From our sponsors:
Portland Highland Games
July 15, 2017
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Free-$20+ | All Ages
More info: phga.org
Mt. Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St., Gresham, OR 97030 United States
Scottish Pipers, drummers, dancers and premier athletes will once again take the field at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham for the 2017 Portland Highland Games. The day-long festivities include competitions, performances and demonstrations featuring Scottish culture and music. Tons of family-friendly and children’s activities – like our popular Kids’ Run and Sheepdog demonstrations. Fun for the adults, too: Whisky Tasting, Scottish food, Highland vendors, heavy athletics competition, pipe bands and the Kilted Mile Race.
Whisky tasting is one of our featured events for the adults (of course). The tasting is led by regional whisky experts. Heavy athletics are a popular event to watch showcasing incredible feats of strength as they toss the 96-pound Portland Stone; or attempt their best at flipping the famous 20-foot long, 50-pound caber; or try to out throw each other using the 16-pound Scottish Hammer.
Want more than one day of the highland games? Join us at the pre-game event on Friday afternoon (starts at Noon) featuring the amateur heavy athletics competition and the Piobaireachd competition (starts at 7 p.m.) – the classical music of the Highland bagpipe. Tickets to the pre-game event are just $5 and purchased at the gate.