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At the events, buyers can browse thousands of stalls operated by traveling dealers, local dealers, and people who just want to clean out their garages or sell vintage cars.

CONTRIBUTED - Vendors like the track at the Portland International Raceway swap meet.The vast automotive swap meets held at Portland International Raceway and the Portland Expo Center will return from Thursday, April 4 through Sunday, April 7.

At the events, buyers can browse thousands of stalls operated by traveling dealers, local dealers, and people who just want to clean out their garages or sell vintage cars. Parts, tools, and automotive memorabilia make up most of the merchandise, but there's also an abundance of Americana including antique toys, bicycles, vintage signs, neons, mannequins, Coca Cola coolers, decked out golf carts, and more.

Complimentary parts pick-up areas are available at both locations. Attendees can store purchased items at the pick-up areas while they retrieve their vehicles. PIR offers a "haul and go" delivery system that transports purchases directly to buyer's vehicles in the PIR parking lot. Over the history of the PIR event, this donation-based service has raised over $100,000 for the Community Transitional School, a local organization that provides educational services to area homeless children.

The swap meet at the race track begins on Thursday at 7 a.m., and continues through Saturday at 5 p.m. The Expo event begins a day later at 7 a.m on Friday, and continues through 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Admission is $7 per day for each event, with children under 12 admitted free. On Sunday, Expo swap meet admission drops to $4 for men and women are admitted at no charge. Parking is available for $10 at PIR and around the area, with shuttle buses running constantly. Both events are accessible using the MAX yellow line.

 

As with any swap meet, prices are often flexible and trades encouraged, but it's still wise to bring plenty of cash. ATMs and food sales are available at both locations. Full details are available at www.PortlandRaceway.com and www.PortlandSwapMeet.com.


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