Bigger than ever, the Great Outdoors exhibit epitomizes the Oregon lifestyle


For Immediate Release

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 – Portland, Ore. – The Great Outdoors exhibit traditionally located in the concourse below the Portland Ballroom, has grown in popularity to the point where show organizers felt that it deserved a spot on the main show floor for the first time ever. The exhibit will be located in the back of Hall A in the Oregon Convention Center during the show’s run from Thursday, Jan. 28 – Sunday, Jan. 31.

The Great Outdoors features outdoor gear and vehicle accessories that can make any outdoor adventure possible. Rack Attack, provider of accessories to carry nearly any type of outdoor sporting equipment, has outfitted several vehicles to show the possibilities of escaping to your next adventure.

Speaking of which, Next Adventure, purveyors of nearly everything needed to enjoy a backyard sleepover to trekking the wilderness, will be showing the latest in hi-tech outdoor gear, plus they will be joining with Rack Attack in a drawing for a Thule cargo box loaded with outdoor gear from Next Adventure. You can also enter to win the use of a new Audi for a ski weekend with lift tickets, courtesy of Audi of Beaverton. 99West Trailers will also be located in The Great Outdoors, featuring the latest toy haulers.

The Great Outdoors typically features celebrity appearances too, and this year is no exception. Stop by to see Jake and the team from Home with Heroes, and also meet the folks from the hit reality TV show Gold Rush.

About the PIAS

Presented by the Metro Portland New Car Dealers Association, the PIAS is the largest Auto Show in the Pacific Northwest, and the largest show held at the Oregon Convention Center.

PIAS – The Great Outdoors, Page two


Show Dates:

Thursday, Jan. 28 – Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016



Thurs., Jan. 28           10 am – 10 pm

Fri., Jan. 29                 10 am – 10 pm

Sat., Jan. 30                10 am – 10 pm

Sun., Jan. 31               10 am – 7 pm


Ticket prices:

Adults (13 and older)          $12

Seniors                                   $10

Military (with ID)                  $10

Children (7 – 12)                  $ 7*

Children 6 and under          Free


*On Family Day, Sun., Jan. 31, children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult.