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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.

Flicks on the Bricks

On five Friday evenings in July and August, Pioneer Square will be transformed into Portland’s largest outdoor movie theater for the entire community to enjoy! The movie series will kick-off on Friday, July 26 and continue through August 23. Pre-movie music begins at 7 pm…

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Hood to Coast Relay

This 200-mile relay across Oregon from Mt. Hood to the Pacific Coast has grown to more than 1,000 teams and over 12,000 competitors. August 23-24, 2019

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Zoo Twilight Tuesday

There are few things better than a summer evening in Portland, and the Oregon Zoo has the perfect park setting to make the most of it. On Twilight Tuesday, you can enjoy dinner outdoors from local food carts, sample great Oregon beers, listen to live…

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Pearl District Art Festival

Art In The Pearl, Portland’s annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, has been named one of the top 10 Arts and Crafts Festivals in the country. Filling the Northwest Portland Park blocks with art, theater, music, and hands-on activities for people of all ages, Art…

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August 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.  

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Jazz at the Benson

Enjoy live jazz entertainment at the longest continuously running jazz venue in Portland Wednesday through Saturday while dining at the Benson Hotel.

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