First Ever Lagerfest Hits Portland

Lagerfest 2013

Just when you think Portland has celebrated all of the possible beer events imaginable yet another brand spanking new festival rolls out. The first ever Lagerfest is the latest beer festival to hit the circuit in late August here in Portland.

You would think by now that one of the more traditional styles of beer would have had its own day (or two) of celebration.  More lagers and pilsners seem to be rolling out of breweries at a higher rate here in the Pacific Northwest. Kind of seems similar to how the craft beer scene looked in the 1990’s.

Here is more from the organizers…

“Lagerfest is where cheap beer crushing meets finely crafted brew making. It’s a celebration of the lager–everyone’s very first introduction to beer, the one that takes us all back to our younger days when beer meant something cheap and in a can. Hosted by White Owl Social Club. Lagerfest takes place August 24th and 25th from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

Over 40 breweries will participate and each will provide their own sophisticated take on the classic lager beer. The $20 entrance fee includes ten free tastings, a Lagerfest beer drinkin’ mug, and one epically good time! Killer food provided by Eastside Deli and White Owl Social Club! Go to the Mercury Stranger Tickets online to buy now in advance at a discounted price.

Be sure to plan on dancing some of those empty calories off the night of the 24th at the Lagerfest After Party with DJ’s Jessicat and Danny Dodge — This event is free and hosted by White Owl. Don’t blow it, and make sure you’re at this year’s very first Lagerfest!

A portion of the proceeds of the Oregon Lagerfest goes to the Pixie Project & 91.1

So do yourself a favor and come out and enjoy the world’s most popular style of beer. These lagers will be a great way to celebrate the dog days of summer.



Saturday, August 24th & Sunday, August 25th.
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
White Owl Social Club
SE 8th and SE Main
Portland, OR 97214




Posted under places to drink beer

This post was written by D.J. Paul on August 8, 2013

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6 Comments so far

  1. Samurai Artist August 8, 2013 11:52 am

    are they claiming this is the first ever Lager Fest? Just last winter Occidental hosted a Lager Fest.

  2. Sunshadow August 9, 2013 3:24 pm

    It’s a fundraiser for animals and pet adoption. How sweet is that! I so want a T-shirt. Love the poster!

  3. blackwing August 9, 2013 8:11 pm

    First ever annual lagerfest street fair

  4. D.T. August 21, 2013 9:26 am

    How big are the tasters? How big “a portion of the proceeds” will benefit Pixie Project and Xray FM? I avoid “fundraisers” that use their event to attract do-gooders yet only give like 10% and pocket the rest.

  5. Robert Volz August 24, 2013 5:24 pm

    The tasters are huge. One should NOT repeat NOT attempt to get all 20 tastes. Of course I tend to put a dollar or two in tip jars every time I get a taste, so perhaps my experience will be different from yours.

    Yes, it i a fundraiser for the Pixie Project which I adore. I don’t know the percentage that goes to them, nor do I care. They are a great organization and I heart them.

    This is a cool event. You should go.

  6. Lara jones August 25, 2013 9:20 pm

    Great fair, thanks!!

    Must know how to find Ann the Dinosaur Reader. She was brilliant and amazing and id love her contact Info if possible. website, facebook, anything. She’s rad(ler)

    Thanks, Lara

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