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2022 Portland Beer Festivals: Cant-Miss Oregon Beer Fests by Month

April 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 for 2022.

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

NW Coffee Beer Invitational TBD 2023. 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 – February 19, 2022. After time off due to COVID, 2022 was a go! The first weekend is a Portland event, and following Saturday February 26, 2022 is 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 25-27, 2022 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 6, 2022. 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 2022. Previously in February, the 2022 event was postponed to March.

Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale FestivalTBD 2022. 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 – 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. 

Nano Beer Fest – April 29-May 1, 2022. 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.

Hood River Cider Fest – April 30, 2022. 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 Spring – May 20, 2022. 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 – May 13-14. 2022. 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 Ampitheater, this year it is across the river at the Old Mill District. Bend Beer Week or Central Oregon Craft Beer Week is another Oregon Brewer’s Guild event to celebrate Oregon beer. The last week of May and Memorial Day Weekend in Bend, Oregon.

Edgefield Brew Fest – 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 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.

Portland Fruit Beer FestivalTBD 2022. This annual event was all about craft fruit beers, hosted at the old Burnside Brewing location and Saraveza other years.

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

Hillsdale Brewfest – 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.

Organic Beer FestLast 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 FestTBD 2022. 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.

Portland Beer and cheese festival pairings

July Beer Festivals

Portland Craft Beer Festival – 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 FestTBD 2022. 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 Brewers Festival – July 28-30, 2022. Back in action after 2 years off, 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.

PuckerfestTBD 2022. Last event was July 2019. Another smaller festival hosted by Belmont Station. This festival celebrates all things sour and wild!

August Beer Festivals

Portland Beer Week – TBD 2022. August 20-29, 2021. PDX Beer Week, which historically has been in June, 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.

Boring Beer Fest 2022 – 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.

September Beer Festivals

Oktoberfest in Mt Angel – September 15-18, 2022. Mt Angel’s Oktoberfest is a celebration of Bavarian culture including biergarten and hopfengarten.

Portland Fresh Hop Pop-Up Beer Fest – TBD 2022. September 17 – October 3, 2021. Last year’s Fresh Hop Fest was a pop-up at the Prost! Marketplace on N. Mississippi. 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.).

Hood River Hops Fest - a favorite fall beer festival

October Beer Festivals

Peche FestTBD 2022. 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.

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

November Beer Festivals

Holiday Ale Fest – TBD 2022. The first weekend of December, this event last occured in 2019. The next weekend after Thanksgiving is the Portland Holiday Ale Fest. It’s pretty cool to drink seasonal beers under the giant Christmas tree at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

December Beer Festivals

Brewlights at ZooLights TBD 2022. This adults only evening of BrewLights is, you guessed it, beer and ZooLights.

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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