Oregon Brewers Festival
Oregon Brewers Festival 2007

Four days of drinking at the Oregon Brewers Festival not enough for you? 70+ beers not enough to keep you occupied? No problem! Check out these other events preceding the 2008 Oregon Brewers Festival.

July 23, 2008

Oregon Brewers Dinner
Tom McCall Waterfront Park, SW Pine St and Bill Naito Parkway
6 to 8:30 p.m.
www.oregonbeer.org or 503-288-2739/800-440-2537

The Oregon Brewers Dinner is an annual barbecue held the eve of the Oregon Brewers Festival. The event is attended by beer writers, brewers, beer industry suppliers and beer lovers from around the world. Attendance at this gathering is limited to 600. The ticket price includes dinner, a souvenir glass, and six beer scrip, good for one-half pint each. The event features more than 20 specialty beers, brewed and donated by the Brewery Members of the Oregon Brewers Guild, that are not available at the Oregon Brewers Festival. Proceeds from the dinner help the Oregon Brewers Guild spread the word about great native Oregon beers.

July 24, 2008
Oregon Brewers Brunch & Parade, presented by Widmer
PGE Park, 1844 SW Morrison
9 a.m. to Noon
www.oregonbrewfest.com or 503-778-5917

The Oregon Brewers Brunch and Parade presented by Widmer is the official kick off to the Oregon Brewers Festival. The event begins with a traditional brunch followed by an old-fashioned parade of nearly 300 brewers and beer lovers, led by Portland Mayor Potter and accompanied by marching band music. The parade will wind its way for approximately one mile through Portland sidewalks to the opening ceremonies and the tapping of the inaugural keg of the 21st annual Oregon Brewers Festival. Tickets include brunch, Widmer beer, a t-shirt and a 2008 Oregon Brewers Festival festival mug (good all weekend long). It's the deal of the year!