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Charging at Portland International Raceway or hotels nearby?

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by v12 to 12v, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. v12 to 12v

    v12 to 12v Active Member

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    We are headed to PIR for Rose Cup. We will be there several days so we are looking for charging opportunities at nearby hotels or at the track.

    I recall hearing about a Roadster charging station at the track and I was wondering if it is still there. I have an adapter for the Roadster HPC. Does anyone have any specifics about the track HPC charging station?

    Otherwise, I am looking for a hotel in S. Vancouver or in the Delta area for overnight charging.
     
  2. GDH

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    #2 GDH, Jun 4, 2014
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    I have no idea about hotels in that area but if you come into NW Portland you can use my charger. Just send me a PM if you do.
     
  3. v12 to 12v

    v12 to 12v Active Member

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    Thanks for offering a safety net, GDH. If nothing else turns up soon I'll let you know.
     
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    #4 GDH, Jun 4, 2014
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    No worries, I have safe and secure place for you to charge if needed.
     
  5. v12 to 12v

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    I called all the hotels close by. Best Western "Inn at the Meadows" says that they are working on plans in the works to install a charging station at their location.

    I just realized that when we went to Rose Cup last year there wasn't a Supercharger in Centralia yet! It opened a few weeks after Rose Festival. I should be good to go unless I end up doing lots of running around.

    I'm still curious about the PIR Roadster HPC...
     
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    There's also the supercharger in Woodburn. It's only like 30 miles south of portland. So even if you do a lot of running around you can always run down there quickly and max charge.
     
  7. brianman

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    #7 brianman, Jun 6, 2014
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    There's at least one 40A outlet at PIR. There's also a campground** near (about 10min walking distance from) the hotel* I stayed at when I went there last year. I made use of both. :)

    * Red Lion Hotel on the River-Jantzen Beach, 909 N Hayden Island Dr, Portland, OR 97217 / (503) 283-4466
    ** Jantzen Beach RV Park, 1503 N Hayden Island Dr, Portland, OR / (503) 289-7626


    The pole next to the truck at PIR in this picture...
    PIR_NEMA_14-50R.png
    ... has a NEMA 14-50 that was working as of Nov 3, 2013.

    Edit: It's either that pole or the one slightly farther left and up from there in the picture. I forget. I can go dig up some pictures to confirm.

    Edit 2:
    It wasn't the pole. It was near the pole. :)
    Post A Picture Of Your Car Charging - Page 16
     
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    Thank you, Brianman! I've walked by that spot hundreds of times and didn't notice it. Yet, it might be blocked by vendors for Rose Cup.

    I wonder why the Red Lion did not mention their charging opportunities. I might have to pop in for a chat!
     
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    Thank you again, Brianman. The 50A charger worked great at the track. The Beignet truck was only using the 30A plug at that spot. I managed to squeeze in and charge very conveniently. I saw one other Model S there and learned that there was another one in the vicinity when I met up with them at the Supercharger on our way home.

    The Porsche didn't fare as well. It broke on the second day. :-(
     
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    Glad to help, and I hope the track served you well! :)

    BTW, I try to make it a habit at each, um, "driving location" to try to find one of the representatives of the facility and chat them up about charging opportunities there. I didn't get a chance to do it at PIR. (Too mentally occupied.) Hopefully you got a chance to...

    Also, I try to buy at least a little SWAG to thank them for the juice. They didn't have anything for sale the day I was there ("go online") unfortunately.
     

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