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Venue & Parking

Venue & Parking

Crowne Plaza Hotel

The 2015 Whisker Wonderland event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Portland, located near the Convention Center at 1441 NE 2nd Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97232.

Whisker Wonderland guests may reserve an overnight room at the Crowne Plaza Hotel using our special group rate of $169/night (plus taxes & fees). You can book, change, or cancel your hotel reservations by calling 888-233-9527 or online through this custom booking link:

We encourage you to confirm your reservation at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Portland - Downtown Convention Center. As an overnight guest, you’ll enjoy the hotel’s several amenities such as in-room refrigerators, microwaves, Keurig coffee makers, and free basic in-room high-speed wireless Internet.

Reservations are limited, please confirm your room today.  We look forward to seeing you!

Event Parking

Parking information will be available closer to the event date.

Emcee & Auctioneer

Debra Gil


Debra Gil, Anchor/Report
CAT is pleased to welcome Debra Gil as emcee of our 2015 gala. Debra is an anchor and reporter of FOX 12’s Emmy award-winning Good Day Oregon.She has been at KPTV since 2003 and in broadcasting for 30 years. Debra is active in the community, hosting charity events and speaking to schools. She is married, has a daughter who attends Portland State University, and a dog they rescued from a shelter. When she’s not working, Debra enjoys travel, reading, movies and shopping, or you might find her walking one of the many trails in Forest Park.

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 2014!

Close to 250 CAT lovers attended Whisker Wonderland 2014, which was held on November 8 at The Benson Hotel. Your generous support raised nearly $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 2014 Photo Gallery


Whisker Wonderland 2013 Photo Gallery

Event photography generously donated by Lamm Photography

Auction Supporters

Thank you to our 2015 auction item donors!

Academy Theater
Al’s Garden Center
Angie Britton
Apizza Scholls
Atiyeh Bros. Rug and Carpet CLeaning
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
Bed, Bath & Beyond
Bennington Properties
Bollywood Theater
Cardiology Northwest
Cheesecake Factory
CoHo Productions
Common Ground Wellness Co-operative
Dapper Pet Portraits
Deschutes Brewery & Public House
Diva Den Studio
Dove Vivi
Fort George Brewery
Glowing Greens Miniature Golf
Grand Central Bakery
High Desert Museum
House Spirits Distillery
Iron Horse Restaurant
Jolly Roger
Le Bistro Montage
Li’l Macs at the Beach
Lloyd Center Ice Rink
Lompoc Brewing
Mark Spencer Hotel
Mississippi Pizza Pub
Oregon Culinary Institute
Oregon Historical Society
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Park Lanes Family Entertainment Center
Pittock Mansion
Por Que No Taqueria
Portland Actors Conservatory
Portland Winter Hawks
Purringtons Cat Lounge
Red Brick Inn of Panguitch B&B
Red Star Tavern & Roast House
Sunset Lanes
Tin Shed Garden Café
Toro Bravo
White Bird
Wilsonville Family Fun Center & Bullwinkle’s Restaurant
Wolf Haven

Whisker Wonderland auction donors as of 8/21/2015


Whisker Wonderland 2015

Save the Date

Date: November 14, 2015

Crowne Plaza Portland
1441 NE 2nd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97232

Registration opens September 25.

Whisker Wonderland 2015

Please join us November 14, for the 12th annual Whisker Wonderland benefit auction and gala! We are excited to take this event to the Crowne Plaza Portland this year to celebrate cats, kittens, and all of you!

Become a Corporate Sponsor
Corporate sponsors help make this event possible while showing your support for our cause. Recognition and benefits vary, please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or download the sponsorship packet.

Become a Table Sponsor
Table sponsors help drive attendance to the event each year. As a table sponsor you'll purchase a table of 8 or half table of 4, creating your own guest list and spending an enjoyable evening surrounded by friends and family. If interested, please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or download the sponsorship packet.

Donate to the Silent Auction
Many individuals and companies support Whisker Wonderland by donating items that may be included in the silent auction at the event. If you are interested in donating to the auction, please contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or download the Auction Donation Form.

Hope to see you at the 12th Annual Whisker Wonderland Gala!

Presented by: Petco Foundation

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