This elegant evening of food, drink and shopping is a benefit for the American Red Cross Cascades Region presented by Fred Meyer. Held in one of Portland’s most exciting new event venues, The Exchange Ballroom, Surviving in Style is an opportunity to hob nob, network and mingle with key business leaders while supporting the life-saving services provided by the American Red Cross. You’ll be able to purchase a “Survival on the Go” bag, hear stories of survival and bid on exciting auction items like the Choose your Own Adventure package that requires you to decide between a week-long stay at The Westin Resort in Maui or Cancun!
Thank you for your interest in Surviving in Style. Online ticket sales are closed.
Can’t attend the event but would still like to bid on an auction package or support the Red Cross in our region? Read on. The information below is full of opportunities!
You/your business can be part of Surviving in Style by making a donation of goods or services to be included in our “Survival on the Go” bags or live auction packages.
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What should I wear?
Something stylish and elegant, yet comfortable enough to mingle and dance.
Where can I park?
A parking lot with 125 spaces is available at the venue, after 5:30 p.m. on weekdays. Street parking offers 1-2 hour parking. Bike parking is available in bike-specific areas with room for 60 bikes.
Can I buy additional tickets at the event?
Yes. Please contact Justine Monahan at Justine.Monahan@redcross.org
What are the live auction items?
We have many amazing packages for our bidders! Prizes range from a vacation home in Orlando, Florida, to a wine refrigerator filled with bottles of hard-to-find and fine wines. There is also an exclusive trip to Comic Con – the biggest and most exciting popular culture convention on the East Coast!
Don’t forget to buy a GOLDEN TICKET; if you have the winning ticket, you can win the live auction item of your choice.
Can I buy a golden ticket before the event?
Yes. Please refer to our ticket page to purchase.
What about dinner?
A delicious, gluten free meal will be served. A vegetarian option is also available, however, must be pre ordered by February 25, 2015.
What beverages are included?
Your ticket includes wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages with the dinner service.
Keep checking the FAQs, for updated surviving in style information including, live auction items, menu, beverages and other great activities on event night.
Surviving in Style Auction Packages
Several exciting auction packages are already confirmed and more are in the works for our third annual Surviving in Style event! Remember, if you can’t attend, you can still enter to win one of these great prizes by buying a “golden ticket.” If your ticket is selected, you can pick the auction package of your choice. Click here to buy tickets to the event or to purchase a “golden ticket.”
Online ticket sales end Wednesday, March 4 at noon. However, you can purchase tickets onsite at the event or by calling Justine Monahan at 503-724-4915.
Best Seats in the House: VIP Table
Enjoy the indulgence of VIP treatment at this year’s Surviving in Style! This onsite package allows you and your table-mates to enjoy VIP status, savoring the evening’s meal and beverage service along with additional specialty items including French champagne, an additional entrée, handmade chocolates, a signature gift and guaranteed premium service throughout the evening!
Thanks to our donors Fred Meyer and Justine Monahan.
Choose Your Own Westin Adventure: Maui or Cancun
Your choice of 7 nights at The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort Villas and Spa in Cancun OR The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas in Maui. A deluxe studio villa with ocean views awaits you and your guest(s). Sleeps up to 4 adults. All bedrooms feature luxurious, cozy down bedding and fine linens. There’s an entertainment center with remote control TV, DVD player and stereo system, and in-unit washer/dryer. Resorts feature BBQ areas, multiple swimming pools, a hot tub and a spa. For the kids, wonderful programs and activities are available, enabling parents to truly relax! Free shuttle service available (Maui resort only). Cancun resort is directly across the street from the most sought-after shopping mall in the area, with fabulous shops and restaurants.
Dates to be confirmed based on availability and mutually agreed upon with donor.
Cowboy Luxury at Brasada Ranch
Every whim is indulged at Brasada Ranch in central Oregon, just east of Bend. During your week-long stay, relish the mountain and sunset views from the deck of this 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath, private home. The ranch has all the amenities! You may want to take some friends to share your stay since the stay includes 4 rounds of golf at Brasada Canyons Golf Course!
Dates to be mutually agreed with homeowner. Must be used in 2015 - Thank you to our donors, Ted and Adele Pelletier.
