Portland is the largest city in Oregon and offers a variety of unique activities and experiences for tourists. The city is known for being clean, green, and historic. It offers a variety of restaurants, shops, galleries, and historic destinations that make it a great city to explore. More on Portland…
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) robotics competitions combine science with the excitement of team sport. Teams of 10 students or more design, build, and program a robot to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors.
Most robotics competitions follow a similar basic pattern. Doors to the venue usually open around 7 am and teams use the morning time to prepare the robot and use the practice field prior to matches. Competitions are very exciting but also very busy and students are expected to be on time for scheduled shifts and to support the team. For more information on this event:
- Check out the official FIRST competition schedule. The links provided will go to the related specific event’s web page
- Check out the example itinerary from the 2018 event to see a typical competition schedule of activities.
- Carefully review rules and fill out and sign the necessary release forms.
Getting to and around Portland requires students, mentors, and chaperones to drive four hours south from Seattle on Interstate-5. Carpool groups will be set up by the club. Please see the Parents, Mentors, and F.A.Q. page if you are an adult who wishes to volunteer as a driver.
- Hampton Inn Portland Clackamas -The estimated total hotel expense is $229.50 per student for the entire three night stay.
- Courtyard by Marriott Portland – The estimated total hotel expense is $259.50 per student for the entire three night stay.
- Monarch hotel and Conference Center – The estimated total hotel expense is $223.50 per student for the entire three night stay.
- Clarion Hotel and Suites Portland – The estimated total hotel expense is $151.50 per student for the entire three night stay.
- Por Que No – Mexican cuisine, highly recommended by locals
- Salt and Straw – An ice cream shop with unique flavors
- Screen Door – Southern cuisine and fresh food straight from the garden
- Tasty n Sons – A great restaurant for brunch
- Tin Shed Garden Café – A popular local restaurant, serves breakfast
- Voodoo Doughnut – A unique doughnut shop with unusual flavors
- End of the Oregon Trail Visitor Center – A museum on Oregon’s pioneering past
- Lloyd Shopping Mall – A large mall offering goods from a variety of retailers
- MAX Light Rail – Easy transportation for inner city travel.
- Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) – A Science center designed to be fun for all ages
- Pioneer Courthouse Square – Tourist information, tickets for public transport, and is close to major shopping centers
- Portland Art Museum – 7th oldest museum in the United States
- Portland Japanese Garden – Widely praised for its authentic representation of Japanese gardening style
- Powell’s City of Books– The largest privately owned bookstore in the world
- St. Johns Bridge – An iconic and regularly photographed bridge
FIRST competition image and Information – www.firstwa.org
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portland City Information – https://www.travelportland.com/
portland image – www.matadornetwork.com/pulse/city-views-will-make-homesick-portland/
Restaurant image – www.tastynsons.com/
Tourism image – www.airbnb.com/things-to-do/portland
Transport image – www.blurb.com/b/622926-planes-trains-automobiles