About Pickathon FRONT GATE HOURS

If you purchased a weekend ticket + early Thursday:

If you have weekend or single day tickets:

Download the Pickathon 2015 Daily Stage Schedule

"Pickathon is an admirably decentered, medium-size festival with an emphasis on communal, progressive values - from the bands, which all play twice, a welcome festival rarity (and some of which camp out, too), to the sustainability-minded dining options, to the quirks particular to the earthy Pacific Northwest." - The New York Times

"The festival goes to great lengths to create a unique environment for attendees, from operating without corporate sponsors to creating seven distinctive performance venues to host Pickathon's rock and folk-inclined lineup." - USA Today

"The festival brings an impressive roster of indie talent to Pendarvis Farm for a relatively intimate event. The festival offers a more family-friendly vibe, including an entire schedule of events for kids, and food trucks that rival any food festival (or festival food) options." - Time

"This may be hard to believe, but it's an annual festival whose 3500 attendees contribute almost nothing to area landfills." - Billboard

"Pickathon's ethics work in conjunction with these stunning aesthetics. The Pendarvis family and organizers' unparalleled commitment to sustainability distinguishes them from every other music festival in the world." - Paste

Since day one, the idea behind Pickathon has always been pretty simple: what does it take to be the best weekend festival of the year for music lovers?

This question has driven us to highly refine an experience that is truly unique. Innovation has always been at the center of this process and through the years many important elements have come together; collaborating widely on yearly diverse lineups that are built on the idea of great music being the sole criteria; refining six unique performance venues designed to create juxtaposing alternate realities; trusting important decisions can be discussed and made with our online community such as maintaining a low crowd density; becoming the only large music festival to eliminate plastic and minimize single use items; recruiting the finest food and drink purveyors in the land; focusing constantly on eliminating "normal" festival hassles; enabling families to thrive; working with the Pendarvis Family to create a highly designed paradise of a festival grounds, and the list goes on.

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Directions Pendarvis Farm is located at 16581 SE Hagen Rd, Happy Valley, OR, 97086

Before you decide on driving to Pickathon please consider one of the many alternative transportation options.
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Pickathon is the only outdoor music festival in the United States to minimize ALL single-use, cups, dishware, and utensils. CLICK HERE to see the system.

Since 2010, we have been committed to eliminating all plastic beverage containers. We've successfully replaced throw-away cups in our beer gardens with stainless steel cups made by our good partners at Klean Kanteen.

Ample free drinking water is available throughout Pendarvis Farm. Just bring your bottles and refill whenever needed.

Pickathon's recycling and compost team is made up of volunteers who spend most of the festival rounding up everything that can be either recycled or composted.

Pendarvis Farm hosts a permanent solar array on the roof of the Galaxy Barn. The energy generated during the year offsets 100% of the energy used during the festival in the Galaxy Barn plus 100% of the electricity used by the food and craft vendors.

Pickathon hosts three portable solar power generators used for powering more than 3.5 miles of trail lights and for powering an area to charge cell phones during the weekend.

When it comes to transportation and getting to Pendarvis Farm, Pickathon organizers have put a lot of thought into ways to make it easy for people to get there using alternative transportation.

TRAVEL BY TRAIN AND BUS: To help eliiminate the need to bring a car to EcoShuttle runs a bus shuttle all day and far into the night from the Clackamas Transit Center MAX light rail station (the nearest public transportation hub) out to Pendarvis Farm A free shuttle pass is included with the purchase of every Pickathon admission ticket.

CYCLING: Pickathon strongly encourages cycling by making it the only free transportation option for traveling to Pickathon.

CARPOOL: We recommend using our local carpool matching site, Ride Share Online .

FLY IN AND DON'T RENT A CAR: People traveling from out of town can book a room at any of the partner hotels, which will shuttle guests from the airport to the hotel, then from the hotel to Pendarvis Farm, free of charge. Or hop on the MAX at the airport and then take the EcoShuttle from the Clackamas Transit Center to the farm.
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Camping & Amenities There's nothing more refreshing than camping on Pendarvis Farm during Pickathon. Whether you wake up beneath tall trees or inside a comfy car or RV, all types of camping is only for weekend ticket holders. General camping in the woods is also included with every weekend pass.

