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Thank you everyone who came out to the 2018 Portland Highland Games to share in the love and to celebrate Scottish culture. A big thank you to all the attendees, volunteers, vendors, musicians, dancers, athletes and sponsors for once again making the Games an incredible event. As a volunteer run event, the Games would not happen without your support and dedication.

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We value your input and ideas for improvement. We are aware the food lines were a huge problem, we stood in them, too. This is a complex issue that the planning committee continues to work on. The ticket system works very well at other popular festivals so we decided to try it at the Games. Being our first attempt, there were logistical issues that we’ll definitely look at solving for next year. Additionally, we worked with a new catering company. Together we’ll evaluate what worked well and what didn’t, and that includes food production issues that caused many popular food items to temporarily run out. We all learned a lot and will apply this knowledge and your ideas to our planning of next year’s Games. Many of you have already offered suggestions and we thank you for that.

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Saturday, July 21, 2018 | Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon

For more than 60 years, the Portland Highland Games have delighted participants with a unique, Scottish experience featuring incredible Scottish pipe bands, bag pipers and drummers, dancers and athletes. Come enjoy a full day of this Scottish festival. Explore Scottish clan tents and learn about your Scottish history (you may be surprised to find a little Scottish in ya). Immerse yourself in the music and culture. Watch fun demonstrations (like our popular sheep dogs) and be inspired by powerful athletes competing on the Heavy Athletics field. Become a whisky connoisseur in our whisky tasting tent. Shop for regional Scottish products and gifts, and enjoy tasty food (and yup – there is beer). And, don’t miss the pre-game events on July 20 (Friday afternoon and evening).

Highland Game Competitors

Heavy Athletics at the Portland Highland Games

Are you thinking about competing at the 2018 Portland Highland Games? Registration for competitors will open in April.  Visit the competitor information section for more details. We’re still updating the relevant information so please be patient.

2018 competitions include:

  • Piping
  • Drumming
  • Dancing
  • Fiddle
  • Heavy Athletics
  • Kilted Mile

And good luck on the day of the competition!

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Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!

Portland Brewing
Highland Stillhouse
Highland Stillhouse
Highland Stillhouse
Portland Cider
Mt. Hood Community College
Scottish Country Shop
Gresham Toyota
Willamette International Travel

A special thank you to:

Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce

67 Music

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Become a Sponsor!

Planning for the 2018 Portland Highland Games is well underway. Each year, the Games are made possible thanks to the generous support of incredible community businesses and organizations. We’re now calling out again to our regional community to support the Games and be a 2018 sponsor. There are various sponsorship levels so businesses big and small can participate and help put on this great, cultural event.

  To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Nancy Truszkowski at sponsorship@phga.org.

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