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2014 Auction Preview

See the entire 2014 OLSPIF Auction catalog!

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.

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.

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.

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 2015. 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.

Personalized Mountain Bike Tour
Cog Wild of Bend, Oregon offers this Singletrack Sampler tour for two! Your tour includes transportation to the trail from the Bend office, two water bottles, snacks and a personalized route on the trail! Go wild on your mountain bike!! Donated by Cog Wild of Bend.

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort and Golf Getaway!
Pack your bags for the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort  in Hilton Head, South Carolina! Enjoy a four-day, three -night stay in a two-bedroom resort-view villa for up to four people!  While there, you will want to hit the links at this world-class golf resort: this package includes two rounds of golf for four on one of Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort Championship Golf Courses. Donated by Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort.

VIP Tickets Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival
The Willamette Country Music Festival is the Northwest’s Premier Outdoor Country Music Festival—and it will sell out! This package offers VIP Tickets for two, for headliners including Gary Allen, Eric Church and Blake Shelton, plus many other big names in country music! Country music fans, bid high on this one—you may not get in otherwise, as this event typically sells out! Donated by Friends of OLSPIF.

Take Flight with Auctioneer Larry Tardie!
OLSPIF’s fabulous auctioneer Larry Tardie is multi-talented! In addition to helping nonprofits such as OLSPIF achieve tremendous results, Larry is a helicopter pilot! Larry offers this helicopter ride for the successful bidder and one friend. He’ll pick you up from the departure airport of your choice: Eugene, Creswell or Cottage Grove, then fly up the gorgeous McKenzie River Valley to Vida, where you’ll land then have a terrific lunch at the Vida Café. He will then fly you to your house to take photos from the air then return you to the airport! Total time for this adventure is 2-2.5 hours. Donated by Larry Tardie.