Top Ten Reasons To Visit Portland for the Cascade Clash SYC

Portland is a wonderful city, even in winter! 

  1. T-shirts and hoodies with the competitor’s names on the back!
  2. Tax-free shopping! Washington Square Mall is just a mile away. Plus, keep reading.. 
  3. Adidas Employee Store passes for all USA Fencing members!
  4. Columbia Sportswear Employee Store passes for all!
  5. The Portland Winter Light Festival 
  6. Lan Su Chinese garden Lunar new year lantern viewing events.
  7. For the more outdoorsy types, go on a hike! Winter Hikes in and Near Portland
  8. Want to get out of town? Visit Cannon Beach, a wonderful little beach town on the pacific ocean or go skiing on Mt. Hood, both are less than 2 hours away.
  9. The FOOD! Din Tai Fung, Sesame Donuts, Salt n Straw, Dough Zone, Paris Baguette, Oyatsu pan, Tre De Jouis, & so much more!
  10. Northwest Fencing Center is an amazing place to fence & compete!