Portland Sand In The City Pictures & 2010 Info | July 16-18


2011 Update: Sand In The City Pictures & 2011 Info | Over 350 Sand Sculptors, Pioneer Square


Sand in the City, Pioneer Square, Portland, Oregon
Portland’s Sand in the City returns this Friday to Pioneer Courthouse Square. I took many Sand in the City photos a couple years back and the thumbnails of those are posted below. It is always a great time and for a great cause. It’s free (donations accepted/encouraged) and there are special passes and events that you can purchase tickets for.

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Sand in the City info and many more pictures after the break…

From Impact Northwest:

As the summer fundraising event for Impact Northwest, Yoshida’s Sand in the City brings the beach to downtown Portland. In just six hours, sand teams and architects transform over 450 tons of sand and 4,500 gallons of water into magnificent sand sculptures!

$3.00 per person
$10.00 per family


  • Friday, July 16th, 12pm-9pm
  • Saturday, July 17th, 9am-5pm
  • Sunday, July 18th, 9am-3pm

COST: $2 for 1 design, $5 for 3 designs, or $5 for a full face design. Cash only please.


  • Zoo Animal Presentors & Mr. Lizard
  • OMSI/LEGO Robotics exibit
  • AKA Science & Independence Gardens

COST: Free of charge.


  • Friday, July 16th, 9am-9pm
  • Saturday, July 17th, 9am-6pm
  • Sunday, July 18th, 9am-4pm

Pioneer Courthouse Square will be closing from 6:30 to 7:30 pm to set up for Jazz in the City.

  • Saturday, July 17th, 8pm-11pm
  • VIP Admission begins at 7:30pm
  • General Admission begins at 8:00pm Join us to celebrate and support the work of Impact Northwest with a concert and beer garden on the Square, amongst the sand sculptures. Music by: Ruby Feathers, The Satin Chaps, and Tall Jazz.VIP Tickets $100
  • Exclusive seating above the Square
  • Complimentary beer & wine
  • Complimentary dinner catered by Grandma Leeth’sGeneral Admission: Complimentary admission
    Purchases of beverages support the work of Impact Northwest. Drink tickets may be purchased at the entrances or at the merchandise booths.
  • $5 for beer, wine, or root beer floats
  • $2 for bottled water or root beer
  • Full flickr set of my Sand in the City pics here.

    2007 Sand in the City-27
    2007 Sand in the City-26
    2007 Sand in the City-25
    2007 Sand in the City-24
    Portland Sand
    2007 Sand in the City-22
    Made in Oregon
    Made in Oregon
    Book Worm
    Book Worm
    Lisa Simpson
    Lisa Simpson
    2007 Sand in the City-12
    2007 Sand in the City-11
    Bart Simpson
    Ocean Blue
    Greg Oden
    Kiddie Tales
    Greg Oden
    Greg Oden
    Kids on the Block
    2007 Sand in the City
    2007 Sand in the City, Pioneer Square, Portland, Oregon

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    3 Responses to Portland Sand In The City Pictures & 2010 Info | July 16-18

    1. darwinsbulldog July 16, 2010 at 10:32 pm #

      Pics from Friday, July 16th:
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157624518934868/

    2. Nguyet Glavin November 25, 2011 at 4:43 am #

      There was an official opening ceremony before the public days. So, we were able to go around without too many hustle and bustle. Got myself the SDCC exclusives which some shops were selling. Wolverine Mighty Mugg and the Mezco Mez-Itz 6-inch Hellboy Vinyl.

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