Silent Auction Items Announced for the Second Annual Gathering & Auction

The Second Annual Gathering & Auction is just a few weeks away! This year, we have added a small silent auction to the mix. Check out our fantastic selection of items and packages below. Thank you to all our donors and supporters who made this possible!

See something you like, but are not able to attend? No problem – email Krista Isaksen at with your proxy bid and we will contact you after the event if you are the winner.

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  1. Deschutes River Water Color

Donor: Diane Bell

Diane Bell is a well-known Vermont artist with Oregon roots. She has created this painting–from a photograph taken by DRA Board member Rick Hafele–specifically for the DRA Auction and Gathering.


  1. Four Bottle Wine Vertical from Lange Estates

Donors: Jeff Dresser and Greg Summers

Four ready-to-drink bottles of Lange Pinot Noir in a vertical of 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. A perfect foursome to serve at your next dinner party or wine tasting.


  1. Four Bottle Wine Vertical from Bergstrom Shea Vineyards

Donors: Jeff Dresser and Greg Summers

Four bottles of Pinot Noir in a vertical representing the fine Bergstrom wine selection. Years are 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.


  1. Four Bottle Wine Vertical from Ken Wright Cellars Shea Vineyard

Donors: Jeff Dresser and Greg Summers

Four bottles of Pinot Noir from the well-known Yamhill area vineyards. Ready to drink, the years are 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.


  1. Fish the Iconic North Umpqua with Dillon Renton

Donor: Dillon Renton

One or two anglers join steelhead guide Dillon Renton for a day chasing steelhead on Dillon’s home river, the North Umpqua. You can choose between a walking trip for summer steelhead or a drift boat trip for winter fish. Lunch provided.


  1. Lemon Quartz Gemstone Necklace and Matched Drop Earrings

Donor: Sandy Japely

In addition to its distinctiveness and beauty, this necklace and earring set is fashioned to bring the owner the special qualities lemon quartz is said to bare: balance and positive energy. The brilliant, dazzling yellow color of the yellow quartz comes to life when light catches its facets.


  1. Hand Crafted Glass Mosaic Mirror

Donor: Sandy Japely

Designed by artist Sandy Japely, this mirror was crafted as a one-of-a-kind for the Deschutes River Alliance Auction. All work is handmade – each piece of glass is hand cut, then glued to the wood base and carefully grouted. The glass includes millefiori glass brought back from Murano, Italy by the artist.


  1. A Mt. Hood Play Break For Two

Donors: The Resort at the Mountain and El Burro Loco Restaurant

Take a break from the city and venture to Welches in the Hoodland area. Play 18 holes of golf, complete with a cart, at the Resort at the Mountain and then spend the night at the Resort. Mix in dinner at Welches’ El Burro Loco Restaurant.


  1. A Box Full of Steelhead Goodness

Donor: Brian Silvey

32 of Brian Silvey’s favorite summer steelhead patterns tied by the master guide and tyer himself. Patterns include many Brian invented, as well as some designed by others that Brian has adapted to better fool fish. Tied on the highest quality of hooks and including hard to find materials, these flies are specially suited for Deschutes River summer steelhead. Come in a Wheatley box.


  1. Granger Denver Special Bamboo Fly Rod

Donor: Larry Marxer

This 8 ft. 6 in. three-piece bamboo rod was built sometime between 1926 and 1931, and was professionally rebuilt around 2000. It’s a rarity to find this vintage rod in such excellent condition. The rod throws a 5/6 line with a nice, smooth action.

Minimum starting bid is $300.


  1. Float and Fish the Serene Waters of the Upper Deschutes

Donor: Steve Erickson and The Fly Fisher’s Place

Two anglers join The Fly Fisher’s Place senior guide, Steve Erickson for a day on the upper Deschutes below Wickiup Reservoir. This section of the river has recovered from the fish kills of a few years ago, holds a surprising number of browns and rainbows up to 20 inches and is not highly pressured.  Hatches are consistent and the fish willing!


  1. Take a Mid-Week Break on the Deschutes

Donors: Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop, Imperial River Company and The Riverside Restaurant

Two anglers join John “Smerf” Smeraglio for a couple of half-day trout fishing sessions in the Maupin area. Start with an afternoon/evening session, then hit the Riverside Restaurant for dinner and spend the night at the Imperial River Company. Fish the next day with Smerf and then come home. You will hardly be missed while on your mid-week break!


  1. Leather Fly Wallet and Atlantic Salmon Flies

Donor: The Fly Fishing Collaborative

Hand-tooled leather fly wallet made locally from the highest quality leather. Inside are 16 traditional Atlantic salmon flies beautifully tied by Sherwood’s Jeff Hollamon.


  1. Four Foot Single Leather Fly Rod Tube

Donor: The Fly Fishing Collaborative

Encased with premium leather and secured with brass hardware, your most precious rod will be protected from any kind of abuse inside polycarbonate tubing. Though a piece of art, this tube is also made for durability. It’s perfect for your favorite four-piece spey rod!


