Now in its seventh year, the Portland Wooden Boat Festival celebrates the final day of a Family Boat Build weekend, sponsored by RiversWest Small Craft Center and the Willamette Sailing Club. The event, which takes place on the banks of the Willamette River, will celebrate the families and teams, each building a Salt Water Bay skiff, with mentoring from expert wooden boat builders. Saturday morning the teams receive their kits of supplies and commence building. Sunday afternoon they will launch their finished boats.
CALL FOR WOODEN BOATS:
On Sunday the festival runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes a display of wooden boats from local boat builders and owners. Space is available on the grounds for canoes, kayaks and boats on trailers, as well as dock space for larger vessels. There is no charge to display a boat, but you must be registered before the event. To enter your boat, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line WBF 2017 Boat Registration.
In addition to the boat displays, the Wooden Boat Festival offers free sailboat rides and the use of paddleboards and other small craft, plus live music, food, toy boat building for youngsters, and a beer garden.