Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Pickathon Festival Oregon

WHERE: Pendarvis Farm, Portland, Oregon
WHEN: 1st - 3rd August 2014

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Line Up

Nickel Creek
Blind Pilot
The War on Drugs
Jonathan Richman
Jolie Holland
Mac DeMarco
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Shakey Graves
Gregory Alan Isakov
Valerie June
Destroyer (solo)
Courtney Barnett
People Under The Stairs
Parquet Courts
The Sadies
The Barr Brothers
Angel Olsen
Those Darlins
Della Mae
Robbie Fulks
Spanish Gold
Marco Benevento
The Black Lillies
Mandolin Orange
Lonnie Holley
Mikal Cronin
Son Little
Posesed By Paul James
Ages and Ages
The Donkeys
Ural Thomas & The Pain
Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer
Love as Laughter
Bobby Patterson
Willie Watson
Steve Gunn
Julianna Barwick
The Men
Hiss Golden Messanger
Brownout / Brown Sabbath
Cardboard Songsters
Charlie Parr
Diarrea Planet
Old Buck
Crow Quill Night Owls
Leroy Thomas & The Zydeco Roadrunners

About the festival

Pickathon is the original Indie-Roots Music festival. More than 35 bands on 5 stages and thousands of neighborly festival goers. Camping, hiking and a sustainability ethic situated among Oregon's doug firs on an 80 acre wonderland just 20 minutes from Portland.

o Pickathon provides one of the best summer festival lineups of 2010. No other festival brings you the mix of indie roots music you will see at Pickathon. It is a true music lover’s paradise.

o Continuous three day weekend of music presented on 6 stages (Mt. View Stage [outdoor], Fir Meadows Stage [outdoor], Woods Stage [Solar Powered - outdoor], Starlight Stage [All Ages - Late Night - outdoor], the Galaxy Barn [indoor], and the Workshop Barn [workshops]. The indoor Galaxy Barn stage becomes a late-night (21+) venue at 9pm until 2AM.

o Pendarvis Farm provides 80 Acres of lush meadow and forested campgrounds with hiking, audience views of Mt. Hood, food and craft vendors, beer gardens, picking galore, beautiful site and stage design, fresh water, an array of shade and venue covering, and much more.

o Support Pickathon’s efforts in becoming a leader in Green music festivals through a host of initiatives that include; an alternative transportation plan (Local Mass Transit on a Bio Diesel Bus, Travel to Portland without Renting a Car, Bike Routes and Parking, and Carpool Matching), a variety of renewable energy uses, recycling, and partnering with a variety of green sponsors.

o Pickathon features several musical workshops taught by the performing artists.

o Kids under 12 are free when the family comes to Pickathon and will be greeted by a continuous array of planned kid activities and performances throughout the weekend.

o Pendarvis Farm includes classic wooded Oregon hiking trails to take a break and enjoy peace and solitude.

o If you are a beginning to advanced musician plan on bringing your instrument as plenty of other folks will be doing the same.

o Pickathon traces it genesis to Portland’s diverse Indie Roots music scene, and we are happy to report that Portland still remains a thriving creative musical mecca.

Pickathon Festival Line Up - 2013
Feist, Andrew Bird, Divine Fits, The Devil Makes Three, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Sharon Van Etten, Shabazz Palaces, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside, Vieux Farka Toure, Howe Gelb, Lady, The Felice Brothers, Tift Merritt, The Lone Bellow, Dale Watson, Parquet Courts, Foxygen, JD McPherson, Ginny Hawker, Lightning Dust, Marco Benevento, Dirk Powell, Breathe Owl Breathe, Wayne Hancock, Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole, King Tuff, Bradford Lee Folk & The Bluegrass Playboys, Lake Street Dive, Sturgill Simpson, White Fence, Shinyribs, Foghorn Stringband, Yellowbirds, Malcolm Holcombe, Caleb Klauder Country Band, Pure Bathing Culture, I Draw Slow, Shakey Graves, Ty Segall, The Relatives, Jessica Pratt

Pickathon Festival Line Up - 2012
AA Bondy, Abigail Washburn, Alela Diane, Blitzen Trapper, Bowerbirds, Bruce Molksy Band, Cajun Country Revival, feat. Jesse Lége and Joel Savoy, Captain Bogg & Salty, Cardboard Songsters, Cass McCombs, Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass, Doug Paisley, Dr. Dog, Foghorn Stringband, Genticorum, Handsome Furs, Heartless Bastards, Hot 8 Brass Band, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Lake Street Dive, Langhorne Slim, Laura Gibson, Lonnie Walker, Los Cojolites, Lost Bayou Ramblers feat. Gordon Gano, Midtown Dickens, Neko Case, Petunia & The Vipers, Phosphorescent, Reverend KM Williams, Robert Ellis, Shovels & Rope, Sonny & The Sunsets, Southeast Engine, Ted Jones and the Tarheel Boys, The Barr Brothers, The Cave Singers, The Mynabirds, The War on Drugs, The Wood Brothers, Thee Oh Sees, THEESatisfaction, Two Man Gentlemen Band, Typhoon, White Denim, Whitey Morgan & The 78’s, Y La Bamba, Refugee All Stars, Bombino, Todd Snider, Casey MacGill, The Cactus Blossoms

