Streamlined Sundays: Miller Family Free Day – Oregon Travel Trailers & Trucks

August 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sharon L. Miller and Family Community Free Day

Free Admission: 10-5 p.m.
Special Programs: See Schedule

In 1931, Airstream trailers began with Baker City, Oregon–born Wally Byam’s dream: to build a travel trailer that would move like a stream of air, be light enough to be towed by a car, and create first-class accommodations anywhere. Not too long after, Leland James, president of Portland-based trucking company Consolidated Freightways, approached manufacturers with his idea of building trucks with lightweight aluminum instead of traditional steel and eventually founded Freightliner. Join us for a festive day of vehicle streamlining Oregon-style with a chance to see new and vintage travel trailers on display courtesy of the Oregon Airstream Club along with a very special restored vintage Freightliner truck.


10-4 p.m.

Oregon Airstream Club–Trailer Viewings
Park Avenue
Stop by to chat with members of the Oregon Airstream Club and peek inside a selection of vintage and contemporary trailers that were designed to “move like a stream of air.”

1942 Freightliner Truck Display
Outdoor lower courtyard
Oregon-based Freightliner shares a special restored truck cab that was an early innovator in streamlined truck design.  Imagine you are behind the wheel with their replica dashboard display.

Airstream Photobooth
Outdoor upper courtyard
Take a trip around Oregon in this specially designed trailer by Airstream Adventures Northwest that snaps your picture too!

Noon-3 p.m.

Art for Your Nose
Outdoor upper courtyard
Make Your Own Auto Air Freshener with artist Catherine Epstein

Make Your Own Car, Truck, Hybrid, or Racer
Outdoor lower courtyard
Design your ride from a few simple car kits designed by artist Rod Stuart.  Choose a body style and then assemble with wheels, axles, fins, stripes–you name it!

Road Trip Playlist
Outdoor upper and lower courtyard
Where are you going and where have you been this summer?  More importantly, what will you listen to on the way? Attach your road trip song to a map of our region. Songs will be played throughout the day!

12:30 p.m.

“Road Trip” Family Tour
Meet in the Schnitzer Sculpture Court

3 p.m.

“Road Trip” Public Tour
Meet in the Schnitzer Sculpture Court

This program is generously supported in part by Sharon L. Miller and Family, the Gordon D. Sondland and Katherine J. Durant Foundation, the Lamb Baldwin Foundation, and the Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation, with additional support provided by the William Pitt Foundation.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition The Shape of Speed: Streamlined Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1930–1942.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.

Airstream pulled by a cyclist.