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Portland Charity Auction Nets $2.3 Million

Ben O'Donnell
Issue: May 31, 2010

The gradual recovery of wine charity auctions after a challenging 2009 seemed in evidence at Portland, Ore.'s Classic Wines Auction on March 6. The event raised more than $2.3 million, matching the total from the auction's 25th anniversary celebration last year. "We were just over the moon that we could get back to a similar number," said auction director Heather Martin. Fifty-two live lots netted an estimated $650,000, while the silent auction pulled in $58,000. A fund-a-need program boosted the sum an additional $737,500. Beneficiaries include Metropolitan Family Service, New Avenues for Youth, Friends of the Children, Trillium Family Services and the YWCA Clark County.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands April 27, 2010.

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