Through the marriage of English traditions
and Northwest micro-cidery techniques, Portland Cider Co. was established in 2012 by Jeff & Lynda Parrish. 

We started the Portland Cider Company in 2012 with the intent of marrying English cider traditions with the innovative Northwest micro-brewing culture.  Lynda hails from Somerset county of England, the traditional cider making region, and Jeff is a native Oregonian.

It all started from a desire to make the clean, dry cider Lynda grew to love in England, and Jeff yearned to find here.  The first batches began in our guest room closet, 5 gallons at a time, made to quench our own thirst.  We then introduced it to our friends and family, most never having drank cider before, and discovered we were on to something when our popularity soared and those small batches went fast!  That cider is what became our signature and bestselling “Kinda Dry.”

Now 4 years on, we continue to devote the same passion for 5000 gallon batches as we did for those first 5 gallon ones.  Only now we don’t worry about running out of what we love!  We hope you won’t run out of it either!


Lynda & Jeff

P.S. You can read a more detailed story of how Portland Cider Company started on our blog


Authentically crafted Cider with quality Northwest ingredients

Our business is based on the belief that good cider comes from good fruit, honest practices, and attention to detail. 

Our cider starts with fresh pressed juice from 100% Northwest grown apples.  We then carefully ferment it, using yeast that protects the delicate characteristics of the fruit.  The results are ciders that are high quality – easy to drink, refreshing, and downright delicious.  That's why we say, Drink it, it’s Good!

We don’t use artificial flavorings and colorings, or add any sulfites to our natural cider. Because it’s made from 100% apples or other fruits, Portland Cider products are always gluten free.


The Cider Making Process

Community Partners

Oregon Brewshed Alliance Member
We’re proud to be Oregon Brewshed Alliance's the first cidery in the coalition. An outreach initiative of Oregon Wild, the Oregon Brewshed® Alliance is a coalition of Oregon brewers, brewing community partners, and conservationists who understand the value of clean water and protected forest watersheds.

Cider Association Members
Portland Cider Company is a member of both the Northwest Cider Association, representing WA & OR, and the Rocky Mountain Cider Association (RMCA) serving the state of Colorado.

Portland Rugby Club Sponsor
A connection to our English roots with a sport we love, but her in Portland! Come check out a Portland Pigs match.