Dare to Dream

A benefit concert for ALS and children's outreach at Lakewood Center for the Arts
Saturday, August 20, 2016  • 5-10 PM

This very special community based, volunteer driven fundraiser will benefit The ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter & Lakewood Center for the Arts Rising Stars Program and Children’s Outreach. We ask for supporters to give generously to help reach the fundraising goal of $100,000!

The evening begins with a garden party in the courtyard with food, wine and beer pairings by the best restaurants and wineries around. Step onto the dance floor before slipping into the Lakewood Art Gallery to bid on exclusive wine lots and other hot items in a small silent auction. Then, rock out during a private concert with Patrick Lamb and his Friends on the Headlee Mainstage. Five dream vacations will be auctioned off to local and international destinations from Montana to Mexico..

There are three easy ways to dream with us:

  1. Party for the Cause - Buy your ticket online now, seating is limited ($210 of each ticket is tax-deductible).
  2. Contribute to the Event - specify "Dare to Dream" in the comment box.
  3. Sponsor the Event - Download the sponsor form here.There are three levels of giving and they all make this event a success. Sponsorships are being locked in now. We want to hear from you! 

The Best Party in Lake Oswego

Join us for a garden party in the courtyard with food, wine and beer pairings by the best restaurants and wineries around. Step onto the dance floor before slipping into the Gallery to bid on exclusive wine lots and other hot items in a small silent auction. Then, rock out during a private concert with Patrick Lamb and his Friends on the Headlee Mainstage.

Dream Vacation Sneak Preview

The oral auction is truly dreamy with five incredible vacations.These are wonderful for you and your friends to bid (or co-bid) on!

We are accepting advance "Buy It Now" offerings. If you see something you like, you may Buy It Now for $25,000 and remove it from the auction block. Imagine reaching the fundraising goal of $100,000 before the party even starts! Call Andrew Edwards, Executive Director at Lakewood Center for the Arts to Buy It Now (503-635-6338). 

oral-auction-web.jpg#1 - Sky High Dreams - Big Sky, Montana Ski-In & Ski-Out Condo Getaway for 8. Take a week and relax in a skier and hiker paradise in a 3,000 sq. ft. condo in Big Sky, Montana.

  • 4 bedrooms, (2 with kings 2 with twins),  4 ½ baths
  • Fully equipped kitchen, a wood-burning fireplace and a hot tub on the spacious deck
  • An hour away from Yellowstone while other nearby attractions include skiing, hiking, fly fishing, golf and many more outdoor adventures.
  • Access to Moonlight Club and amenities.

Date to be mutually agreed upon. Transportation not included. No pets, please. Donated by Sherry & Bruce Klein. Value: $12,000 (in peak season).

#2 - Mana’o Nehenahe of the Big Island - Sweet Dreams in Hawaii for 6. Kiss overcast Oregon goodbye and say aloha to Waimea along the Kohala Coast of the Big Island in Hawaii. Slip into calm elegance for 6 guests for a week!

  • 3 bedrooms, 3 baths on private property in a nest of refined tranquility
  • Luxurious furnishings and stately decor
  • Private pool and spa pull you into the tropical sunshine
  • Shaded upper lanai invites a cocktail, or a shrimp on the barby

Access to The Shops at Mauna Lani, and the exclusive Mauna Lani Beach Club. No pets, please. Donated by Drs. Paul & Chris Ortner IV and Dr. Kermit Radke.  Value: $12,000.

#3 - Cannon Beach Serenity - A Week at Cannon Beach for 8. This slice of paradise is yours for a full week. While the scenic surroundings are the number one attraction, Cannon Beach also offers the quintessential small beach town experience on the Oregon Coast. Your home base is a private home in the Presidential Streets Neighborhood.

  • 4 bedrooms (1 king, 2 queens and a bunk room with 2 sets of bunk beds), 2.5 baths
  • The home is 1 block from the beach and about 4 blocks south of town.
  • The home is reverse living with bedrooms on the main floor, master/living/kitchen/1.5 baths upstairs).

Unplug and relax; there is no phone, internet or cable TV in this home. No smoking or pets, please. Dates to be mutually agreed upon. Generously donated by Todd & Laura Gentry. Value $2,100.

