The historic Portland hotel’s beloved holiday tradition features a new baker for the 2021 unveiling
WHAT: The 2021 Gingerbread Masterpiece Unveiling, hosted by The Benson Portland
The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton, is pleased to invite the public back once again for a live unveiling of the 2021 Gingerbread Masterpiece on the 50th anniversary of the event. The Gingerbread Masterpiece has been an annual tradition at The Benson Portland for the past 49 years. Last year, the hotel continued the tradition with a virtual gingerbread contest to safeguard the health and safety of everyone in the wake of the pandemic.
“The Benson Portland is thrilled to announce the return of the event live and in person once again! 2021 marks the 50th Gingerbread Masterpiece, so the celebration will be filled with extra tidings and joy this year. We take pride in supporting the community of downtown Portland and providing a five-star holiday experience to each and every local and visitor that walks through our doors during the holidays,” said George Schweitzer, managing director of The Benson Portland.
This year’s theme will appeal to the community’s desire for coming together in person. Guests can expect an interactive experience with a theme that children and adults of all ages will connect to as they embark on a magical adventure that embodies the spirit of Christmas.
WHERE: The Benson Portland
309 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon 97205
WHEN: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
DETAILS: The annual unveiling will take place in The Benson Portland’s grand lobby, surrounded by festive trimmings. The event is free and open to the public.
With a focus on the health and safety of all guests and staff, all participants will be required to wear facial coverings and can expect that the layout of the event and activities will ensure safe physical distancing.
Baker Robert Bragdon of Portland’s Next Dimension Bakery will create the gingerbread scene this year. He has assisted Chef Diffendorfer with his creations at The Benson over the past five years and has a passion and talent for edible art and sculpture.
The masterpiece will be on display through December 26. For more information on the 2021 Gingerbread Masterpiece and The Benson Portland, please visit www.bensonhotel.com.
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About The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton
Established in 1913, the historic Benson Hotel is the city’s only premier hotel that unites the charm and civility of the old world with the elegance of contemporary design and mindful service. In homage to the hotel’s namesake Simon Benson, guests are invited to experience legendary service, European design, opulently-sized guest rooms and suites, 5-star dining and an acclaimed lobby bar. The Benson seeks to cultivate the best in all of us. For more information, visit www.bensonhotel.com. If you would like to stay in touch, please like The Benson Hotel on Facebook or follow @TheBensonHotel on Twitter and Instagram.