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43 Can’t-Miss Portland Beer Festivals by Month: 2023 Events

August 25, 2022

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Portland is home to amazing breweries and quite a few annual beer festivals. While summer is prime beer festival season, you can find a beer festival almost any month in Portland, Oregon! Here’s the full list of Portland beer festivals and a few other notable Oregon beer festivals, by month.

Beer Festivals in Portland, Oregon by Month

The following list includes current Portland beer festivals and a few notable beer fests that haven’t happened in a while, either due to COVID restrictions or other reasons. But I felt were special enough events that they are worth including in hopes they return someday!

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January Beer Festivals

Nano Beer Fest – January 13-14, 2023. This bi-annual event at John’s Marketplace features small batch beers, ciders and mead made by inventive and new members of the local craft industry.

Tualatin Winter Brew Fest – January 28, 2023. At Stickmen Brewing in Tualatin, this winter beer festival is also a fundraiser, featuring 20+ local craft breweries.

St John’s Winter Beer Fest – January 28, 2023. Celebrate winter beers in St Johns at Stormbreaker. Get 8 drink tickets and a 5oz taster glass for $25. Beers from PNW breweries like Threshold, Ecliptic, Ex Novo, Ruse, Pono, Living Haus, and more.

NW Coffee Beer Invitational – Last event January 2020. This event is a celebration of coffee beers, hosted at the Goose Hollow Inn.

February Beer Festivals (Oregon Craft Beer Month!)

Oregon Craft Beer Month – February is Oregon Craft Beer Month. Hosted by the Oregon Brewers Guild, you’ll find special events, beer releases, and more. It’s in February due to this being a low month for Oregon breweries and tourism. Celebrate with Zwickelmania and other events.

Zwickelmania – Saturday, February 18, 2023. The first weekend is a Portland event, and following Saturday February 25, 2023 is [usually] the Statewide event. This annual brewery festival is all about the breweries – with tours and free samples and is a really fun winter activity.

Hillsbrew Festival – February 24-26, 2023 in Washington county at Wingspan Convention Center.

Stormbreaker’s Brewstillery FestivalTBD 2023. Last event February 2020. This festival brings together local breweries and distilleries at Stormbreaker on N. Mississippi. Think of it as the ultimate beer back festival. But you’ll find more than just whiskey. Featuring other spirits like gin, vodka, rum, and more.

March Beer Festivals

SheBrew Festival – March 5, 2023. This annual event focuses on womxn in the craft beer, cider and mead world with a nationwide brewers competition and festival here in Portland.

Central Oregon Winter Beer Fest – March 2023. Previously in February, the 2022 event was postponed to March.

Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale FestivalTBD 2023. Last hosted in 2019, this March event hosted by Saraveza, was last at Von Ebert Glendoveer, and celebrates American Farmhouse and Wild/mixed fermentation ales.

April Beer Festivals

Baker’s Dozen Coffee, Beer, Doughnut Festival – TBD 2023. April 9, 2022. This event melds three things Portland does best: coffee, beer, and doughnuts. Admission includes all 13 coffee beers, morsels of all 13 doughnuts, and a souvenir glass.

Hood River Cider Fest – April 29, 2023. While not a beer festival, this cider fest in Hood River is worth mentioning that features Washington and Oregon cider makers.

May Beer Festivals

Sip of SpringTBD 2023. May 21, 2023. This “fest on a farm” at Rossi Farms in NE Portland celebrates spring beers and ciders. $30 for a tasting glass and 10 tickets. 21+ event, no minors (including infants).

Bend Brew Fest – CANCELED 2023. Yes, this list is mostly Portland beer festivals, but Bend Brew Fest is also a popular one to plan a Bend trip around! Usually hosted at the Amphitheater, last year it was across the river at the Old Mill District. And for 2023 they are canceling the event until it can return to the amphitheater venue. Bend Beer Week or Central Oregon Craft Beer Week is another Oregon Brewer’s Guild event to celebrate Bend Oregon breweries. The last week of May and Memorial Day Weekend in Bend, Oregon.

Edgefield Brew FestTBD 2023. May 21, 2022. The 4th annual Edgefield brew fest will feature 100 beers and ciders from Oregon and Washington’s best! Held on the lawn at Edgefield (the concerts area), this fest is a chill time. Family and dog-friendly.

June Beer Festivals

Portland Beer Week – TBD 2023. June 17-26, 2022. PDX Beer Week, is full of fun beer events, collaborations and tap takeovers and releases, popups and more. And it’s not just for industry people, but fun for more casual beer drinkers and locals too.

Portland International Beer FestivalReturning 2023. The Portland International Beer Festival is a summer beer fest in the North Park Blocks in downtown Portland. With over 200 beers, and free entry (tickets for beer drinkers), and food carts, this smaller beer fest is a fun June event.

Cider SummitTBD 2023. June 10-11, 2022. After a two year break, Portland Cider Summit is back at the Fields Park in NW Portland.

Hillsdale BrewfestTBD 2023. June 25, 2022. This annual event by McMenamin’s Hillsdale Brewery & Public House is in its 29th year. And celebrates all the different McMenamin’s breweries contributions.

Spile & Spigot Cask Beer FestTBD 2023. June 25, 2022. Steeplejack & Portland Beer Week created this beer fest to celebrate 15 west coast breweries brewing traditional British style cask beer.

Portland Fruit Beer FestivalTBD 2023. This annual event was all about craft fruit beers, hosted at the old Burnside Brewing location and Saraveza other years.

