July 27-31 Beer lovers unite for the 29th year of Oregon Brewers Festival. The takeaway from this celebration is the opportunity to taste more than 80 craft beers. The Oregon Waterfront Park hosts this event at the banks of the Willamette River, where guests can sip on their drinks and enjoy the sun in a picturesque landscape with the backdrop of Portland and Mt. Hood on the skyline. From IPAs to Saisons, attendees are bound to find a type or two to suit their tastes. Visit the Oregon Brewers Festival event page for more information.
August 25-28 Celebrate the 12th annual Organic Beer Fest (formerly known as the North American Organic Brewers Festival) at Overlook Park from August 25-28. With a focus on raising awareness of organic beer and sustainable living, the festival will be serving 55 beers, meads and ciders from more than 40 breweries. In addition, there will be live music from local artists and a kids’ area with art activities and a handcrafted soda garden with complimentary Crater Lake Soda for minors and designated drivers. For more information, visit the official website. Overlook Park, 1599 N Fremont St, Portland, OR 97227, 503-314-7583.
Ongoing Pour's nightly happy hour from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.offers $3 mystery pours along with $2-$3 appetizers. Select bottles of wine can also be ordered for $15. Pour, 2755 NE Broadway St., Portland, OR 97232, 503-288-7697.
Ongoing Thirst presents Thirsty Tuesdays featuring a salad/starter, main dish and bottle for two priced at $44 per couple. On Wednesday's the Chef's Prix-Fixe menu is paired with wine; cost is $45 per person for three courses. On Thursdays there is complimentary wine tasting. All events run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call503-295-2747. Thirst, 0315 SW Montgomery St., Ste. 340, Portland, OR 97140, 503-295-2747.
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