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You Can, in Portland

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Travel Portland


Connecting Londoners with the

people and products of Portland, Oregon

19 April – 7 May 2018

Units 7 and 8, Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch, London

Word on the street this spring is You Can, In Portland. The creative capital of the Pacific Northwest is bringing some of its most inspired products – and the people who design, create and celebrate them – to East London for a multifaceted, 3-week takeover at The Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch.

With free vegan tattoos and intimate DJ gigs, tea spirits sampling and spoken word slams, a showcase of Portland-made goods and fine urban wines – and the opportunity to ride a bike from LHR to PDX – this portal to Portland is sure to intrigue and inspire.

You Can, In Portland (#YouCanInPortland) features a pop-up shop and a series of events, including talks with leading designers and entrepreneurs, live mural making, craft beer sampling, and more*.

The public is welcome to enjoy the pop-up's creative lounge space to work or play. Free coffee samples will be offered and Portland makers will be available for casual conversation in addition to scheduled events.

Pedal to Portland: The Portland experience takes off on two wheels with a weekend celebration in partnership with Travel Oregon of Delta Air Lines' nonstop flight from London Heathrow to Portland, Oregon. From Thursday 19 April to Sunday 22 April, visitors to You Can, In Portland in Dray Walk can pedal part of the 4,910 mile distance from London to Portland on some rather unusual – albeit static – bikes. Lucky riders will have the chance to win on-the-spot prizes, as well as to be entered to win one of five pairs of round-trip tickets to America's bicycle capital.

Delta's nonstop flight from London Heathrow to Portland International Airport resumes on 4 May and operates four times a week until 26 October 2018.

Further details are forthcoming at a bespoke Time Out.com/London website. In the meantime, find out more about Portland at travelportland.com.

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*Notes to editors:

Interviews with all Portland makers will be available on request. The full listing of events and products at press time as follows:

Free activity

Talks, workshops and events (times TBC):

Retail unit

Open dates: 19 April – 7 May

Opening times: 11-7pm weekdays and 11-9pm weekends

Makers and products include:

For more information about You Can, In Portland, or to request images and schedule interviews, please contact the Travel Portland PR team at Black Diamond on the following:

Sophia Amos | Sophia@blackdiamond.co.uk | 020 7845 6384

Gayle Hockin | Gayle@blackdiamond.co.uk | 020 7845 6182

Sarah Barnett | Sarah@blackdiamond.co.uk | 020 7845 6378 

About Travel Portland

Travel Portland is the official destination marketing organization for the city of Portland, Oregon. Its mission is to strengthen the local economy by marketing the Greater Portland region as a preferred destination for meetings, conventions and leisure travel. For more information on Travel Portland, visit www.travelportland.com.

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