The 2016 Oregon Brewers Brunch, hosted by Laurelwood Public House & Brewery, is SOLD OUT!
If you would like to be put on a waiting list, please email chris @ oregonbrewfest.com. If people contact us to sell their tickets, we will connect you to them.
Rogue Ales hosts an overflow brunch at the nearby Green Dragon; eat breakfast there, then join with the official OBF Parade at 11:30am on July 27. Tickets available here.
Following the brunch is the Oregon Brewers Parade, which starts at 11:30am and is open to all ages with no ticket needed. More than 500 beer lovers will walk from the Melody Ballroom, cross the Hawthorne Bridge over the Willamette River, and end up on the grounds of the Oregon Brewers Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. We'll be led by the funky sounds of the Transcendental Brass Band.
This year's Grand Marshal is Lisa Morrison. Also known as "The Beer Goddess," Lisa taught her first Beer Appreciation for Women classes (called SudSisters) 15 years ago. She was writing a beer blog in 1997, way before anybody had even coined the term (they called it an "online beer column" back in the day). She has taught a troupe of female chefs about beer and food pairings at a national conference, hosted a local radio show about beer for nearly nine years, judged beer in several international cities, has written for nearly every beer publication in the country (and a few outside the country) and authored a guidebook on Northwest beer. Now, Lisa is the Chief Beer Goddess at Belmont Station, an award-winning bottle shop and taproom in Southeast Portland, where she enjoys "talking beer" and sharing beer with locals, regulars and tourists alike. We are lucky to have her oversee this year's parade and opening ceremonies!
If you wish to get into the Oregon Brewers Festival gates to watch the opening ceremonies, you are required to have a wristband. We will have a security guard posted at the start of the parade from 11 to 11:30am. You will have to have your ID checked to get a wristband. Those with wristbands will enter the festival grounds at Pine Street Esplanade and Naito Parkway. Those without a wristband will have to get in line and have their ID checked at any of the other three OBF entrances.
For any OBF Brewers Brunch or Parade questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheers!