Just next door to the bustling Market and tucked within a copse of towering trees is our all new Grove Neighborhood! The Grove will be another shady refuge for day-time and early evening music programming. But after the sun sets and the witching hour descends, the Grove will play host to nearly 20 different DJs over the course of the weekend, spinning a delicious mix of vinyl cuts late into the night for your dancing pleasure! As you cross the rolling, pastoral meadow and enter the Grove Neighborhood, you’ll feel immediately transported to another dimension. Expect far-out, celestial design accented with wood-carved geometric adornments…and there’s even a spaceship! Yes, you read that right! Check out these pictures from the Grove Neighborhood design team who have been hard at work crafting this cosmic sanctuary:
The Grove stage will be your destination for otherworldly performances from the experimental loops and synths of Brooklyn avant-pop songwriter L’Rain to the warm, ethereal, finger-picked guitar compositions of Jake Xerxes Fussell to the funk, jazz, and Cumbia-inspired grooves of Quantic. Need a refresher between all the fun?! Hop on over to the Grove’s craft beer garden for a choice selection of brews and beverages! The Grove Neighborhood is built around one of our busiest stages this year, and we can’t wait for you to explore it!
Though we’ll have food and beverage vendors scattered throughout the grounds for convenient access, there is one hub like no other for all things food and drink this year: the Market Neighborhood! Adjacent to the Grove and Cherry Hill Neighborhoods, the Market Neighborhood will be home to numerous high quality food purveyors from the Pacific Northwest, a coffee stand to energize you throughout the day, and a well-stocked beer garden of quality brews and drinks. There will be sustenance for every palate and craving here, the area with the most food and beverage selections in one place. AND the Market Neighborhood is not to be missed if you’re looking to shop at Pickathon! Here you’ll find the official band merchandise tent to snag copies of new records and sweet tees, but you’ll also discover a handpicked collection of skilled crafters and makers from the region offering up one-of-a-kind crafted goods. Need a unique souvenir or gift for a loved one?! The Market Neighborhood is your place! Even in this functional space, our design crews are creating some lovely looking structures which you can take a sneak peek at in the photos of the site build below.
In the Market Neighborhood, you’ll also find a dish token purchase/return kiosk, dishwashing stations, ATMs, and our lost and found. The Market is a place to share a meal with a pal, meet new friends, and to be inspired by local makers, chefs, brewers, and mixologists. It’s a true celebration of our region and a home for your practical needs all in one!
Make sure you arrive prepared and with all the info you need for a smooth landing at Pickathon 2022:
• View/Download/Print our 2022 Festival Map and Parking Map
• Get more details on transportation options including shuttle schedules and pickup/dropoff points, and info on biking to Pickathon (we have two guided bike routes from multiple locations in Portland!)
• No matter how you’re arriving – bike, shuttle, car, etc – you’ll first navigate to the festival Check-In Lot (directly across the street from the main festival entrance on Hagen Road) to collect your festival passes and drop your gear if you’re camping
• From here your journey will vary depending on the weekend you’ve planned for yourself! Visit the “What to Expect” and general information pages on our website for more information. The festival and parking maps also include step by step instructions to help guide you!