Poet’s Beach is Portland’s first downtown beach where Portlanders can go for a refreshing dip and it’s also the starting point for The Big Float. The River Huggers Swim Team, The Human Access Project, The City of Portland, Inflatable Boat Center et al have put forth tremendous effort to make this beach happen.
Once a “Superfund Site” the Willamette is now safe to recreate and swim in and that’s kinda the whole point of The Big Float, giving Portlanders a place to go in the city for good clean fun.
Today marks the grand opening of Poet’s Beach with Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and many others making an inaugural splash to mark the start of Poet’s Beach’s season.
The Big Float starts Saturday July 15 and will feature two floating stages with live music, food carts, giant slip and slides, and much much more. The Big Float is touted as Portland’s best waterfront celebration so mark it on your calendars and come see what all the fuss is about.
IBC will be there for V.I.P. services and as a safety overwatch for the event.
To witness the awesome power and speed of an inflatable sport boat give the pros at IBC a call (503)235-2628 and ask for Adam. You can also check out our online store at http://www.inflatableboats.com/main.sc.