Portland Beer Week will kick
Portland Beer Week will kick off on June 7 with its biggest party yet as it teams up with Oregon Zoo for an event that will showcase at least 20 craft beer and cider makers near the concert lawn, local food carts, live entertainment, ax throwing, activities, photo ops, crafts and inspirational animal sightings, all happening in the beautiful setting of the zoo.
The party will be open to the public and people of all ages, though to consume alcohol you must be 21 or older with a valid ID and event ticket. Guests will have the unique experience of being able to drink excellent craft beers and ciders while enjoying animal displays and checking out the elephant pool party.
PDX Beer Week was founded by beer journalists, taproom and bottle-shop owners, craft-beer entrepreneurs and brewery marketing experts in an effort to expand beer education and promote our city.
Ticket cost $34.95 and include zoo admission, access to beverage vendors, a souvenir glass and four beer tickets, each redeemable for a 7-ounce pour of beer. Kids and designated drivers get into the zoo at regular ticket prices. Carousel and train rides will be available for an additional fee.
The Oregon Zoo encourages visitors to take public transport to the zoo, which is located five minutes from downtown Portland, and is accessible by MAX light rail line. Call TriMet Customer Service, 503-238-RIDE (7433), or visit trimet.org for fare and route information.