Congratulations to the 2015 Milk Carton Boat Race Winners!

Thanks to all who attended or participated in the 2015 Milk Carton Boat Race, supporting Northwest Farmers Fighting Hunger. It was a great success.

Last Sunday, June 7, was a beautiful day at Westmoreland Park. There were 35 boats on the pond cheered by an estimated crowd of 2-2,500 people. Donations to Oregon Food Bank totaled just under a thousand dollars, and people are still giving online at through the end of June. The event was covered by local television stations, and there are some great photos on the OregonLive website.

Congratulations to the following participants for winning their divisions:

Best in Show – Thomas Clute
Corporate – Colton Snook/Darigold
Children – Hayden Kelly
Family/Multi-rider – Brillig Branstrom and Hayden Kelly
Adult – Colton Snook
Adult Mechanical Advantage – Nicolas Salinas

There were also some fun and imaginative entries in the showboat class this year. Thank you to all of our participants for the time and effort you put into your boats and the race, and we invite you to come back again next year.

This is a list of some of the groups and individuals who made the event possible. Special thanks to all of our sponsors and partners:

  • Portland Rose Festival
  • Portland Parks and Recreation
  • Royal Rosarians
  • Oregon Dairy Princess-Ambassadors and the Oregon Dairy Women
  • Oregon Food Bank
  • Sea Scouts, Cascade Pacific Council
  • Darigold
  • Crater Lake Soda
  • Sunshine Dairy
  • Oregon Department of Agriculture
  • The Bull/Alpha Media
  • Food vendors – Koi Fusion, Urban German, Two Wahines Shaved Ice
  • Boat inspectors – Teri and Rich Loporchio, Roger Moore
  • Class Act Events
  • Girl Scouts Troop 45090
  • Bridge City Paddling
  • Neighbors of Westmoreland Park


Start saving up your jugs and cartons now, and we’ll see you next year!


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Online registration is now closed, but limited onsite registration at the park on the day of the race will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Have last minute questions about building your boat?

Race Information and Rules 2015

How To Build a Milk Carton Boat Video


News Release

Calling all Milk Carton Boaters: Race Returns June 7 | March 27, 2015

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