Breaker gluten-free beer, Reverend Nat’s hard cider, or Oregonic Tonic kombucha, and enjoy the evening’s events:
Presentation (7 pm)
At 7 pm, Dr. Deana Dartt will give a talk titled “Indigenizing Community Rewilding Practice: Meaningful Engagement with the Land, Its History, and Its People.” Deana is a member of the Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation, former Curator of Native American Art at the Portland Art Museum, and founder of Live Oak Museum Consulting in Eugene, an organization committed to reshaping museum narratives and assisting institutions in their efforts to be more accountable and responsive to Native communities. Q&A to follow.
Silent Auction (6 pm–8:30 pm)
Hands down, our silent auction is the best shopping opportunity in town. Find amazing deals on amazing items while simultaneously helping fund programs like Rewild Portland’s Free Skills Series. Auction items run the gamut from handcrafted tools to native plants and seeds, massages and spa services, wildcrafted herbal tinctures, locally made chocolates, freshly roasted coffee beans, Portland-made spirits, children’s games and toys, Oregon field guides, handmade jewelry and art, theater tickets, and much more! Many auction items are one-of-a-kind and locally made. Stay tuned for our expanding list of donors below. And don’t forget to bring a credit card or checkbook—all winnings must be paid for at the end of the event.
Ancestral Skills Demos (ongoing)
Throughout the evening, volunteers will demonstrate some of the skills that we teach in our classes, such as basket weaving and stone tool making.