Benson Hotel Annual Gingerbread Display

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Nov. 30–Dec. 30, 2023
309 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205

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The Benson Portland Curio Collection by Hilton invites the public back once again for a live unveiling of the 2023 Gingerbread Masterpiece, a 52-year beloved holiday tradition.

The architectural feat promises only one hint to this year’s theme: “A famous example of romanticism, this beautiful sight inspired one dreamer and creator to capture the imaginations of millions around the world.” These majestic creations are made entirely of confectionary delights, with over 150 pounds of house made gingerbread, 50 pounds of marzipan, 20 pounds of chocolate, ten pounds of Rice Krispies treats, and buckets of royal icing. For a gallery of Chef Diffendorfer’s past creations, visit The annual unveiling will occur in The Benson’s grand lobby on Wednesday evening, November 29. The event starts at 6:00 pm and includes live holiday music, children’s crafts, cookies, beverages, and a special appearance by Santa.
The event is free and open to the public. The gingerbread masterpiece will remain on display through December 30.