Oregon Brewers Festival Returns to the Waterfront, Joins Rose Festival in Unique Collaboration
“They who drink beer will think beer.” –Washington Irving
Two legendary Portland institutions are joining up this summer as the Portland Rose Festival and the Oregon Brewers Festival (OBF) collaborate for a tap takeover curated by OBF founder Art Larrance at CityFair June 2 – June 4. Following the announcement that the Brewers Festival would not be returning in 2023, the Rose Festival invited the 35-year-old craft beer celebration to be the featured attraction in CityFair’s second weekend at Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
“After 34 years of running the fest, I’m looking forward to the OBF taking a new shape in partnership with the Rose Festival,” said Larrance. “I’m already working on selecting the beers that will be featured, and I can’t wait for this June—it’s going to be a great event. I hope that all of our OBF friends will stop by and have a beer with me!”
Access to the Oregon Brewers Festival activities is included with CityFair admission. Attendees will be able to buy the 2023 Rose Festival edition Oregon Brewers Festival Mug and purchase a 12-ounce pour from a selection of OBF-curated beers on tap. Cash and cards are accepted as payment, but OBF tokens will not be honored at this event.
“Our theme this year is ‘Focus on Fun,’ and the Rose Festival is very focused on helping bring fun back to downtown Portland,” says Marilyn Clint, Portland Rose Festival’s Chief Executive Officer. “Portland is known as ‘Beervana’ for a reason, and combining these two waterfront traditions at CityFair was an easy decision.“
About the Oregon Brewers Festival:
The Oregon Brewers Festival was founded in 1988 as an opportunity to expose the public to microbrews at a time when the craft brewing industry was just getting off the ground. Today, that industry has flourished, with more than 9,000 craft breweries in America, and hundreds in the state of Oregon. The Oregon Brewers Festival has repeatedly been named among the top beer festivals in the United States, attracting tens of thousands of visitors from outside of Oregon, including international tourists. For more information visit OregonBrewFest.com and follow the event @OregonBrewfest on social media.
About Rose Festival CityFair:
Rose Festival’s waterfront activities all take place at beautiful Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park, in downtown Portland. Fleet Week and the Dragon Boat Race are highlights on the river. On shore at the Rose Festival CityFair, you'll find your favorite fair features - carnival rides, fair foods, interactive exhibits, and constant entertainment - all nestled between the urban energy of the city and the natural beauty of the Willamette River. LEARN MORE
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Kids age 6 & under are admitted FREE with adult (get kids free tickets at any CityFair gate)
FREE admission for Veterans & Service Members (FREE with valid DOD ID at any CityFair gate)
Capital One Café Day - Saturday, May 27, 2023:
FREE admission for Capital One cardholders + 1 guest (show Capital One card at any CityFair Gate)
with Coupon found in Portland Tribune and Community Newspapers, courtesy of Pamplin Media Group (present coupon at any CityFair Gate)
The Portland Rose Festival Foundation is grateful for Travel Oregon’s support of the Oregon Brewers Festival Tap Takeover.