North Meets South

Claudia Bowers of Pravia Wines & Events, the producer of the Best of Oregon Food & Wine Festival, is bringing together top wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants for a new event, North Meets South Food & Drink Jubilee, at The Benson Hotel, March 25–26.

The celebration will feature top-notch producers from Canada to Oregon, to Brazil and points between. Guests can sample gourmet food prepared by more than 20 participating chefs, as well as taste hundreds of wines, spirits and beers from international and local producers. Live music by R&B artist Patrick Lamb, chef and cocktail competitions, an indoor luau and a silent auction to benefit ¡Salud! also add to the event’s overall enjoyment.

The celebration takes place 5 to 9 p.m. each night. The Benson Hotel is located at 309 S.W. Broadway in Portland. Tickets and more information are available at

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