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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 & Rich Bader
Kristine Bingman
Cascade Veterinary Referral Center
Frontier Veterinary Hospital
Gabriel Park Veterinary Clinic
Karen Green
Monique Hayward & Tom Freeman
Linwood Animal Clinic
Sandi & Mike Martin
Dr. Marla McGeorge, DVM
Joe & Cindy Mooney
Oregon Humane Society
Natalie Pascale
Steve & Karen Porter
Julie Snyder & Joe Nolte
Vicki L. & Robert D. Thayer
Natalie West
Claudine & Geoff Wilson

Half Table
Blue Arch Technology Services
Marilyn Jones + Beth & Martin Reeves
Jim Stewart
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
Back to Nature Facials & Massage
Emily Bader
Bag & Baggage Productions
Britta & Shawn Bavaresco
Bed Bath & Beyond
Best Friends Animal Society
Blush Beauty Bar
Bollywood Theater
Angie Britton
The Broadway Rose Theatre Company
Kristi Brooks
Byways Cafe
Campbell Pet Company
Cardiology Northwest
The Carthel-Garrett Family
Chamber Music Northwest
Chateau Bianca Winery
Chinook Book
CMS Homes
CoHo Productions
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum
Common Ground Wellness Center
Darcelle XV
Deborah Hur & Joseph Lee
Disneyland Resort Community Relations
Diva Den Studio
Dobbes Family Estate
Doctors Foster and Smith
Domaine Serene Winery
Dove Vivi
Eastside Distilling
Elephant’s Delicatessen
Escobar’s Mexican Restaurant
Garden Fever!
Grand Central Baking Co.
Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast
Karen Green
The Grotto
Patty Hansen
Chatten Hayes
Steve Hedberg
High Desert Museum
Hollywood Theatre
The Human Bean
Iron Horse Restaurant
Jackalope Wine Cellars
Johan Vineyards
Kitty Cot
KONG Company
Kuranda USA
Lamm Photography
Laurelhurst Theater & Pub
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Linda & Michael Osherow
Little Bird Bistro
Carol Lively
Lloyd Center Ice Rink
Lompoc Brewing
Marilyn Jones
Marine Discovery Tours
Lauren Marrone
Alema J. McCrea
Methven Family Vineyards & Winery
Mississippi Pizza Pub
Montinore Estate
Cindy & Joe Mooney
Mo’s Restaurant - Newport
Music Millennium
Nora B Designs
Oregon Ballet Theatre
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Oregon State Athletics
Oregon Zoo
Oriental Trading Company
Owen Roe
Ox Restaurant
Pastini Pastaria
Patti Smith & Dana Schwartz
Patton Valley Vineyard
Pittock Mansion
Plum Hill Vineyards
Pok Pok Restaurants
Por Que No Taqueria
Porch Light
Portland Baroque Orchestra
Portland Center Stage
Portland Japanese Garden
Portland Nursery
Portland Walking Tours
Portland Winterhawks
Ken Price
Ana Quiroz
Reser’s Fine Foods
Hannah Riley
Royal Canin
Michelle Rydman
Scratch & Sniff Unique Pet Furniture
Shilo Inns Hotels & Suites
Sidestreet Gallery
Julie Snyder
Laurie Svec
Heather Svoboda
Sweet Cheeks Winery
Vicki L. & Robert D. Thayer
The Bark Magazine
The Duck Store
Tony Starlight Showroom
Toro Bravo Inc.
Tree’s Restaurant and Catering
Vinn Distillery
Andrea Wall
Gerry Waller
White Bird
Willamette Valley Vineyards
Willamette Valley Soaring Club
Wolf Haven International
World Forestry Center
Lauretta L Young

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 10/13/2016

Whisker Wonderland 2016

Whisker Wonderland 2016

Join us for the Cat Adoption Team's 13th annual Whisker Wonderland benefit auction and gala! 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, plus bidding games and fun! Event includes wine, hors d'oeuvres, and a three-course dinner (cash bars will be available). We can't wait to see you!


The Nines Hotel
525 Southwest Morrison Street | Portland, Oregon

5:30 P.M. - Registration Begins
6 P.M. - Silent Auction & Reception
7 P.M. - Live Auction & Dinner

~ Cocktail attire ~
Cat-themed clothing or accessories welcome but not required

$100 per person | $800 table of 8 | $400 half table of 4

includes free cocktail and VIP gifts
$150 per person | $1000 table of 8 | $500 half table of 4


Thanks to the tremendous support of our community, this event has already sold out!

If you have questions or are interested in supporting Whisker Wonderland with a donation, please contact us at .(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 | Cleanup Inc |

Hot Cats by Full Circle Herb Co. | KIND® | La Familia Green | Lamm Photography |

Paper Pony Co. | Royal Canin | Water Street Design