Pineapple will be the theme when the Portland Cider Co. hosts its annual Portland Cider Luau. This annual Luau will feature a pineapple cider bar, island tunes, hula dancers, and a Hawaiian food menu. The all ages event will take place on Saturday, June 1, from Noon-6:00pm at its Clackamas Pub & Cidery.
During the Portland Cider Luau, you’ll be able to drink cider out of a whole pineapple. The five featured pineapple-themed ciders on tap will include Pineapple Rosé, 100% Pineapple, Passion Fruit Pineapple, Tropical Sangria, and Hop’ Rageous with freshly blended pineapple juice.
Portland Cider Co. will feature a menu of Hawaiian food to compliment thes five pineapple cider offerings. The chefs at Portland Cider Co. have put together a menu of traditional Hawaiian plates consisting of Huli Huli chicken, Kalua pork, mac salad, and more.
There will also be live Hawaiian island musical performances and hula dancers between 3:00-5:00pm, including hula taught by respected Kumu Hula (master teachers in the art of hula) from Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest in partnership with the Ke Kukui Foundation. There will also be a tropical themed photo booth for memories, and plenty of outdoor and indoor seating.
Entry into the Portland Cider Luau is free. Cider and food are available for purchase on-site without advance tickets, but those who wish to drink their ciders out of a whole pineapple are highly encouraged to purchase advance tickets to reserve the fruit. There are two packages available through Merc Tickets: the Holoʻokoʻa Ohana ($23) which includes a pineapple, two pint fills, and one Hawaiian meal; or the Pineapi Aloha ($9) which includes a pineapple and one pint fill.
Following the luau, Portland Cider will be showing the Portland Timbers home opening match against Los Angeles FC starting at 7:30pm.
Portland Cider Co. Clackamas Pub & Cidery 8925 SE Jannsen Rd, Bldg. F. Clackamas, OR 97015
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 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 Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.