Over 500 people joined our live-streamed lecture event!


A recording of the entire 2.5 hour event is posted here!  See the running order and time codes here. (Please forgive the opening 3-min video montage being muted.) Big thanks to Max Maven, Shawn Farquhar, Stephen Bargatze, & John Shryock

Our annual weekend convention had to be cancelled, but we're keeping our eye on rescheduling as soon as possible. We'd love to get this very same lineup, but that'll depend on their availability. Find out when we schedule our next event by joining our mailing list at the bottom of this page, as well as our FB page. (We only email with important event announcements, 7 or 8 times/year.)

Specific weekend event cancellation news at this link.  

Everyone will be getting a full refund. About 35% of them have been processed, and the rest should be done by April 5. (Was shooting for March 31, but got blindsided by Paypal's 3-5 day delay for moving money from a bank account to a PP account - and the refunds must go thru them.) If you'd like to voluntarily donate $10 or more of your refund to help with the sunk costs, or leave your registration in for the next event, say so in a quick email to info@pdxmagicjam.com.  Stand-alone contributions can also be made at paypal.me/PortlandMagicJam. Otherwise the default will be full refunds to everyone by April 5. 

The Sheraton & Hampton Inn gave full refunds on hotel reservations. (As noted here and in our emails, they didn't cancel automatically - you had to call them! ) 

Forgive us for leaving some of the moot convention info still on this site.  Leaving the formatting up allows a head start on the changes when we reschedule.

Portland Magic Jam 2020

The 4 Horsemen of the 2020 PMJ

This year's registrations had surpassed all previous years, so our weekend of magic and camaraderie is growing nicely! 

EVENING SHOWS: Be sure to tell your friends about our Fri & Sat night shows!  Go to the Evening Show tab for info on the lineups, tickets, and the great poster we hope you'll share on your social media! 

HOTEL ROOMS: We sold out our discounted room block at the Sheraton, but the Hampton Inn next door matched their $129/night price. 


Magic Dealers was to include a whole bunch of great folks listed here. Hopefully they'll all return when we reschedule!

Remember the following guys from last year? 

Portlaned Magic Jam 2019

One last tip-o-the hat to last year's headliners!

 Our four 2019 headliners were genuinely great guys, and had a great time here in Portland! David Regal, Jonathan Levit, Tom Burgoon, & Robert Ramirez!  

Here are some great photos from the 2019 event: 

Photos from Glen Bledsoe

Photos from Darren Sethe 

Also a great Video Montage by Darren Sethe.

See our complete list of Past Headliners!

The PMJ keeps reaching new levels of awesome!

Over the past 11 years the PMJ has been growing nicely. And along the way it's been a great time for everyone involved - including the headliners! Looking back at our list of past headliners - holy cow!  The masters who've visited us have done great evening & close up shows, great lectures, and had some great chemistry in our panel discussion. On top of all this we've found them extremely accessible hanging out with us between the events!   

The Airport Sheraton

Our move to the Sheraton has been a great step up, and we're happy to announce we're returning again in 2020 as well as 2021. The extra space allows us more attendance, more dealers, more elbow room, and the added electricity of opening the evening shows to the public.  

Event History & Overview

Started in 2009, the PMJ is an annual 3-day magic convention that brings together magicians from Oregon & Washington & beyond for a great weekend of learning & camaraderie. It's open to all levels of magic enthusiasts, from beginners to hobbyists to seasoned pros. It's a weekend packed with instructional lectures, shows, magic dealers, a panel discussion, a contest, and the camaraderie of fellow magicians. 

We can't believe the magic headliners we continue to host every year!  See the complete list at the Past Headliners tab.  

Get Notified About Event Updates

Get info as we set dates, firm up headliners, open up registration, and when our discounted room block opens up at the Sheraton.  Sign up for our announcement list at the bottom of the Contact tab. Also follow our FB page for up-to-date announcements.   (History has shown we don't over-post or over-email. Usually 6 or 7 emails per year.)