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.
Running June 7–17, 2018, PDX Beer Week features multiple beer and food events including:
- The Kickoff Party at the Oregon Zoo: On June 7 at 4 p.m., drinkers can sample from a rockstar lineup of breweries, cideries and food vendors, all while watching the elephants romp poolside.
- Portland Beer and Cheese Festival: On June 16th, head to Culmination Brewing for delicious brews and Cascadia-themed food pairings (think cheese, charcuterie and chocolate).”
- Portland Fruit Beer Festival: From June 8–10, this three-day festival offers an array of fruity brews and ciders that are perfect for summer sipping.
- Snackdown: On June 17th, watch as ten of Portland’s best chefs pair 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.
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.