Play with the Pros at the 2015 Portland Classic
Play with the professionals on the l tournament course at Columbia Edgewater on Monday, August 10, just days before the pros play for a $1.3 million purse. LPGA athletes are renowned entertainers with remarkable golf skills and fan-friendly attitudes. Amateurs play from the same tournament tees as the pros and experience the course exactly as the pros do! Pros participate on every shot and interact with amateurs from tee to green. This Monday Pro-Am package includes a playing positon for you and a guest, access to Pro-am dining and event admission for tournament week. You and your guest receive an invitation to the Pro-Am luncheon/awards party, a sponsor parking pass and a gift package.
Hood to Coast – Mountain and Beach Vacation
Enjoy the charms of the Oregon coast and mountains. This package includes a 7-night stay in Nehalem, 1.5 miles south of Manzanita. This quaint and comfortable home sleeps 8, in 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms across two levels. The home is fully outfitted with a TV, washer/dryer, towels, dishes, etc., anything that anyone would need to stay for a while! Outside, the yard is landscaped and fenced, and features a fire pit in the backyard. Hiking abounds in all directions, be it on the sand or one of the several surrounding trails. Be sure to visit nearby Manzanita, a quick five-minute drive away! When you’ve had enough of the ocean view; drive east for a change of scenery. Enjoy a 3-night stay in a privately owned cabin nestled in the mountainside of the Oregon Cascades. This alpine getaway is located in Welches, on the golf course of Resort at the Mountain. Sleeps up to 7 in a full bedroom and upstairs loft. There’s a fully-equipped kitchen, wood fireplace, private hot tub, BBQ, washer/dryer, cable TV/DVD. A perfect location to relax, enjoy and improve your gold swing!
Coast - Dates to be mutually agreed with homeowner. Blackout dates: March 21-29 (spring break) and July 4. Must be used in 2015 - Thank you to our donors, Morgan and Christina Groth.
Mountains – Dates to be mutually agreed with owners. Blackout dates: April 3-13, May 21-26, June 5-18, July 1-6, Aug 26-Sept 1, Nov 24-30, Dec 18-Jan 4. - Thank you to our donor, Nick Slinde.
Orlando Family Vacation
Take a trip away from the rain and into Florida’s playground! Enjoy a stay in a private three-bedroom, two-bath house that is designed with luxury in mind. The package includes use of a car for touring the Orlando area. Home amenities include a heated pool, large lanai and master bedroom with a king-size bed and private bath with soaking tub. The home is just 30 minutes from Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Studios, and about 40 minutes from Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral National Seashore. Kennedy Space center is nearby, too. Two adult tickets to Disney World are included, so don’t forget your walking shoes!
Dates to be mutually agreed with homeowner - Thank you to our donor, Kelley Okolita.
Your own French Home - Maison Châteauneuf-du-Pape
This is your chance to have your own French chateau located in southeastern France, 20 minutes from Avignon in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Imagine strolling to the local market, purchasing your baguette or chocolate croissant, then wandering through the village famous for their wine, and exploring the multitude of produce and products famous within this region. This chateau is a beautiful three-story town house with 2 bedrooms decorated in typical Provençal décor. It’s the perfect destination for a relaxing wine-tasting tour of the South of France for two couples or a family of 4.
Ultimate ‘Bro Day’ – For you and five of your favorite guys
This ultimate ‘Bro Day’ starts with a tour of Bridgeport Brewing Company, Oregon’s oldest craft brewery, led by brew master Jeff Edgerton. After seeing the beer-making process in person, enjoy lunch with your buddies. Each one of you will receive a case of beer to take home. It can be used later when you invited them all over to your house to relax on the couch and watch your favorite sports station on your new Samsung 48” Smart LED TV, complete with a Bluetooth 32” HD Sound Bar. Had enough of sports? No problem! A DVD collection with 30 contemporary titles (e.g., Fury, Tammy and the Equalizer) and some of TV’s best rated shows (e.g., The Mindy Project, American Horror Story, Parks and Recreation, and more) may mean you’ll never leave home!
