Portland, OR. American Cancer Society’s Hope Gala was held at the Oregon Zoo’s Cascade Crest Ballroom. The November 9th benefit had a travel theme and featured a silent auction, cocktails, dinner, speakers, a live auction and entertainment. The funds raised at the Portland Hope Gala will benefit cancer research as well as the quality of life programs that remove barriers and provide resources and information to those battling cancer.

Steve Orozco of Fred Meyer Jewelers and the Hope Gala Hype Squad celebrate Steve’s Golden Ticket prize. (Photo credit, BarcStone Photography)

Portland Hope Gala guests enjoy their VIP reception featuring entertainment by Hula Halau ‘Ohana Holo’oko’a. (Photo credit, Aperture Vision Photography)

Portland Hope Gala guests enjoy mobile bidding during the silent auction at the Oregon Zoo. (Photo credit, BarcStone Photography)

From American Cancer Society:

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