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Dropbox Derby 2018: Portland’s Largest Design-Build Challenge Returns on Labor Day

If you love Iron Chef for the creativity and competition, you are a DIY fanatic, a design junky, or a fan of Portland's quirky, innovative, and unique talent, then grab your friends and family and head down to the east waterfront this Labor Day for the 2nd Annual Dropbox Derby, Portland's design-build challenge! 

20 teams of builders, artists, and designers will compete to create a unique work out of salvaged materials according to a chosen theme. Teams receive a brief 24 hours before the competition with a list of salvaged materials each team must use, as well as the theme for the year. Teams have the following 24 hours to prepare and plan their design with the hope of winning this year's competition. Beginning at 10 the next morning, teams will race the clock to bring designs to life. The work will be built right before your eyes. Immediately following the 2:00 final bell, judging will begin. Judging and awards ceremony will be followed by a silent auction with all proceeds benefiting Oregon Tradeswomen, an organization “dedicated to promoting the success for women in the trades.” 

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2nd Annual Dropbox Derby
September 3, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Free
Eastbank Esplanade Festival Lots (between SE Salmon and Madison) 

 

This is a family-friendly and free event and will feature food, drink, and live music! This year’s event will feature food from The Spicy SpoonAybla Grill and Fifty Licks Ice Cream. Beverages will be provided by Cider RiotStormBreaker Brewing and Portland Roasting Coffee. Enjoy bands Los Palmeros, the Ukeladies PDX, and the Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers.

Brought to you by Lovett Deconstruction, Pioneer Millworks is joined in sponsoring the event by Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), the City Of Portland - Planning and SustainabilityMetroRecology, and Salvage Works

Last year, the Dropbox Derby’s first annual event was a huge success, with 14 teams competing in the design-build challenge with the theme “Bridgehouse.” Teams created innovative, exciting, whimsical, and technical structures in 4 hours.  Each construction was then reviewed by a panel of judges and chosen for the three top design awards. The work was auctioned to audience-goers, with all proceeds benefitting Sisters of the Road, “a nonprofit cafe working to create systemic change that will end poverty and homelessness forever by providing nourishing meals in a safe, dignified space.” For information and videos follow the links to last year's events:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXL6upU0KW4https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V66PmNlXlQA&t=29s. For more info go to: www.lovettdeconstruction.com/dropboxderby2017

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Last year, Dropbox Derby’s first annual event was a huge success, that saw over 400 guests and 14 teams that competed in the design-build challenge with the theme “Bridgehouse.” Each team took their own spin on the concept and created a piece over the four hour period. Each construction was then reviewed by a panel of judges and chosen for the three top design awards. In the end, each creation was auctioned off to the audience with all proceeds benefitting Sisters of the Road, “a nonprofit cafe working to create systemic change that will end poverty and homelessness forever by providing nourishing meals in a safe, dignified space.” For more photos and information about last year, follow this link. >