Portland and great beer go hand in hand. After all, the city has nearly as many beer festivals as it does breweries. So it's no surprise that they've got a full calendar of beer-centric festivities to offer both locals and visitors alike. Here now, a roundup of some choice events this great city has to offer.Read More
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A massive statewide tasting event, the Oregon Brewers Guild hosts Zwickelmania on February 14, 2015. More than 100 breweries (including Bridgeport Brewpub, mapped here) across the state will offer free tastings and food pairings to visitors, as well as brewer-led tours and discussions to give guests a behind-the-scenes look at the best craft breweries in Portland.
Experience all of the best bars and breweries in Portland alongside expert local tour guides with BeerQuest’s Walking Beer Tours. In addition to great beer at stops like Rock Bottom Brewery (mapped here), the tours also include Skidmore Fountain, Voodoo Donuts, food carts, speakeasies, art, coffee, bicycles, beards and more.
Experience a unique tour of four central-city breweries—like Deschutes Brewery, mapped here—via a Dutch-inspired pedal-powered vehicle. Tours accommodate groups of 8-15 rider-drinkers and begin and end at the BrewStop, which features food, local beers on tap, and happy hour deals.
Brewvana offers all-inclusive, daily tours with three 14-passenger buses that depart from both the RiverPlace Hotel downtown and DoubleTree Hilton on the east side. Participants will visit various breweries—including Burnside Brewing Co, mapped here—receive an armload of swag, a beer journal and tasting guide, food, and a very knowledge guide.
On January 24, 10 of Portland's most innovative breweries will team up for Collabofest — an all-day festival hosted by Base Camp Brewing. Taste 10 never-been-sampled before recipes that showcase Portland’s spirit of collaboration, all in one place. Or, try all the #PDXNOW beers on tap at their respective breweries through February 28.
On February 21 at Green Dragon Bistro & Pub, taste Firkin beers—unpasteurized, unfiltered, naturally carbonated in the cask and served at cellar temperature—from 40 of Oregon's top breweries. Attendees will also enjoy artisan cheeses, chocolates, meats, and snacks.