And We Ride Again!

Once a year, a brave group of racers convenes on the daunting slopes of Mt. Tabor to test their mettle. We are dedicating these pages to all those who have spilled their blood, or even worse, spilled their BEER. We thank the community and our beloved volcano for allowing us to tickle her spine for all these years.

2022 Portland Adult Soapbox Derby

We are thrilled to announce that this year’s Derby has the green light! Many of the events that are the backbone of Portland’s unique culture have decided to move forward with their events this summer, and we definitely wanted to be one of them. While Covid has undoubtedly changed the landscape of how things look on an everyday basis and this year’s Derby will not be without its challenges, we have had a few years to plan and are hoping to have a successful and fun-filled 2022 Adult Derby. We have lots of new exciting ideas in the works and can’t wait to see what y’all come up with after a few years off.


As usual, the date for our event remains the third Saturday in August, which this year is August 20th. The event will run from 10am-4pm for the public on Mt. Tabor. We will have an awards ceremony and party after the Derby in a location that’s yet to be determined.


Online registration is currently open, and we will be accepting applications until April 15th at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. Please use the following link to register.

Need more info:

email Dawn at - Ask general derby or racer-related questions. Literally, ask her anything she's got you.