Fall's best night of fun, fashion

DoveLewis’ DoveAdore is “not your mother’s” fundraising gala, where dinner, silent and live auctions traditionally complete the menu.  DoveLewis took the recipe and added Boutiques Unleashed, featuring two- and four-legged runway models showcasing the season’s hautest looks from local designers and boutiques.  Spicing things up will be a mystery animal model and special guests including the Mountain Peaks Therapy Llamas.  Finally, the icing on the cake:  a rousing turnout of Portland’s finest, all to support DoveLewis’ mission at its biggest fundraiser of the year.  This year’s event is Friday Oct. 18 at the Portland Art Museum; registration opens at 5:30pm.

In addition to providing advanced veterinary care, the Northwest’s nonprofit 24-hour emergency animal hospital also operates several donor-funded community programs, including one of America’s largest volunteer-based animal blood banks, a nationally recognized pet loss support program, 24-hour stabilizing care for lost, stray and wild animals, and financial assistance for qualifying low-income families and abused animals.  This year, DoveLewis celebrates 40 years of service to the community and the landmark of having treated over half a million animals over the last four decades.

Everyone’s invited to this one-of-a-kind evening that’s the perfect way to warm up the fall/winter spirit of festivity as the holidays draw near.  The party is spectacular; the cause, even better.  For more details, visit DoveAdore.com.