  1. Wild Steelhead, Limited Edition by Sean Gallagher

Donor: Wild River Press

This two-volume limited edition set captures the majesty and magic of steelhead through fishing stories told by the author and a clan of other well-known Pacific Northwest anglers. The set includes hundreds of color photos, maps, and illustrations, and a 50-page tribute to the great Harry Lemire.


  1. A Passion for Permit by Jonathon Ochs

Donor: Wild River Press

Jonathan Ochs has spent decades passionately chasing the elusive permit, and he has figured out a thing or two about the wily species. He liberally shares his findings in this two-volume set, along with a multitude of conversations he has had with the best permit anglers in the world. The set includes over 1,000 color photos, maps and diagrams. A must-have for every permit angler!


  1. Take a Jet Boat Tour of the Lower Deschutes

Donor: Forrest Foxworthy

Four people take a tour of the lower Deschutes with Forrest Foxworthy and his jet boat. You will navigate a few of the best rapids the Deschutes has to offer, look for sheep on the rimrock, and learn about the geologic formations on the Deschutes and the history of the lower river. Your half-day trip and tour includes a riverside lunch.


  1. Fish the Famous Snake River in the Grand Tetons

Donor: Mark Fuller and Grand Teton Fly Fishing

Two anglers join a Grand Teton Fly Fishing guide on the Snake River in the Grand Tetons for a day of fly fishing for Snake River cutthroats. The fish are plentiful and come eagerly to a dry fly, and you will be surrounded by the beauty and majesty of the Grand Tetons. A perfect day to put on the front or back of a trip to Yellowstone and/or the Grand Tetons area.


  1. One Day Photo Safari with Joel LaFollette

Donor: Joel LaFollette

For two people. Pick from three different photo safari opportunities – one on the Deschutes, another on the Metolius, and a third in the area of the ghost town, Shaniko. Joel lived as a professional photographer for nearly two decades and has had his work published all over the U.S. Your safari will include plenty of instruction and helpful tips and the chance to digitally capture the surroundings of your chosen safari.


  1. Japanese Pine Tree Pruned Niwaki Style in Cedar Pot

Donor: Tom Dufala and Bentwood Tree Farm

Specially pruned to create and then maintain a bonsai-like form, this Japanese pine tree is unusual and beautiful. And, it’s easy to maintain its form. It will be a focus of conversation and enjoyment on your deck or patio, or some other choice spot in your yard.


  1. Three Wine Tastings at Three Willamette Valley Vineyards

Donors: Willamette Valley, Erath and Chehalam Vineyards

Take some friends and do a day of wine tastings at three of the Willamette Valley’s finest. Or, split them up and do one-at-a-time. The choice is yours.


  1. Handwoven Willow and Driftwood Basket

Donor: Carol Horvath

Depending on the size and intricacy, Carol Horvath’s display baskets sell from $300 to $1,000 and are veritable pieces of art. The organic willow she uses is specially grown in Amity, OR, and she personally collects and selects the driftwood from Oregon’s beaches. Carol has been weaving baskets for over 20 years and teaches basketry for the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild.


  1. Echo Spey Rod

Donor: Deschutes Angler Fly Shop

A 12 ft. 7 in. 3-6127 four-piece graphite spey rod. Fast action and perfect for a six-weight line.


  1. Amy Hazel’s Personal Christmas Island Fly Selection

Donor: Amy Hazel

This box of flies embodies Amy Hazel’s personal favorites for chasing bonefish, Giant Trevally, and Triggerfish at Christmas Island. All flies have been tied personally by Amy and are her own concoctions after having spent a month fishing Christmas island this past year.


  1. All Day Rafting Trip on the Deschutes River

Donor: All Star Rafting

Join a guide from All Star Rafting for a full day adventure rafting the Deschutes River near Maupin. For up to nine people. Trip includes a shoreline lunch. 


  1. Have a Party at East Side Distillery

Donor East Side Distillery

Work party, birthday, bachelor/bachelorette or just a fun outing with friends… hit the East Side Distillery for a private tasting for up to 10 people. Sample several of the East Side’s spirits and then enjoy a specialty cocktail with your party pals.


127. Tour Pittock Mansion and its Gardens and Enjoy a Gourmet Lunch on the Lawn

Donors: Pittock Mansion, Paul Franklin, Cici Polson

Five people will join Paul Franklin and Cici Polson for a personal tour inside the beautiful and historically significant Pittock Mansion. Enjoy a gourmet lunch while taking in one of the best views of the city and the Cascades. After lunch, Paul and Cici, both Master Gardeners, will guide you through the Mansion gardens.


128. Celtic Whale Tail Pendant

Donor: Reflective Jewelry

Masterfully handcrafted 14K Gold with sterling silver base, this pendant is an homage to these magnificent creatures of the deep. Designed by the Creative Director of Reflective Jewelry, based in Santa Fe, NM, and a leader in the fair trade gold and ethically sourced gem movement in the U.S.


129. Box of Beef Cuts Ready to Grill, Stew, Braise, and More.

Donor: Timberline Meat

Cozy up with a perfectly cooked pot roast, fire up a stir-fry, and/or plan ahead for days of summer BBQs with a choice selection of beef cuts provided by Timberline Meat in Sandy, OR.


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