Pickathon offers a Camp Host service to help you find and secure camping space that will suitable and act as a sort of home base for questions during the weekend. We recommend you come prepared to carry all of your own gear from the parking lot to the woods (bike carriers are perfect for gear hauling).

Pendarvis farm offers a wide variety of festival camping, which is mostly wooded and is on a first come first serve basis. Check out the site map HERE to get a better idea of all the locations.

The Quiet Camping Zone has been designated for those needing silence between the hours of 11:00pm to 9:00am.

Jam Zones (Glade Jam and Stump Jam) have been designated for those that want to jam into the wee hours.

The Family Camping Zone is encouraged for sole use by people with kids under 12.

The Reserved Camping Zone has 8x8 cleared spots adjacent to the east side of the Quail Trail (near the car camping area). The specific spots within this reserved area will be first come first serve. For those who want to be assured of a space within a close proximity, this might be a good option. The Reserved Camping option does not include parking (must be purchased separately) and can only be used by attendees who also have weekend admission tickets.

Car Camping is a weekend parking pass for weekend ticket holders with vehicles that are less than 18 feet in length and will be camped inside of "the festival grounds" during the Pickathon weekend. These spaces are the only vehicles allowed in the Car Camping Lot area and come with (2) additional tent tags. The Car Camping parking pass must accompany Weekend Admission tickets.

RV Camping is a weekend parking pass for RVs, pop-ups, trailers etc. This is a space that is allowed to be up to 30 feet long. It's a primitive parking space without hook ups. RV Weekend Parking passes can only be used by Pickathon attendees who purchase a separate Pickathon Weekend admission ticket.

Pickathon features an amazing array of delicious and affordable food and beverage options that should allow everyone attending to eat all weekend without ever needing to bring a single bag of groceries.

Ice will be available for purchase on-site.

Drinking water will be provided free of charge but you are responsible for bringing your bottles and cups to fill up for our water trucks onsite.

There will be several ATM's on-site and credit cards can be used onsite at a number of locations.

Portable toilets, recycling, composting, dish rinsing, and hand washing stations are located throughout the venue and campground.

Beautiful custom showers are located onsite for $6 a use. Either bring your own towel or rent one.

No telephones are available to the public for local calls, but cell phones should work fine. Solar Regards is also providing an solar-powered charging station for phones and devices. Just remember to bring your own charger.
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Food & Drink When you come to Pickathon in 2015 you will have the below options for eating food from any of our local food vendors and drinking adult beverages in any of our onsite beverage gardens:

1. Provide your own dishes and utensils to have vendors serve food on your own plates. Then you can clean your dishes at washing stations that are placed near the vendor area.

2. Receive your food on Pickathon dishware by participating in our No Single Use / Resuable Dish & Token System. Click HERE for more info.

3. If you are planning on drinking alcoholic beverages in any of our adult beverage gardens, you will either need to 1. ALWAYS have your valid U.S. ID, Country Passport, Military ID, or State ID. 2. Purchase a new Pickathon 2015 Klean Kanteen stainless steel pint cup. Or, 3. Bring any one of your past favorite Pickathon Klean Kanteen stainless steel pints.

YUM! Returning favorites like Pine State Biscuits, Bunk Sandwiches, Bollywood, Boke Bowl, Kuza Burger, Robo Taco, Alforno Ferruzza, Portland Curry, Bambuza, Hoda's, Lauretta Jean's Pies, Fifty Licks Ice Cream, and Moberi.

YUM! New foodie friends like Podnah's, Taqueria Nueve, Tastebud, Ate-Oh-Ate.

TWO new locations of Stumptown Coffee will be on the farm all weekend.

TWO new flavors of kombucha on tap from our pals Townshend's Tea

FIVE different wineries represented from Guild Winemakers, Harper Voit Wine, Eisold Smith, Matzinger Davies Wine Co., and a special collaboration between Dominio Wine and Steve Smith Teas

SIX different ciders from Anthem Cider, Cascadia Ciderworkers United, Reverend Nat's Cider, Swift Cider, Wandering Aengus Ciderworks, and WildCraft Cider Works

FOURTEEN different breweries including Fort George Brewery, Base Camp Brewing, Gigantic Brewing, GoodLife Brewing, Laurelwood Brewery, Deschutes Brewery, Migration Brewing, Gilgamesh Brewing, Crux Fermentation Project, Three Creeks Brewing, Hop Valley Brewing, The Commons Brewery, Pelican Brewery, and Worthy Brewing.

