Loren Irving

Saturday, April 11th 2020

The Redd on Salmon Street, Portland, Oregon

Add to Calendar Homewaters: Rise Up! 24th Annual Benefit Banquet + Auction

Homewaters: Rise Up! 24th Annual Benefit Banquet + Auction

It's time for THE BIG EVENT for wild, native fish and free flowing rivers in the Pacific Northwest!

Join us, Saturday, April 11th for our 24th Annual Homewaters Benefit Banquet + Auction. Revenue from this event provides one third of our annual budget and helps us continue our work as the Northwest’s leading conservation group dedicated to cultivating a groundswell of support needed to revive abundant wild, native fish in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Northern California, and British Columbia.

Tickets are $150 per person or $1500 for a table for 10.

Register now to guarantee your place at the Biggest Party for Wild Fish in the Universe!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Back to Black Butte Ranch

  • Donors:Jim and Kathy Foote
  • Details:10 guests / 3 nights / 4 days
  • Dates:Before May 15 or after September 30, 2020

Enjoy life at a different pace and plan a retreat to Black Butte Ranch. This 2,700-square-foot lodge is perfect for hosting you and nine friends or family. It features a large sun deck and 25-foot picture windows for taking in the beauty of Central Oregon, as well as vaulted pine ceilings and handsome tile floors. The kitchen comes fully-equipped and the large dining room is the perfect setting for hearty breakfasts and homestyle dinners that last all evening long. Black Butte’s prime location—just 20 minutes from HooDoo Ski Resort and five miles from the Metolius River—positions you perfectly for all kinds of outdoor fun.The home is adjacent to a beautiful golf course, as well as the Glaze Meadow and South Meadow pools. This is a family retreat with something for everyone. Treat yourself to a long weekend at the ultimate Oregon getaway!

*Holidays excluded
** No smoking, No pets

King Size Homewaters Redd

  • Donors:Don, Wendy, and Jesse Lange, Lange Estate Winery & Vineyard
  • Details:2018 Freedom Hill Pinot Noir, Jeroboam (5 liters) * Bottle etched by Xena Etched Graphics

For more than thirty vintages, Lange Estate has been crafting some of the finest Pinot Noir around. Also in its fourth decade, Freedom Hill Vineyard, near Rickreall, is producing some of the most sought-after fruit in Oregon. And this vintage is already being hailed as one of Oregon’s best ever. Three magical components—the weather, the fruit, and winemakers at the height of their craft—have all come together in one small-selection bottling. Better still, Don and Jesse made it with Native Fish Society in mind.

Everybody Must Get Clark Stoned

  • Donors:Warner Munro, Troy Jones, and Craig Sweitzer, Don, Wendy, and Jesse Lange, Lange Estate Winery & Vineyard, Chris O'Donnell, Bend Fly Shop
  • Details:2 anglers / 3 days guided fishing / 2 nights
  • Dates:May 12 to 14, 2020

Tie up some Chubby Chernobyls, Norm Woods, and Clark Stones and get yourself ready for the best dry-fly fishing of your life! Two lucky anglers will join Don and Jesse Lange during the world-famous salmonfly hatch for a two-day float from Trout Creek to Harpham Flat in search of Deschutes River redsides.

The first epic day of Get Clark Stoned will be led by Chris O’Donnell and River Runner Outfitters’ team of dedicated guides. You’ll fish from Trout Creek to the Dead Head Compound at North Junction. After the float, expect a delicious home-cooked meal, more Pinot Noir than you can imagine, and likely some campfire songs by the man himself, Don Lange.

Day two of the adventure keeps you close to the compound. Walk and wade the home pools at your leisure, with lots of big redsides ready for your quiver. When Warner presses one of his beloved, ice-cold Hamm’s into your hand at the end of another spectacular day of dry fly fishing, you’ll know that this is trout fishing as good as it gets.

Day three, Chris and his team float you downstream, with ample stops for those redside beauties, with take out at Harpham Flat. This is one trip that you just don't want to miss!

Steamboat Summer

  • Donors:Dillon Renton, Renton River Adventures, Travis & Melinda Woodward, The Steamboat Inn
  • Details:2 anglers / 2 day guided fishing (evening, full-day, morning) / 2 nights + one dinner for 2
  • Dates:June 29, 30, & July 1, 2020

Walk the hallowed banks, fish the legendary runs, and celebrate a place Jack Hemingway called “the greatest stretch of summer steelhead water in the United States,” with a trip to the North Umpqua River. Steamboat Summer includes two days of guided fishing with Dillon on the North Umpqua’s fly-only water, during his favorite time of year to twitch skaters and hitch muddlers for wild summer steelhead.

