The Nines – 8th Floor Ballroom
525 SW Morrison Street
Portland, OR 97204
Registration opens at 5:30 pm
Event activities begin at 6 pm
Starting September 30, tickets will be available for purchase online through the link on our website. You can purchase individual tickets or sponsor half or full tables for 4 or 8 guests. If you’d like to purchase a sponsorship before September 30, please visit the Event Sponsorships page. Individual tickets are not available for pre-sale.
Classy Cat admission includes a drink ticket for any drink from the bar during the cocktail hour, and a special gift from CAT. Plus, you get the best available seating during dinner.
Starting at 6 pm, enjoy a cocktail hour where you can mix and mingle with other cat lovers, sip complimentary wine or purchase other beverages from the bars, and meet kittens! During this time you can also buy raffle tickets, bid on silent auction packages, play bidding games, and learn more about Cat Adoption Team. After that, we’ll call you to dinner and the program will begin. While you eat dinner, you’ll hear inspirational stories and have the chance to bid on live auction items and donate to the Special Appeal.
Cocktail attire; cat-themed accessories are welcome!
Whisker Wonderland attendees may choose to use The Nines Hotel valet service. Please note that valet fills quickly and may not be available if full. Consider taking public transport (MAX, taxi, or ride share). If you plan to drive, give yourself plenty of time to find other nearby parking options.
There is paid street parking around the hotel, and Smart Park parking garages on 3rd & Alder and on 4th & Yamhill. Many other parking garages are available nearby.
You may also choose to use public transit, taxi, or ride share. Pioneer Square is the nearest MAX stop, about a block away from The Nines Hotel.
Passed wine will be available complimentary during the cocktail hour; wine, water, tea, and coffee are complimentary during dinner. Cocktails, beer, wine, sodas, and sparkling water will be available for purchase at the bars. (Bars close during dinner to limit disruption and help you get home safely.)
We’ve pre-selected nut-free, gluten-free options wherever possible (these will be noted on your menu card). There's also a vegan dinner option. If you have other dietary needs, just let your server know when you get to your dinner table the night of the event.
You will be asked for your credit card during the registration process when you arrive to start a tab (unless you put a card on-file when you bought tickets). You will then be provided a bid number to make any donations or purchases. You’ll have lots of opportunities to give throughout the night, including a Golden Ticket raffle, a silent auction, a live auction, and special appeal. The credit card on file will be charged at the end of the night to include all of your purchases. You will only be charged for what you spend. You will be emailed your receipt, or we can print one for you that night. You can also bring a check or cash to pay for purchases at check-out.
During the cocktail hour and silent auction, you can purchase a Golden Ticket for your chance to win your choice of one live auction item before live bidding begins. Only 50 Golden Tickets are available, so look for the raffle ticket sellers in the silent auction area to buy yours. Raffle drawing happens at dinner.
This special live auction item is created by you, for you! CAT starts the Pot of Gold with mystery goodies like gift certificates to local attractions, restaurants, wine tastings, and more. Search your pockets and purses for unused (or partly used) gift cards, gift certificates, store credit, cash, or anything that would be fun to include. Bring the items with you and add them to the pot during dinner. At the end of the night, one winning bidder will take home everything in the Pot of Gold!
We’ll have a few kittens mingling with guests during the cocktail hour, but will not be doing adoptions at the event.
This event is best for 21+ adults. Humans only please.
Thanks to Our Sponsors
Our mission is to save the lives of homeless, unwanted, sick, and
injured cats and to work with our community to provide feline expertise
and quality programs and services for people and cats.
Cat Adoption Team is the largest feline-only shelter in the Pacific Northwest. We offer adoption, foster care, and veterinary services to homeless cats and kittens. With over 20 years of experience and more than 45,000 adoptions... we know cats!
Cat Adoption Team
(503) 925-8903 x 6