Features & Attractions2018-12-07T13:46:45+00:00
Features & Attractions

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Technology
3 attractions

Tech Center (B meeting rooms on the main floor level)

Come experience the newest automotive technology in the market today plus get a glimpse into what is coming in the future. Inside the Tech Center you will find cutting edge technology in connected cars, on site app downloads and live demonstrations. Ford, Audi, BMW, VW, Chevrolet and others will be onsite showcasing their connectivity road safety and crash avoidance technologies. Columbia Willamette Clean Cities Coalition will have examples of the newest technology in electric vehicles and information on the EV highway plus you can take their technology simulator for a test drive. The Tech Center is truly your spot to experience the current and see the future technologies of vehicles.

Electric Avenue (on the main floor level)

Forth Mobility brings to you the Electric Avenue. This will be your source to learn the important facts on all things in the Electric Transportation segment plus why EV’s are best they’ve ever been with vehicles able to go 200 miles on a single charge. Forth Mobility and local utility companies have partnered to provide a knowledgeable team to have all your EV questions answered in one location. See innovations in EV charging stations and put them to the test by plugging them into vehicles. Take a seat in the lounge, charge up your mobile device, and learn more from what manufacturers are offering in the EV segment with running footage on the big screen. Vehicles will be onsite and powered up for your testing.

OEVA EV Showcase (Inside the Tech Center)

This is the exhibit where you can experience the latest line up in EV’s. Oregon Electric Vehicle Association (OEVA) has partnered with the show to sponsor the EV showcase. In over 5,000 square feet you will be able to see touch and feel EV’s from all the major brands like Nissan with the new 2019 Leaf, BMW, Mercedes, Hyundai, Audi, Kia, Chevrolet, Fiat, Chrysler, Smart, Ford and others. OEVA will have EV owners and EV experts on staff to answer questions about the various EV’s in the Showcase along with charging systems. To complete your experience, take a stroll thru the showcase and see the vehicle detail meter boards so you can compare all the models side by side in one place.

Family Fun
2 attractions

Family Day

We want to invite you to the show on Sunday January 27th for Family Day. This is the perfect day to bring the whole family to the show this year. All kids 12 years and under receive free admission to the show with a purchase of an adult ticket.

Kids Zone (Fun for all ages in the Holladay Lobby)

Got kids? Are you a kid at heart? Either way this is the perfect area for all ages. From face painting and fake tattoos, to balloon artists to riding down the inflatable slide, kids will have the opportunity to make memories and have fun beyond experiencing all the newest vehicles. Also, don’t miss the special kids snacks available next to the slide.

Interactive
7 attractions

The Garage (Main Floor)

This is the must see feature at this year’s show.
Have you ever wanted to experience everything Motorsports? Do you like hearing air tools? This is the place for you. This year in The Garage you can experience three live car builds over the four days of the show consisting of a Subaru STI, a Jeep Wrangler and a BMW. You’ll be able to see the action live and in person from companies like Pro-Tek, AR Service, PDX Wraps, Stereo King, Feynlabs and WheelKraft. Each builder will have their own exhibit space so you will be able to talk with the them as they rotate on build segments. The builds will consist of a wide range of customizing from suspension, to bumpers, lift kit, exhaust, wheels and tires a full wrap, brakes, an over the top sound system and electronics. To complete The Garage experience, Alternative Surfaces will be showcasing their newest technology in how you can truly have the custom garage floor you’ve always dreamed of.

Ride and Drives (aka Test Drives)

Experience a plethora of vehicles the way they are meant to be experienced – behind the wheel. This year, the show provides plenty of opportunities to get behind the wheel of over 45 vehicles with free Ride and Drives aka test drives.  You can enjoy test drives of several EV’s and multiple 2019 models from brands like Volkswagen, Ram with the new Ram 1500 and the best line up of new vehicles from Toyota, Subaru, Ram, Chrysler, Fiat, Jeep, Dodge, Hyundai, and the Ford Food Truck Ride and Drive event.

PDX Rides (A Meeting Room)

Looking to see some of the most spectacular local custom Portland vehicles then the PDX Rides feature is the perfect spot for you. You’ll find an amazing showcase of vehicles in the categories like, Off Road, Tuner, Hot Rod, Muscle, Euro, Retro, Modified and fully custom one of a kind rides. Once you’ve see all the eye candy be sure to share your favorite on the Auto Show Facebook page. The PDX Rides feature is located across from the Electric Avenue on the main floor level and it’s brought to you by Car Buffs.

Great Outdoors (Outdoor Lifestyle, Outdoor Showcase)

An attendee favorite is back! The Great Outdoors is once again on the Ginkoberry Hallway showcasing how you can accessorize your ride with all the right gear for your next outdoor excursion. You will experience eye catching accessorized vehicles with gear from ReRack, Yakima, Thule, car top tents and outdoor gear. For those looking to tow a unit for their next adventure Aero Teardrop Trailers will be on site too. While experiencing the Great Outdoors make sure to say hi to Bo from ReRack and receive your entry for the drawing to win a Thule cargo box packed with equipment.

Guess This Mess and Win a 55” Big Screen TV

Feel like you know cars, then come by the Schnitzer Steel exhibit and take your best guess on the make, model, year and mileage of the bailed crushed vehicle. If you are the lucky to have the right guess you will win a 55” big screen TV. It’s that easy and you can learn more about Schnitzer Steels best practices for being an environmentally friendly company focused on reducing their footprint especially when it comes to the auto category.

Luxury Lofts (Located in the Oregon and Portland Ball Rooms)

This year over 95,000 square feet of the show has been allocated to showcase Luxury Brands. You find the Luxury Lofts in the Oregon and Portland Ball Rooms located on the second floor at the Oregon Convention Center. In the lofts you’ll find stars like Land Rover, Jaguar, Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, Volvo and Porsche. Like that was not enough don’t miss the exotics like Rolls Royce, Bentley, Lamborghini, McLaren Ferrari and Maserati, plus one of a kind exotics from personal collections on the main floor.

Motorcycle Pavilion (C meeting rooms on main floor level)

The Motorcycle Pavilion is stacked up with all the top line motorcycles, scooters and three wheeled vehicles for those looking to experience the open road with no windows. This year you can touch, sit on and feel the latest line up from manufacturers like Harley Davidson, Indian, Ducati, Royal Enfield, BMW, Kawasaki, Honda, Triumph, Vespa, Suzuki and the debut of the new CFMoto. You will find the Motorcycle Pavilion located across from the Dragon Café.

New Car Giveaway (MLK Jr Blvd lobby)

Didn’t win the lottery, then here is your chance to win big! Enter for a chance to win a brand new 2019 XXXX. The car is given away by Metro Portland New Car Dealers Association in conjunction with the Pamplin Media Group. Attendees can enter at the Pamplin Media Group exhibit located in the MLK Jr Blvd lobby for a chance to be one of four finalists with an opportunity to win the 2019 XXXX. On Sunday January 27th at 5:00pm the four finalist will participate in the live New Car Giveaway event at the Pamplin Media Group exhibit where one lucky winner will draw the key fob that opens the car.