The 2013 Portland International Auto Show offers a jam-packed schedule of fun and exciting features and attractions for car enthusiasts of every age! Don't miss these great events:
Join us at one of the most popular Portland International Auto Show features, the annual ECO Center located in the B meeting rooms. Learn about the progress of the Green Highway in Oregon. See the latest technology in charging stations, electric vehicles (like the new Honda Fit EV and Ford Focus EV,) Coda plug in hybrids (like Toyota Prius C, Chevrolet Volt and Honda Hybrid,) and alternative fuel vehicles. Talk with electrical contractors to learn about charging station installation options.
Healthy Life Garage ("A" Meeting Rooms)
Just as you take care of your vehicle for maximum performance, the same applies to your body. Making its third appearance at the Auto Show this year, the popular Healthy Life Garage is once again sponsored by PacificSource Health Plans. A new partner for PacificSource Health Plans in this area is the American Heart Association with their Go Red campaign. Start your journey to becoming healthier with a free, preventative maintenance check-up for yourself, courtesy of PacificSource Health Plans. Unwind with a massage from the East, West College of massage. Enjoy some complimentary healthy food samples by companies like Dave’s Killer Bread. Once relaxed, visit the Go Red Vehicle Display in the PacificSource Health Plans Healthy Life Garage.
Great Outdoors (Oregon Ball Room)
Given the popularity of being outdoors as a lifestyle for everyone in the Northwest, we’ve moved the Great Outdoors to the Oregon Ball Room. In this new area, you can get ready for your next outdoor adventure by seeing your favorite vehicles fully accessorized with gear for mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, rafting, boating, hunting, fishing, and disc golf from companies like Next Adventure and Rack Attack. You can do some rock climbing and enter to win a rack system and a Thule Bullet from Rack Attack, which is filled with outdoor gear from Next Adventure.
Aftermarket Showcase (Oregon Ball Room)
Now is the time to finally add those accessories you’ve been dreaming about. Come experience and see all the companies that can help you customize your ride. Need window tinting, clear bra, custom pin striping, or vehicle wraps? Then this is one area of the Auto Show you don’t want to miss! There will be customized rides from the all vehicle segments, including vehicles from the SEMA Auto Show.
Forum Vehicles (Oregon Ball Room Aftermarket Area)
Sponsored by: The Portland International Auto Show
By now you’ve probably heard about - and maybe even participated in - the Forum Challenge Contest that took place on the Portland International Auto Show Facebook page in December. In case you missed it, the Auto Show ran a contest asking car enthusiasts to post a picture of their customized vehicle on the Auto Show Facebook page for the rare opportunity to show off their ride at the show. The top ten vehicles receiving the most votes are on display at the 2013 Auto Show in the Aftermarket Showcase. Come see these amazing cars in person and vote for the onsite winner!
Motorcycle Pavilion ("C" Meeting Rooms on Main Floor)
The Auto Show will feature the popular Motorcycle Pavilion again this year with an enhanced interactive exhibit space. Double the size of last year’s Pavilion, you’ll be able to experience motorcycles, quads, snowmobiles and wet bikes from all the big names like Honda, BMW, Yamaha, Ducati, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Triumph, Victory, CanAm, Polaris, Ski Doo, and GEM. This will be complimented with a full line of accessories, apparel and interactive exhibits.
Experience a vehicle the way it is meant to be experienced – behind the wheel. This year, the Portland International Auto Show provides plenty of opportunities to get behind the wheel with free Ride and Drives. This year you can enjoy this experience with multiple models and new vehicle releases from Toyota, Subaru, Scion, Honda, Buick, GMC, Chevrolet and Kia.
Camp Jeep (Main Floor North End)
Sponsored by: Jeep
The Portland International Auto Show is excited to have the Camp Jeep Indoor Event for the second year. The Portland Show is one of only 13 auto shows in the nation to have the Camp Jeep exhibit, which is free to ride. The Jeep Test Track is an interactive adventure zone where professional 4x4 drivers allow riders to experience a Jeep's on and off-road capabilities. Product specialists will chauffeur participants in a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, Wrangler Rubicon and Grand Cherokee to allow riders to experience the legendary capabilities of a Jeep. Camp Jeep features a thrilling, "can't miss" hill climb where passengers experience the Jeep's traction capabilities while climbing the 18-foot high, 35 degree Jeep Mountain, the icon of the ride.
Riders are over 20 feet off the ground when they sit on top of Jeep Mountain. Similar to a roller coaster experience, many riders run back in line to take the Jeep through its paces, again, after experiencing the multiple capabilities of the Jeep lineup. Camp Jeep will also offer several other FREE activities within their display area. New this year will be a DJ, who will create a fun musical atmosphere to the Camp Jeep space.
Luxury Loft (Portland Ball Room)
A great new feature for this year is the Luxury Loft. Here you’ll find crowd favorites in high-end, luxury and exotic vehicles, located in the Portland Ball Room. This is a must-see feature showcasing the newest vehicles from manufacturers like BMW, Audi, Volvo, Infiniti, Mercedes, Ferrari, Maserati, Lotus, Bentley, Lamborghini and Callaway.
Guess This Mess (Win a 50” Big Screen TV)
For the fifth year, Schnitzer Steel is promoting their best practices for being an environmental company focused on reducing their footprint. At the Schnitzer Steel exhibit – located at the entrance of the ECO Center - attendees can enter for a chance to win a 50” big screen TV by guessing the correct year, make, model and mileage of the crushed/ bailed vehicle on display. The winner will be drawn on Monday January 28th at 10:00 am.
New this year, Performance Mobility has partnered with the Auto Show to design a Mobility Zone, located on the main floor next to the Toyota exhibit. This area will showcase and educate attendees on the equipment that can assist those with physical challenges in becoming more mobile. From accessible vans, trucks, motorcycles, recliners, showers, lifts, chairs with tracks, scooters to equipment that can be added to vehicles, attendees will learn there are no limits on being mobile.
New Car Giveaway (Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Lobby Area)
A true tradition at the Portland International Auto Show is the New Car Giveaway event. This year the prize vehicle is a 2013 Volkswagen Beetle, provided by The Oregonian+OregonLive.com. At The Oregonian+OregonLive.com exhibit, located next to the vehicle in the MLK Jr. Blvd. Lobby, attendees can enter for a chance to be one of four finalists with an opportunity to win the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle. See New Car Giveaway Rules. On Sunday, January 27 at 5:00 pm, finalists will participate in the live New Car Giveaway event at The Oregonian+OregonLive.com exhibit, where one lucky winner will have the key that opens the car.
Again this year, the Portland International Auto Show has some great family fun happening in the Kids Zone. From face painting and temporary tattoos, to balloon artists, R/C Driving, and inflatable Cars slide, kids will have fun beyond experiencing all the newest vehicles.
Be sure to visit the Toyota exhibit on Sunday, Family Day between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, where Radio Disney AM 1640 will be hosting fun activities for the entire family; Spin-to-Win Prize Wheel, Scavenger Hunt, inside a Toyota vehicle for the chance to win a Radio Disney Deluxe Prize Pack and themed Family Photo Station with free FotoZap service for quick and easy upload of family photos to social media sites. Plus, mom or dad will receive a Toyota Family Test Drive Invitation and a chance to win a 2013 Let’s Go Places family travel package!
Disney Channel “Shake it Up” star Caroline Sunshine Meet and Greet
Sponsored by: Disney Channel, Radio Disney, and The Portland International Auto Show
Join us for a Meet and Greet with Caroline Sunshine from Disney Channel's hit show Shake It Up. The Meet and Greet will be held between 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 27.