Thursday August 25th
8am-6pm Event set up (vendors receive individual emails with load in time details and instructions)
6pm - 9pm Preview Night Party (dinner, drinks and music on us!)
Friday 26th & Saturday 27th
9am-4pm Exhibits are open to the public.
6-11pm bands play and we party!
9am-4pm Exhibits are open to the public.
6-11pm Pack up, take down and hug goodbye.
A full event Schedule of Events can be found here >>>
Checking in: All vendors will receive an email with load in directions and times, after your booth items have been unloaded you can check in at the Hello Dome and pick up your vendor packet and wristbands!
Load in: There are two loading zones. One is located behind the Half Dome Hall and the other is behind the Crafty Wonderland Hall. All vendors will receive an email with their load in times and locations.
Parking: All vendors will need to park in the public lots (it's like six bucks a day). One lot is located across the street from the World Forestry Center and another located just north is ideal for parking large vehicles. On the days you're not loading and unloading we recommend taking public transportation, it's super easy! More details on parking and public transportation can be found here >>>
WIFI: Yes! The World Forestry Center has a great wifi for all your interneting needs.
ATM: Yes! The closest ATM is a 2 minute walk near the mountain goats at the Oregon Zoo.
Security: Yes! Throughout the day we'll have your back with watchful volunteer eyes, and we've hired security to monitor the campus Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Of course you can decided how much merchandise you'd like to leave in your booth overnight.
This is the main hall with seven geodesic half dome exhibit spaces. The center of the room will have a driftwood hut art installation covered in plants for hanging out and goofing around. Each exhibit space will be set up depending on what the exhibitor wants to do: photo booths, motorcycles to sit on, free samples to taste, shoes to try on, and games to play.
These exhibits have special needs. These are trailers, portable hot tubs, telescopes, camping tents, hammocks, and other awesome things that won't fit into other exhibit spaces.
MAKER'S MARKET: Strange Vacation, RED CLOUDS COLLECTIVE, Forest & Waves, Mowgli Surf, Mokuyobi Threads, Revive PDX, Bureo Skateboards, Urban Barrels, See See Motorcycles, Swift Industries, Hi-Tec, James Brand, Haven & Florin, All Good, Jbird Collective, Tribe & True, Juniper Ridge, Hand Eye Supply, Tomahawk Portland, The Athletic
These exhibits will be outdoors under a larger tent on the patio. Individual spaces are being designed to suit your needs, see below for options.
Measurements: Full Booths are 10X20 feet. Half Booths are 10x10 feet.
Signage: Canvas and black paint banner that you can keep and reuse after the fest!
When you leave the booth just hang the “gone” sign up. People will still be able to check your stuff out while you're away. Security will make sure nothing disappears.
Maker's Market Exhibitor Map
crafty wonderland Hall: Portland's Crafty Wonderland has been supporting artists and craftster for over 10 years. The community they have helped foster has grown from a small pop-up show in the basement of the Doug Fir lounge to a giant biannual exhibit at the convention center hosting over 200 vendors and a real deal shop downtown showcasing the best of the best. We're extremely honored to have Crafty Wonderland join the EXPO with a curated line-up of exhibitors. Check out the makers joining us here>>>.
It's like a friendship bracelet with benefits! Only exhibitors get to wear these. They will get you free food (all kinds), free drinks (all kinds), and free admission to see the bands. They are locally made by Red Clouds Collective from veg-tanned Oregon leather that’s been sun-dyed. Sorry vegans, but they are reusable and have less of an eco-impact than crappy plastic wristbands. When the fest is over keep them for next year’s EXPO!
Where to STAY
HOTEL: Ace Hotel Call in with the discount code "Stay Wild EXPO" and get a 10% discount. (503) 228-2277
CAMPING: Oxbow Regional Park It books up, so make your reservation now! No dogs allowed means deer wander the park.
OTHER OPTIONS: Crystal Hotel, Edgevale, Kennedy School McMenamins does a good job of fixing up cool old buildings to be fun places to play & stay, but if you can't hang with hippy vibes it might suck for you.
AirBnB It's an ok option, but you wouldn't help the affordable housing problem.
The map below has a bunch of places marked that you should know about if you're coming to Portland: Airport, Hotel, Swimmin Spots, Hikes, Nude Beach, Hot Springs, and stuff.
In the case that you need to cancel your participation in the event, your booth fee minus a $75 fee will be refunded up to June 1st, after which no refund will be given.