#4 - Buonanotte a De Ponte - Weekend Escape to Wine Country for 6. Escape to the heart of the Dundee Hills AVA in Willamette Valley with a 2-night stay at the Baldwin family’s De Ponte Cellars Vineyard Retreat

  • 3 king-bed master suites, 3.5 baths
  • 4,500 sq.ft. of spacious luxury with 3 cozy fireplace nooks and a 2,000 sq. ft. deck overlooking the Willamette Valley with views of the Cascade Mountains
  • Barrel tasting in the De Ponte Cellars with Scott Baldwin
  • Private dinner prepared by chef paired with wines

Date to be mutually agreed upon. Pets are welcome. Generously donated by by De Ponte Cellars & the Baldwin family. Value: $5,000.

#5 - Siesta by the Slopes - A Week in Government Camp for 6. Slip away to the south slope of Mt. Hood, Government Camp into a picturesque alpine village for a week. This private condo, in the Collins Lake Resort, is located in the heart of Government Camp and features:

  • 2 queen bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a bunk bed alcove to sleep 6
  • Year-around swimming pool, 2 hot tubs, club house with sauna and restrooms. 
  • Internet and cable TV.
  • Near the Mt. Hood Adventure Park with family friendly activities including an alpine slide, batting cages, bungee jumping, disc golf, kid’s play zone, kiddy karts, Malibu raceway, miniature golf, mountain bike park, rock wall, scenic sky chair, summer tube hill, volleyball & badminton and a zip line.

Dates to be mutually agreed upon with buyer between May 1 – October 31. No smoking or pets, please. Generously donated by Todd & Laura Gentry. Value $2,400.

#6 - Dreams do come true in the Caribbean - A Week for 4 in St. Thomas, August 26 - September 2, 2107. Enjoy a dream 7-day vacation for up to 4 people at the beautiful St. Thomas Elysian Beach Resort, located next to the St. Thomas Yacht Club on the eastern end of the island. The fabulous excursion is only for Saturday,  August 26 - Saturday, September 2, 2017. The resort offers a magnificent setting enclosed by palm-shaded hills and overlooking its own yacht-filled cove. The resort provides a full array of amenities and activities in the water and on land including its own white-sandy beach, a free-form swimming pool complete with waterfall, tennis, snorkeling, sailing and two popular restaurants. The nearby village of Red Hook provides eateries, sports bars and nightlife as well as charter fishing boats for the marlin grounds close by. Enjoy golf under the island sunshine at Mahogany Run, one of the top golf courses in the Caribbean. Savor open-air dining pleasures overlooking picturesque Cowpet Bay at St. Thomas Yacht Club, then spend the afternoon at the unique shops in Palm Passage. The unit is a studio with two double beds and a partial kitchen. No smoking or pets, please. Generously donated by Joanne & Jeff Kantor. Value $2,400.

Dare to Dream Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor
LoanStar Home Lending


Step It Up Studios
Harnish Properties
 Mike Larson, Mike Larson Co CPAs
Rick & Erika Miller
Stella Artois
Wallace, Klor & Mann, P.C.
WFG National Title Insurance Company


James Baldwin Family
Bob Forward
Roy Goecks
Mark & Stephanie Glyzewski
The Hager Family
Barry Houze
Alan Kinsel
The Lautze Family
John Marler
The Meier Family Trust
Greg & Julie Saulsbury
Stoller Family Foundation
Steve Terry Family
The Wolf Family

Participating Wineries: De Ponte Cellars, Deuce Cellars, Domaine Serene, Domaine Drouhin, Ken Wright Cellars, Pete’s Mountain Vineyard & Winery, and Winderlea Vineyard & Winery. Stella Artois will also be on site pouring into custom chalices for the event.

Participating Restaurants: The Stafford, Riccardo's Ristorante, Tucci Ristorante, Five Spice Seafood & Wine Bar, Babica Hen Cafe, Gubanc's Pub & Restaurant, On a Whim, Bellagios, Blue Star Lounge.


Silent Auction - Dare to Dream

Daydreams: Silent Auction - Inside the Gallery, Closes at End of Intermission

Sineann Case
Sineann 2012 Yates Conwill Pinot Noir ($42)
Sineann 2013 Yates Conwill Pinot Noir ($42)
Sineann 2014 Yates Conwill Pinot Noir ($42)
Sineann 2014 TFL 375 ml x 2 ($30 each) Yates Conwill reserve (TFL stands for The French Laundry)
Sineann 2014 Old Vine Zinfandel ($39)
Sineann 2014 Champoux Merlot ($36)
Sinean. 2014 Champoux Cabernet Franc ($36)
Sineann 2013 Columbia Valley Cabernet  ($30) featuring 3 vineyards - 2 Horse Heaven Hills: Champoux and Phinny Hill; 1 Red Mountain: Canyons
Sineann 2014 Phinny Hill Cabernet ($36)
Sineann 2014 Baby Poux Cabernet ($42)
Sineann 2014 Baby Poux Reserve Cabernet ($64)
Sineann 2014 Block One Cabernet ($72)
A gift from Sineann Winery. Value $541.

