Blue Lake

Portland, OR.     July 21-23

Blue Lake

Portland, OR.     July 21-23

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Friday, July 21

9:00 am – 3:00 pm      Scenic drive along the Columbia Gorge. Drive-time includes a two-hour lunch break. Departs 9:00 am from ipd (11744 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, OR 97220.

We have parking reserved at Marine Park, near Thunder Island (—lots of restaurants nearby or bring a picnic.

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm     Registration—drop in and say hello at ipd.
Please note, if you’d like to buy parts, order them online in advance, so that they’re ready to be picked up when you arrive.

5:00 pm – 9:30 pm     Dinner / meet-and-greet (location to be announced, but it will be nearby ipd).

Saturday, July 22

7:00 am – 9:00 am      Car wash—if you haven’t washed the car yet, now’s your chance. Hoses, buckets, mitts, and soap will be available in the ipd lot. Note, ipd will not be open for business during this time.

9:00 am – 3:00 pm      Car show at Blue Lake Regional Park, Fairview.
Lunch will be an informal picnic, provided by Vol-Tech.
Please note, a park $5/car cash entrance fee is not included in the registration.

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm     Reception / cash bar at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, 8235 Northeast Airport Way, Portland, OR 97220.

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm   Buffet dinner, speakers, and awards.

Sunday, July 23

9:30 am – 12:00 pm   Another fabulous scenic drive. The route will be announced at the event.

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm   Lunch (not included in registration fee).

Extracurricular Activities

Portland has a lot to offer! If you show up early or stay late, have a look around.

Washington Park — International Rose Test Garden

Powell’s Books — the largest independent bookstore on Earth

Forest Park — one of the largest parks inside city limits in the U.S.

Portland Japanese Garden

Portland Spirit Willamette River Cruise

7 Wonders of the Gorge River Cruise — Portland to Multnomah Falls

Maryhill Museum of Art and a full-size replica of Stonehenge

Hotel Recommendations

Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel Site of Saturday’s banquet; also the closest hotel to the airport—convenient for flying in.

Best Western Plus Portland Closest to ipd, includes free breakfast.

The Clarion Hotel Free breakfast.

The Fairfield Inn Free breakfast and close by.

La Quinta One of the more affordable hotels, but also close to I-205 and might be noisy.

There are several more hotels nearby, lots by the airport. Please refer to a travel site, such as

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