COCKTAILS made with Oregon-distilled spirits from New Deal Distillery and Dogwood Distilling, accompanied by Starvation Alley Mixers.


Alcohol can only be served to Oregon Liquor Control Commission-approved enjoyers. OLCC approval requires one of the following:

Valid* United States State-issued Driver's License;
Valid* United States State-issued Identity Card;
Valid* Passport from a country (that exists); or
Valid* United States Military-issued Identification.

No other form of identification will be accepted for legal purposes.
*Expired documents are invalid."
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Lodging Pickathon is pleased to accommodate out-of-town guests that will be attending the 2015 festival.

Motel 6 and Days Inn will be offering a free shuttle service (from Portland Airport to Hotel, from Hotel to Pendarvis Farm, from Pendarvis Farm to Hotel). Hours for the shuttles will be 8:00am to 3:00am - which will be the last shuttle leaving Pendarvis Farm/Pickathon for the evening...

The Pickathon EcoShuttle will also be making stops at the Courtyard Marriott and the Monarch Hotel. This shuttle is subject to the schedule posted on the transportation page, and a bus pass will be needed for this service.

When Making reservations at any of the below partner hotels it is best to call in, and you must make sure to reference the "Pickathon Group Rate".

Motel 6 / Sunnyside Inn
12855 SE 97th Ave, Clackamas, OR 97015
Phone: 503-652-1500

Days Inn Portland South
9717 SE Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas, OR 97015
Phone: 503-654-1699

Monarch Hotel & Conference Center
12566 S.E. 93rd Ave. Clackamas, OR 97015
Phone: 800-492-8700

Marriott Courtyard Portland Southeast
9300 Sunnybrook Blvd. Clackamas, OR 97015
Phone: 503-652-2900

If these folks do not fit your fancy, please take a look at the Mt. Hood Territory Website, as they have an expansive list of all Lodging Options in Clackamas County.
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A free shuttle pass is provided with every ticket in 2015!

EcoShuttle (between Clackamas Town Center and Pickathon/Pendarvis Farm) hours are roughly as such: Thursday 3:30-8:00pm, Friday & Saturday 8:30am-2:15am, Sunday 8:30am-11pm, Monday 8:00am-2:00pm



Pickathon is once again offering a fun, easy, more sustainable way to get you and your camping gear to the festival. But this year we're adding a SE departure location. And here's the best part, with the help of MailChimp and Velo Cult bike shop all you have to do is show up, saddle up and ride!

That's right, our bike chaperones will guide you safely to Pendarvis Farms and MailChimp will provide the gear shuttle.


NE PDX To Pickathon:
Thursday 10:00am from Velo Cult
Friday 8:00am from Velo Cult
*Please show up a 1/2 hour before departure time

Velo Cult Bike Shop: 1969 NE 42nd Street Portland, OR

SE PDX To Pickathon:
Thursday 10:30am from Reed College
Friday 8:30am from Reed College
*Please show up a 1/2 hour before departure time

Reed College: West Parking Lot off of SE 28th - 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd Portland, OR

From Pickathon:
Monday 10am departure
*Please show up a 1/2 hour before departure time

Meet near bike parking behind the Lucky Barn at Pendarvis Farm

Pickathon 2015 Bike Ride Waiver: DOWNLOAD MANDATORY WAIVER HERE


What about all my gear?
We got you covered! We'll shuttle your camping gear to the farm while you enjoy the ride through PDX and out to the farm. Just make sure to keep things to a minimum so we can transport everyone's stuff.

Gear Shuttle
MailChimp is providing the wheels. Just meet up at one of the departure locations, drop your gear and it'll be waiting for you at the farm.

Claim Ticket Tags
We will have some claim ticket tags so you can retrieve your gear at the farm and upon return to PDX, uber organized right?

Can I park my car at Velo Cult or Reed College?
Yes! We have connections at both for the entire weekend for Pickathon'ers. At Velo Cult, please park in their rear parking lot (they have about 30 spots). At Reed College, please park in the West Parking Lot off of SE 28th. Right across from the Rhody Garden. If you want to bike your gear down, even better and you can still take advantage of the shuttle. If you choose to park elsewhere please abide by the PDX parking regulations.