Selection of Wines & More
Greg Norman Estate, Limestone Coast, Shiraz 2000- Signed
Monchiero Barolo 2011
Walter Scott Chardonnay 2014
Two Hands, Bella’s Garden Shiraz 2011
Château La Grâce Dieu, Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2005
Jack’s Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley Sangiovese 2010
The Utopia Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013
Jordan, Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Ken Wright Cellars Late Harvest Red Wine
Etude, Grace Benoist Ranch, Carneros Pinot Noir 2011
Z’IVO, Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2009 - Signed
Stoller Family Estate, Dundee Hills Syrah 2012
Lincoln Henderson Angels Envy
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey -Signed
Styring, Ribbon Ridge Ava Pinot Noir 2011
Santa Maria Dell’Arco Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2006 -Signed
Dunham Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Cameron, Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2009 -Signed
A gift from ALS Board of Directors. Value $1,000.

Soter Vineyards
Complimentary tastings for 6 at both Soter Mineral Springs Ranch and North Valley Vineyards, a 6 pack of North Valley wines and a magnum each of Brut Rose and Mineral Springs Pinot Noir. A gift from Soter Vineyards. Value $990.

Domaine Roy et fils Lot
A magnum of the 2014 incline Pinot Noir and two 750mL of the 2013 incline Pinot Noir.
A gift from Domaine Roy et fils. Value $275.

“Cinque Terre, Italy” by Hazel Schlesinger
Original painting by local artist Hazel Schlesinger. Dimensions 22 x 30.  

About the artist: Hazel Skaling Schlesinger, “Haze,” was born on the Oregon coast where her love of the area is embodied in many of her paintings. Rhythm and movement are strong elements in her work and can be seen in landscapes from the fields in Oregon to the vineyards and rolling hills of a Tuscan vista.

Haze paints with oils in an impressionistic style that is rich with color, light and shadow. She uses a combination of large and small brushes that create a variety of strokes on the canvas. Using the application of paint to add depth and texture to her vivid landscapes, her brushstrokes enliven her colorful canvas. Her solo exhibits, as well as participation in juried shows, have been seen throughout the Pacific Northwest and several regional galleries represent her.
A gift from Hazel Schelsinger. Value $1,250.

Portrait by Prints Charming Photography
$500.00 towards your session & portraits with not additional purchase necessary.
A gift from Brian Geraths of Prints Charming Photography. Value $500.

Monteferro Mixed Case
Dion Vineyard, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Chardonnay
Stoller Vineyard, 2010 Pinot Noir
Westbrook Vineyard, 2010 Pinot Noir
Westbrook Vineyard, 2012 Pinot Noir
Stoller Vinyard, 2012 Pinot Noir
Dion Vineyard, 2013 Pinot Noir
Bradley Vineyard, 2013 Pinot Noir
Dion Vineyard, 2014 Pinot Noir
Umpqua, 2014 Pinot Noir
A gift from Monteferro. Value $325.

Tendril Wines
6 pack of wine and private tasting for 8 with legendary winemaker, Tony Rynders. Tasting to be arranged through Fred Baldwin at World Class Wines.
A gift from Tendril Wines. Value $475.

Eminent Domaine
6 pack of Pinot Noir.
A gift from Eminent Domaine. Value $300.

Large Format Lot
Ken Wright, De Ponte, and 1789 wines.
A gift from Ken Wright Cellars, De Ponte Cellars and 1789 Wines. Value $525.

Patricia Green Cellars
6 pack of Pinot Noir and private tasting for 4.
A gift from Patricia Green Cellars. Value $350.

1.5 Liter of Pinot Noir and Tour/Tasting for 4.
A gift from Alexana. Value $275.

Durant Vineyards
Mixed Case (12 bottles) of Durant Vineyards wine (pinot noir and chardonnay).
A gift from Durant Vineyards. Value $450.