Every four years the entire world comes together to celebrate soccer, the most popular sport in the world. Beginning June 12th there will be 32 countries vying to advance to the next rounds to have a chance for the ultimate goal of winning the World Cup. Being that we live in Portland, what better way to celebrate this massive sporting event than at a pop-up beer garden in the city’s Northwest neighborhood?
The World Cup Beer Garden will take up a temporary residence behind the now defunct Gypsy Lounge at 625 NW 21st Ave. Organizers will be showing all 64 games over the 32 day duration in this family friendly German inspired beer garden. Though the official beer of the World Beer Cup is the “King of Beers”, the WCBG will be featuring a huge selection of local beers. The beer garden will also offer up cocktails brought to you by Merit Badge Co. You can follow them on Twitter at @meritbadgeco.
And since many of the matches will be taking place during the late morning hours, the WCBG will be serving up coffee by Sterling Coffee Roasters along with breakfast sandwiches by Fried Egg I’m In Love. And if you swing by for lunch or dinner The Bus Stop Cafe will be serving up their food for the beer garden patrons.
The World Cup Beer Garden has also partnered up with the Timbers Army during the World Cup for the Army’s next community project. The Timbers Army has agreed to be the primary community partner with Portland Public Schools for the Jefferson High School field and track replacement. As the primary community partner for the Jefferson project the Timbers Army has committed to raising $50,000 towards a new all-weather field. To assist in this great endeavor, the World Beer Cup Beer Garden will have one dedicated Timbers Army tap for the duration of the World Cup, and all proceeds from sales of this beer will directly benefit the new soccer field project at Jefferson High.
To keep up with the latest updates, visit the World Cup Beer Garden’s Facebook page. And use the Twitter hashtag of #skipworkwatchsoccer.
World Cup Beer Garden
625 NW 21st Ave
June 12 – July 13
This post was written by D.J. Paul on June 2, 2014