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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.

Portland Fresh Hops Festival

September 27  – 28 One might think of Pinot Noir as Oregon’s favorite drink; not so fast! The 16th annual Portland Fresh Hops Festival returns to Oaks Amusement Park with collaboration beers from farmers and breweries, conversations with innovative brewers, early-entry ticket opportunities, live music,…



September 7 – 29 (multiple locations) Celebrate the German tradition of Oktoberfest with music, singing, dancing, beer, food and revelry. Sept. 7 – German American Society of Portland Sept. 20 & 21 – Occidental Brewing Co. St. Johns September 20-22 – Oaks Amusement Park: Sellwood…


Feast Portland

September 12-15 Feast Portland is more than a food and drink festival. It’s a movement that celebrates the diverse food and beverage community in Portland and around the world. The festival is grounded in a sense of place, telling the story of the chefs, winemakers,…


Rose City Comic Con

September 13 – 15 Fans of comic books, games, sci-fi, and pop culture can meet artists, celebrities, and publishers at this comics convention at the Oregon Convention Center.


Classic Car Show

September 14 Oregon City The Historic Oregon City Cruise fills Main Street of Oregon City with hundreds of classic cars, hot rods, trucks, and motorcycles from the 1950s to 1970s. Free to the public.  


Oregon Intl Air Show

September 20 – 22 Wear sunscreen for the Oregon International Air Show, featuring airplanes up close and in the air, aerobatics, skydivers, a kids’ zone, a beer garden, and Friday fireworks at McMinnville Municipal Airport.


Bloody Mary Festival

September 29 Unlimited tastes of creative bloody marys, craft spirits, artisan food samples, and live music at this event, located at Redd East for age 21+.


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…


September 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.    


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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