In Beervana, suds are celebrated every waking and drinking hour — but Portland’s PDX Beer Week takes that adoration for beer to the next level. Every June, Portland Beer Week brings limited-edition brews, a lineup full of events and specials at bars and brewpubs citywide. It overflows with so much hop fever, that the “week” spills over into 11 days of thirst-quenching fun.
PDX Beer Week returned in 2018 with multiple beer and food events, such as:
- The Kickoff Party at the Oregon Zoo: Drinkers sampled from a rockstar lineup of breweries, cideries and food vendors, all while watching the elephants romp poolside.
- Portland Beer and Cheese Festival: Culmination Brewing invited beer lovers to enjoy delicious brews and Cascadia-themed food pairings, like cheese, charcuterie and chocolate.
- Portland Fruit Beer Festival: This three-day festival offered an array of fruity brews and ciders that were (and still are) perfect for summer sipping.
- Snackdown: Ten of Portland’s best chefs paired with ten of the city’s best brewers to create the ultimate snack/beer pairing.
Other special events like pairings, brewer’s dinners, seminars, neighborhood pub crawls, tap takeovers and much more keep the beer and the fun flowing every year.
Portland restaurants even get in on the PDX Beer Week celebration, often offering special beer-inflected products at local eateries. In light of all those suds, it’s probably smart to spread the week over 11 days, after all.