When you’re done fishing for the day, retire to one of the Steamboat Inn’s charming Hideaway Cottages. Meals are available in the restaurant, where the talented kitchen staff showcases Pacific Northwest flavors using locally-sourced ingredients. As a thank you for your generosity, Travis and Melinda are also including one dinner on the house.

When the sun is on the water and the fish are holding deep, there’s plenty to do around the inn. You can hike the North Umpqua Trail, swim at Susan Creek Falls, or visit Lee Spencer at the Big Bend Pool. Whatever you do, don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the North Umpqua and its legendary wild steelhead.

Sun Valley Vacation in the Big Wood River Valley

  • Donors:Mark "King" Stromme
  • Details:6 guests / 4 days / 3 nights in Sun Valley, Idaho
  • Dates:Available summer dates or September 10 - December 31, 2020

Live it up like Hemingway with a four-day getaway at the Elkhorn Village in Sun Valley, Idaho. Overlooking the ninth tee of the Elkhorn Golf Course, the stunning Elkhorn Springs complex boasts panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and rustic charm. Accommodations include three bedrooms, four baths, and, out the back door, some of the best hiking, golfing and exploring Idaho has to offer. Close proximity to dozens of trout streams, including the Wood River and world-famous Silver Creek, makes this the perfect trip for the die-hard angler.

*Additional nights available at winners cost

Spin the Handle: Deschutes Steel

  • Donors:Matt Mendes, Spin the Handle
  • Details:4 guests / 1 day steelhead fishing the Warm Springs Reservation side of the Deschutes
  • Dates:Mutually agreed upon in 2020

Enjoy fishing the legendary Deschutes River in solitude with Spin the Handle. Offering both boat and walk-in access, Matt Mendes and his team of knowledgeable guides have secured rights to fish the private, 25-mile stretch of sweet swinging water on the Warm Springs Reservation. With more than 20 years of experience on these exclusive runs, there’s no better place in the desert to experience solitude and steelhead—and no one better to guide you there.

Book early as Matt and his team fill up their guide calendar quickly!

* Does not include Oregon fishing license, Tribal Permit, or Deschutes Boater Pass.
** Please contact Matt to schedule your trip 541-460-1411

Slow Food Feast at Higgins

  • Donors:Greg Higgins, Higgins Restaurant & Bar
  • Details:Dinner and wine for 6
  • Dates:Sunday to Thursday, after 7:30pm

Savor a slow-food feast with James-Beard-Award-winning-chef Greg Higgins. Greg is a groundbreaking member of the Portland culinary scene with not-so-secret passions for fishing, foraging, and craft beer. His menu reflects those passions, highlighting Pacific Northwest flavors that are sustainably-sourced and prepared with international inspiration. Those in the know rave about Higgins staples like the house charcuterie, seasonal risotto, and the whole pig plate. Just don’t forget to try the soup—locals say it’s the best in the city. Each dish is meant to be paired with a pint of whatever the chef recommends. His hand-selected beer list is, on its own, a Portland treasure. Greg and his eponymous restaurant are Northwest culinary landmarks. The Slow Food Feast at Higgins, is an experience you’ll be talking about for years to come.

* Notify Marsha at least one week in advance
** Gratuity not included
*** Expires March 2021

Unreachable: Heli Fishing in B.C.

  • Donors:Silver King and Frontier Steelhead Experience
  • Details:2 anglers / 1 day Heli Fishing
  • Dates:Mutually agreed upon

In BC helicopters are sometimes referred to as your Uber in the sky and for anglers, that's exactly what they are. Flying over a breathtaking glacier or pass in the mountains, and then up or down a river to a landing spot is always highly memorable. After you get dropped off and the “bird” leaves, a notable silence will descend, reminding you that you are in the middle of nowhere and the only sounds of the day will be the movement of water and the breeze in the trees. By 5pm the distant sound of the helicopter begins to get louder and it finds you a few miles downstream, standing on a gravel bar with lots of room for a safe landing, and you’ll shortly be flying back to dinner with a few stories to share.

On this trip, you and your best friend will depart from Smithers airport with Silver King Helicopters. This company is the best in town and the service we use for all our Heli trips. This Heli fishing trip will be a short flight to an unreachable section of the Skeena or Bulkley. You will be dropped off via Helicopter with just a guide and a raft for a single day of fishing. Trip includes lunch, beverages, and all equipment if needed.

*Does not include travel to Smithers, BC, licenses, or gratuities

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