News & Events

If you are looking for the best ways to enjoy your time in the City of Roses, our news and events section is a great way to stay up to date. With so much going on throughout the city and region, let the

Benson be your home away from home, and your base to explore all that we have to offer. Below are a few select opportunities that will make your stay with us that much more exceptional.

December Sipping Hour

Join us each evening from 5-6pm for Sipping Hour at the Benson Hotel! Featuring a new local winery or distillery, these nightly tastings will be offered complimentary to guests and the public.    


Zoo Lights

Using 1.5 million LED lights to transform the Oregon Zoo into a winter wonderland of lighted trees, animal silhouettes, and moving sculptures, Zoo Lights is one of the area’s most popular holiday attractions. Closed November 22, 27, 28, December 24 and 25. November 21 –…


Holiday Toy Drive

Spread the joy to some very deserving families this holiday season. From November 25- December 16, donations of new, unwrapped toys and clothing for infants to children up to 17 years of age can be dropped off at the Benson Hotel benefiting Human Solutions, a local…


Winter Wonderland 2018

Billed as the largest drive-through holiday light show in the Northwest, Winter Wonderland has 250 colorful displays at Portland International Raceway. November 23 – Dec. 26, 2018


Annual Gingerbread Unveiling

The holidays are a special time of year at The Benson Hotel. Join us November 28th for our 47th Annual Gingerbread Masterpiece unveiling, a royal pageantry inspired by some of the world’s most renowned architectural achievements. Over 150 lbs of house-made gingerbread, 20 lbs of…


New Year’s Eve

Join us New Year’s Eve in the Palm Court at the Benson Hotel starting at 9:00pm! $30 cover charge at the door – enjoy music from local jazz musician Tom Grant and vocalist /songwriter Shelly Rudolph. We’ll ring in the new year with party favors…


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