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Support your Scottish Highland traditions

Thank you to all who participated at the Games this year - competitors, musicians, vendors and attendees of all ages.

Planning has started for next year's Games - July 18, 2015. If you would like to be involved, you can join us. There is much to do both during the year and on the day of the Games. You can become member or volunteer and even make a donation (with tax advantages) to help out.

Meanwhile, to nurture your Highland soul, there are many local Scottish events to enjoy:

  • OPS PRESENTS! Oregon Pipers Society brings you a full evening of musical entertainment with pipes, drums, celtic groups and even Highland dancers while you enjoy food and drink. Piping competition starts at 4:30 p.m. with food, beer and wine available all through the evening. See all the details here and see what fantastic entertainment is coming up each third Saturday of the month.

  • Portland Highland Dance Association's provides a venue for seeing dancers of all ages and levels compete. If you are considering Scottish Highland dance as an activity or sport for you child, this is where you also may meet the area teachers. See details about future activities and competitions here.

  • January is the month of celebrating Robert Burns, the national poet of Scotland. There are several local Burns Suppers, organized by a variety of local groups and associations: The Portland Metro Pipe Band, Jan. 24th; the Heather Clan with The Portland Police Highland Guard Pipe Band, Jan. 23rd; The Highland Stillhouse; and for Portland State University's 9th Annual Burns Supper contact Donna Harris at dsharris@pdx.edu. - These are all fun events with pipe bands, whisky, poetry and other entertainment in the spirit of Robbie Burns and for "Auld lang syne." Contact each group for dates and details of the event.

Posted Dec. 18, 2014 in News.

Highland Dancers

Online Entries are now closed.
Platform Schedule (pdf)
Rules (pdf)

Heavy Athletics

Online Entries are now closed.
Rules and Schedule (pdf)
Records (pdf)

Drum Majors

Online Entries are now closed.
Entry Form (pdf)

Piping and Drumming

Online Entries are now closed.
Solo Schedule (pdf)
Order of Play (pdf)
Rules (pdf)


Online Entries are now closed. Entry Form and Schedule (pdf) Results

Pipe Bands

Online Entries are now closed.
Pipe Band Schedule (pdf)
Rules (pdf)

Kilted Mile

Online Entries are now closed.

Tax Forms

Forms required for all judges and competitors who receive cash prizes:

All Competitor Registrations for the 2014 Portland Highland Games is now closed. Please contact individual competition chair with questions.

Latest News and Info

Congratulations to the 2014 Raffle Winner!

Congratulations go to Allison Rogers of Banks, Oregon, who won the "Vacation for Two to Scotland" raffle prize! The winning Raffle Ticket, Number 1001, was randomly drawn on Saturday, the 19th, at the 62nd Portland Highland Games.

The vacation trip for two to Scotland includes air allowance of $1000 each plus $650 each toward a land package.

Thank you to the many people that bought raffle tickets in support of the Portland Highland Games.

A special 'Thank You' goes to our longtime sponsor, Willamette International Travel, for making the raffle possible.

Posted on July 20, 2014.

Win a Trip to Scotland

Our longtime sponsor, Willamette International Travel, once again makes it possible for you to have a chance to win a vacation for two to Scotland. This year it could be you!

Raffle tickets can be purchased at the games. You do not need to be present to win. Raffle drawing is at about 5 p.m. on July 19 on the Main Stage at the Games.

Chances are 2 for $5 or $3 each. Odds are 1 in 5000. The raffle tickets continue to be a great bargain - think of the odds, when just $10 gives you 4 tickets and $20 gives you 8 tickets!

Here are the travel details:

  • Air allowance up to $1000 per person and a land package allowance donated by Willamette International Travel of Portland up to $650 per person.

  • The air allowance does not limit you to Scotland, but you may choose to fly from any North American gateway to any gateway in the United Kingdom.

  • Sixty days advance notice required. Travel needs to be completed by July 18, 2015. Travel package is redeemable only through Willamette International Travel. No cash value.

What a fantastic way to support the Portland Highland Games!

Posted on July 18, 2014.

KGW's Drew Carney and the Heavy Athletics

Drew Carney reviews the Heavy Athletic events at the Portland Games - including the famous stone throwing event, the "Portland Stone" weighing a very heavy 96 pounds.

Posted on July 17, 2014.

Whisky Tasting Experience

• Expand your knowledge and appreciation of Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
• Learn what contributes to its diversity and taste examples from several regions.

We welcome back the Northwest’s premier experts on whisky - our hosts Dr. Mick Secor of the Highland Stillhouse and Stuart Ramsay of Ramsay's Dram. Let them transport you from Highland to island on a whisky adventure.

This year we have an expanded space for your comfort, located next to Mac’s Ceilidh Garden on the Main Field. Reserve your spot now by email. There are three sessions on Saturday; each is limited to 45 people.

Session 1: 1:00 - 1:30
Session 2: 3:00 - 3:30
Session 3: 4:30 - 5:00

To preregister and to reserve your spot, please, email prior to Friday, July 18 Noon. You may also sign up on the day of the Games, depending on availability. The cost is $35/person a session; for $45/person you will get a beautiful Glencairn whisky glass to keep as a souvenir.

At the Games, check in and pay your registration fee at the PHGA Official Souvenir Tent on the Main Field. You must show ID and be 21 years or older.


Posted on July 11, 2014.

Competitor Gate Admission Entry for Pipers, Drummers and Dancers

On Saturday July 19th, bring a copy of your confirmation letter, along with proof of identity, to present at the admissions gate for entry to the field. Proceed to the tally or check-in tent where your competitor number and competitor wristband will be issued to you.

Please be advised that, as of this year, competition numbers will no longer be sufficient for re-admission once you exit. You must have a wristband in order to re-enter the gate.

If you do not have your confirmation letter please email pipingdrumming@phga.org or highlanddancing@phga.org. We will resend the confirmation letter to the email address you have provided. Highland dancing confirmation emails will arrive this weekend.

If you purchased additional, Non-Competitor, admission tickets online, present your printed receipt and proof of identity at the gate in order to receive the Non-Competitor admission wristbands.

Thank you for your support and participation. We look forward to a fine day, and good luck in the competition.

Posted on July 11, 2014.

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