PORTLAND, ORE. (August 16, 2012) – Port Welcomes Public to the Docks for Seaport Celebration
is the one and only day of the year when the Port of Portland's Terminal 4
opens up for special access to go inside the fences of a working marine
terminal that is normally closed to the public. Best of all, parking and
admission is free.
Saturday, August 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Seaport Celebration will showcase Portland's
thriving working harbor through a number of unique ways. Attendees can:
giant cargo ships on jet boat tours for $5 (space is limited)
huge machinery, equipment and displays
welding and melting metal
games and contests, bring home giveaways and prizes
up for the photo booth
live music by The Alphabeticians and Victor Johnson on the Fred Meyer Stage
a variety of delicious food available for purchase
to the celebration this year is an art exhibition and a cooking competition. The
Waterfront and Me art exhibition will feature work from local artists displayed
inside 40-foot long shipping containers. All pieces will be available for sale and
proceeds will benefit the Portland Community College Foundation's Industrial
Jobs Training Program.
NW Natural Kid Creations Chef Competition will showcase three professional chefs
with their kid partners to create some amazing dishes using products exported
from Oregon. Chefs include: Jennifer Bryman, co-founder of The Heart’s Kitchen;
Kelly Myers, Executive Chef at Xico Restaurant; and Marcel Lahsene, partner,
Imperial and Portland Penny Diner.
winning kid will receive a free Burgerville Seasonal Smoothie for a year and
their recipe will be featured on the next Burgerville Kids Meal bag. Kids not
involved with the competition are invited to join Chef Julie Merry of The Merry
Kitchen to create snacks with Oregon exports.
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.
details and directions are available at www.seaportcelebration.com.
About the Port of Portland
Established in 1891 by the Oregon Legislature, the Port of
Portland owns four marine terminals, three airports (Portland International,
Hillsboro, and Troutdale) and five industrial parks. The mission of the Port is
to enhance the region's economy and quality of life by providing efficient
cargo and air passenger access to national and global markets.