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Venue & Parking

Venue & Parking


Whisker Wonderland 2016 will be held at The Nines Hotel ballroom. Located next to Pioneer Square in downtown Portland, this luxury hotel will provide a beautiful backdrop to our event festivities.

The Nines Hotel
525 SW Morrison Street
Portland, OR 97204

As a thank you to our guests, The Nines has offered to extend 15% off their of lowest and best available room rate for the night of the event. This discounted rate is automatically applied when you book your room online here.


Parking information will be available closer to the event date.



Emcee & Auctioneer

Wesley Ogle and Sylvia


Wesleigh Ogle, News Reporter

CAT is pleased to welcome Wesleigh Ogle as emcee of our 2016 gala. Wesleigh is the morning feature reporter and fill-in anchor at KATU News in Portland. She has lived in Oregon nearly 4 years, working as a reporter and anchor in Coos Bay and Eugene before moving to Portland. She graduated with a B.A. in Journalism and a B.A. in Religious Studies from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. Wesleigh is originally from Irvine, California but she has fallen in love with Oregon. That’s why she can’t bring herself to leave! Wesleigh became a member of the CAT family in June when she visited the shelter to cover Kitten Palooza for KATU. She fell completely in love with Sylvia and just couldn’t live without her. A few days later, she returned to the shelter to adopt her. They couldn’t be happier!

Brian Bice


Brian Bice, Maximized Philanthropy Auctions

CAT is excited to welcome back auctioneer Brian Bice for Whisker Wonderland 2015. Brian has been serving as auctioneer for school, charity, and club fundraisers for more than twenty years. In his role as auctioneer, he 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 2015!

More than 250 CAT lovers attended Whisker Wonderland 2015, which was held on November 14 at The Crowne Plaza Portland. Your generous support raised just over $100,000 to save the lives of cats and kittens in need—thank you!. We also wish to extend our gratitude to individuals and organizations who donated auction items or volunteered at the event.

Whisker Wonderland 2015 Photo Gallery


Whisker Wonderland 2014 Photo Gallery

Whisker Wonderland 2013 Photo Gallery

Event photography generously donated by Lamm Photography

Auction Supporters

Thank you to the 2016 Table Sponsors:

Full Table
Allie Fuller Group
Americana Frame (Custom Picture Framing)
Sherry and Rich Bader
Cascade Veterinary Referral Center
Sandi and Mike Martin
Julie Snyder and Joe Nolte

Half Table
Blue Arch Technology Services
Tualatin Park Veterinary Clinic

Thank you to the 2016 Auction Donors:

AAA Oregon/Idaho
Academy Theater
Annie Bloom’s Books
Atiyeh Brothers Rug and Carpet Cleaning
Audubon Society of Portland
Bag & Baggage Productions
The Bark Magazine
Bed Bath & Beyond
Best Friends Animal Society
Blush Beauty Bar
Bollywood Theater
Kristi Brooks
Byways Cafe
Campbell Pet Company
The Carthel-Garrett Family
Chateau Bianca Winery
Chinook Book
CMS Homes
CoHo Productions
Common Ground Wellness Center
Darcelle XV
Diva Den Studio
Dobbes Family Estate
Doctors Foster and Smith
Domaine Serene Winery
Dove Vivi
Elephant’s Delicatessen
Escobar’s Mexican Restaurant
Farmington Gardens
Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast
Karen Green
The Grotto
Steve Hedberg
Hollywood Theatre
The Human Bean
Iron Horse Restaurant
Jackalope Wine Cellars
Kuranda USA
Laurelhurst Theater & Pub
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Lloyd Center Ice Rink
Lompoc Brewing
Marine Discovery Tours
Lauren Marrone
Cindy & Joe Mooney
Mo’s Restaurant - Newport
Music Millennium
New Seasons – Progress Ridge
Nora B Designs
Oregon Ballet Theatre
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Oregon State Athletics
Oregon Zoo
Oriental Trading Company
Ox Restaurant
Pok Pok Restaurants
Porch Light
Portland Baroque Orchestra
Portland Center Stage
Portland Nursery
Portland Walking Tours
Ken Price
Ana Quiroz
Reser’s Fine Foods
Shilo Inns Hotels & Suites
Sidestreet Gallery
Patti Smith & Dana Schwartz
Julie Snyder
Vicki L. & Robert D. Thayer
Thrift Store Benefitting the Cat Adoption Team
Toro Bravo Inc.
Tree’s Restaurant and Catering
Andrea Wall
Widmer Brothers Brewing Co.
Willamette Valley Vineyards
Wolf Haven International
World Forestry Center

Show your support today! To donate an item or become a Whisker Wonderland Sponsor, please view the Auction Donation Form and Sponsorship Opportunities Packet.

Updated 9/09/2016

Whisker Wonderland 2016

Whisker Wonderland 2016

Save the Date: November 12, 2016

The Cat Adoption Team's 13th annual Whisker Wonderland benefit auction and gala will be held Saturday, November 12, 2016 at The Nines Hotel in downtown Portland.

This elegant event is a wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow cat lovers and show your support for CAT's programs and services to help homeless cats and kittens. You'll enjoy live and silent auctions, hors d'oeuvres and complimentary wine, bidding games, and a plated dinner. We can't wait to see you! Registration will open on September 28.

The planning committee is busily preparing for this year's event. If you would like to donate an item or become a Whisker Wonderland Sponsor, please view the Auction Donation Form and Sponsorship Opportunities Packet.

If you have questions or are interested in helping plan Whisker Wonderland 2016, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thank you to our Whisker Wonderland Sponsors
Petco Foundation

Morel Ink                Thede Culpepper Logo

Hart Road                McDonald Jacobs                MERCK Logo

Classy Cat VIP gifts provided by:

Americana Frame | Blue Arch Technology Services | Cascade Veterinary Referral Center | KIND® | Royal Canin