Wetlands & Wellies

Wetlands & Wellies 2018

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A Tour of Wetlands and a Taste of Oregon In Support of Conserving Oregon’s Greatest Wetlands

Please join us for The Wetlands Conservancy’s annual fundraiser celebrating the conservation of Oregon’s greatest wetlands. Enjoy a day of exploring Portland Metro area wetlands followed by a feast of small plates prepared by local award-winning chefs.  Your $100 ticket price covers the tours and evening celebration – come for some or all of the day’s events.


Explore Portland Metro area wetlands with TWC partners who have conserved, restored or enhanced wetlands. Click for Tours!


Sample Oregon wines, beers and spirits, creatively paired with a bounty of local foods at this year’s exciting new location Coopers Hall – a sustainable winery, taproom and premier event venue. Repurposing a quonset hut structure built in 1952 as a an auto repair shop, Coopers hall is an imaginative addition to Portland’s industrial inner eastside.

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Think Italy; Eat Portland **Special Pre-Sale of 6 Spots**

Learn, Make, Eat, Drink – a special class and dinner for 8 people

Check your calendars if you are free Sunday afternoon March 24th 2019, join Cathy Whims from Nostrana & Oven and Shaker and Piper Davis from Grand Central Bakery for a hands on class in Piper’s home.  Cathy will teach her incomparable Gnochi and the three classic sauces of Italy, the Nostrana Salad and Piper will teach a Crostada de Miel (Honey Tart) made with local hazelnuts.  All food and wine included. Only 8 spots in this class.

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Raft & Relax in Southern Oregon

Pick a spring weekend and make your way to Ashland for a whole day of rafting for two on the Upper Klamath with Indigo Creek Outfitters.  The upper Klamath offers paddlers a beautiful “Wild & Scenic” stretch of river that cuts through an incredible canyon.  After a day of paddling excitement, thrill and beauty make your way to the Lithia Springs Resort for relaxing evening in Ashland.  Lithia Springs, as the name states, is built over healing mineral water and each accomodation has a soaking tub to rejuvenate your tired paddling muscles.  Wander the gardens, swim in the saline pool and enjoy a delicious breakfast.


Brine & Wine

Oysters on the Half Shell, seasonal mignonette, half-dozen Raven & Rose and The Rookery Bar, in downtown Portland, Oregon.

For 12 months you will be receive a dozen Oregon central coast oysters from Oregon Oyster.  These fresh Pacific oysters will be accompanied with 12 bottles of wine from various local wine makers, including Pierce Wine Riesling. You can sip and savor with friends, family or save them all for yourself.  If you are worried about shucking these tasty treats, there will be a few Toadfish oyster  knives to make this year long package unbeatable!


Summer Lake Bird Retreat

Find out what the Oregon outback really is by making the journey to Summer Lake hot springs. Spend two nights at the Ranch House, soak in your own private hot springs after spending the day exploring pretroglyphs, caves, hiking and bird watching in this remote gem of SE Oregon. Take a tour with Marty St. Louis, Summer Lake Wildlife Area Manager for the past 30 years and bring your new Leupold & Stevens binoculars. Depending on the season of your visit, learn the ecology and see the migrating wildlife of this diverse 19,000-acre preserve.

Manzanita Getaway


Retreat and rejuvenate at the sweetest spot on the Oregon coast: Manzanita. Spend the weekend in a 4-bedroom cozy cabin one block from the beach. Hot tub, wood stove, bikes and just a ten minute walk to town. Get to know this special spot with a tour of Alder Creek Farm preserve with Doug Firstbrook of Lower Nehalem Community Trust. Alder Creek Farm is a recognized “hotspot” by National Audubon Society and great example of wetland restoration and community partnership.


The Stephanie Inn

Enjoy 2 night in an ocean front room at Cannon Beach’s most luxurious hotel. Equipped with a gas stove for for cool evenings, a chef’s gourment breakfast buffet, happy hour wine gathering and evening knightcap.  You are guaranteed a weekend of beauty and comfort.




Colorado Dream

Spend 4 nights in Tabernash Colorado, just 15 minutes from Winter Park Resort in this 4 bedroom (sleeps 8) beautiful home.  Just 30 minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park, this could be a summer, winter or fall getaway.