SELLWOOD, Ore. – Hopefully they’ll make it to the finish line, but half the fun is just seeing how well they float. That’s what fans say about Portland’s milk carton races scheduled for this weekend in Sellwood.
The event is free to the public and begins at 11 a.m., Sunday at the Westmoreland Casting Pond.
Competitors must make their boats from nothing but recycled milk cartons. People interested in taking a crack at the unique event can register as late as the morning of the race, but were encouraged to arrive early if that’s their plan.
The milk carton races returned to Westmoreland in 2009, following a seven-year hiatus. The event was resurrected by the Dairy Farmers of Oregon in celebration of June being National Dairy Month.
The pond is located on the corner of SE Bybee and SE McLoughlin roads in Sellwood.
Thousands of people were expected to attend the popular races and food vendors will also be on site for spectators.