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Bring your steins, dirndls, and lederhosen – Munich’s favorite fest arrives in downtown Portland this fall. It's Oktoberfest at Pioneer Courthouse Square.
With its picturesque setting in the heart of the city, Portland Oktoberfest invites locals and visitors alike to experience an unforgettable fusion of German heritage and Oregonian flair. Indulge in authentic Bavarian delights with mouthwatering bratwursts and soft pretzels from Portland’s Urban German Wursthaus. Steins will overflow with a carefully curated selection of regional German-style beers and authentic imports from Munich.
It’s not your Grandma’s Oktoberfest. Commemorate the day with a new tattoo from INKBUS Tattoo, participate in the costume contests, and test your strength at the renowned stein-holding competitions. And don’t forget about the mechanical bull. Catch traditional polka bands all day Friday, live music Saturday, and when the sun goes down, be ready to dance at an Oktoberfest-themed Video Dance Attack party on Saturday night.
Whether you're an Oktoberfest veteran or a first-time attendee, this new addition to Portland's event calendar promises an experience that will leave you yearning for more. Portland Oktoberfest celebrates the fusion of two vibrant cultures, bringing the magic of Germany's Oktoberfest traditions to the eclectic city of Portland, where beer, community, and joy intertwine. Prost to new beginnings and unforgettable memories. This new and unique iteration of Oktoberfest is open to guests 21 and over. Tickets are available now, and a limited number of Portland Oktoberfest stoneware stein packages are available for pre-order. See you there…things might get weird.