Oregon Brewers Festival Returns to Portland Rose Fest

image of City Fair courtesy of the Rose Festival
image of CityFair courtesy of the Rose Festival

After announcing the cancellation of the 2023 Oregon Brewers Festival in January of this year, the beer festival’s organizers have now found a new home for the once coveted beer festival. A paired down version of the Oregon Brewers Festival (OBF) will take place during the iconic Portland Rose Festival. The 35-year-old craft beer celebration will be the featured attraction as a tap takeover during CityFair’s second weekend at Tom McCall Waterfront Park from June 2 -4, 2023.

“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 Art Larrance, co-founder of the Oregon Brewers Festival. “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!”

The revised OBF is being described as more of a tap takeover during CityFair. Access to the Oregon Brewers Festival activities is included with CityFair admission. Attendees will be able to purchase 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.”

Here are additional details about CityFair from today’s press release.

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.

  • SEASON PASS: Buy a Season Pass ticket for one admission each day CityFair is open in 2023 – a $150 value for only $20! Available online. Season Pass sales end May 29, 2023.
  • GENERAL ADMISSION: Buy a one-day ticket online & save $3 off the gate price. 
  • Kids aged 6 & under are admitted FREE with adult (get kids free tickets at any CityFair gate)
  • FREE admission for Veterans & Service Members (FREE with valid 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)
  • FREE FRIDAYS 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.

The Portland Rose Festival Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that serves families and individuals with programs and events that promote the arts, education and volunteerism. We value environmental responsibility, diversity, patriotism and our historic & floral heritage. The 2023 Rose Festival runs from May 26 through June 11. 

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