The Pacific Northwest is a well-known haven for lovers of all things water and watercraft. The 2017 Pacific Northwest Sportsmen's Show will bring these folks together with the folks who sell their toys. According to Marine Source, the show will run February 8-12 and take place at the Portland (photo) Expo Center. Weekday hours are 11 am - 8 pm. The show is open Saturday, February 11 from 10 am - 8 pm. Closing day hours are 10 am - 6 pm.
According to information from thesportshows.com the exhibitor list is an impressive one. They include Alaska Marine Highway System, Chad’s Coastwide Sportsfishing, Fishermans Marine and Outdoor, and Mid-Columbia Marina and Motorsports. Jumping Jack Trailers is expected to be prominently represented, as well.
Free seminars on everything from open water navigation to fly fishing will be offered. For the kids, the popular free trout pond is returning for another year.
Tickets for the show are $12 for adults and $5 for children 6-16 years of age. Kids five and under are free. A money-saving two-day adult pass is available for $18.
The Portland Expo Center is located at 2060 N. Marine Drive, in Portland. Limited pay parking is available on-site. Overflow parking is available at nearby lots, with shuttle service available from there. Of course, taking Portland’s popular MAX line is a good idea from downtown hotels and parking areas.
Marine Source, thesportshows.com, otshows.com
Gildshire Reporter, Kim Hastings