Portland Highland Games

Scotland celebrated in a style rarely seen elsewhere, and you only have to drive as far as Gresham.

3
hours of fun

Open

Saturday, July 21 2018

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A photograph taken at Portland Highland Games
A photograph taken at Portland Highland Games
A photograph taken at Portland Highland Games

Pros

  • A mammoth exhibition of Scottish heritage and pride, rarely matched in scale even within Scottish borders, I imagine.
  • Impressive displays of strength, machismo, marching, dancing, drumming and pipe-playing.
  • Junior games for the littl’ns – with medals!
  • Inexpensive culinary delights from the British Isles.

Cons

  • There is an entrance fee: Adults (18 and over) – $20,¬†Youth (6-17) – $10.¬†Children (5 and under) are free.
  • At the “Daughters of the British Empire” tea tent, they serve the tea with half-and-half (instead of milk). They should have paid greater attention to their mothers. Still, the Empire Biscuits were fab.
  • Unless taking part in some way, there is not a lot to hold the interest of smaller children.

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First posted: June 15, 2011; last updated: April 18, 2018.

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A photograph taken at Portland Highland Games
A photograph taken at Portland Highland Games
A photograph taken at Portland Highland Games
A photograph taken at Portland Highland Games
A photograph taken at Portland Highland Games
A photograph taken at Portland Highland Games
A photograph taken at Portland Highland Games

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