by: PHOTO COURTESY OF PGE - If you find one of these tags, snap a photo and post it on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #PGE125 and get entered to win prizes. Tag, you're it! Portland General Electric has placed special “125-year” power pole tags in memorable places throughout its service territory to celebrate a long history of providing power to Oregon. June 3, 1889 marked PGE - and the nation’s - first long-distance transmission of electricity when power generated at the Willamette Falls in Oregon City lit 55 street lamps in downtown Portland.

To enter the contest, find a special “125-year” power pole tag, snap a photo and share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag, #PGE125, and you will be automatically entered in a random drawing for the chance to win one of four prizes including one grand prize that celebrates the history of Oregon.

“This is a fun way for PGE to engage with the community while we celebrate a major milestone,” said Kregg Arntson, PGE's corporate social responsibility manager. “As we look forward to the next 125 years, we're inspired by our community to secure a sustainable, affordable energy future for Oregon.”

The grand prize winner will receive a package of iconic Oregon experiences, including: four tickets to the Timbers vs. Sounders game on Aug. 24; a year membership to OMSI, the Oregon Zoo and the Oregon History Museum; a night stay at Hotel deLuxe; dinner at McMenamins; a trip for four on Willamette Jet Boat from OMSI to Willamette Falls; and four locally made chocolate bars from Woodblock Chocolate.

Three individual runner-ups will win tickets for four to the Timbers vs. Sounders game on Aug. 24, as well as Timbers swag and a gift card for $25 for Providence Park concessions.

Here’s a hint to help you get started on your search: PGE pole tags were placed at eye-level in the following cities: Portland, Salem, Oregon City, Newberg, Carlton, Dayton, Beaverton, Tigard, Gresham, Estacada, Hillsboro and Woodburn.

Be sure, also, to keep an eye out for these special pole tags around PGE’s six community offices. The contest runs through June 30.

For more information, including the official rules, visit

Find PGE at or on Twitter and Instagram using the handle @PortlandGeneral.

For a photo of the special "125-year" pole tag, visit

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