Announcement: The 2016 HELP guide is here!

You got questions? We can help with that! The 2016 HELP guide is here to lead you through all the happenings, events, logistics, and principles.

POrtalBurn 2016 HELP GUIDE

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The POrtal is almost ready to open!

POrtalBurn is just around the corner! Here’s a reminder of gate hours.

Thursday: Noon through 5pm for early arrivals only (approval required)
Thursday: 5pm through Midnight
Friday: 8am through Midnight
Saturday: 8am through 8pm
Sunday: 8am through 8pm

While we recognize that life happens, we can’t guarantee admittance outside of these hours and advise everyone to plan accordingly.

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The POrtalBurn 2016 Placement Map is here!

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye

I hear you sounding fantastic because you’re following the sound policy

POrtalBurn Sound Policy – 2016

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Submit Your Events!!

The event submissions for POrtalBurn 2016 are now open!

Hurry, the deadline to have your event included in the HELP guide is July 23rd at 9:00 PM!

Submit my event!

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Adopt a POrtal Potty at POrtalBurn!!

We have 12 potties up for adoption. First come- first granted.
You decorate your potty and we will reimburse you up to $25.
Keep in mind that your decorations should not interfere with the servicing of your potty.

The POtty grants open on Wednesday, June 15th.

Whoo hoo! All the POtties have been adopted!

If you have any questions send them to


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BREAKING NEWS!!! Welcome to Hummingbird Hill!

We are incredibly excited to announce the location of POrtalBurn 2016: Hummingbird Hill ( in Almond NY. The dates will remain the same: Aug 4 – 8. Do yourself a favor and google map search it and look at the Earth view. Do you see that?! Yes – you are correct! We have a pond again! And beside the pond there is a party house which we can use as well. The land has a hill but is mostly flat in areas where camping will go, and the owners are wonderful people. We will be releasing more information soon.

Look for tickets to go on sale on June 6 at 7:00pm.

Also keep your eyes open for volunteer opportunities – POrtalBurn needs you!

We are so ridiculously excited about this site (thank you Anthony George for the connection!!!) and for how POrtalBurn is growing.

We look forward to burning with you!

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PortalBurn 2015 Afterburn Report

Better late than never…

2015 Afterburn Report

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Art Grant Applications Are Now Open!

Art & Effigy Grant Applications are now OPEN for POrtalBurn 2016!

Grant Application deadline is May 9, 2016.

Art Grants!

Any questions contact

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Lead Announcements for POrtalBurn 2016

Hello POrtalBurn Community! We sincerely appreciate everyone who submitted a Lead application for our Upstate NY Regional Burn. Your interest in taking on a leadership role is appreciated beyond measure. We are thrilled to announce your Department Leads for POrtalBurn 2016! The following people have stepped up to volunteer their time and talent to make this years event even better than the last. To help facilitate communications between Leads and the Community, we’ve created department Gmail accounts for inquiries. They’re listed here for reference… please be patient and give us a chance to get plans in place before hitting them up. We know everyone is excited! We will keep you informed of progress on our new Facebook Page ( and here on our Official website.

Join us in welcoming the POrtalBurn Leads! We’re super happy to have these amazing burners on board and look forward to their contributions to the evolution of POrtalBurn!

Volunteer Lead
Katy McClure (KT-Rex)

HELP Guide Lead
Stacy Fuller (Tiki Bubbles)

DPW Lead
Greg ‘Bird’ Cunningham

Art Co-Leads
Kate Tanos (Fate)
Debi Mansour (Crackerjack)

Theme Camp & Placement Lead
Keith Weil (Teeth)

Sound Lead
Anthony Vallone (TwinNumberTwo)

Parking Lead
Nathan Andrew Wright (Hot Dog)

Gate & Ticketing Co-Leads
Nicholas Giove (Nyk)
Zack Gangemi

Medical Lead
Steven Lowinger

Ranger Co-Leads
John Cholewa
Rachel Kory

Fire Team Lead
Rob Morton

Jennifer Dublin

You all rock!

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