2018 Oregon Cider Week Event Guide

The 7th annual Oregon Cider Week, hosted by the Northwest Cider Association returns to Oregon from Thursday, June 21st through Sunday, July 1st. This 11-day week will celebrate a series of cider events designed to educate and celebrate the region’s thriving artisan cider industry. Events will take place throughout the state of Oregon but a majority of the events will be held within the Portland metro area.

“Oregon Cider Week is 11-day statewide celebration of Oregon’s cider culture, and particularly the cider makers who make it all happen,” said Emily Ritchie, Executive Director of the Northwest Cider Association, in a statement. “The region’s cider houses and producers will collectively coordinate more than 100 cider-themed experiences over the course of the extended week.”

Unlike with other years, the largest cider event will now take place during the final weekend of Oregon Cider Week. The 8th annual Cider Summit PDX, the region’s largest artisanal hard cider tasting festival, returns from June 29-30, 2018 to The Fields Park in Portland’s Pearl District. The event will present tasting samples of nearly 200 artisanal hard ciders from the industry’s leading cidermakers, many of which will be on hand to guide guests through the tastings. More information and tickets are available now at CiderSummit.com.

Blue Star 2018 Oregon Cider Week Donut made with Washington state produced Finnriver Black Currant Cider.

Oregon Cider Week has partnered with a few local food purveyors on a few snacks. Blue Star Donuts has committed to creating an official Oregon Cider Week donut that it will sell in its stores during the 11 days as well as sample at various events like Cider Summit PDX. Other partners include Ruby Jewel Ice Cream, and Powell’s Books, which will be hosting book-reading events highlighting top cider industry authors from the Northwest during the cider week.

Here’s a rundown on the events that will take place during the 2018 Oregon Cider Week with links to the Portland Mercury with more detailed information.

Farm to Glass: Cider Week Kick-Off Event 
Thurs June 21 at 6 pm
Backyard Social

Cider Appreciation Class
Thurs June 21 at 7 pm
Rev. Nat’s Cidery & Taproom

Orchard Sunrise Painting Class 
Thurs June 21 at 7 pm
Portland Cider Company

Portland Cider Co. Giant Tap Takeover 
Thurs June 21 at 11:30 am, Fri June 22 at 11:30 am, Sat June 23 at 11:30 am
Loyal Legion

Oregon Cider Week at Blue Star Donuts 
June 21- July 1
Blue Star Donuts

Portland Pigs Cider Crawl
Fri June 22 at 7 pm
Loyal Legion

Oregon Cider Week at New Seasons Market 
June 22-24
New Seasons Market

Cirque d’ Schilling 
Sat June 23 at 2 pm
Schilling Cider House

3rd Annual Fruit Cider Invitational

Sat June 23 at 2 pm and Sun June 24 at 2 pm
Cider Riot

Oregon Cider Week Saturday Sampling 
Sat June 23 at 2 pm
23rd Avenue Bottle Shop – McMenamins

12 Bridge Ciderworks: One Year Anniversary Party
Sat June 23, noon
12 Bridge Ciderworks

Bauman’s Chill Out Cider Festival 
Sat June 23 at 11 am
Bauman’s Farm and Garden

Rev Nat’s 6th Birthday Party
Sat June 23, noon
Rev. Nat’s Cidery & Taproom

Oregon Cider Week Kickoff & Carlton Cyderworks Tap Takeover 
Sun June 24 at 1 pm
The Civic Taproom & Bottleshop

Portland Cider Co. 5k Fun Run
Sun June 24 at 11 am
Portland Cider Company
$30-45 TICKETS

Cider by Bike Tour 
Sun June 24, noon
Schilling Cider House

PDX Cideries Nite 
Mon June 25 at 6 pm
Portland Cider House

History & Science of Cider
Mon June 25 at 7 pm
Cider Riot

Oregon Cider Showcase
Tues June 26 at 4 pm
Tin Bucket

Cider Trivia Night 
Tues June 26 at 7:30 pm
Rev. Nat’s Cidery & Taproom

English Pub Release Party & Meet the Markers 
Tues June 26 at 5 pm
Portland Cider Houset

2Towns Cider Showdown Show 
Tues June 26 at 7:30 pm
Curious Comedy Theater

Alter Ego Cider Pop-up Cider Bar 
Wed June 27 at 4 pm
Alter Ego Cider

OMSI After Dark: Ciderfest
Wed June 27 at 7 pm
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

Sidra, Sidra, Sidra 
Wed June 27 at 4 pm
Rev. Nat’s Cidery & Taproom

Meet the Maker: Seattle Cider Company 
Wed June 27 at 5 pm
Cider Bite

Cider House Love & Apple Art Night 
Thurs June 28 at 7 pm
Portland Cider House

Tumalo Cider Night
Thurs June 28 at 6 pm
23rd Avenue Bottle Shop – McMenamins

Oregon Cider Week Cocktail Party 
Thurs June 28 at 4 pm
Rev. Nat’s Cidery & Taproom

Revival Night 
Fri June 29 at 4 pm
Rev. Nat’s Cidery & Taproom

Cider Summit Portland
Fri June 29, 3-8 pm, Sat June 30, 12-5 pm
The Fields
$30-40 TICKETS

Portland Cider Co. Timbers Viewing Party 
Sat June 30 at 1 pm
The Civic Taproom & Bottleshop

Midsummer Night Market
Sat June 30 at 4 pm
Rev. Nat’s Cidery & Taproom

Edgefield Strawberry Basil Cider Tasting 
Sat June 30 at 6 pm
23rd Avenue Bottle Shop – McMenamins

Cider + Donuts 
Sun July 1 at 11 am
Portland Cider House

Oregon Cider Week is sponsored by Columbia Distributing and the Oregon Department of Agriculture. For more information about Oregon Cider Week, visit OregonCiderWeek.com and follow @ORCiderWeek on social media.