Features & Attractions2019-01-24T09:07:17+00:00
Features & Attractions

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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, on site app downloads and live demonstrations plus you will be able to see the new Solo three-wheel EV from Electra Meccanica.  Ford, Audi, BMW, VW, Smart, Chevrolet and others will be onsite showcasing their connectivity road safety and crash avoidance technologies. The State of Oregon, Oregon Department of Energy and Columbia Willamette Clean Cities Coalition will be there with examples of the newest information on the EV highway, charging stations and technology in alternative fuel vehicles. Enjoy fun videos and talk with experts in these fields. 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 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 over 200 miles on a single charge. Forth and local utility companies have partnered to provide a knowledgeable team to have all your EV questions answered in one location. Chargeway will be onsite with life size interactive beacons showcasing their apps ability to simplify the questions around charging and planning your next trip in your EV. See and engage with innovations in EV charging stations and put them to the test by plugging them into vehicles. Learn about Lyft’s involvement in the EV ride share. 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. To complete your experience make sure you enter to win a fantastic package from Forth consisting of a weekend rental of a Bolt EV, Wine tasting for 2 at Sokol Blosser, Forth Gift Bag and more.

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, Volkswagen 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. There will be question and answer seminars each day at 11:00am and 3:00pm, plus an additional seminar at 6:00pm on Saturday.

Family Fun
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Family Day (Sponsored by American Family Insurance)

American Family Insurance wants 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. Thanks to American Family Insurance, on Family Day all kids 12 years and under receive free admission to the show with a purchase of an adult ticket.

Visit the American Family Insurance exhibit just outside the main floor by the Honda exhibit where you can test your driving skills and discover how you could save up to 20% on your car insurance with KnowYourDrive! You can also step back in time by playing a retro driving arcade game. Complete your memorable visit by making your own personalized tee shirt!

Click here to enter to win a 52” heavy duty rolling tool chest from American Family Insurance!

NW Honda Dealers Association “Kind is Better” Kids Zone Located in the Main Honda Exhibit

Got kids? Are you a kid at heart?  Either way this is the perfect area for all ages. Learn about the Kind is Better program and resources while testing your skills in the Honda Express Service tire & wheel quick change event. Experience virtual reality with riding the elevator to the top floor of sky scraper and take your turn walking the plank when the doors open. Make a fun memory by having a fake tattoo put on to surprise your friends. If that was not enough have fun creating your work of art in the digital graffiti area. Also, don’t miss the second Kind is Better Kids Zone location with the inflatable slide and balloon artist located in the Holladay Lobby. There’s also special kids snacks available next to the slide. All this is brought to you by the Northwest Honda Dealers Association.

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The Garage (Main Floor)

This is the must see feature at this year’s show.
Presented by Perlo Construction
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, Honda Ridgeline and Ford Mustang. You’ll be able to see the action live and in person from companies like Pro-Tek, AR Service, PDX Wraps, Stereo King, PDX Detail 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. Plus, talk with oil and lubricant experts from A & I distributing and Castrol Motor Oil. Find finished build vehicles positioned in the Perlo Construction lounge area in the Garage feature.

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 Honda Passport Sport AWD. The car is given away by Metro Portland New Car Dealers Association in conjunction with the Pamplin Media Group and the NW Honda Dealers.  Attendees can enter at the Pamplin Media Group exhibit located in the MLK JR lobby for a chance to be one of four finalists with an opportunity to win the 2019 Honda Passport. 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.

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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, Chrysler, Fiat, Jeep, Dodge, Nissan 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, Speed, Performance, 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 has moved to the main floor this year 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. US Outdoor has joined into the feature this year providing a full line up outdoor gear for all seasons. 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 Ed from US Outdoor and receive your entry to guess the retail value of the Thule Cargo box and all the gear packed inside.

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. Learn rides skills and license information from Team Oregon. 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, Royal Endfield, Suzuki and the debut of the new CFMoto. You will find the Motorcycle Pavilion located across from the Dragon Café.

Ally ($200 Gas Card Daily Giveaway)

Ally Financial is back with another fun engaging exhibit packed with entertainment. Enjoy a great game of Jenga or Connect Four in oversized versions next their plug-in lounge. Test your talents against your friends in a game of Corn Hole just under the big Ally banner. To complete your experience, take a moment to enter to win a $200 gas card. Ally will be pulling one lucky winner each day of the show for a $200 gas card. After entering, take a few minutes to rest your feet in the Ally customer appreciation lounge while charging up your mobile devices. The Ally exhibit is located at the MLK entrance to the main floor across from the Dragon Café.

Blackjack Brought to you by Chinook Winds Casino Resort

Chinook Winds Casino Resort is excited to partner with the Portland International Auto Show for 2019. The love of cars is not new to Chinook Winds as shown by the popular Surf City Class Car Show in August. Stop by the booth and have fun play Black Jack! Expert, intermediate and novice level of gamers are welcome to join in on some 21 action. Throughout this four day event, a winner will be drawn daily for a weekend getaway at the coast. Every time you are dealt a joker, shuffle card or hit a black jack, your name will be put in to the daily drawing. Black Jack not your style? Come visit the booth and try out our photo area and post your pic on Instagram with #chinookwinds #portlandautoshow for a chance to win a Pendelton blanket, dinner for two and an overnight stay at Chinook Winds Casino Resort. This fun interactive booth will have special items you can take and enjoy. There will be surprises every day and the booth may have a spot to putt around a little. We are proud to be a sponsor of this prestigious Pacific Northwest event.

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.