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When and where is the event?
The Building Hope Gala & Auction will be held on Saturday, April 14th 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 Everett Custom Homes After Party! The After
Party will feature the conclusion of the silent auction, the NEI 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 will be available for those wishing to book at room at The Nines. Please click here to access the discounted room rate through The Nines.
What is the dress code?
Guests are encouraged to wear evening cocktail attire, but black-tie attire is optional. Check out style tips from LifeSTYLest, the official style guide partner for the Building Hope Gala & Auction.
Where can I park?
Complimentary valet parking is available, courtesy of West Hills Homes NW. 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 8:00pm. Guests are invited to
attend the 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
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. Click here to view the menu.
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
What is the Beer Wall?
The Beer Wall, sponsored by Northwest Earthmovers Inc. (NEI), is 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?
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 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 Monday, April 9th. You do not
need to download an app to your phone. See more details on our Mobile Bidding Information page.