2013 Auction Preview
Frolic in France at Coeur de Laroque Yes, you read that right! France! The successful bidder and four guests will stay 7 nights in this classy and cozy two-bedroom French village house situated in the heart of the medieval village of Laroque des Albères. Rue de la Tour is a quiet street with only foot traffic. Built in the 1300’s, the house has been completely renovated and furnished for comfort. There is a roof terrace with expansive views of the Pyrénées and Mediterranean in the distance. This is the perfect place to soak up the joie de vivre of the south of France! Donated by Oregon Law alum, Marilyn Odell.
Oregon Coast Getaway!
Enjoy a relaxing weekend getaway at Rockaway Beach House in Rockaway Beach, Oregon! Law school alum Carrie Rasmussen and her husband Chris Hertel invite you and up to seven friends, to stay in their three-bedroom beach house for two nights. The Rockaway Beach House also includes sports equipment (bikes, bocce and croquet sets, golf clubs, basketball with hoops across the street and more!), and entertainment items such as television, DVD/Ipod player, basic cable, board games with WIFI close by. Donated by Oregon Law alum Carrie Rasmussen and Chris Hertel.
Crescent Lake Weekend John Gartland, Oregon Law 1977 and his wife, Kathy, will host a special weekend for two couples this summer at their beautiful log cabin on the shores of Crescent Lake high in the Cascades. They will provide pizza Friday evening, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and a special dinner on Saturday evening consisting of tenderloins and scallops with salad and bread. Separate rooms, with bedding and towels will be provided for each couple. You’re on your own for lunch, and BYOB. Enjoy the magic, quite and outdoor activities of Central Oregon mountain wilderness with all the comforts of home. While we love animals, our cabin is pet-free. Donated by John and Kathy Gartland.
Whiteaker Night Out!
Professors Chinn and Reynolds will host a group of students for an evening out in the Whiteaker Neighborhood. The Whit is well known for being the coolest, hippest, artsiest part of Eugene, boasting such establishments as Ninkasi Brewery, Sam Bond’s Garage, Izakaya Meiji and the Pizza Research Institute. You will start your evening with drinks at the home of Mayor Kitty Piercy and her husband, David. From there, the evening will consist of dinner and light bar hopping, places to be determined by group preferences. Maximum group size, four students. Donated by Professors Chinn and Reynolds and Mayor Kitty Piercy.
An Evening of Scotch Tasting
Back by popular demand, the Oregon Scotch Guild is pleased to offer an evening of Scotch tasting for you and up to nine of your friends. Now in its eighth year, the event will include a selection of single malt Scotch whiskey, some light food pairings, and of course, artful and lofty conversation. A surprise spirit or wine accompaniment will no doubt appear should a sufficiently discerning palate present itself. Possibilities for the selection of Scotch include a broad range of samplings of the variety of flavors that the different regions of Scotland produce, or perhaps a flight within one region or distillery to highlight the subtle differences brought on by the cask of choice and aging. The Guild will work with the winning bidder to craft the perfect selection for the evening. We will provide the Scotch and you provide the venue! The Guild asks that the successful bidder redeem this item before February 2014. Donated by the Oregon Scotch Guild, a group of Oregon Law Alums with discerning palates.
Portland Soccer Rocks!
Four passionate soccer fans can spend a night in the famed Timbers Army section of the sold-out Jeld-Wen Field. As a member of the Timbers Army you can pick from a variety of games, to be specified before the auction. Be sure to get rowdy so you don’t disappoint Timber Joey! Before or after the game, grab food and drinks at Kell’s Irish Pub with a $40 gift certificate. This package also includes at least two day-long Tri-Met passes for easy travel to and from the game. Donated by Colin Andries, Andries Law Office, Oregon Law Alum, and Law School Alumni Association member.
What Happens in Vegas…
Where else can you go to see in one place New York, Paris, and Venice, and see a volcano erupt while down the street, pirates battle it out? With vibrant casinos, rocking nightclubs, outstanding cuisine and much more, you can’t go wrong with this package. With a $500 travel voucher from Allegiant Air and a seven-night stay for two couples in a two-bedroom, ground-floor, poolside condominium about three miles from the Las Vegas strip, you’ll have time to do it all! And remember, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas! Donated by the Eugene Airport and Kelly Piger.
Dinner for Four at Chateau Mooney
(Available for current Oregon Law Students only)
What is it about Professor Ralph James Mooney? His impeccable fashion sense? All the experience and wisdom that comes from being a law professor for over 75 years? Whatever it is, Professor Mooney is certainly one of our most beloved teachers at Oregon Law, and this fabulous dinner item is always among the most popular at the OLSPIF auction. Here’s the offer: you and three friends will spend an evening enjoying fabulously prepared French cuisine and outstanding French wine at the 5-Star Chateau Mooney, avec monsieur le professeur et sa femme magnifique! Donated by Jim and Lesley Mooney.
Sunriver Resort Escape
Ah, Sunriver! Who doesn’t love the bike trails, walks along the Deschutes River and Denham Falls, golf, skiing and hot tubbing, in this serene environment? Sunriver Resort offers this spectacular package for your enjoyment: two nights accommodation in a Lodge Village Guestroom, certificate for two for bike rental and a certificate for two for canoe or kayak rental! Donated by Sunriver Resort.
Mountain Retreat-Restful and Rustic!
“A Place to Bring Life into Balance,” is Breitenbush Hot Spring’s tag line—and oh, so true! Whether you start your day in one of the hot meadow pools overlooking the Breitenbush River, the rustic sauna, or one of four medicine wheel hot tubs, you’ll be far removed from daily toils! This package offers your choice of a one night stay for two or two night stay for one, and includes a cozy geothermal-heated cabin, three vegetarian meals, sauna and hot springs access. Donated by Breitenbush Hot Springs.
The Redmond-Bend Sampler
You’ll be able to explore resort life in Redmond and city life in Bend with this combination package! Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond offers a one-night stay in a King Golf View Suite, and two rounds of golf on the Ridge Course, including cart and range balls. For enjoying city life, The Oxford Hotel, Bend’s only boutique hotel, offers a one night stay in an EXK Guest Room (October-May) with a $50 restaurant gift certificate! While in Bend, head over the High Desert Museum with four complimentary day passes, and check out the spectacular wildlife and cultural heritage of the high desert! Donated by Eagle Crest Resort, The Oxford Hotel, and High Desert Museum.
Explore Napa Valley/San Francisco
Napa Valley is the place for wine lovers! Set amongst the rolling hills of Napa wine country, The DoubleTree by Hilton, Napa Valley-American Canyon, offers a one night stay in a king or queen guest room. This eco-operational hotel offers first class service and eco-conscious practices and amenities and is of the very few hotels to be LEED certified. Your stay gets even better with tickets for two on Napa Valley’s historical Wine Train, for boarding and a gourmet dinner! Donated by DoubleTree by Hilton, Napa Valley-American Canyon, Napa Valley Wine Train.
Willamette Falls Kayaking Tour!
eNRG Kayaking offers this fantastic trip for four, where you will experience the spectacular power of water from the seat of a kayak! On this trip, eNRG’s experienced guides will take you through a fascinating corridor of the Willamette that combines natural beauty and human industry, culminating in an unmatched view of the mighty Willamette Falls. During the tour, your guides will discuss the historical and present significance of Willamette Falls to the people of the region. Participants of all ages and skill levels are welcomed on this scenic tour. eNRG Kayaking will provide all the top-notch equipment you need to ensure that your 90 minute paddling experience will be a highlight of your summer, rain or shine! Donated by eNRG Kayaking.