Mt. Tabor is transforming into a raceway for the annual Portland Adult Soapbox Derby. Once a year, Portlanders convene on the slopes of the city park. Some are there to put their homemade, human-powered vehicles to the test. Others are there to simply enjoy the show.
More than 40 teams of racers hurtle down a closed course in hand-built contraptions, powered only by one push at the top of the hill, and the force of gravitational pull.The teams race down the course three times before the championship rounds.
The event is FREE and open to all ages.
The 2019 Portland Adult Soapbox Derby is taking place on Saturday, August 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event hosts ask that you please leave your pets at home and consider using a backpack instead of a stroller for small kids. The paved course will be closed off to foot traffic.
Parking is available anywhere around the Mt. Tabor. Once you get to the park, you won’ be able to miss the event. Head up to the pits where the starting line is located on the east side or head down to the finish line by Reservoir 5. Both of these locations and anywhere in between will get you in on the action.
The Portland Adult Soapbox Derby is located at Mt. Tabor Park, 6220 SE Salmon St. For more information, visit the website at www.soapboxracer.com.
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