Pickathon Festival Line Up - 2011
Mavis Staples, Bill Callahan, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Califone, Thao, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Fruit Bats, Vetiver, Damien Jurado, The Sadies, Danny Barnes, The Builders and The Butchers, Laura Veirs, Future Islands, Brownout, The Wilders, Richard Swift, Elliott Brood, Pine Leaf Boys, Sonny & The Sunsets, Whitey Morgan and the 78's, Old Sledge, Mike + Ruthy, Bruce Molsky, AgesandAges, Charlie Parr, Pokey LaFarge, The Black Lillies, Strand Of Oaks, Rock Plaza Central, The Buffalo Killers, Ted Jones And The Tarheel Boys, Joy Kills Sorrow, Old Light, Truckstop Darlin', Cahalen Morrison & Eli West, Diane Ferlatte, Black Mountain, Grupo Fantasma, Wye Oak, Corrine West & Kelly Joe Phelps, Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter, Michael Hurley, Lightning Dust, Dawn Landes, L. C. Ulmer, Sunday Valley, Eilen Jewell.

How to get there


Option #1 - Travel to Portland by airplane, train, or bus and stay at one of our Lodging Partners who will provide free of charge shuttle service between the Hotel and Pickathon.

Option #2 - Travel to Portland by airplane, train, or bus and finish your journey to Pickathon by taxi or our Mass Transit Shuttle (see above) and camp onsite.


One of the simplest ways to make a difference is to carpool with friends.

If you don't know someone carpooling and you live in Oregon or Southwest Washington we encourage you to go to the website CarpoolMatchNW and follow the instructions below.

If you are already registered with CarpoolMatchNW, log in as a returning user. When you get to Going To (Destination) click the drop down arrow and select Pickathon, Pendarvis Farm and enter you preferred traveling times.

If you are not already registered on CarpoolMatchNW, then go ahead and register. When you get to Going To (Destination) click the drop down arrow and select Pickathon, Pendarvis Farm, and enter you preferred traveling times.

Note: Remember that being more flexible about your departure and return times and the distance you will travel to meet your carpool will increase the chances of finding a match.

Once your carpool match is created you should automatically get updates when a possible match is found.


We suggest 3 possible bike routes below. We also encourage folks to research their own bike routes because there are tradeoffs (less traffic, less hills, best lighted, etc...) in picking which bike route is best.

Bike Route 1 (Easiest) - From I-205 Bikepath -- Easy riding on good bike lanes, well lit, and mostly flat.

From the I-205 Bikepath, take Sunnyside Rd all the way to 162nd. Bike lanes and good lighting exist the entire way up Sunnyside until you reach 162nd, but consider yourself warned that the intense suburban scenery is less than stunning.

Take a left onto 162nd and continue (.8 miles) until it bends right into Hagen Road. You will see Pendarvis Farm within 300 feet. 162nd and Hagen is the only portion of this journey without designated bike lanes.

Bike Route 2 - Springwater Corridor (Medium because of traffic on 172nd and Foster) - Mostly flat with road traffic and small road shoulders on both Foster (300 feet) and 172nd (~1.5miles)

Take 158th off of the Springwater Corridor trail and take a left on Foster.

Go 300 feet and take right onto 162nd.

Continue down 162nd until you come to the tee of SE Sager and SE Vrandenburg Rd. (Take a left onto Sager)

Sager Intersects 172 where you take a right and continue down 172nd until Hagen Rd.

Take a right down Hagen Rd and you will see Pendarvis Farm within .3 miles

Bike Route 3 - Springwater Corridor (Hard because of the big hills) - The most scenic route through Happy Valley with the least amount of traffic and a lot of big hill climbing.

Take 158th off of the Springwater Corridor trail and take a left on Foster.

Go 300 feet and take right onto 162nd.

Continue down 162nd until you come to the SE Clatsop Rd where you will take a right.

Continue ~4000ft uphill and take a right on 145th.

Continue straight on 145th about 1.5 miles (past King Street) until it merges with 147th and continue straight again for ~.2 miles until you see Monner Rd.

Take a left on Monner Rd. and be careful as this is a steep decent down to 162nd Ave.

Take a left on 162nd and follow it as it bends and turns into Hagen Rd (~.2 miles) and you will see Pendarvis Farm within 300 feet.

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