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Venue & Parking

Venue & Parking

The Benson Hotel

The 2014 Whisker Wonderland event will be held at The Benson Hotel. Founded in 1913, the hotel features an elegant European design that was refreshed in 2011 yet retains a luxurious Continental feel.

A limited number of overnight rooms are available to Whisker Wonderland guests on November 8, 2014. For this evening only, reserve your one-night stay at the special rate of $159/night for up to two guests (does not include taxes or fees; additional charge for triple or quad occupancy). You must mention The Cat Adoption Team when you make your reservation. Call The Benson reservations department at 503-295-4120 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Book by October 17 to secure this discounted rate.


The Benson Hotel
309 Southwest Broadway
Portland, Oregon 97205 click here for directions

Public Transit (MAX)
Green line: Get off at SW 5th & Oak St. MAX station and walk 0.1 mile (2 blocks west) to The Benson
Red line: Get off at Pioneer Square North MAX station (located on Morrison & Broadway), then walk 0. 2 mile
(4 blocks) north to The Benson

Event Parking

Benson Hotel Valet
$6 for the evening / $33 overnight
Available 24 hours

Union Bank of California Garage - offers direct access to the hotel via underground walkway
407 SW Broadway (between Stark & Washington)
Garage entrance is located a half-block south of the hotel entrance on the right
$6 in after 5 p.m. / Overnight parking may incur addition charge
Open 24 hours

US Motor Bank Garage (Star Park)
654 SW Oak; directly across from the Benson
$8 evening rate if out by 3 a.m.
Open 6 a.m. - 3 a.m.

Many other parking options are available nearby. Parking rates and hours of operation not guaranteed; rates subject to change.

Event Hosts

The Cat Adoption Team is pleased to have the following event emcee and auctioneer for Whisker Wonderland 2014!

Alicia Perez


Alicia Perez, TV Personality

Animal welfare advocate and TV personality, Alicia Perez, takes great pride in being a full-time animal lover! Her fondness for furry felines began as a little girl. Living in the country, cats were a mainstay on her family farm. To this day, she has a strong desire to make a positive difference in the realm of animal welfare. Alicia proudly and passionately supports the humane treatment and the prevention of cruelty to animals as well as philanthropy efforts of local and national charities. You can also see Alicia live on shopping TV as ShopHQ’s beauty expert.

Brian Bice


Brian Bice, Maximized Philanthropy Auctions

Brian Bice has been serving as auctioneer for school, charity, and club fundraisers for more than twenty years. In his role as auctioneer, Brian engages the audience with an enthusiastic, energetic style and quick-witted playfulness. Bidders are drawn into the fun in ways that make them want to participate in the action. Brian lives in Lake Oswego with his wife, Carmen, and two sons. In his spare time, he serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for CASA of Clackamas County and is a proud member of the Rotary Club of Lake Oswego.

Photo Gallery

Thank you for attending Whisker Wonderland 2013!

Close to 200 Cat Adoption Team lovers attended Whisker Wonderland 2013, which was held on November 2. Your support raised nearly $100,000 to help save the lives of cats and kittens in the Portland metro area. We also thank everyone who donated items or volunteered—we couldn’t have done it without you!


Whisker Wonderland 2013 Photo Gallery
Photography generously donated by Lamm Photography

Auction Supporters

We are currently accepting auction items. If you are interested, please click the link below for more information:

2014 Auction Donation Form

Thank you to our 2014 auction item donors!

