The 10th annual Oregon Brewers Brunch & Parade will be hosted by Laurelwood Public House & Brewery. The event will take place on Wednesday, July 27th from 9am to 11:30am at the Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder St. Tickets for the event will go on sale on this page on Monday, May 2 at 9am.
Brunch tickets cost $46 apiece, which includes brunch, two beers, a T-shirt (NEW DESIGN THIS YEAR!), the OBF tasting mug and your first four tokens.Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE, so be sure you want them before ordering. 500 tickets will be sold. Tickets are sold via PayPal, and we pay all service fees.
Here's the morning menu:Seasonal Assorted Fruit Tray
We will also be selling tokens at the brunch – cash only – so if you want to avoid the token line at the fest, we've got you covered!
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!
OREGON BREWERS PARADE
The Oregon Brewers Parade will start on July 27 at 11:30am and is open to everyone! More than 500 beer lovers will walk from the Melody Ballroom, across 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; we will also join up with the Rogue Overflow Brunch from the Green Dragon.
If you wish to get into the Oregon Brewers Festival gates with those from the brunch 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. We will also be selling mugs and tokens – CASH ONLY – from 11 to 11:30am at the brunch.
For the OBF Brewers Brunch or Parade questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheers!