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Greater Hells Canyon Council

invites you to

A night of fundraising and advocacy for a wild greater hells canyon region

Saturday, September 12th, 2020

6:00 – 10:00 p.m.@ OMSI,

1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland OR

Social Hour  /  Dinner  /  Live Auction  


Join us and become a Hellraiser for Oregon’s wild lands, water, and habitats!

Don't miss this exciting evening celebrating 53 years of Greater Hells Canyon Council's successes. Hellraiser 2020 kicks off at 6 pm at the inspiring Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI). Hellraiser 2020 includes a spirited social hour featuring local wines and beer, a delicious dinner, an energizing live auction, and a timely and important message from keynote speaker Bobbie Conner, director of Tamástslikt (Tah-MAHST-slickt) Cultural Institute.

The proceeds from the night enhance Greater Hells Canyon Council's reach to connect, protect, and restore the Greater Hells Canyon Region. We are excited to share some of our new initiatives to engage and energize people to get outside and develop a relationship with this special place in the Northwest. So, get registered, grab an Oregon wine or beer, learn more about what we do, and join GHCC staff and board in celebration of the Greater Hells Canyon Region and how YOU can make a difference!

Come join a community that honors our home's history, life cycles, wild spaces, and native plants and animals.

We can't wait to see you!

Tickets $90/person

Social hour begins @ 6pm

Dinner and presentation @ 7pm

In the event we have to cancel due to health concerns, ticket costs will be refunded. We are assessing other fun options, such as an online auction, should we have to cancel.


“Covenants, Competition, and Change: Tribal Life Then and Now.”

The ancient laws and cycles that the ancestors of the Cayuse, Walla Walla, Umatilla and Nez Perce followed required reciprocity, renewal, and relationship. To survive, all of these are still relevant and vital to everyone who lives here now.

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Bobbie is the director of Tamástslikt (Tah-MAHST-slickt) Cultural Institute, the 45,000 square foot tribally-owned museum on the Umatilla Reservation near Pendleton, Oregon, which opened in 1998.  The Institute serves three goals:  to accurately present the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla peoples’ history, to perpetuate knowledge of their history and culture, and to contribute to the Tribal economy.


Bobbie is Cayuse, Umatilla and Nez Perce, is enrolled at the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla, and is a graduate of Pendleton High School, the University of Oregon, and Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management.


She serves on the Eastern Oregon University and Oregon Historical Society Boards of Trustees and the Ecotrust and Oregon Community Foundation Boards of Directors. She is also a director on the inaugural board of the Nixyáawii Community Financial Services (NCFS), an emerging Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).


Tamástslikt (Tah-mahst-slickt) means turn, translate or interpret in Wallulapam.

The three Tribes comprise the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR).

Golden Raffle​ 

Here’s how it works: We're selling just 100 Golden Raffle Tickets. When you buy yours, you choose one amazing vacation from our eligible live auction travel packages (the Lindblad Expeditions Galapagos package is ineligible for the raffle). We’ll draw the winning ticket just before the auction on April 18th, and award the chosen package to the raffle winner. You do not need to be present to win, making this a wonderful way to raise some hell for conservation in the Greater Hells Canyon Region, even if you're unable to be there in person.

Auction Packages​

These fun travel packages will be auctioned off live on April 18th --start planning your future vacation today! In the event the Hellraiser is cancelled, we still foresee an online auction for these packages.

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5 Day Hells Canyon Rafting Trip for 2!

Enjoy a scenic flight over the canyon, raft class III rapids through the deepest gorge in North, hike to Native American pictographs, and search for eagles, falcons and owls, as well as over 100 other species of birds that call Hells Canyon home. Nothing compares to rafting Hells Canyon in Idaho, home of the mighty Snake River and the deepest gorge in North America.Hells Canyon plunges to depths of nearly 8,000 feet between the Seven Devils range to the east and Oregon’s rim country to the west. Warm weather, warm water and fun rapids make this a great trip for kids, parents and grandparents of nearly any age.

TERMS AND RESTRICTIONS: OARS must have 4 paying guests on the desired date of booking.  Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Payment of applicable fees required at the time of booking.  $400 per person refundable deposit is required to reserve space and ensure participation.  Standard booking conditions apply. Certificate has no cash value and is not transferable.  Valid any time through the 2020 season.