Organic Beer Fest – RIP Last event June 2017. Not too long ago, the Organic Beer Festival was an annual event in Overlook Park. This event was one of my favorite Portland beer fests. Low key, buy as you go, share a tasting, family friendly. Hopefully it will return someday!

Portland Beer & Cheese Fest – RIP Last event 2019. This fest was always the Saturday before Father’s Day. Portland Beer & Cheese Festival is 10 beer and cheese pairings by Portland’s infamous cheesemonger, Steve Jones from Cheese Bar. Here’s my review from 2012.

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July Beer Festivals

Portland Craft Beer Festival – TBD 2023. July 1-3, 2022. The Fields Park. This annual beer festival celebrates all Portland beer brewed within the Portland city limits! And with a backdrop of The Fields Park in NW Portland, it makes for a fun atmosphere and great views.

IIPA Fest TBD 2023. July 16-17. Saraveza is a North Portland bar and bottle shop that is also known for hosting small beer festivals (Summer Strawberry Beer Festival, Farmhouse & Wild Ale Festival, Peche Fest, and more)

Oregon Trail Brewfest – July 22, 2023. Drink beer at the end of the Oregon Trail! This all ages beer fest is in Oregon City. What’s the catch? It celebrates the best in craft beer brewed along the Oregon Trail – from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon.

Oregon Brewers Festival – CANCELED 2023. The Oregon Brewers Festival is one of the bigger summer Portland brew fests. If you’re visiting or love trying different beers, it’s a good time to check out tons of different NW beers. It definitely has that big festival vibe though, so if big crowds aren’t your thing, just hit up a favorite Portland brewery with an outdoor patio if you’re looking for a more low-key time.

August Beer Festivals

PuckerfestTBD 2023. August 11-15 2022. Another smaller festival hosted by Belmont Station. This festival celebrates all things sour and wild! After a few years off, Belmont Station in SE has brought back their 5 day sour beer mini festival! Each day will have a slightly different theme.

Vancouver Summer BrewfestTBD 2023. August 12-13, 2022. The Washington Beer commission is now running this Vancouver, Washington weekend beer fest. A great event to sample over 40 Washington breweries right here in the Portland metro area.

Boring Beer Fest 2022TBD 2023. August 19-21, 2022. This beer fest in Boring, Oregon has been running for three years. Hosted at Liepold Farms and featuring 20 local breweries.

Kölsch FestTBD 2023. August 26-28, 2022. Mayfly Taproom & Bottle Shop in Kenton presents their 2nd annual Kolsch Fest – 12 beers, blind tasting, and bracket style voting.

September Beer Festivals

Oktoberfest in Mt Angel – September 14-17, 2023. Mt Angel’s Oktoberfest is a celebration of Bavarian culture including biergarten and hopfengarten.

Oaks Park Oktoberfest – September 22-24, 2023. After setting the date, Oaks Park canceled this event for 2022.

Portland Fresh Hop FestivalTBD 2023. September 30 – October 1, 2022. While Oktoberfest is canceled at Oaks Park, the following weekend will host the Fresh Hop Fest!

Portland Fresh Hop Pop-Up Beer Fest – TBD 2023. September 16 – October 2, 2022. This year’s Fresh Hop Fest is a pop-up at the Prost! Marketplace on N. Mississippi again. Every day featured new rotating taps from area breweries. Super convenient to swing by and try fresh hop beer that would otherwise be a bit harder to get to (Bend breweries, Gorge area, Astoria, Washington breweries etc.).

Prost! Portland OktoberfestTBD 2023. September 30 – Oct 2, 2022. While you’ll find some kind of “Oktoberfest” event at countless Portland breweries, you simply can’t beat Prost & Stammtisch’s Oktoberfest street party celebrations.

Hood River Hops Fest - a favorite fall beer festival

October Beer Festivals 2022

Portland Fresh Hop Festival – September 30 – October 1, 2022. Details above in September listing.

Hood River Hops Fest – TBD 2023. October 1, 2022. This annual festival in downtown Hood River, is all about fresh hops! It’s a fun weekend to spend in Hood River.

Brewverton Beer Fest – TBD 2023. October 16, 2022. The Beaverton Downtown Assoc. has created their first annual “Brewverton” Beer Festival. With so many new breweries opening in Beaverton it’s great to see events like this! They’ll be closing down a couple blocks as pedestrian-only, and 6 breweries are participating.

Peche FestRIP. Everything peach! From peach beers and ciders to food. This is another smaller festival from the folks at Portland Fruit Beer Festival. Last festival was October 2019.

November Beer Festivals

Brewlights at ZooLights TBD 2023. November 18-19, 2022. This adults only evening of BrewLights is, you guessed it, beer and ZooLights, one of Portland’s favorite Christmas events.

December Beer Festivals

Holiday Ale Fest – TBD 2023. 2022 was canceled. This event last occurred in 2019. The weekend following Thanksgiving weekend is the Portland Holiday Ale Fest. It’s pretty cool to drink seasonal beers under the giant Christmas tree at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Washington Winter Beer Festival TBD 2023. December 2-3, 2022. Since Holiday Ale Fest here in Portland is canceled yet again, your closest bet for a winter beer fest is Seattle’s Winter Beerfest at Magnuson Park. This year, the festival features over 30 Washington breweries – dark beers, winter warmers and more.

Beer Festivals & Designated Drivers

And here is your reminder to please drink responsibly! Plan ahead to use a Lyft or Uber, use a designated driver (they often get in free), or walk or bike to beer festivals. Thank you!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at Portland Beer Festivals, and here’s to hoping more festivals return in the next year! Cheers! And check out my full list of Portland Breweries, here.

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Originally published April 2022. Updated winter 2023.