Have questions? We have answers!
If you have a question that is not answered in the FAQ below, please contact Kyle Ellerbe, HBF Development Manager 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 13th at the Nines Hotel. 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 After Party! The After Party will feature the conclusion of 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 will be available for those wishing to book at room at The Nines. Reach out to Kyle Ellerbe for more information on discounted room rates.
What is the dress code?
Guests are encouraged to wear evening cocktail attire, but black-tie attire is optional. See the following recommendations from Brandon Gaston, Portland's LifeSTYLest.
How to Be Fashion Forward at a Red Carpet Event:
Rarely does as much thought and effort go into what I’m wearing as when I’m attending a gala or special event. It’s the one time when “more is better” and you truly are expected to show up in your trendiest, most daring, and chicest of ensembles!
Here are some suggestions and ideas of what to wear to be fashionable and fabulous!
Women: Shine bright like a diamond… or sparkle like one. Of the moment sequins or texture is a great anchor for an outfit. Whether as a dress, skirt or jacket it will instantly elevate your look. Make sure to tone done the rest of your outfit so to not cause too much distraction.
If sparkle isn’t your thing I’d opt for a print of some sort. Leopard, zebra or snakeskin are all fashion forward and can be found anywhere. Again, pairing it with neutrals allows your print to take it’s just due up front and center. Remember, everyone will be wearing black so the quickest way to not blend in would be to add print or a dose of a color.
Lastly never forget to accessorize. As I mentioned more is more! This is an opportunity to not only turn heads with your outfit but increase the visual interest with statement accessories. A magnificent clutch, statement jewelry or remarkable shoes never hurt anybody.
Gentleman: Our job is easier since we don’t have as many options but that doesn’t mean your outfit should be overlooked. Take a cue out of the women’s bag of tricks and throw on a statement blazer or illustrious jacket. An amazing third piece, as I like to call it, adds a necessary bit of panache to a classic outfit.
Never has trends overlapped between sexes as much they do now. From various print to textures such as velvet has transverse into our closet too! If that sounds like too much, a suit is always considered a debonair option. Amplify its cool factor with a turtleneck or bowtie.
The last 10% in our outfit is also the most critical. Add a pocket square that compliments the color of your suit or a scarf that will look good and keep you warm at night. Finish it off with a nice watch and you’re all set for your red carpet appearance.
(www.lifestylest.com / Facebook & Instagram Handle @thelifestylest / www.linkedin.com/in/brandongaston)
Where can I park?
Complimentary valet parking is available. 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 until 10:00pm!
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 Kyle at email@example.com and arrangements for an alternate meal can be arranged.
What is a Golden Ticket?
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 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 (or Sugar Rush as we like to call it) 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 8th. You do not need to download an app to your phone.