June 22-25, 2017
4pm to 9 pm Thurs, Noon to 9 pm Fri & Sat, and Noon to 5 pm Sun
Admission into the event is free. To drink, you must purchase this year’s cup for $7 (sorry, glass is not allowed in the park). You will then purchase tokens at $1 apiece. Most beers cost four tokens for a full cup or one token for a taste, although select beers and most ciders cost extra tokens. You can purchase as many tokens as you wish, but they are NON-REFUNDABLE. Patrons receive an extra token with a validated Tri-Met ticket or a ticket from the Hopworks Bike Corral (limit one extra token per person). The event is cash only; we do have ATMs on site, but they come with event fees, so we recommend you plan ahead and bring cash!
Designed to raise awareness about organic beer and sustainable living, the Organic Beer Fest serves up 55 organic beers, ciders & mead from around the nation. From summery Saisons to rich and hearty stouts, the festival offers beers to please every palate. There’s also live music, food, sustainability-oriented vendors and non-profits, and a children’s area.
The Organic Beer Fest was established and organized by Craig Nicholls in 2003 at Port Halling Brewing in Gresham, Oregon. The festival then took a two-year hiatus, during which Nicholls founded and opened Roots Organic Brewing, Oregon’s first certified all organic brewery. In 2006, Nicholls resurrected the festival at the World Forestry Center in SW Portland, and in 2007, the event landed at its current home in beautiful Overlook Park.
The Organic Beer Fest is a family friendly event, and minors are welcome with parents. Guardians – including boyfriends, girlfriends, cousins, etc. are not acceptable by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. Animals are not allowed on the festival site except for service animals while performing their qualifying services (please note, companion animals are not recognized as ADA).
Pedal and Park
Ride your bike and park it in the Hopworks Bike Corral, where volunteers will watch over your wheels while you savor some of the country’s best organic brews. Bicycle parking is free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
The Interstate Tri-Met/Yellow Line “Overlook Park” Station is directly across from Overlook Park and is the second stop from the Rose Quarter transit mall, heading North. Use the Tri-Met website for directions from your door to Overlook Park (1599 N. Fremont St. Portland, OR 97227).
There is NO PARKING provided for this event. DO NOT park in Kaiser Permanente parking lots or parking garages; you will be ticketed.