Portland's first High Times Cannabis Cup was first announced about a year ago by High Times Magazine, shortly after the passage of Measure 91 which legalizes Marijuana use and Cannabis growing in Oregon.
The event was original schedule for July, then August or September. Apparently the lack of a suitable venue was the main issue for the event organizers due to the OLCC's reminder that any venue that has a liquor license should not allow any marijuana smoking to take place on their premises.
During August attempt were made to hold the event in a Milwaukie warehouse. But those plans too fell through when the City of Milwaukie kept dragging their feet on issuing the permit.
So now the first High Times Cannabis Cup in Oregon will hopefully take place in the spring of 2016. So start growing out your best in the west, cause this competition will put your buds to the test.
Check for the latest information at http://www.CannabisCup.com/