Pickathon is not responsible for any damage, or other issues regarding your parked vehicle.

Pickathon 2015 Bike Ride Waiver: DOWNLOAD MANDATORY WAIVER HERE

More Info Needed?
Please contact: bike.pickathon@gmail.com

Option #1 - Travel to Portland by airplane, train, or bus and stay at one of our Lodging Partners who will provide free of charge shuttle service between the Hotel and Pickathon.

Option #2 - Travel to Portland by airplane, train, or bus and finish your journey to Pickathon by taxi or our Mass Transit Shuttle (see above) and camp onsite.

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Kids Families are a large part of the annual Pickathon tradition and we'll continue to do our best in making this the case.

There is a full summer camp worth of activities in one weekend at Pickathon.

Here is the complete Kids At Pickathon 2015 schedule including the brand new Big Top Stage Pickathon Kids & Family Schedule.

All kids under 12 get in for free when coming to Pickathon with the family.

New in 2015 Pickathon is pleased to offer a 'Teen Ticket', which is for teens ages 13-17, who are attending Pickathon with their parent or guardian.

Pickathon will also have Pickathon Radio broadcasting the Mountain View and Fir Meadows stages on 90.1 FM so you can listen in from anywhere in the campground. So when you're putting the kids to bed or just hanging out back at the campsite you can stay connected the whole time.
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Pendarvis Farm
Hey Farm Friends!

Thanks for coming. It wouldn’t be fun without you!

Please read: We appreciate your help to make our parties fun, safe, creative, and carefree. We thank you for partying safely, acting honorably, and respecting our neighbors. Be aware of inherent risks like uneven ground, thorns, wasps, mud, or fires.

Don’t block the driveways, fire-lines, or paths. We can’t be held responsible for lost items, though we do try to round them up as best we can. Please: if you break or damage something, tell us. • Leave nothing but footprints • No unauthorized fires. • Don’t litter with microtrash or cigarette butts • Turn it down if we request it. • Do not feed horses or enter paddocks • Do not destroy valuable/native plants • Respect the wildlife and our pets. •Have fun and come back! • The Pendarvis Farm Community thrives with mutual trust!

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Do's and Do Not's You must follow some basic neighborly rules otherwise you could be turned away or be asked to leave at anytime.

Absolutely no pets are allowed.

No Outside Alcohol (beer,wine,liquor,etc) will be allowed in the camping areas and venues at Pendarvis Farm. Vehicles will be checked upon entry and these items will be confiscated.

No Smoking in any of the venues at Pendarvis Farm. This includes outdoor venues and indoor venues. Smoking is allowed only in the clearly defined and designated Smoking Areas. There are TWO designated smoking areas at Pendarvis Farm and both are clearly defined on the festival site map.

Within the main stage area blankets and low back chairs can only be left all weekend in designated areas. Other areas will be designated blanket free. If you do leave a blanket or chair in the main area it is assumed to be public space so that others can respectively use it while you are not there, and you can hopefully be neighborly when you return to figure out what is possible for continued sharing.

No portable shade structures will be allowed anywhere in the main venue bowl.

No fires of any kind (including candles), fireworks, or firearms allowed. *You can use camp stoves, but please be very careful.

If you are planning on drinking alcohol at Pickathon in our designated beverage gardens -> Do bring your VALID identification for alcohol service:
Alcohol can only be served to Oregon Liquor Control Commission-approved enjoyers. OLCC approval requires one of the following:
Valid* United States State-issued Driver's License;
Valid* United States State-issued Identity Card;
Valid* Passport from a country (that exists); or
Valid* United States Military-issued Identification.
No other form of identification will be accepted for legal purposes.
*Expired documents are invalid."

Respect your fellow festival goers, campers, and Pendarvis Farm neighbors
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Volunteer Pickathon Festival Volunteers positions are now full for 2015. Thanks!

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Contact Do you still have a question for us that we did not answer above?

Contact us at

ARTISTS: We are no longer accepting any submissions for the 2015 festival.

MEDIA/PRESS: To apply for 2015 Pickathon Press Credentials, email - press[at]pickathon[dot]com *Pickathon Press Credential Submission Deadline is July 1st*

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