Portland Canstrution® runs April 7-13, 2014
After weeks of planning, designing and fundraising, some of Portland’s top architects, engineers and construction experts will show off their creative side for Portland Canstruction®. The annual charity event transforms more than 35,000 cans of food into imaginative sculptures and scenes.
Between April 7 and 13 the public is invited to Pioneer Place in downtown Portland for a close up look at what it takes to create the whimsical and wildly inventive sculptures. Visitors are invited to vote for their favorite structure by filling out a People’s Choice ballot. They can also help their favorite team take home the Most Meals award by donating online (donate page link).
A team of judges will select the best sculpture in each of the following categories:
- Best Meal
- Structural Ingenuity
- Best Use of Labels
- Juror’s Favorite
- Honorable Mention
Admission is free but visitors are encouraged to bring high quality, non-perishable foods as a donation. Donated items will be given to the Oregon Food Bank along with the cans used in the competition.
Canstruction® Portland began in 1997. Since its inception, it has raised 489,200 pounds of food and donated $179,980 to fight hunger in Oregon and Clark County, Washington.