The beer calendar is beginning to take shape for the weekend ahead. Things kick off today in downtown Milwaukie as the Beer Store celebrates its 7th anniversary. On tap will be a few offerings from Bell’s Brewery along with plenty of swag giveaways.
On Friday, the Pine Street Taproom will host its three-day Spring Cider Fest. We recommend saving some room for some ramen as Drift Boat PDX is in the market through Saturday.
Then on Saturday, Baker’s Dozen returns to John’s Marketplace on SE Powell that’s followed by two sessions of Salmon Safe IPA Festival at nearby Hopworks Brewery. For those in Bend, Crux Fermentation Project will host its Saisons on the Lawn.
Here’s our complete rundown on the weekend in beer!
Loyal Legion 4/20 Spotlight Thursday, April 20 – 5:00-8:00pm
Get dank at Loyal Legion in Beaverton as the bar’s taplist will include the best beers for 4/20. The list includes Silver City Brewing Chronic, Ex Novo Puff Puff Passion Fruit Sour, and more.
Plus, Loyal Legion’s kitchen will be cranking out major munchies, including the beloved corndog that’s made with an Olympia Provisions frankfurter, and hand-dipped in-house batter. Yum!
Loyal Legion – 4500 SW Watson Ave – Beaverton, OR
Beer Store 7th Anniversary Thursday, April 20 – 6:00-8:00pm
Downtown Milwaukie’s Beer Store has been serving up some great beers all paired with a food menu that’ll satisfy any hunger. This evening the Beer Store will be celebrating its 7th anniversary.
The festivities will include swag giveaways and a taplist that will include Two Heard IPA and Oberon from Bell’s Brewery. Plus, the brewery will be passing out its swag from 6:00-7:00pm!
Beer Store – 10610 SE Main St – Milwaukie, OR
Portland’s Spring Cider Fest Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 23 – Noon-7:00pm
Three days of ciders come to the Pine Street Market in downtown Portland. Attendees can expect to taste ciders made from different types of apples and other fruits, such as pears and berries. There will be options for both sweet and dry palates, ensuring that everyone finds a cider they love.
Since the Spring Cider Fest takes place in the historic Pine Street Market, arrive hungry as there are plenty of food options, including the Drink Boat PDX Pop-Up. Chef Jeremy Hansen is serving up ramen dishes through Saturday, April 22.
Tickets for the Spring Cider Fest cost $25 and come with 12 tasting tickets and a complimentary glass mug. Additional tokens can be purchased on-site. To purchase tickets, click here.
Pine Street Taproom – 126 SW 2nd Ave – Portland, OR
7th Annual Baker’s Dozen Saturday, April 22 – 10:00am-1:00pm
Baker’s Dozen – Coffee Beers and Doughnuts Festival returns for its seventh year to Portland. This annual fest brings together coffee, beer, and doughnuts. Each brewer uses beans from a different roaster. Admission includes all 13 coffee beers, samples of several of the specific coffees, morsels of all 13 doughnuts, and a souvenir glass.
2023 Breweries (beers subject to change):
Departed Souls (exclusive coffee doughnut stout from New Jersey)
Fracture collab w/ Great Notion (made with Good Coffee)
Fremont (barrel-aged coffee-cacao-vanilla stout)
Gateway (made with Rocky Butte Coffee)
Labyrinth Forge (barrel-aged coffee stout made with Trailhead Coffee)
Little Hop (made w/ Ace Run Roastng)
Living Haus (made w/ Puff Coffee)
McMenamins (made with house-roasted coffee)
Threshold (made with Hinterland Coffee)
Wayfinder (made w/ Proud Mary Coffee)
2023 Bakeries (doughnuts subject to change):
Delicious Donuts (Double D)
Helen Bernhardt Bakery
Matt & Memere’s
Tickets are $40 each and are only available for those 21+, though all ages are welcome to attend. (Also please note: doughnuts not sold separately; only available with event admission). If not sold out in advance, tickets will be $50 at the door. Purchase advance tickets here.
John’s Marketplace – 3560 SE Powell – Portland, OR
Wild Ride Classic Car Show
Saturday, April 22 – 10:00am-3:00pm
The Classic Car Show Season kicks off with the Wild Ride Classic Car Show. This show features classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Food Trucks are on site as well as beer and soda at Wild Ride Brewing. Awards Ceremony with Trophies will start at 2:30 pm on the patio of Wild Ride Brewing.
Register your vehicle online now for $25 or on the day of the show for $30, only car show entry (Cash Only). The event is Free to the Public!
Wild Ride Brewing – 332 SW 5th St – Redmond, OR
Salmon-Safe IPA Fest Saturday, April 22 – Noon-4:00pm + 5:00-9:00pm
After making its debut five years ago in 2018, the second edition of the Salmon-Safe IPA Festivalreturns to Hopworks Brewery on Saturday, April 22, 2023. The IPA festival will feature 20 different beers made with certified Salmon-Safe hops and grain, from 18 brewers across five Western states.
he 2023 Salmon-Safe IPA Fest will take place over two sessions on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22nd. The first session is from Noon-4:00pm and the second session is from 5:00-9:00pm. All IPAs being served at the event are made with Salmon-Safe hops and grains.
Participating breweries include Hopworks, Worthy, Widmer, Migration, Pfriem, Bale Breaker, Crux, Topa Topa, Deschutes, Sunriver, Falling Sky, Aslan/Lost Grove, Steeplejack, Georgetown, Reubens, Little Beast, New Belgium and more. The Oregon Brew Crew, an alliance of homebrewers, will also be presenting two beers.
Tickets are $30.00 per person over 21, and are on sale now. $5.00 from each festival ticket sold goes to Oregon Wild to support their work, which ultimately benefits every Oregonian.
Hopworks Brewery – 2944 SE Powell Blvd – Portland, OR
Saisons on the Lawn Saturday, April 22 – Noon-8:00pm
Saisons will be in the spotlight at Crux Fermentation Project on Saturday as it hosts Saisons on the Lawn.
The Bend brewer has invited a few of their brewing friends for the day’s festivities. In total there will be nine Saisons being served. This includes Saisons from Alesong Brewing & Blending, Wolf Tree Brewery, Ferment Brewing Co., Monkless Belgian Ales, The Ale Apothecary, Deschutes Brewery, Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery, Little Beast Brewing, and the host brewery, Crux Fermentation Project.
In addition to the Saisons, Crux has a full day of live music lined up. Matt Mitchell will kick things off from Noon-2:00pm, followed by Evan Mullins & CJ Neary from 2:30-4:30pm and ending with One Mad Man from 5-7pm.
Entry is free. Taster package is $20 and includes a special 9oz Belgian-style glass and 5 tokens. Additional tokens can be purchased for $2. Each token gets you a 4oz sample. Or fill your glass with 2 tokens. All proceeds benefit the Oregon Brewers Guild.
Crux Fermentation Project – 50 SW Division St – Bend, OR
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.