Evergreen: A 50th Anniversary Gala for Oregon Wild

Friday, May 10, 2024 | Irving St. Studio in Portland, OR | 6 - 9 pm

Saturday, May 11, 2024 | Venue 252 in Eugene, OR | 5:30 - 9 pm

Oregon Wild is 50 years old! This anniversary year is a time to celebrate our conservation legacy, raise a toast to a half-century of relentless advocacy, and build support for the years ahead with the community and partners who make our work possible.

To honor our 50th anniversary and celebrate with you, we’re hosting two 50th-anniversary galas. More than a celebration, Evergreen is a night to reflect, call to action, and look toward the future to meet continued conservation challenges, and we can’t wait to spend this time with you. Your continued support will be critical to safeguarding our special places and wildlife for generations to come.

What to expect:

  • Enjoy a delicious and wild-inspired sit-down dinner.
  • Drink local beverages, including NA options, from our Oregon Brewshed® Alliance Partners.
  • Relive Oregon Wild’s inspiring 50-year history through memorabilia displays and a captivating presentation that includes a special 50th anniversary video.
  • Honor the recipients of the Tim Lillebo Wildlands Warrior Award and other recognition awards.
  • Make an impact on Oregon Wild’s work to defend our forests, rivers, and wildlife for years to come!

Reserve your ticket - Portland

Reserve your ticket - Eugene

Dinner, drinks, and protecting Oregon’s wild are included in your $175 ticket. Limited capacity.

You will be taken to a third-party website (School Auction) to purchase your ticket to the event. Your information will be safely saved for event registration.


What’s the dress code?
Fifty years is a massive accomplishment and something to get dressed up for! It’s not every year that Oregon Wild celebrates a milestone like this - so have some fun with it and come out in your best “forest formal” to mark this special occasion.

Can I use my ticket for one event to go to the other event?
Please purchase the ticket for the event you intend to attend. One ticket = one event. 

Event details and directions?
Friday, May 10, 2024, 6 - 9 pm at Irving Street Studio - 907 NW Irving St, Portland, OR 97209
Saturday, May 11, 2024, 5:30 - 9 pm at Venue 252 - 252 Lawrence St, Eugene, OR 97401

Event details, including parking and night-of information, will be sent via email confirmation when you purchase your ticket(s). You’ll receive additional information via email 24 - 48 hours before the event.

Are there physical tickets for either event?
No. When you purchase your ticket(s), you’ll receive a confirmation email, which serves as proof of purchase. You’ll receive an invitation to check in online a day before the event; otherwise, you must stop by the check-in table at the event.

If you’re purchasing tickets for other guests, please include their names and emails so they can receive pre-event information.

Why are there two gala events?
Fifty years ago, what is now Oregon Wild began as the Oregon Wilderness Coalition around a campfire in the Willamette National Forest outside of Eugene. Our first offices were “borrowed” from the University of Oregon as we set up shop as a scrappy group of dedicated wildlands advocates. Since then, Oregon Wild has garnered support from tens of thousands of Oregonians all over the state as we’ve safeguarded millions of acres of forests and wildlands, thousands of miles of rivers, and numerous native wildlife species (not to mention changed our name twice!).

While the Portland metro area is home to the largest concentration of our members and supporters, Oregon Wild’s statewide support highlights the statewide commitment to protecting our wild places and wildlife. In this historic year, we’re hosting two gala events in our original headquarters city and our current headquarters, as well as several smaller community events to connect and celebrate in person with the communities all over Oregon who make our work possible.

Thanks to our Tremendous 50th Anniversary Sponsors!


Elizabeth Maughan Foundation





Photos by Marcus Elder, Daniel Gomez, Francene Grewe, Erik Strot, Scott Smorra, Cody Clark, Don Jacobson, Scott Smorra, and Steve Beckner