POP Auction

Welcome to the 2023 POP auction!

Only one experience package is left to purchase! Click the buttons below to purchase the package at its ‘Buy It Now’ price. All unsold packages will then move to the live auction taking place during the POP Host VIP event on March 30. All proceeds support Portland Ovations nonprofit mission to propel the artistic, social, educational and economic wellbeing of communities through the power of the performing arts.

‘Buy It Now’ purchases close Wednesday, March 29 at Midnight.
For all questions about purchasing packages please email Casey Oakes at coakes@portlandovations.org

What's for auction?


Experience the exuberance of Broadway and the charm of the Berkshires, for you and a guest! Enjoy 2-nights at the “the jewel of the Upper West Side”: the historic Hotel Beacon*, then, head on down to The Stephen Sondheim Theater to experience the show that is being touted as the most fun on Broadway right now, & Juliet, an “irreverent, fun-loving new West End musical” that follows Shakespeare and his wife Anne Hathaway as they rewrite and act out a newly revised, jukebox musical version of his most famed star-crossed lovers, complete with a lively pop score by Max Martin. With a $500 gift certificate, dine in the unsurpassed excellence of acclaimed Altamarea Group restaurants, including; the luxurious Marea on iconic Central Park South, Ai Fiori  in midtown on Fifth Ave, serving French and Italian Riviera inspired cuisine, Soho’s beloved Northern Italian Osteria Morini, AND the artful and creative Asian cuisine at 53. Reservations are recommended in advance for all restaurants. After your ultimate NYC excursion, head to Becket, MA to historic Jacob’s Pillow, with a voucher for two tickets to any performance in their 2023 Festival. Then, soundtrack your summer with a voucher to Tanglewood, home of the first BSO concert in the Berkshires, redeemable for a pair of lawn tickets to the Summer 2023 Tanglewood season.*


& Juliet. Photo: Matthew Murphy

Hotel Beacon

Jacob’s Pillow


Treat you and a guest to Portsmouth’s 400th birthday celebration and delight in all this charming seaport town has to offer! Start off with a two-night stay in the brand new, beautifully renovated Hotel Thaxter – an exquisite homage to celebrated poet Celia Thaxter who founded a late 19th century artist colony in nearby Isle of Shoals. Dine at four-time James Beard Best Chef Northeast semi-finalist Chef Evan Mallet’s Black Trumpet Bistro, located next to the waterfront where you’ll find Portsmouth’s iconic tugboats. Following dinner, enjoy a live performance and unforgettable evening at the Historical Music Hall– the cultural heartbeat of Portsmouth. Spend your second night in town at Portsmouth’s newest live music venue, Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club, paired with fine cuisine, libations and a lively scene … all in a century-old, spectacularly restored, state-of-the-art venue. Celebrate Portsmouth’s 400th Birthday, celebrate you, celebrate living your best life!


Black Trumpet Bistro

Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club

Hotel Thaxter


Roll up your sleeves and enjoy an unforgettable culinary experience at North43Bistro overlooking scenic Spring Point Marina in South Portland. You and 11* of your family members, friends or colleagues will have hands on instruction as you create N43 recipes with Executive Chef Stephanie Brown and her staff. Chef Stephanie understands that food, family and friends are fundamental elements of a life well-lived. She explains, “Growing up in an Italian family, food was part of my culture, we sat at the table for hours. Everything was homemade.” Chef describes N43 as an “American Bistro with French, Tuscan and Asian influences that reflect my style of cooking”. Seize this highly sought after opportunity to join Chef Stephanie and her team in the N43 kitchen for relaxed, informative culinary instruction and then enjoy the fruits of your participation as you dine altogether family style … an unforgettable experience with a gorgeous ocean view!  

Details for North43 Culinary Instruction and Dining Experience: 

  • Hands on cooking instructions as you participate in the preparation of a 3-course dinner for 12 persons (*add’l guests welcome for $85 per person, max. 20 persons) 
  • Class reservations for Tuesday or Wednesday evenings starting at 5:30 pm (Beverages not included, no class reservations in July/August, must be used by December 2023)


North 43 Bistro

Chef Stephanie Brown