Let’s take a ride back in time to 1956. The Portland Roadster Show brought forth the arrival of the hot rodding season both locally and regionally. It quickly became the best show of its kind in the west, gaining national stature as one of the premiere hot rodding events in the United States. Entering its 58th year, the Portland Roadster Show will once again present the artistic efforts of skilled craftsmen and hobbyists. Virtual “automotive art” will be on display that has been crafted from the automobile vision and passion. To provide the best show possible, the cars, trucks and motorcycles are painstakingly selected from hundreds of applicants. That, combined with displays from builders and suppliers, vintage automobile and model car expositions, make the Portland Roadster show one of the biggest and best shows in the country. This year’s event is set for March 14, 15, and 16 at the Portland Expo Center.
There are many special guests and events coming to the show in 2014. You’ll have the chance to meet Miss America 2002 Katie Harman, Miss Oregon Allison Cook, Miss Washington Reina Almon, Miss California Crystal Lee, Miss Idaho Sarah Downs, Miss Montana Sheridan Pope and Miss Nevada Diana Sweeney. In addition, you’ll find out what is the latest and greatest from many of the nation’s auto vendors. Featured treasures at the show will include aftermarket automotive parts, NW custom car builders, die-cast toys, hot rod clothing and more. The craftsmanship and creativity at the event is mind-blowing. You’ll see 400 of the finest examples of custom automotive craftsmanship. It’s the best in the west, and beyond.
There will be a Sunset NAPA display, high school challenge and scholarship and pride in performance awards, not to mention the annual Rose City Brush Bash. Some of the nation’s finest pin-stripers will be “laying it all on the line” at the bash, competing to see who is the best pin-striper in the land. This is only a start of what is to come at the Portland Roadster Show in 2014. If you’re ready to get involved, there are discount coupons available at Les Schwab Tires, Industrial Finishes, Napa Sunset Auto Parts and TicketsWest. General admission is $15, and it’s free for kids 12 and under. Parking will cost you about $8 per space, per entry. Carpools of three or more are $7 per day. Public transportation is also available. The show will run from noon to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 14, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Again, it’s taking place at the Portland Expo Center in Halls C, D and E, with tickets and entry through Hall E.
After purchasing your tickets to the Portland Roadster Show, we hope you’ll learn more about one of our Select Registry members in Oregon. Visit the Northeast Historic Irvington District and stay at the magnificent 1911 Portland’s White House. It’s the former summer home of lumber baron Robert Lytle. Remarkably similar to the D.C. landmark, Portland’s White House has been exquisitely restored by innkeeper Lanning Blanks. There are five guest rooms in the main house and three guest rooms in the Carriage House. They’re all elegantly appointed with antiques, paintings and porcelains. Click here to plan your trip! Portland’s White House is but one of 350 Select Registry member Inns and Bed and Breakfasts. Each one is evaluated by independent inspectors to ensure your stay will be in a class all its own. Learn all about the Inn Experience here.