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Portland Beer Week Kick Off

  • Oregon Zoo 4001 Southwest Canyon Road Portland, OR, 97221 United States (map)

Portland Beer Week Kickoff Party Will Be Cohosted by Oregon Zoo on June 7

PDX Beer Week is an 11-day celebration of beer in the world's greatest beer city presented by Portland State University's Business of Craft Brewing, GrowlerWerks and Loyal Legion.

Portland Beer Week will kick off on June 7 with its biggest party yet as it teams up with Oregon Zoo for an event showcasing more than 30 beers and ciders, local food carts, live DJs, Portland Axe Throwing, photo ops, crafts and inspirational animal sightings, all happening in the beautiful setting of the zoo.

Participating breweries include Dirty Pretty Brewing Co., Von Ebert BrewingBreakside BreweryStormBreaker BrewingpFriem Family BrewersThirsty MonkSilver Moon BrewingFremont BrewingPortland Cider Co.Little Beast BrewingModern Times BeerNinkasi BrewingHopworks Urban BreweryLompoc Brewing2 Towns CiderhouseGigantic Brewing Company and McMenamins Breweries

There will be food options available from HOTLIPS PizzaFoster BurgerNineteen27 S'moresBen & Jerry's, CS Fishery, Pok PokVerde CocinaRuby JewelPip's Original DoughnutsZeds Real Fruit Ice Cream, and KOi Fusion

Entertainment includes include dancers from awoldance, ax throwing, a photo booth, cornhole, giant Jenga, giant Connect Four and music by DJ Nine Inch Nilina.

The party will be open to the public and people of all ages, though to consume alcohol you must be 21 or older with a valid ID and event ticket. Guests will have the unique experience of being able to drink excellent craft beers and ciders while enjoying animal displays and checking out the elephant pool party. 

Tickets cost $34.95 and include zoo admission, access to beverage vendors, a souvenir glass and four beer tickets, each redeemable for a 7-ounce pour of beer. Kids and designated drivers get into the zoo at regular admission prices. Carousel and train rides will be available for an additional fee.

The Oregon Zoo encourages visitors to take public transport to the zoo, which is located five minutes from downtown Portland, and is accessible by MAX Light Rail line (the red and blue lines stop at Washington Park, which is on the zoo’s doorstep).