If you’re attending the VIP portion of BENT, we have some great packages available for you during the live auction. The doors for the VIP cabaret open at 6:30 and the program begins promptly at 7:30, which will include live auction, entertainment, music and more!
Here are the live auction packages:
Police Ride Along: Ever curious what it’s like to be a gay police officer in Portland? Here’s your chance to find out! The winner of this package gets to ride along for the day with gay officer Nick Newby. You’ll get to experience Nick’s day first hand with him, and when it’s all done, you get to enjoy lunch or dinner with Officer Newby, Officer Johns (pictured below) and other LGBT police officers. Date to be mutually agreed upon. Thank you to: Portland Police Department Officer Nick Newby Officer Steven Johns
Brass Sculpture: Be the envy of your friends with this beautiful brass sculpture, designed by C. Jere. Evoking the spirit of the 1960s, this sculpture is the perfect addition to any collection, whether you’re a seasoned art connoisseur or just starting out. The sculpture stands 3.5 feet tall and is signed and dated at the base. This captivating piece of art is sure to be a conversation starter at your next party. Thank you to: Bell Casa Auction
Refresh: Turn back the clock ten years with this package from Dr. David Maglike, one of the Premier board-certified plastic surgeons in Portland! The winning bidder will receive a consultation with Dr. Maglike, as well as 25 Botox treatments to help you look and feel younger. Use your treatments to remove frown lines, reduce the appearance crow’s feet or just make your skin tighter and more youthful. Thank you to: Dr. David Maglike, Portland Facial Clinic
Wine Tour and Beach House: The winner of this package gets to spend 5 beautiful days and nights in the heart of Neskowin Village on the Oregon Coast, just 100 short paces from the ocean! Your home can comfortably sleep 6 and comes with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a state of the art kitchen, and all of the amenities of a Zen home (solarium, steam room and private koi pond with fountain). The fun on the coast doesn’t stop there – Willamette Valley Vineyards in Turner, OR, is offering a tour and tasting for up to 10 guests. The vineyard has been recognized by Wine Enthusiast Magazine as one of America’s great Pinot Noir producers. You’ll also receive 2 bottles of 1990s vintage Amity Vineyard Pinot Noir to enjoy during your stay at the coast. Wine tour is valid until May 2013. Beach house offer expires October 1, 2013. Certain blackout dates apply / dates to be mutually agreed upon. Thank you to: Dr. Norm Kalbfleisch & Dr. Neil Matteucci
Portland Reporter: Be a part of breaking news as it is happening as the winner of this package! As the lucky winner, you will have the opportunity to shadow KGW anchor and reporter Reggie Aqui all day as gathers stories and information for the 4PM news. You’ll start your day with lunch at Studio in the Square. From there, you’ll head to the studio with Reggie and observe him throughout his day. Finally, you’ll get to watch the news live from the studio from 4-5PM. Who knows…impress Reggie enough and you may end up the next KGW anchor! Date to be mutually agreed upon. Thank you to: Reggie Aqui
Vacation Choice Getaway: Choose your own adventure as the winner of this package! This is the perfect excuse to escape the drear and rain of a Portland winter and get some much-needed Vitamin D! You will receive a week in a timeshare in one of these beautiful locations: • Cortez Beach, Sonora, Mexico • Sedona, Arizona • Estes Park, Colorado • Orlando, Florida • Las Vegas, Nevada Good food, good drink and exciting adventures await you at any one of these locations – the hard part will be picking just one of them to visit. Airfare not included. Timeshare is available until 12/21/2013. Winner has the option to trade for other resort locations as well; locations subject to availability.
Maui: Enjoy 6 days and 5 beautiful nights in beautiful Kihei on the island of Maui! You will stay in a junior suite at the Sunseeker resort, a LGBT owned and operated resort on the south side of Maui. Sunseeker is the perfect spot for whale watching or catching a majestic Pacific sunset…and the fun doesn’t stop there! Your package also includes a half-day tour for 2 with renowned gay tour guide, Wade Holmes. An expert on secluded waterfalls and other off the beaten path locations throughout Maui, Wade will show you parts of the island you’ve never seen before! Dates to be mutually agreed upon. Airfare not included. Thank you to: Michael Waddell, Maui Sunseeker Wade Holmes, No Ka Oi