The Port of Portland invites the public to go behind the scenes on the working waterfront to enjoy the summer family-friendly event of the year, Seaport Celebration, at marine Terminal 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, August 16, 2014. Best of all, parking and admission are free.
Attendees can explore Portland’s thriving working waterfront on a jet boat ride, play “backhoe basketball,” climb aboard the last operating sternwheel steam towboat in the United States, check out local artwork portraying the waterfront in the Industry & Art exhibit, and enjoy good food while watching kids partner with professional chefs to compete for the title of “Kid Creation Chef” using Oregon exports as ingredients. With a kids fun zone for younger attendees, there is something for all ages.
Take a jet boat ride for $10 adults; $5 kids; 2 and under is free (first come, first served — space is limited)
Explore interactive displays, including welding and melting metal
Play games and contests, bring home giveaways and prizes
Taste a variety of local flavors from Portland’s top food carts
Enjoy the outdoor art gallery and live entertainment on stage
The event will showcase a variety of local musicians on the main stage. From indie-rock to traditional African melodies, the nationally acclaimed headlining trio Recess Monkey will perform throughout the event, along with local bands Okropong and the Alphabeticians.
Some of Portland’s top food carts will be serving meals available for purchase, including Ash Wood Fired Pizza, Burgerville Nomad, Boyd’s Coffee, Gamila Café, Moberi Smoothies, Portland Ice Cream Company and Portland’s iconic donut shop, Voodoo Donuts.
Terminal 4 is located on the Willamette River in the St. Johns neighborhood at 11040 N. Lombard Street. The 262-acre, multi-use terminal is home to a distribution center for Toyota, Scion and Lexus vehicles, liquid agricultural fertilizer imports for International Raw Materials, soda ash exports used in the manufacture of glass, and a flour mill.
Event details and directions are available at www.seaportcelebration.com.