Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Port of Portland to Host ‘Seaport Celebration’

The Port of Portland, Oregon will allow the general public behind the fences at Terminal 4 for the first time later this month as part of its 2012 Seaport Celebration event.

Parking and admission are free for the event, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 18. This year’s Seaport Celebration features live music and shows, $5 jet boat tours, interactive activities for kids and adults, food carts representing trade partners, giveaways and prizes.

New to the lineup this year is a special, two-hour Portland Spirit river cruise for $10.

Events in previous years have brought the public to Terminals 2 and 6, but this would be the first year for the 280-acre Terminal 4, which is in the heart of the St. Johns neighborhood and is home to a distribution center for Toyota, Scion and Lexus vehicles; liquid agricultural fertilizers for International Raw Materials; soda ash used in the manufacture of glass; and a flour mill.

The terminal is located at 11040 N. Lombard St., on the Willamette River adjacent to Cathedral Park. It offers views of the river, Forest Park and St. John’s Bridge.

This year’s Seaport Celebration is sponsored by various local and regional businesses, including: Gunderson, Fred Meyer, Portland Spirit, Auto Warehousing Company, Lower Willamette Group, Vigor Industrial, City of Portland Office of Healthy Working Rivers, Kinder Morgan, Portland Harbor Partnership, Schnitzer Steel, Toyota Logistics Services, Union Pacific and Shaver Transportation.
Additional details about the event are available at www.seaportcelebration.com.