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Wine and Land benefit planned

Three Rivers Land Conservancy will present 2006 Wine and Land on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 3 to 6 p.m.

In its fourth year, the benefit event will double in size to accommodate 500 guests and showcase the talents of 17 Oregon winemakers and 20 Portland chefs.

Throughout the afternoon, guests will visit wine and food stations and meet the chefs and winemakers while enjoying live music by Tall Jazz.

Guests may also peruse auction items and tour the luxury estate complete with vineyard and wine cellar. Tickets to the event are $100 per person and must be purchased in advance by visiting www.trlc.org or calling 503-699-9825.

Funds from Wine and Land support the conservancy's efforts to preserve, restore and connect people to the land in the Portland Metropolitan Area. Since 1991, TRLC has worked in tandem with private landowners to leave a legacy of trees, streams, trails and natural areas that benefit both the environment and the community.

'We are thrilled to be able to expand this event and engage almost a thousand people in taking an action on behalf of Three Rivers Land Conser-vancy,' said Sandy Wright, development director. 'As the event grows, we see an incredible response from individuals willing to take part to preserve some of the natural land around Portland that makes this a great place to live.'

Each winery will pour two wines, which will be paired with foods created especially for each wine.

Participants include:

Wineries: Argyle Winery, Beaux Freres, Bethel Heights, Bergstrom, Carabella, Cristom Vineyards, Elk Cove Vineyards, Hatcher, Holloran Vineyard Wine, Ken Wright Cellars, La Bete, Lemelson Vineyards, Panther Creek, Penner-Ash, Rex Hill Vineyards.

Restaurants: Andina, Baker and Spice, Bernard's Chocolates, Bugatti's, Clarklewis, Dundee Bistro, Fratelli, Fife, Genoa, Higgins, Lucy's Table, Mint, Masu Sushi, Mingo, Nick's Italian Café, Rivers, Saint Cupcake, Tabla.

The 2006 Wine and Land Benefit is sponsored by Home Street Bank, Commercial Design Systems and Portland Monthly Magazine.

TRLC has preserved more than 367 acres of land, which contribute to the quality of life that makes the metro Portland region a renowned place to live, work and play.