PORTLAND, ORE. (Nov. 10, 2008)– Powder comes to the Pearl on November 22 when the Art Institute, Salomon & Bonfire Snowboarding, along with all their friends at US Outdoor and Scion present: the second annual Backyard Bang rail jam!

From noon until 4 p.m. there are no lifts and no limits—as some of the best local and National snowboarders annihilate the king size jib constructed by Snowboy Productions in front of the Art Institute on Northwest Davis between the 11th and 12th.

Win free lift passes, Bonfire, Salomon and Skull Candy gear—check out the Art Institute—and celebrate the new season from the Widmer VIP deck. If you like good music and good food—nothin’ slides down as easy as a Cobra Dog and a handrail. Best part about it? It’s all free—all fun, rain or shine.

For more info call 503 228-6528, or check out artinstitutes.com/Portland or www.salomonsnowboard.com

Opening day is going to be a banger – will you be there? The Backyard Bang – November 22, from 4-8.

Thanks to event sponsors: Salomon Snowboards, Art Institute of Portland, US Outdoor Store, Skullcandy, Bonfire, Windell’s, Scion and Paul Mitchell.