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The Disc Golf Pro Tour’s Portland Open Set to Debut Memorial Day Weekend

By Baker Helton
The 2019 Portland Open presented by Bevel Craft Brewing is nearly upon us! This three round Disc Golf Pro Tour event is being held at Blue Lake Regional Park on their championship disc golf course from Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27 and will feature some of the best professional men and women disc golfers in the world! The Portland Open has been supported by Portland’s local Stumptown Disc Golf Club who have helped with preparation and volunteer support for the event.

The last event of this caliber that was played at the Blue Lake Disc Golf Course was the 2014 PDGA Pro World Championship. Famed for a stunning finish that featured Paul McBeth and Ricky Wysocki battling for five playoff holes to determine a World Champion, the 2014 World saw over 2,500 spectators taking in the disc golf action. There is bound to be great spectating and high drama on the course this weekend as well and the event is free for spectators to watch. There is a $5 parking fee at Blue Lake Regional Park which is maintained by Metro, another great partner of both the event and the Stumptown Disc Golf Club.

The Portland Open is being supported by both Discraft and Bevel Craft Brewing. Bevel is a new brewery out of Bend, Oregon started by World Champion disc golfers Nate Doss and Valarie Jenkins who celebrated their grand opening this past April. Having taken a step off of the disc golf circuit to start their new venture, both Nate and Val are proud to be part of professional disc golf in a new way, as a presenting sponsor of the Portland Open. Bevel will be on site at Tournament Central Friday, May 24th – Monday, May 27th from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM pouring craft beer for sale.

In addition to pouring beer, Bevel Craft Brewing will be releasing their first ever canned beer in support of the event! “Disclandia IPA” will be released on Saturday, May 25th at Tournament Central at Blue Lake at approximately 6:30 PM. It will be sold in four-packs and there will be a limit of two per person.

Prime spectating times will be from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM Saturday through Monday. In addition to the craft beer options, there will be food trucks, disc golf vendors, and the Disc Golf Pro Tour festival games set up on site, a perfect addition to make for a great weekend of fun at the event. As a featured event of the Rose Festival, the Portland Open is excited to welcome spectators on the festival’s opening weekend. Once spectators arrive at the Blue Lake Disc Golf Course, there will be ample signage to direct them to parking and Tournament Central where they can check in, get food, drink, and information about spectating the event.

There is going to be comprehensive media coverage of the Portland Open. There will be four media team’s on-site including Smashboxx TV (live coverage streaming on YouTube & Disc Golf Network), JomezPro (Post produced coverage of MPO1), Central Coast Disc Golf (Post produced coverage of MPO2), and Par Save Productions (Post Produced coverage of FPO1). Make sure to tune in to all the disc golf action being produced for the Portland Open!