It's a Sunriver Kind of Experience
Pack the family and get ready for a relaxing week away in Oregon’s high desert! Enjoy 7 nights in this private home in Sunriver. With 5 bedrooms, this beautiful Central Oregon home sleeps up to 12 guests. Explore all the resort has to offer: Walks along the Deschutes River, dinner at the lodge, bike rides, rafting, fishing, tennis and even a swim in the pool. Four tickets to Sharc Waterpark are included where you will be sure to make a splash! This package also includes a certificate to explore the area with Wanderlust Tours. The home is the perfect getaway for you and your family.
Dates to be mutually agreed with homeowner - Thank you to our donor, Pam Belli.
Be Prepared! Family Disaster Kit
Be prepared when disaster strikes! This family survival kit (which includes your beloved animals, too) has it all, including tools, tent, tarps, sleeping bags, radio, cell-phone chargers, glow sticks, duct tape, flare kit, folding stove, first-aid kit, canned food, baby food, pet food, toiletries, paper goods, garbage gags and more! There are Red Cross essentials, too!
Thank you to our donor, Fred Meyer.
Solitude and Renewal at Wave Haven
Indulge all your senses during a week-long stay at Wave Haven. This spacious and elegant cabin oozes comfort and luxury, featuring an abundance of amenities to enjoy. With three bedrooms and a loft, Wave Haven sleeps eight. The spacious tri-level cabin has a panoramic view and a front row seat to the majestic Pacific. Free Wi-Fi and plenty of indoor entertainment perks, and even ping pong/table tennis. Enjoy the beautiful, modern kitchen with everything you'll need to prepare just about anything from the morning bacon and eggs, to spaghetti and meatballs at dinner. Take a nature walk or stroll on Neskowin Beach. A few minutes north is Nestucca Bay, a great place for kayaking and canoeing. One well behaved dog 25 lbs. or under is welcome. For your comfort smoking is not allowed.
Dates to be mutually agreed with homeowner. Must be used by September, 2015 - Thank you to our donor, Teddy Gardener.
Private Concert with Michael Allen Harrison
Michael Allen Harrison is an American New Age musician, songwriter and pianist from Portland, Oregon. He performed at the United Nations in 1999, and played for the likes of Bill Clinton, Al Gore and the Dalai Lama. Imagine him playing in your home, at a company event, a wedding, a small dinner party or an anniversary celebration. The choice is yours. Michael will play for two hours, where ever you choose. All he needs is a piano! This package also includes a $500 catering gift card, from Food in Bloom.
Special thanks to our donors, Michael Allen Harrison and Food in Bloom.
2015 Portland Classic – Honorary Observer
You can be among the crowd as it hushes prior to the swing of professionals during the 2015 Portland Classic Aug. 13-16 at Columbia Edgewater. Walk the tournament course ‘inside the ropes’ with one of the premiere groups of professionals during actual tournament competition. The honorary observers meet the pros on the first tee and accompany players, caddies and scorers through the 18-hole round and see the tournament from the perspective of the LPGA’s top players. This is a chance to see the best athletes working their craft from the field of play! The package is for two people on one day during the LPGA tournament round.
You don’t have to live in wine country or have a room in your home dedicated to the gods of grape to enjoy the benefits of your own personal wine cellar. Designed to keep wine at its optimum temperature and stored on its side to settle sediment, this wine refrigerator comes complete with hard-to-find and high-end wines from Oregon wine country and beyond. This includes a 2008 Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir, one of the most highly sought after and collectable wines to be found in Oregon; a 2012 Penner-Ash Pas De Nom Pinot Noir, a wine which was limited to 165 cases and received a score of 94 points by Stephen Tanazer and Wine Spectator Magazine in May2014; and a 1979 Chateau d'Angludet Margaux Bordeaux. You can add to your collection, and wine knowledge, after a personal tour of local viticulture and discussions with top-rated winemakers right here in the Willamette Valley.
Behind the Scenes at New York Comic Con
It’s a chance of a lifetime: Four 3-day tickets to New York Comic Con! This year’s New York Comic Con event is October 8–11, at the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan. Be a part of the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and television! This package also includes two tickets to the ‘Michael and Kelly’ Show, and gift certificates to Empellon Cocina in the heart of the East Village and Candle Café, a vegan landmark in NYC. Top it off by tantalizing your sweet tooth with a visit to The Sweet Life, located on the lower East side. This upscale candy shop features a wide selection of gourmet chocolate, nuts, licorice, European specialties, fudge and more.