WEEKLY ORPCA NEWSLETTER
Updated March 15, 2023
Saturday, March 25: SUV Drive
Join us for the March SUV “In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb” Drive! This drive takes you on a scenic route through some of Oregon’s most beautiful landscapes, including vineyards, forests, llama farms, Christmas tree farms, and wineries. You’ll get to explore the stunning views and terrain from the comfort of your SUV. (Any SUVs are welcome). This drive has a little bit of everything except gravel roads. The drive will begin at a park in Wilsonville, make a figure-eight loop north through south Tualatin and then back to another Wilsonville park for a short rest break. Our route will continue west and stops for a third rest break at the Bald Peak Scenic Viewpoint before ending at a downtown Yamhill restaurant for lunch.
Start time is 9:00am with a participant’s meeting at 9:15 and leaving by 9:30.
Complete information and a link to register are here: March SUV Drive
Sunday, March 26: Autocross #1 7:30am – 2:00pm
Join us for Autocross #1 on Sunday, March 26, 2023, in the South Paddock of Portland International Raceway. Here is the link to Motorsportreg with all the information on this event: Autocross #1
Saturday, April 8 – Arrive and Drive: All information is here: April 8 Arrive and Drive. Registration opens on Thursday, March 16 at 7:00pm.
Saturday, April 15 – Spring Clean: Take care of all those niggling cosmetic issues that have been eating at you. Registration is required: Spring Clean
Saturday, April 15 – Garage Visit to Steve’s Auto Restoration: This will be an Open House format, but they will also have guided tours if you want. Registration is required: Garage Visit Steves Auto Restoration
Sunday, April 16 – Autocross #2: Be sure to sign up quickly as this is sure to fill up. Information and registration is on Motorsportsreg Autocross #2 April 16 PIR.
Wednesday, April 19 – Midweek Drive: Save the Date for this drive to Astoria. Registration will open next Thursday.
Saturday, April 29 – SUV Drive: Save the Date for the April SUV Drive.
This is a three-day extended weekend event, combining drives on scenic backroads, visits to three wineries and two joint dinners. We are heading to the western border of Walla Walla and the Palouse. On Friday, the tour starts at the Rowena Crest Viewpoint, takes curvy backroads to Condon and Heppner, and then reaches Richland, where we stay at the Lodge at Columbia Point. Friday evening, we will have a joint dinner at the hotel. On Saturday, the morning drive takes us to scenic Palouse and the Lyons Ferry State Park. After a rest stop, we will head to the Red Mountain AVA. We will have combined lunch and wine tasting at a winery in Richland, followed by two more wineries in the Red Mountain AVA, including a wagon ride. Saturday evening, we will have a joint dinner at a restaurant within walking distance of the hotel. Sunday, we drive back on scenic backroads, through the Red Mountain area, up the Columbia Plateau, through Bickleton, and then a lunch stop in Goldendale. After lunch, we drive along the Klickitat River to Lyle and on to Hood River where the tour ends.
Complete information and waitlist are here: https://www.oregonpca.org/event/2023-walla-walla-wine-tour/.
The Spring tour is sold out with a waiting list, but we still have a few spots available on the Fall tour, October 6 – 9. You really don’t want to miss out on the Club’s premier driving tour! The 2023 tour will visit the Columbia River Gorge, the canyons of the Columbia Plateau, the rolling hills of the Palouse, the Snake River Canyon on a Jet Boat, the majestic Wallowa’s, and premier wineries in Walla Walla. Visit 2023 NW Passage
for the complete description of the tour and to register. Contact Jeff Gretz at [email protected] or 503.915.2364 with any questions.
Porsche Parade is PCA’s annual week-long convention. This year it will take place at the La Quinta Resort & Club (Hilton) in La Quinta, California (Palm Springs area) from June 18 – 24. Parade Phase I Registration is still open. For complet information go to Porsche Parade Web Site. Once that is complete, you will be sent a confirmation email to book your housing via ConferenceDirect. Parade Phase II Registration and the ability to select banquets, tours, and events will open Wednesday, April 5.
We have recently added our ORPCA window clings to our Shop on the web. Go to: ORPCA Shop to check the new product out.