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Home And Garden Show Portland

Home And Garden Show Portland

The Yard, Garden and Patio Show, held in Portland every February since 1988, will not be held in 2017 as planned, and its future is uncertain. "The reality is that attendance, both by appropriate vendors and the general public, has been down, making it a financially unstable event," said Sean Guard, president and chief executive officer of Metropolitan Productions Inc. in Washougal, Washington, which ran the show at the Oregon Convention Center for the past two years. Guard purchased the show from the Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) in 2015. The OAN represents more than 800 Oregon wholesale growers, retailers, landscapers and suppliers. Many past vendors and attendees were disappointed to hear the news on Sept. 1, when Guard announced the cancellation in an apologetic two-line press release. They shared dismayed messages and reminisced on the show's Facebook page. "That was my favorite garden show," read one post. "Oh no!!!" read another. "There are no words," said Matt Sander, owner of Matt Sander Landscape Services in Beaverton, when asked if he was disappointed. Sander won Best of Show in 2016 for his display garden, themed "Welcome Home," and had exhibited every year since 1993. He said he hadn't invested any money in the 2017 event yet, but already had a thick "idea file" full of possible themes for his next display garden. "The show has been so good to me; it attracted a true community of gardeners and the quality of the display gardens was incredibly high," said Sander. "There are other shows in the area but they're not purely about garden and exterior design. I'm very sad." Metropolitan Productions would not give detailed attendance numbers, stating only that attendance had been "down" recently. The OAN's website states that recent attendance has averaged between 25,000 and 30,000 total for the three-day event. Guard cited three reasons for the decision to cancel. "First, having to stage the show in early February in Portland puts it ahead of the curve in terms of folks being in the mood for outdoor activities and gardening." he said. "Second, there is now huge competition in the Portland and Pacific Northwest market for folks to get great deals on plant material at local nurseries. That wasn't always the case." Third, he said, "the garden centers and retailers have not been participating for a few years like they used to. From what we gather from them, they really only want to sell at their facilities. They want the repeat customers who find their facilities, and not the 'one-off' customers who might buy from them at a show." The show has struggled for some time, and almost ended once before. In 2014, the Oregon Association of Nurseries released all of its sponsors and sent out letters to exhibitors stating that the event would not continue. When it inked the agreement to turn the show over to Metropolitan for a structured payment, it seemed to be a great fit, said Jeff Stone, executive director of the association. The show attracted roughly 300 exhibiting companies in 400 booth spaces last year. In addition to concept gardens, there were booths advertising decks and fences, water features, patio furniture, storage sheds, decorative rock, sculptures, power equipment, lighting and play equipment and more. Past shows included a Rebuilding Center presentation, a pirate ship clubhouse and a wallaby for kids to cuddle. Under the terms of the OAN's agreement with Metropolitan Productions, the OAN is now free to run the show itself or find another partner. "We were very disappointed to hear the news," said the OAN's Stone. "When we selected Metropolitan Productions to take over the show, we thought it was a good solution and hoped the show would continue for many years, but we respect their decision." Stone said it is "possible" the OAN will find a way to re-launch the show. He said the OAN's event staff is already spread thin putting on its wholesale show every August, but "we're not ruling anything out." -- Amy Mason Doan @AmyLDoan Stay in the loop. Sign up to receive a free weekly Homes & Gardens of the Northwest newsletter and join the conversation at the Homes & Gardens of the Northwest on Facebook
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Home And Garden Show Portland

Your home is your number one investment and shopping and comparing products and services is smart. The Portland Fall Home Show has the features, ideas, trends and experts all in one place. You’d have to travel to dozens of stores around Portland and spend hours researching on the internet to find all the retailers and service providers at this one location! Bring your ideas, plans and dreams to the show!
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Home And Garden Show Portland

"First, having to stage the show in early February in Portland puts it ahead of the curve in terms of folks being in the mood for outdoor activities and gardening." he said. "Second, there is now huge competition in the Portland and Pacific Northwest market for folks to get great deals on plant material at local nurseries. That wasn't always the case."
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Home And Garden Show Portland

The companies and institutions exhibiting in the Portland Home and Garden Show would be the one who are associated with the top leading industries of Housing. Decorations and Horticulture as wholesalers, Importers, Exporters, Processors, Manufacturers, Distributes are also some of the other main exhibitors going to exhibit in this event. Apart from these free seminars are also being organized by the prominent experts of the top leading industry.
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Home And Garden Show Portland

ATTENDEE Please click the button below if you are planning on attending the show. In this section you will find information about the show dates and hours, downloadable coupon, exhibitor list, special show attractions, show map, directions and sponsor information. EXHIBITOR Please click the button below if you are planning on exhibiting the show. In this section you will find information about the booth rates, a downloadable show brochure and floor plan, as well as as online application, and exhibitor downloads.
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Home And Garden Show Portland

More Information Employee Spotlight Every year hundreds of Clark Public Utilities employees volunteer at the Home & Garden Idea Fair. What started as a way to help utility customers make their homes more energy efficient has evolved into a full-scale home and garden show, and an annual tradition. Our Way of Saying Thank You Clark Public Utilities is a nonprofit, customer-owned utility formed by a vote of the people in 1938. Because we are a public utility, our customers are at the heart of all we do, every day. The Home & Garden Idea Fair is just one way that we give back to our customers, and an annual tradition.
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Home And Garden Show Portland

Employee Spotlight Every year hundreds of Clark Public Utilities employees volunteer at the Home & Garden Idea Fair. What started as a way to help utility customers make their homes more energy efficient has evolved into a full-scale home and garden show, and an annual tradition. Our Way of Saying Thank You Clark Public Utilities is a nonprofit, customer-owned utility formed by a vote of the people in 1938. Because we are a public utility, our customers are at the heart of all we do, every day. The Home & Garden Idea Fair is just one way that we give back to our customers, and an annual tradition.
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Home And Garden Show Portland

ATTENDEE Please click the button below if you are planning on attending the show. In this section you will find information about the show dates and hours, downloadable coupon, exhibitor list, special show attractions, directions and sponsor information. EXHIBITOR Please click the button below if you are planning on exhibiting the show. In this section you will find information about the booth rates, a downloadable show brochure and floor plan, as well as as online application, and exhibitor downloads.
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Please click the button below if you are planning on attending the show. In this section you will find information about the show dates and hours, downloadable coupon, exhibitor list, special show attractions, show map, directions and sponsor information.
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ATTENDEE Please click the button below if you are planning on attending the show. In this section you will find information about the show dates and hours, downloadable coupon, exhibitor list, special show attractions, show map, directions and sponsor information.
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Sander won Best of Show in 2016 for his display garden, themed "Welcome Home," and had exhibited every year since 1993. He said he hadn't invested any money in the 2017 event yet, but already had a thick "idea file" full of possible themes for his next display garden.
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Join us for the 26th annual Home and Garden Idea Fair at the Clark County Event Center. This local tradition features hundreds of home and garden businesses, indoor landscape displays, one of the largest plant sales in Clark County, local farmer’s market vendors and a variety of free hands-on activities for the whole family. Hope to see you there!
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Please click the button below if you are planning on attending the show. In this section you will find information about the show dates and hours, downloadable coupon, exhibitor list, special show attractions, directions and sponsor information.
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ATTENDEE Please click the button below if you are planning on attending the show. In this section you will find information about the show dates and hours, downloadable coupon, exhibitor list, special show attractions, directions and sponsor information.

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