The POrtalBurn 2018 Map is here!

We are thrilled to share the POrtalBurn 2018 Placement Map! Enjoy!

POrtalBurn 2018 Map (pdf version)

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DPW Needs You! Work Weekend: July 14, 2018

Hummingbird Hill needs some bridge repair and POrtalBurners are here to help!  Come on out on July 14th to move gravel and small stones.  If you’d like you can camp out the night of the 14th after the day’s work.  And of course, take a dip in the pond!  Some work may need to be done on the 15th as well.

Please contact with your interest and for more details.

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POrtalPotty Grants for 2018 are now open!

We award 18 $25 grants on a first-come, first-served basis for the purpose of decorating our POrtalPotties. Decorations should not interfere with the necessary cleaning and maintenance of the potty.

Apply for POrtalPotty Grant

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Event submissions and Nest reservations for 2018 are now open!

Deadline for Event submissions is July 1 at 11:59pm

Submit Events to appear in the HELP Guide


Reserve The Nest for your POrtalBurn 2018 event HERE

  • Please be sure to use the same event title when reserving the Nest as you do when submitting your Event listing to the HELP guide.

The Nest Rules

  • open from 10:00am to 8:00pm
  • each time block is 1 hour or 45 minutes (the extra 15 minutes is setup/cleanup time)
  • please do not sign up for more than 2 time blocks (1 hour 45 minutes total) in a row
  • carry-in/carry-out (no storing anything during other people’s time blocks)
  • no smoking allowed in the Nest


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Theme Camp & Placement applications are now open!

Go here:

Apply for placement to…

  • have your Theme Camp listed in the HELP Guide
  • request placement for Theme Camps
  • request placement for On-site Parking for vehicles 20 feet or less in length
  • request placement for Amplified Sound
  • request placement for Burning Art and Flame Effects

The deadline for submissions is July 1st at 11:59pm

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Tickets for POrtalBurn 2018 are on sale now.

Click the Brown Paper Ticket link on the right side of the webpage to purchase tickets. Visit the FAQ page here for pretty much everything else you need to know.

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2018 Leads, Code of Conduct Committee, and BOD Member Announcements!


We are super charged to announce our Leads for POrtalBurn 2018, our new Code of Conduct Committee, and our newest BOD Member!

Here are your superstar Leads for 2018!  We are thankful for everyone who expressed interest and thrilled to have these fine burners join the Leadership team! Please join us in welcoming them and giving them your support to make this years POrtalBurn the best ever!  You’ll find contact info for each department here.

Hearty welcome to the founding members of our new Code of Conduct Committee!  We applaud them for stepping up to help make this important function happen!  They’re just getting started so more information will be forthcoming.  Meanwhile, join us in congratulating them for being fabulous representatives on behalf of our community!

Alexander Elmendorf (Indigo)
Damian Masterson
Michael Patko (NakedMike)
Victoria Krafft Laux

And we’d like to extend a warm and overdue welcome to our newest member of the Board of Directors.  Welcome Amanda (Solace) Moore, who joined the BOD in January!  We had some awesome candidates and you rose to the top bringing your enthusiasm, experience, talents, knowledge and level of participation to POrtalBurn.

Thank you all for making POrtalBurn… the Official Regional Burn for Upstate New York… so friggin wonderful!  We’re excited to have you all part of the team that makes Portal happen!

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Art Grant Applications are Due May 27th!

POrtalBurn is Upstate New York’s Official Regional Burning Man Event. Enter a world of the wild, the wonderful, the mysterious, and the magical! We are setting the stage for a weekend of unbridled creativity and invite you to participate and share in this experience. Find out more information at

Do you want to bring your creative visions to POrtalBurn? Let’s make those brilliant ideas come to life! We have money for art grants & for our effigy and we can’t wait to spend it on you!

Please complete the Art Grant Google Doc Application HERE and remember you must attach a detailed budget in order to be considered for an art grant.

Come out and play with us in Upstate NY!!

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POrtalBurn 2018 Art Leads

We select our Art Leads before all others so they can get a jump start on making art happen. Some amazing people volunteered for this role and ya’ll didn’t make it easy for us! Taking all coverage for all the different departments into consideration, we have selected Art Leads for POrtalBurn 2018. Please join us in congratulating Roblyn (Cognac) Powley and Kenzie Kline! They’ll be working together to make super cool shit happen at PB18! Welcome to the team Cognac and Kenzie! Woo woo!

Applications for Art Lead are now closed (obviously) but all others are still open until April 6. Please go here to apply:

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Community input for Code of Conduct nominees

SEEKING COMMUNITY INPUT! We have some awesome participants who have volunteered to form our first POrtalBurn Code of Conduct committee. To help in the final selection of committee members, we are seeking community input. The feedback period is two weeks… until March 30. Click HERE to see the list of candidates and their personal statements as to why they would like to be on the committee. All input is anonymous. Submissions for new candidates for 2018 is now closed. Massive appreciation to the participants who volunteered, and thank YOU in advance for providing your input!
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