3 Night Stay at Government Camp/Mt. Hood for 8!

This regional auction package is difficult to rival! Experience majestic Mt. Hood in this beautiful 3+bedroom, 2 bath, Luxury mountain lodge in Government Camp. Located at the 4000 foot level of Mt. Hood, you are in the tree tops. The tall vaulted ceiling and large eastern exposure windows provide a great place to plan the next day’s activities, read, take a nap or enjoy a glass of wine. Spring and Fall are great time to explore, hike, bike, and enjoy the mountain lakes in the region. The package also includes a $100 gift certificate for the Cascade dining room, Restoration Art and Wine Vault Tour with Lodge Curator (midweek and prearranged), including a Timberline Label -Bottle Red or White Wine to take Home, a Friends of Timberline membership, “Builder of Timberline” dvd and book, and tickets for 2 for the Steiner Cabin’s tour from the Mt. Hood Museum and Cultural Center.

TERMS AND RESTRICTIONS: Available in October and May.


5 Day Lower Salmon Rafting Trip for 2!

Soak up the sun. Ramble with the river. The Lower Salmon River in Idaho meanders warm, wide and mellow, making it a great rafting getaway for families and first-time rafters. Idaho’s Lower Salmon River is home to some of America’s most beautiful inland river beaches, super-sandy and sprawling alongside clear, mellow pools which are perfect for stand up paddleboarding and playing in inflatable kayaks. There’s no shortage of thrill seeking either. Some of Idaho’s most famous whitewater rapids, gorges and viewscapes—like Demons Drop, Snow Hole and Blue Canyon are just around the bend. The Lower Salmon River exhibits a side of Idaho seldom seen by most visitors. 

TERMS AND RESTRICTIONS: OARS must have 4 paying guests on the desired date of booking.  Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Payment of applicable fees required at the time of booking.  $400 per person refundable deposit is required to reserve space and ensure participation.  Standard booking conditions apply. Certificate has no cash value and is not transferable.  Valid any time through the 2020 season.

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3 Night Stay at Good Bear Ranch for 10!

This one-of-a-kind log home tucked into the base of the Elkhorn Mountains is located on 250 acres bordered by the Wallowa Whitman National Forest. Grab this 3 day get away in this gorgeous home with a gourmet kitchen, pool table, and incredible views. Located at the base of the foothills of the Elkhorn mountains, it provides easy access to hiking and biking trails, Baker City restaurants and stores, the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, and Anthony Lakes. The house has a large wrap around deck, including a furnished, covered area near the kitchen/main entry. The seven bedroom and four bath, 5200 sq.ft. home accommodates a lot of people! Enjoy, relax, and rest easy knowing your vacation supports a great cause. Pets ok with additional deposit ($50.00 per pet in additional to the regular deposit of $750.00). All deposits are refundable within one week of departure.

Book any available stay dates between September 15, 2020 and June 15, 2021, excluding holidays or Spring Break.

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3 Night Stay at Wallowa Lake Vacation Rental for 6!

Enjoy four days of incredible views of Wallowa Lake and the Eagle Cap Wilderness from this spacious home located in Joseph, OR. This sunny retreat is perfect for a large family or those looking for an intimate getaway. A comfortable master suite, large bedroom, and den are all furnished with top-of-the-line mattresses and linens. There are three full baths and a well-equipped kitchen for your culinary enjoyment.


Restrictions: The stay at Wallowa Lake must be redeemed between June 1st and September 1st, subject to availability, excludes holidays and Chief Joseph Days, and expires 9/1/2021. There is a maximum guest limit of 6, and absolutely no pets are allowed.

Check associated links for amenities, photos, calendars, and associated terms and conditions.

Location and Parking

Parking is complimentary for Hellraiser attendees. The parking lot entrances are off of SE Water Ave. Lots are located on the north and south side of OMSI. For those who need additional accessibility access, click here for more information.

For guests who would like to use public transportation, OMSI is located next to the Orange Line, Streetcar and lines 17 and 9 all stop at the SE Water/OMSI station.

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Auction Packages
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