The 65th Annual Portland Home & Garden Show is coming up fast!

Home Builders Association

The 65th Annual Portland Home & Garden Show is coming up fast!

See the Smart Home Remodel, extravagant gardens, and hundreds vendors all in one show

Portland, Ore.  The HBA is thrilled to announce that Spring is just around the corner and so is the 65th Annual Portland Home & Garden Show!  Each year thousands of attendees gather at the show with ideas, plans and dreams, and the Portland Home & Garden Show is ready to deliver expert solutions.  Get ready to tour the amazingShowcaseGardens, see the 2012 Smart Home Remodel, plus visit with hundreds of vendors inside theExpoCenter – this is clearly the show of choice for homeowners and gardeners alike.  Plus we will have special guests, John and Sherry Petersik of YoungHouseLove – the famous bloggers will be at the show!

Remember If you are interested in being a vendor at this year’s February show, there is still time to participate [HBA members receive a discount on booth space fees]. Come to the Portland Home & Garden Show, one of the largest shows of its kind inOregonfor the past 65 years; visit the show this February 22 through 26. Sponsored by the HBA of Metropolitan Portland, andToyota- the official vehicle of the show.

Portland Home & Garden Show Highlights:

One of the more popular attractions at the show are the Showcase Gardens.  These gorgeous garden displays are sure to inspire, amaze and allow those wanting an expert’s touch… to find the professional to make a difference for your home.  Here is your chance to see new garden designs, themes, color trends, stunning materials and of course plants of special interest. No matter what your taste in gardens or landscape design, you’ll find a garden filled with inspiring ideas for your own home or project and the experts at the ready.

Be sure to check out the 2012 Smart Home Remodel. Robert Knowles Construction along with designers Troy Farnsworth and Jennifer Myers are heading up a team of dozens of local companies to build a home from the ground up in less than 52 hours – all inside theExpoCenter!  This house will have a beautiful full sized bathroom with wheel chair access and other universal design benefits. The home will feature solar arrays, gorgeous outdoor living spaces, energy saving appliances, bamboo cabinets, recycled countertops, high performing walls (energy efficiency) and automatic window shades.  The home will educate attendees about the simple features that a homeowner can incorporate during a remodel, or new home construction project.  Come see this outstanding example of today’s smart home!

Green Street will feature a grouping of vendors who provide green, smart and energy efficient solutions for today’s homes.  TheGreen Street vendors will be energy efficiency experts and have knowledge on durable and envelope focused products for residential homes. Homeowners who are looking to upgrade their home systems (heat, cooling, power), or concerned about indoor air quality or lowering their energy bills must head straight to the street of answers…Green Street!

Yes, its true, the internationally famous bloggers – John and Sherry Petersik of Young House Love are slated to be at the Portland Home & Garden Show!  John and Sherry are 29 and their house is 49 and It’s practically old enough to be their mom, but they treat it like it’s their baby. They are not experts, just DIY dorks who like learning as they go and sharing their adventures and misadventures with the world. That’s right, they’re bona fide full time bloggers as well as stay at home parents who are raising a one year old while juggling DIY projects, post-writing, book-writing, and lots of other bloggy goodness. They like to say that they make a modest living by blogging about living modestly. Now it’s just a matter of finding enough hours in the day to keep up with their ever growing to-do list and share every last detail on this little slice of the internet that they call home.  Their appearance at the Spring Home and Garden Show will include talking to exhibitors about products, ideas and what’s new to help with their DIY tasks as well as an invite only Blogger Q&A followed by an open Meet and Greet with the couple.  You can follow them at www.YoungHouseLove.com.

The Original Plant Sale is back!  The Plant Sale will have dozens of the finest nurseries in the area participating – providing the ultimate in spring fun and ideas.  A great selection of plants is available including grasses, perennials, shrubs, plants of special interest and more.

The Home Depot’s Do-It-Yourself Stage is a great user friendly feature for the Portland Home & Garden Show, where Home Depot pros help attendees become skilled at simple projects around the home. Each day of the show, the Home Depot will be offering classes, tips and great resources, plus it’s a ton of fun!

It’s a show within a show! See the orchids bloom within the The Portland Orchid Society displays. For those enchanted by these remarkable flowers you can find an amazing array of orchids on display and for sale at the show.

DATES:               Wednesday, February 22, 11 am – 8 pm

Thursday, February 23, 11 am – 8 pm

Friday, February 24, 11 am – 8 pm

Saturday, February 25, 10 am – 8 pm

Sunday, February 26, 10 am – 6 pm

ADMISSION:      $10 general admission for adults. Kids age 12 and under free!
$2.00 discount coupons available at www.otshows.com.

LOCATION:        Expo, 2060 North Marine Drive

MORE INFO:      Call 503-246-8291

WEB:                   www.otshows.com

Facebook:          www.facebook.com/pdxhomeandgarden