Portland Boat Show Event Guide

November 2, 2019
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Few places bring together the very best of the natural and cultural worlds like Portland does. Whether it’s the picture-perfect parks, snow-capped mountains, or swishing waters of the Columbia River Gorge, enjoying the abundance of outdoor beauty is easy around here. At the same time, the City of Roses proudly boasts its own down-to-earth charms that range from cozy cafes and hip craft breweries to the booming arts scene. Throw in the beautiful mosaic of neighborhoods, from the upscale restaurants and shops of the Pearl District to the bohemian appeal of Hawthorne, and you have a spirited destination that’s simply waiting to be discovered.

Portland Boat Show

Portland Boat Show

The 2020 edition of the Portland Boat Show is set to take place from January 8 – 12. his annual exhibition is held at the Portland Expo Center and remains the largest boat show in Oregon. Thousands of marine enthusiasts come together to browse, shop and learn all under one roof. From the latest yachts and luxury cruisers to fishing boats, personal watercraft and marine accessories, this exciting 5-day event is truly a celebration of all-things boating within the Pacific Northwest.

Boat Show Times

  • Wednesday – Friday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


  • $10 General Admission
  • FREE to children 12 & under
Jeanneau NC 895

What to See

Between the passion for boating, deep connection with the community, and all-around exciting atmosphere, the Portland Boat Show is something we look forward to each year. Feel free to stop by our location at the Portland Expo Center to browse our selection of yachts, take-guided tours, or simply say hello! Our well-informed staff will be eager to answer any questions you may have, exchange knowledge, and share stories.  

This year we’ll be showing off our selection of family-friendly boats that are ideal for cruising the gorgeous rivers in the Willamette and Columbia River Basin.


With an overall emphasis on comfort, fresh styling, and smart design layouts, Jeanneau yachts are perfect for family weekends on the water, overnight trips with the kids, or day trips with friends. Our expansive inventory of Jeanneau boats will be on display, including the NC 695, NC 795 Sport, NC 895, NC 895 Sport and NC 1095.

Among the standouts is the Jeanneau NC 895. This 28.7ft vessel offers an incomparably bright interior thanks to its full windows. The contemporary furnishings were crafted with comfort in mind, allowing you and your loved ones to enjoy those special moments on board. In addition to the innovative design solutions, the NC 895 is adapted for fuel-efficient cruising with an outboard engine and two independent cabins.

Checkout our Jeanneau Boat Guide to research and compare the boats we will have in the show.


We’ll also have selection of Cutwater boats on display, including the 24, 28, 30 CB and 302 models. Designed and manufactured right here in the Pacific Northwest, these trawler boats are often compared to a Swiss army knife on the water due to the unmatched versatility. Perfect for enjoying the diverse landscapes of this beautiful region, the Cutwater 30 Command Bridge is the convertible vessel that’s able to adapt to any number of situations. From fishing to water sports and everything in between, the ingenious boat can adapt to many activities. The reliable performance of a 435 HP Volvo inboard engine is excellent for long-distance travel, and it’s also able to be on a trailer for easy reach to distant locations.

Checkout our Cutwater Boat Guide to research and compare the models we will have on display in the show.

Courtyard Marriott Portland North

Where to Stay 

Just across the street from the Portland Expo Center lies the Residence Inn Portland North Harbor. Ideal for accommodating the entire family, the spacious suites have separate areas for eating, sleeping, and relaxing. The property has a whirlpool and outdoor pool that overlook the Columbia River, while you can also take advantage of the lovely picnic area and barbecue facilities.  

The Fairfield Inn & Suites just off the I-5 highway is another nearby option to maximize convenience. This clean and comfortable hotel is ideal for relaxing after a busy day at the show with impeccable suites, a hot tub, an indoor pool, and a fully-equipped fitness center. Throw in panoramic views of Mt. Helen, and you have an excellent top-to-bottom experience.  

Just a short walk from the Portland Expo Center, the Courtyard by Mariott Portland North is another great place to unwind. The modern suites come with contemporary furnishings and tasteful touches for an elegant atmosphere throughout. Make use of the outstanding patio that offers dazzling views of Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams, and Mt. Hood.