Breathe Easy at the Paddock & Refuge Neighborhoods
Monday August 1, 2022

Pony Up to the Paddock Neighborhood For Dreamy Evenings Beneath the Stars

Welcome to the Paddock Neighborhood, one of our big new additions to the festival! Just up the hill from the horse paddocks, the Paddock is a bit higher up on our main meadow where the Mt Hood and Starlight stages used to be, but it boasts the same gently sloped rolling meadow amphitheater with those gorgeous views of Mt. Hood that are so iconic. Check out some pics of our early stage build that we’re putting up right now!

During the day, it’ll be pretty hot and toasty here, so we’ve designed this beautiful meadow stage to come alive after dark. When the stars are out in the sky, gather on the soft field for evening and late night performances. Margo Cilker’s Eastern Oregon cowboy songwriting right into explosive Britpop breakouts Wet Leg, or Wu-Tang great GZA into indie folk songwriter Faye Webster into Afrofuturist jazz masters Sons of Kemet. Working with Skylab Architecture for the Neighborhood’s design and McFadin Design for the build, we’ve carefully curated key artists from the Pickathon lineup who play music so expansive and mind-exploding that it needs to fly free into the night sky. Plan your evenings around the Paddock Neighborhood and prepare to drift away to the stars!


Relax and Rejuvenate in the Refuge Neighborhood

The Refuge Neighborhood is coming together as well! After the few years we’ve all had, we really wanted to come back strong with a Wellness program to help heal, rejuvenate and sustain. This year in the Refuge Neighborhood, we’ll be offering morning meditations, a reading library, soundbaths, performances, DIY aromatherapy, a private breastfeeding station, and open interactive art sessions. Our friends from Make & Mary, a Latina women & queer owned beauty shop in Portland, will be offering herbalism, botanicals, and iced tea. Make & Mary are also leading the redesign of the Refuge Neighborhood!


Limited tickets for our very special Curation series are on sale now. Curation brings together artists and vinyl DJs from our world-class music lineup with celebrated chefs from the Pacific Northwest for deeply curated experiences that fuse food, music, and community.

Expect the unexpected when it comes to menu and music pairings and check out our 2022 Curation lineup & schedule! Each Curation event at Pickathon lasts two hours, and includes appetizers and drinks set to the sounds of a vinyl DJ set, followed by an intimate performance from a guest lineup artist, and concluded with an expanded, multi-course meal conceived of and designed for the Curation event.

Tickets are VERY limited, so reserve yours now if you’d like to attend one of these limited, one-of-a-kind events:

Volunteers Needed! 📣

Aubrey Janelle

It’s all hands on deck this week as we build out the festival grounds with the help of our invaluable volunteers! We’re still actively seeking volunteers for multiple crews. Want to help us create and maintain the most captivating festival experience of the year? Apply to volunteer at Pickathon:

2018 Happy Valley, Oregon — Phosphorescent, Wood Stage.


Can’t make it to Pickathon in person? We will miss you, but tickets are on sale now for our one-of-a-kind livestream experience with FRQNCY. This is a new livestreaming platform designed to bring artists and audiences closer together, and every set at the festival will be streaming there live!


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