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Upcoming Events:

2017 Canstruction Competition

Where: Pioneer Place Mall – 700 SW 5th Ave; Lower Level; Portland, OR 97205

When:   September 2017

Time: During mall hours

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Watch a Oregon Food Bank Voices video of who you are helping here!

THANK YOU to the 95 teams and 211 sponsors for the past 19 years!


SDA Portland is proud to participate in the annual national canstruction event.  This year Canstruction is celebrating our 21st Annual Canstruction Design Competition and we are looking for teams to help make this year a success. Canstruction has been supporting the Oregon Food Bank for the past 20 years and over those years we have provided the Food Bank with over a MILLION meals. We have moved the event to September, which is Hunger Awareness Month with Oregon Food Bank.

Competing teams put their skills to work designing structures made entirely out of canned foods. A variety of juried awards are handed out, such as “Best Meal” and “Structural Ingenuity”. Additionally, YOU can vote for the people’s choice during the week of the event. At the end of the competition, all food is donated to Oregon Food Bank to help combat hunger in our community.



Since 1997 we have raised over 546,813 lbs of food and $202,830, which equals 1,018,898 meals for Oregon Food Bank!

*For specific details regarding the upcoming local competition, please send an e-mail to: