Oregon Brewers Festival



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Event Name

29th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival


Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland, Oregon Main entrance at SW Oak Street and Naito Parkway; other entrances at SW Pine St, under the Morrison St Bridge and along the sea wall at Pine.


July 2731, 2016 "Always the last full weekend in July"


Weds through Sat, taps are open from Noon to 9 pm
Sun, taps are open from Noon to 7 pm
Token & glass sales close one-half hour prior to the taps shutting off: this is 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 2016 souvenir 14-ounce polycarbonate tasting glass is required and costs $7. Beer is purchased with wooden tokens, which cost $1 apiece. It costs four tokens for a full glass of beer, or one token for a taste. The purchase of glasses and tokens is made on-site in one location, although there are a handful of local businesses that sell them up to two weeks prior to the event. The OBF glass/token sales booth is CASH ONLY and does not accept credit cards or checks. The festival does offer eight ATM machines on premise.


The Oregon Brewers Festival is one of the nation's longest running and best loved craft beer festivals. Situated on the west bank of the Willamette River, with towering Mt. Hood as a backdrop, it is the ideal venue for anyone who loves craft beer. With a laid back attitude and scores of award-winning beers, the festival reflects the essence of the city of Portland, aka Brewvana.

The Oregon Brewers Festival exists to provide an opportunity to sample and learn about a variety of craft beer styles from across the country. Eighty-four craft breweries from all parts of the nation offer more than 30 styles of handcrafted brews to 80,000 beer lovers during the five-day event.

The festival's focus is craft beer, but there's more than sampling involved. The event features live music, beer-related vendors, beer memorabilia displays, home brewing demonstrations and an assortment of foods from a variety of regions. The Crater Lake Soda Garden offers complimentary handcrafted root beer for minors and designated drivers. Minors are always welcome at the festival when accompanied by a parent.

The Oregon Brewers Festival strongly encourages responsible drinking, and urges patrons to 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. Go by bus, train or taxi, just don't drink and drive. Attendees can also take advantage of the onsite Hopworks Bike Corral
where volunteers will watch over bikes for free.

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