Big ships, cranes, trucks and trains will be on display at the Port of Portland’s 2011 Seaport Celebration, presented by Gunderson. This free event at Terminal 2 (3556 NW Front Ave.) on July 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., offers the rare opportunity to go behind the fences of a working marine terminal that is not usually open to the public.
Besides giant machinery and equipment, this “Port party” will feature live music by The Toy Trains and Trashcan Joe, with entertaining shows by Mad Science. There will be interactive displays and demonstrations, face painting, a photo booth with costumes, free giveaways and prizes, $5 jet boat rides, carts selling international foods and much more. It is a fun way to explore the working waterfront with activities and excitement for all ages.
Speaking of the working waterfront, a number of private businesses and agencies will join in the celebration with their own displays at the event. Some of the 20,000 people whose local jobs depend on maritime commerce in the Portland Harbor will be on hand to show and tell what they do for a living.
The Port of Portland’s Terminal 2 is located just outside of downtown Portland on the Willamette River at 3556 NW Front Ave. For specific directions, event details and preregistration, go to www.portofportland.com or call Brooke Berglund, Outreach and Tour Program Manager, at 503-415-6532.
Seaport Celebration is made possible by generous contributions by the following sponsors: Gunderson, Fred Meyer, BNSF Railway, ILWU, Kinder Morgan, Office of Healthy Working Rivers, Schnitzer Steel, Shaver Transportation, Union Pacific and Vigor Industrial.