7th Annual Widmer Oktoberfest
It's back again for another year: the Widmer Oktoberfest! Games, beer, food, beer, music, beer, great big souvenir glass stein, and last but not least, beer! Last year's was a lot of fun, check out the details below for this year's lineup (or see the photos from last year's party). From the official press release:
PORTLAND, Ore. – Sept. 2, 2011 – Widmer Brothers Brewing’s Oktoberfest returns for a seventh year celebrating Munich-style ales and German food and music. Festivities will take place Saturday, Sept. 10 from 3 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Widmer Brothers Brewing Co.
- WHAT: Widmer Brothers Oktoberfest is a tribute to the world-renowned celebration in Munich, Germany, which draws more than six million people annually during the 16-day festival. Widmer Brothers version, although smaller in scale, is large in Oktoberfest spirit, drawing 5,000 attendees to this annual block party. The festival features a variety of craft beers, German-style food, accordion players, and live music throughout the day including Dr. Theopolis, The Quick & Easy Boys, Empty Space Orchestra, Hey Marseilles, and Colin Lake & Wellbottom.
- WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 10 from 3 to 11:30 p.m.
- WHERE: Widmer Brothers Brewery is located at 929 N. Russell Ave. Parking is extremely limited and public transportation is highly encouraged.
- COST: Admission to Widmer Brothers Oktoberfest is free; however, a souvenir stein is required for consuming beer. Attendees can also bring steins from previous years to the event. All beer and food is purchased with tokens, which cost $1 each. Patrons pay six tokens for a souvenir stein, five tokens for a full stein of beer and food items are $1-$6. Sales of steins and tokens end at 10:30 p.m., one hour prior to the close of the event.
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