Festival Facts

Oregon Brewers Festival

Festival Facts


31st Annual Oregon Brewers Festival


Tom McCall Waterfront Park, 300 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, Oregon 97204

Four entrances: SW Oak Street, SW Pine St, under the Morrison St Bridge and along the sea wall at Pine.


July 26-29, 2018: “Always the last full weekend in July”


Thurs through Sat, taps are open from Noon to 9 pm

Sun, taps are open from Noon to 7 pm

Mug & tokens sales close one-half hour prior to the taps shutting off: 8:30pm every night except 6:30pm on Sunday.


The Oregon Brewers Festival is not a ticketed event, and there is no admission charge to enter the festival grounds. In order to consume beer, the one-time purchase of a 2018 souvenir plastic mug is required and costs $7. Beer is purchased with wooden tokens, which cost $1 apiece. It costs four tokens for a full mug or one token for a taste. The purchase of mugs and tokens is made on-site at the Mug/Tokens tent just inside the Oak Street entrance. Mugs or glasses from past festivals will not be filled; however, tokens from past festivals may be reused. The mug/token sales booth is CASH ONLY and does not accept credit cards or checks. The festival does provide eight ATM machines on premise.


The Oregon Brewers Festival provides an opportunity to sample dozens of craft beer styles from 80 craft brewers. The event also offers live music, beer-related vendors, beer memorabilia displays, home brewing demonstrations and an assortment of food vendors. The Crater Lake Soda Garden presents complimentary handcrafted soda for minors and designated drivers. Minors are welcome all hours when accompanied by a parent. Animals are NOT allowed.

Drink Responsibly

The Oregon Brewers Festival strongly encourages responsible drinking. Take advantage of TriMet MAX Light Rail line, located just one block west of the festival on SW Oak Street (plan your trip at trimet.org or m.trimet.org). Attendees can also take advantage of the onsite Hopworks Bike Corral, where volunteers will watch over bikes for free. Go by bus, train, taxi, Uber or Lyft, just don’t drink and drive!