You're invited to Lost in the Wild, Crag Law Center's in-person event to celebrate Crag's recent victories and raise $100,000 to protect wild places across the Pacific Northwest.

You’re invited to Lost in the Wild: A Fundraiser for Environmental Justice

Join us at Lost in the Wild, Crag’s “wild” annual fundraiser to celebrate our victories and raise $150,000 to support legal aid for the environment.

This year, we’re celebrating 20 years of environmental justice work, highlighting the amazing community groups and clients we work with for a better future.

There’ll be wild-inspired dinner and drinks, updates from our team, exciting auction items, and our popular best dressed contest! Get your tickets now for our glamorous annual gala on Friday, September 20, 2024 from 6-9 PM at Ecotrust, 907 NW Irving St, Portland, OR 97209.

Every dollar raised at Lost in the Wild directly supports people fighting to protect ecosystems, climate, and communities across the Pacific Northwest.

Tickets are $150 per guest, with sponsorship packages starting at $500.

To buy tickets, you will be taken to Crag’s secure third-party website (Crag.TofinoAuctions.com). Your information will be safely saved to let you easily participate in future event activities, like the live auction, best dressed contest, and more. 

Join us at Lost in the Wild, Crag’s Annual fundraiser for forest defense
You're invited to Crag's 2023 Lost in the Wild on Thursday, November 30, 2023, 6-9 PM.

Event FAQs

Here’s what to expect
  •   Enjoy wild-inspired bites and beverages: Each ticket includes a wild-inspired buffet dinner and complimentary wine, beer, cider, and soft drinks. Additional drinks will be available for purchase at the cash bar. The event is open seating. Reserved tables are available through purchasing sponsorship packages. 
  •   Hear from Crag attorneys and clients about our recent victories.
  •   Learn about our ongoing environmental justice work.
  •   Bid on thoughtfully curated items during our live auction – yes, the live auction is back by popular demand!
  •   Pose for the camera! Get your glamor shots taken with Mirifoto and take a turn or three in the photo booth.
  •   Compete or vote in the best dressed contest. The top Lost in the Wild looks will win prizes and raise funds to support Crag.
  •   Boogie down to wild beats.
How much are tickets?

Tickets are $150 per guest, with sponsorship packages starting at $500. Click here to buy tickets on Crag’s secure third-party website Crag.TofinoAuctions.com

Each ticket includes a wild-inspired buffet dinner and complimentary wine, beer, cider, and soft drinks. Additional libations will be available for purchase at the cash bar. The event is open seating. Reserved tables are available through purchasing a sponsorship package.

Sliding Scale: We offer discounted tickets at $100 or $50. Further discounted tickets and volunteer opportunities are also available. Contact us at events[at]crag.org for more details.

If you are unsure what level feels right for you on a sliding scale, this graphic by Alexis J. Cunningfolk is a great way to check. Please choose a ticket price or sponsorship package that feels right for you.

What is the dress code?

Wild-inspired attire is encouraged. We encourage you to have fun and dress up in whatever way our “Lost in the Wild” theme inspires you. Dress to impress, and you just might win a prize and raise some funds for Crag while you’re at it!

I’m going with a group of people. Can we sit together?

Yes! This event is open seating, so there are no assigned seats. You can also purchase sponsorship packages to reserve 2-8 seats at a table.

How do I enter the best dressed contest?

Entering the contest is easy! When you arrive, head to the Best Dressed station, where we’ll take your photo and add you to the contest. The top contenders will be selected to show off their looks during the live program where guests will vote for the winner. Each vote is a donation to Crag, and the contestant with the most votes will be crowned this year’s winner.

I can’t be there in person - how can I support your work?

There are many ways to support us, even if you can’t be there in person.

Do I need to buy a ticket in advance or will there be tickets available at the door?

Because we are providing dinner, it is important for us to have an idea of how many people to expect. We ask that you please purchase tickets in advance. We will have a limited number of tickets available at the door. However, we cannot guarantee you’ll get in if you show up without an advance ticket.

Is there parking at the venue?

The Ecotrust Building has a visitor’s parking lot with 36 spots. Each spot is limited to 2 hours. Parking is strictly enforced by a third party.

 

Alternative Parking & Transportation Details:

  • Additional parking is located behind the Ecotrust building in the Postal Office West lot on 9th Ave, between Irving and Johnson Street. This lot has over 100 parking spaces. The rates are approximately $4.00/hr. All-day parking is $12.00 and must be paid through the app. Since wifi if spotty, we recommend guests planning to park here to download the REEF app before the event. Ecotrust is unable to rent out the entire lot for events.
  • City Center Parking operates multiple lot options near the Natural Capital Center and offers pay for-parking at an hourly or daily rate

○ Lot located at USPS property (NW 9th Ave. between NW Irving St. and NW Johnson St.)

○ Station Place parking garage (1025 NW Marshall St.)

Is it easy to get there by public transit?

Yes! The Ecotrust building is located on the Portland Streetcar line and is easily accessible by bus. Learn more here. https://trimet.org/home/

Can I volunteer?

Yes! Please get in touch with us if you are interested in volunteering at our event on Friday, September 20. Send an email to events@crag.org.

 

Is it all ages?

All ages are welcome to attend the event, however, there will not be any specific activities for children, so you may want to leave the kiddos at home.

Can I attend virtually or bid online?

This is an in-person event, but you can still support Crag and our mission by making a donation. Bidding for Lost in the Wild’s live and silent auction will be for in-person guests only. If you cannot attend in person but still wish to bid on an item, please contact our staff (events@crag.org) to discuss setting up a proxy bidder. 

 

However, please save the date for Crag’s online holiday auction! We are curating a fabulous selection of online auction items for you to bid on. Bidding will open Friday, November 29th and close at 8PM on Sunday, December 9. Stay tuned to our website and email for more details!

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