DROPBOX DERBY

 

An annual design/build challenge using salvaged materials to raise money for a good cause.

 
 
 
 
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DROPBOX DERBY

An annual design/build challenge using salvaged materials to raise money for a good cause.

Join us on Labor Day for the Annual Dropbox Derby.

Eastbank Esplanade Parking Lots
Between SE Salmon and Madison 

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 on Labor Day for the Annual Dropbox Derby, Portland's design-build challenge! 

Teams of builders, artists, and designers 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 the competition. Beginning at 10 the next morning, teams race the clock to bring designs to life. The work is built right before your eyes. Immediately following the 2:00 final bell, judging begins. Judging and awards ceremony are followed by a silent auction with all proceeds benefiting a local non-profit. 

This is a family-friendly and free event and features food, drink, and live music! Last year’s event featured food from The Spicy SpoonAybla Grill and Fifty Licks Ice Cream. Beverages were provided by Cider RiotStormBreaker Brewing and Portland Roasting Coffee. Entertainment was provided by LaRhonda Steele and Friends, Los Palmeros, the Ukeladies PDX, and the Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers.

Brought to you by Lovett Deconstruction. Pioneer Millworks sponsored the event, along with Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), the City Of Portland - Planning and SustainabilityMetroRecology, Heiberg Garbage and Recycling, and Salvage Works

 
 
 
 
 

Join us this Labor Day at the 2nd Annual Dropbox Derby.


September 3, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

Eastbank Esplanade Parking Lots
Between SE Salmon and Madison 

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5 SE Madison St, Portland, OR 97214

It’s Free!!!

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! 

27 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.” 

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 September Lovett Deconstruction hosted the first annual Dropbox Derby. This friendly, festive event featured great food, local cider, and live music. Fourteen teams of reclaimed material enthusiasts received identical batches of salvaged materials and were given 4 hrs to design and build unique pieces. Event attendees were able to bid in a silent auction on pieces as they were being made and the top 3 teams, selected by our panel of judges, were awarded prizes. 

All proceeds from this event went to Sisters of the Road: a nonprofit Cafe in Portland’s Old Town neighborhood working to create systemic change that will end poverty and homelessness forever by providing nourishing meals in a safe, dignified space.

We’ll be hosting our 2nd annual Dropbox Derby later this year. Follow us on Facebook to get more information on future events.