Every year since 1997, Portland's finest freaks have pull thier home built creations to the top of Mount Tabor and let gravity guide them to the bottom of the hill.
Now in its 17th year, Portland's PDX Adult Soap box Derby is a well-loved summertime tradition at Mt. Tabor Park. The derby is a community event drawing crowds of over 5,000 people who come to watch the true color of this sidesplitting spectacle and check out some cool coaster cars. It's a perfect day for a picnic! It's a camaraderie of 42 teams who accept the challenge of building a gravity car. Some focus on speed while others test themselves with engineering and art themes.
The teams race down the course three times before the championship rounds. Winners receive awards for speed, engineering, art, crowd pleasure and many more. The competition makes for an exciting day free of charge to a crowd of all ages.