Academy Theater
Adelsheim Vineyard
Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe
Alema J. McCrea
Al’s Garden Center
Americana Frame
Ana Quiroz
Andrea Wall
Angelika’s Yarn Store
Angie Britton
Annie Bloom’s Books
Artists Repertory Theatre
At Home Veterinary Services
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
Audubon Society of Portland
Avi Resort & Casino
Bag & Baggage Productions
Barbara Padden
Bed Bath & Beyond
Bellagio’s Pizza
Bennington Properties LLC
Benton-Lane Winery
Bernie’s Southern Bistro
Biwa Restaurant
BJ Willy’s Woodfired Pizza & Pub
Black Bear Diner
Blush Beauty Bar
Bollywood Theater
Bone Yard Bakery
Britta & Shawn Bavaresco
Brittany Waite
Bugatti’s Ristorante
Business Catual
California Pizza Kitchen Bridgeport Village
Campbell Pet Company
Cardiology Northwest
Thrift Store Benefitting the Cat Adoption Team
Charles Fine Art Portraits
Charlton Productions
Chinook Book
Cindy Mooney
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum
Columbia Sportswear
Cookies by Design
Cupcake Jones
Dave’s Killer Bread
David and Sue Grubb
De Ponte Cellars Winery
Deep End Cafe
Deschutes Brewery
Charlton Productions
Disneyland Resort Community Relations
Domaine Serene Winery
Doodlebug Duds
Dove Lewis Emergency Veterinary Hospital
Dove Vivi
Duck Pond Cellars
Durant Vineyards
Eleni’s Philoxenia
Eleven Winery
Embassy Suites Downtown Portland
Emily Murray
Escape to Yoga
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Farmington Gardens
For Yarn’s Sake
Frontier Veterinary Hospital
Full Sail Brewing Co.
Garden Fever!
Glendoveer Golf & Tennis
Glowing Greens Blacklight Miniature Golf
Gracia Lundy
Grand Central Baking Co.
Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast
Patti Smith & Dana Schwartz
Happy Knits
Happy Spirit Reiki
Healthy Pet West Linn
High Desert Museum
Hollywood Theatre
Iron Horse Restaurant
Jan Christine
Jeff Layton
JJ Jump
Joan Medlin
Johan Vineyards
Judy Crowston
Kaady Car Washes
Karen Billington
Katayama Framing
Katherine Stalmann
Kathryn Elsesser Photography
Kats ‘N Us Pet Supply
Keyscaper Fan Gear
Kitty Cot
Kuranda USA
Lakewood Theatre Company
Lamm Photography
Lan Su Chinese Garden
LaRog Brothers
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Le Bistro Montage
Linda Hunnell
Lisa Siewert
Lloyd Center Ice Rink
LNS Designs
Lynda Orzen
Marco’s Cafe & Espresso Bar
Marilyn Jones & the late Dennis Schindele
Marine Discovery Tours
Meineke Car Care
Michael Rose
Mississippi Pizza Pub
Moonstruck Chocolate Co.
Mo’s Restaurant - Newport
New Friends of the Beaverton City Library - The Book Corner
New Renaissance Book Shop
Nora B Designs
Northwest Wools
Oaks Park
Olive Garden Lake Oswego
Oregon Ballet Theatre
Oregon Culinary Institute
Oregon Historical Society
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Oriental Trading Company
Oscar Drake’s Northwest Grille & Tavern
Ox Restaurant
Papa Haydn West
Pastini Pastaria
Pat Smith
Patti Smith & Dana Schwartz
Pet Loft
Pittock Mansion
Play Boutique
Portland Actors Conservatory
Portland Baroque Orchestra
Portland Center Stage
Portland Japanese Garden
Portland Nursery
Portland Spirit
Portland Walking Tours
Profile Theatre
Purina ONE
Red Star Tavern
Renee Dion-Jenness
Royal Canin
Royal Meow Cat
Sake One
Seasons & Regions Seafood Grill
Seattle Mariners
Seven of Hearts
Shafer Vineyard Cellars
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
Sherry Sews Two
Sister ‘N’ Style
Sky High Sports
Southwest Community Center
Starbucks Oregon City
Sunset Lanes
Susan Fairchild
Sweet Cheeks Winery
Teresa Schechtel
That’s Darcelle XV & Co.
The Broadway Rose Theatre Company
The Carthel-Garrett Family
The Duck Store
The Grotto
The Human Bean
The Nutro Company
The Paramount Hotel
Thundershirt Shelter Program
Tiny Prints
Toro Bravo Inc.
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Vista Balloon Adventures
Voodoo Doughnut
Wahl Cuts for a Cause
Wendy Dye
White Bird
WHR Construction
Widmer Brothers Brewing Co.
Wildhorse Resort & Casino
Willamette Valley Vineyards
William Braden
Wilsonville Family Fun Center & Bullwinkle’s Restaurant
Window Art by Christy
Wolf Haven International
World Forestry Center

This list is updated weekly.


Whisker Wonderland

Whisker Wonderland

The 11th annual Whisker Wonderland benefit auction and gala will be held Saturday, November 8, at The Benson Hotel in downtown Portland.

Celebrate cats, kittens, and the people who love them during an elegant evening in support of CAT's programs and services. You'll enjoy live and silent auctions, bidding games, raffles, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, complimentary wine, and no-host bar.

Whisker Wonderland 2014 features a new venue, amazing auction items, and plenty of fun surprises!


Presented by: Petco Foundation

Cool Cat Sponsors:

Cascade Veterinary Referral Center         Morel Ink         NW Compounders Logo

Cat's Meow Sponsors:

Merck Logo            Thede Culpepper Logo

In-Kind Classy Cat Sponsors:
Business Catual
Lamm Photography
Purina ONE

If you have questions or would like to assist with Whisker Wonderland 2014, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (503) 925-8903 x257.