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High Tech Marine Electronics Demonstrations, Free Boat Show, Tips from Fishing Experts & More at the Grand Opening of West Marine’s New Flagship Store in Portland Thursday, July 18 – Sunday, July 21 – Cruising for a Cause Charity Night Kicks off with Ribbon Cutting with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales Thursday, July 18 at 6 p.m.


Mayor Charlie Hales will welcome the new West Marine store by attending a ribbon-cutting at 6 p.m. on Cruising for a Cause Charity Night, Thursday, July 18. Attendees will enjoy food, drinks, a live auction and the Robbie Laws Band until 9 p.m.  All proceeds from the $10 entry fee will go to Portland marine non-profit groups.

Fun boating and fishing-related events and giveaways are planned throughout the Grand Opening festivities, including: 

  • Raymarine’s Mobile Showroom will be on-site and high tech electronics demonstrations by Garmin, Humminbird, Icom and more
  • Free Boat Show by Stevens Marine
  • Door-Buster Discounts throughout the weekend

Saturday, July 20

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Cody Herman, the host of Comcast’s Outdoor GPS will be available to discuss Buoy 10, local summer steelhead and bass fishing

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

  • Northwest fishing legend Buzz Ramsey will be on-hand to answer your questions about local salmon and steelhead fishing and fisheries

Sunday, July 21

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Lance Fisher, host of KXL’s Northwest Outdoor Adventures

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Captain Del Stephens, a.k.a. “Tuna Dog”, local tuna fishing expert, tuna tournament fisherman and fishing professional will be sharing his tuna-catching tips and tricks

Where: Portland West Marine Store
Jantzen Beach Center

When: In-Store Events:
8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday - Saturday
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday

Why: To provide Portland-area water lovers with the broadest and best selection of boating, fishing, paddling and sailing supplies, accessories and apparel.

Contact: Trey Carskadon
BDC Advertising