Tag, you’re it! PGE celebrates 125 years with social media contest

Four great prizes, including one grand prize to celebrate Oregon’s history

June 13, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. — Tag, you’re it! Portland General Electric has placed special “125-year” power pole tags in memorable places throughout its service territory to celebrate a long history of providing power to Oregon. June 3, 1889 marked PGE’s and the nation’s first long-distance transmission of electricity when power generated at the Willamette Falls in Oregon City lit 55 street lamps in downtown Portland.

To enter the contest, find a special “125-year” power pole tag, snap a photo and share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag, #PGE125, and you will be automatically entered in a random drawing for the chance to win one of four prizes including one grand prize that celebrates the history of Oregon.

“This is a fun way for PGE to engage with the community while we celebrate a major milestone,” said Kregg Arntson, PGE’s corporate social responsibility manager. “As we look forward to the next 125 years, we’re inspired by our community to secure a sustainable, affordable energy future for Oregon.”

One lucky grand prize winner will receive a package of iconic Oregon experiences, including: four tickets to the Timbers vs. Sounders game on Aug. 24, 2014; a year’s membership to OMSI, the Oregon Zoo and the Oregon History Museum; a night stay at Hotel deLuxe; dinner at a McMenamins restaurant; a trip for four on Willamette Jet Boat from OMSI to Willamette Falls; and four locally made chocolate bars from Woodblock Chocolate. Three individual runner-ups will win tickets for four to the Timbers vs. Sounders game on Aug. 24, 2014, as well as Timbers swag and a gift card for $25 for Providence Park concessions.

Here’s a hint to help you get started on your search. PGE pole tags were placed at eye-level in the following cities: Portland, Salem, Oregon City, Newberg, Carlton, Dayton, Beaverton, Tigard, Gresham, Estacada, Hillsboro and Woodburn. Also, be sure to keep an eye out for these special pole tags around PGE’s six community offices. The contest runs through June 30. For more information, including the official rules, visit PortlandGeneral.com/125.

Find PGE on Facebook or on Twitter and Instagram using the handle @PortlandGeneral.

For a photo of the special “125-year” pole tag, visit Flickr.com/PortlandGeneralElectric.

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About Portland General Electric Company
About Portland General Electric Company: Portland General Electric (NYSE: POR) is a fully integrated energy company based in Portland, Oregon, serving approximately 865,000 customers in 51 cities. For more than 125 years, PGE has been delivering safe, reliable energy to Oregonians. With 2,700 employees across the state, PGE is committed to building a cleaner, more efficient energy future. Together with its customers, PGE has the number one voluntary renewable energy program in the U.S. For more information visit PortlandGeneral.com.


Fore more information contact: Melanie Moir, PGE, 503-464-8790