Have questions? We have answers! If you have a question that is not answered in the FAQ below, please contact Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (503) 684-1880
When and where is the event?
The Building Hope Gala & Auction will be held on Saturday, April 8th at the Nines Hotel. Please note that our timeline has changed! Festivities will begin at 5:30pm, with dinner and the live auction starting promptly at 6:15pm. After the live auction concludes, be sure to join the celebration at the 20th Anniversary After Party! The After Party will feature the silent auction, the Beer Wall & Cider Wall Raffles, cocktails, music, and more!
Do you have a room block at the Nines? What about other hotels downtown?
We do not have a room block at the Nines, but a discounted rate is available for our guests. Check out our Hotel Information page for the link. We do not have room blocks at any other downtown hotels.
What is the dress code?
Guests are encouraged to wear evening cocktail attire, but black-tie attire is optional.
Where can I park?
Complimentary valet parking is available, courtesy of Performance Insulation. The valet parking zone is located on SW Morrison St. between SW 5th Ave. and SW Broadway. There is also a SmartPark located at SW Yamhill & SW 4th Ave. Please note that significant delays may occur at valet parking, especially at the conclusion of the event.
What time is the event over?
The live auction will conclude around 7:45pm. Guests are invited to attend the 20th Anniversary After Party immediately after the live auction, where the silent auction will continue. The silent auction will close at 9:30pm, but guests are welcome to stay, socialize and dance until 11pm!
Will there be gluten free/vegetarian/vegan options available for meals?
Yes, all options will be available! When registering yourself or your guests, please mark if a gluten free, vegetarian, or vegan meal is needed. If you have specific food allergies such as dairy, eggs or nuts, please email Nicole at email@example.com and arrangements for an alternate meal can be arranged. Meal options will be posted mid-February.
What is a Golden Ticket?
Sponsored by Standard TV & Appliance, the Golden Ticket gives one lucky winner the chance of a lifetime - to claim a live auction package before the live auction starts! Only 100 tickets are available for $100 each.
What is the Beer Wall?
The Beer Wall, home to over 100 bottles of craft beer plus gift certificates, growlers, and more, is raffled off to one lucky winner! Tickets are $20 each.
What is the Cider Wall?
New this year, the Cider Wall is much like the Beer Wall. One lucky winner will take home dozens of bottles of cider from the Northwest's best cideries! Tickets are $20 each.
What is the Dessert Dash?
The Dessert Dash, sponsored by NW Natural, gives each table the opportunity to win an exclusive dessert from one of Portland's top bakeries. Each table is provided with a bid sheet for bidders to write down the amount they are willing to pay for dessert. The table with the highest total bid gets to choose first, but hurry! The next table will be called within 30 seconds.
What is mobile bidding? Do I have to download an app?
Mobile bidding, brought to you by Directors Mortgage, allows guests to bid from anywhere in the room - no more hovering over bid sheets! Register your mobile phone number prior to the event and receive exclusive access to bidding starting Thursday, April 6th. You do not need to download an app to your phone. See more details on our Mobile Bidding Information page.
What's up with all of the references to Platinum and Emerald?
2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the Home Builders Foundation, and the 20th anniversary of the Building Hope Gala & Auction. Traditional wedding gifts for 20th anniversaries include platinum and emerald.
How else are you recognizing the 20th anniversary?
Rudy Kadlub, recognized as the Founder of Home Builders Foundation, will serve as the event's Honorary Chair. We'll also be reflecting on the work we've done over the past twenty years, as well as looking forward to the next twenty years at the event!