Community defines community as “a social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage “.

Portland has more than 90 formally recognized neighborhoods. As a city, we are a collection of neighborhoods living as one community that share a dot on the map. In many ways, PIR reflects that ethos by hosting many communities that share the same spot on the map.

As a city park, Portland International Raceway serves many communities. Almost 50 unique user groups use the park regularly, with over 500 events happening each year in the park. Spectators attend a wide range of events including pro road racing, Rose Cup amateur racing, motocross, drag racing, Oregon Trail Rally, and more. The Portland Winter Wonderland turns PIR into a magical place every holiday season, bringing thousands of families in cars, on bicycles, and with their pets for walk-your-dog nights. Pro events see kick-off parties in Kenton to at the start of race weekends, so our park community embraces local businesses by celebrating together away from the track. This helps bring financial benefits to the local economy.

Friends of PIR’s mission is to preserve and enhance PIR. Working with the broad community of park visitors who use and experience the track is core to this mission. As a non-profit, we are constantly looking for new ways to engage and support all members of the PIR community.