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Portland Beer Festivals

Celebrate the Best Beer in the World at a Portland Beer Festival

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Some of the best beer in the world is made right here in the Rose City. So, it's no surprise that there are plenty of annual events to celebrate the suds!

1. Portland International BeerFest

<b>What:</b> Come compare our local brews to ones made across the globe (ok, lots of them are German, but still). This festival benefits Pet Cross, a local non-profit that comes to the aid of all kinds of animals in need. <p>

<b>When:</b> 2010 dates: 7/16 - 7/18 <p>

<b>Where:</b> Pearl District, North Park Blocks

2. Spring Beer & Wine Festival

What: A festival of the gourmet variety. Libations of all kinds: wine, beer, and the hard stuff, plus an array cheeses and other fare to sample. Seminars, live entertainment, and craft vendors, too!

When:2010 dates: 4/2 - 4/3

Where: Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd

3. Oregon Brewers Festival

<b>What</b>A celebration of American Craft Beer, local and otherwise. Plenty of food and live entertainment, too! <p>

<b>When</b> 2010 dates: July 22 - 25. The festival is always the last full weekend in July. <p>

<b>Where</b> Tom McCall Waterfront Park

4. Portland Holiday Ale Festival

<b>What</b> What, an outdoor beer festival in the middle of winter? Sure, put it under a heated tent in Pioneer Square, warm 'em up with some hearty, cold-weather brews and we're good to go! <p>

<b>When</b> 2010 dates: Not yet announced, but the festival usually happens toward the beginning of December.<p>

<b>Where</b> Pioneer Courthouse Square

5. Portland Beer and Movie Festival

<b>What</b> Since we're the city with all the theater pubs and craft beer, this is a no-brainer festival. What a fantastic combo! The festival tours around to different theaters and brewpubs, where viewers can sample suds and take in a flick. <p>

<b>When</b> 2010 dates: 2/4 - 2/27 <p>

<b>Where</b> Various theaters and pubs, including the Bagdad Theater and the Lompoc. <br>

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