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Annual fundraiser brings wine, music and fanciful hats to rural West Linn area

PMG PHOTOS: HOLLY BARTHOLOMEW - Many of the spectators reveled in the opportunity to dress for the event. Five thousand people converged on the polo fields at Hidden Creek Polo Club in rural West Linn Saturday, July 27, for a final day of polo, music, food and drinks.

The fourth and final Polo Noir kicked off with a match featuring polo players from around the Northwest and beyond.Despite the dust, dirt and heat, attendees at Polo Noir made the most of the fashion-forward event.

Midway through the match, spectators took part in the traditional divot stomp, stomping down divots made in the grass by the horses.

After the match, attendees were treated to performances from St. Motel, Cold War Kids and OK Go.

There was no shortage of refreshments. Many attendees walked the grounds with bottles of wine in hand, while many more indulged in the traditional charcuterie. Hidden Creek is up for sale now, leading many to wonder whether polo is gone for good in Oregon.


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