For 65 years, the IBC has been a proud part of Portland's Italian community. Established by Portland businessmen of Italian heritage, the organization was formed with a twofold mission:
Providing assistance for one of Italy's largest natural disasters, the Po River flood of 1951. That began a tradition of contributing to many worthwhile causes, both locally as well as in Italy
Celebrating and promoting Italian culture and language
Of course, many changes have occurred over the years, as well as changing the original name, Italian Businessmen's Club to the Italian Benvenuti Club, keeping the acronym IBC.
Today's IBC consists of men and women of Italian background and others who love Italian culture, believe in our mission and 'la Dolce Vita'.
Our next event, 'la Vendemmia'
'La Vendemmia' is grape harvest in Italy, and we are fortunate that Oregon is also famous for producing great wines, many from producers with Italian roots. Each autumn we celebrate the harvest at one of the area's best and most beautiful vineyards, Ardiri in northern Willamette Valley.
On Saturday, September 16, 2017, we will host our 8th annual Italian banquet at Ardiri Vineyard.
A magnificent Italian feast of porchetta, lasagna, antipasti, gelato, soft drinks and more to accompany Ardiri's award winning wines
The owners will discuss the year's vintage and give a tour
Entertainment will be provided by Portland Opera
Proceeds benefit the IBC Foundation's annual scholarship fund and the Scuola Italiana di Portland
Price is $55 pre paid and $60 at the door. For information, contact Joe at: