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Classic Wines Auction raises funds for five charities

April 01, 2020

The Classic Wines Auction began small in the early 1980s, raising $9,000 at the initial gathering. In the 36 years since, the event's become a year-long celebration of food and wine, benefitting more than one million individuals in the Portland community. In 2000, it became Oregon's first charity auction to raise $1 million; in 2002, it was ranked No. 6 on Wine Spectator's "Top 10 List of Charity Wine Auctions" nationally.