Widmer's 8th annual Oktoberfest this Weekend
Usually I am not a big fan of Oktoberfest beers, however I am a huge fan of Widmer Brothers annual Oktoberfest party now in it's 8th year. There is something about drinking from big glass steins outdoors and with the killer raucuous music lineup that Widmer puts together for this fest. This year the fest gets started early with a Friday evening session and an all day celebration on Saturday.
A souvenir stein is required for consuming beer. Attendees can also bring steins from previous years to the event. All beer and food is purchased with tokens, which cost $1 each. Patrons pay six tokens for a souvenir stein, five tokens for a full stein of beer and food items are $1-$7.
Some of the musical highlights include the Portland Cello Project on Friday at 9pm
and Quiet Life at 6:15pm on Saturday, followed by Widmer's Aaron Burget's band Brownish Black at 8pm.
Oktoberfest is a 21+ event. Pets are discouraged due to crowds. Cash only -- an ATM will be available on-site. There's plenty of bike parking at the event and we encourage attendees to take public transportation; the MAX station at Albina/Mississippi is a short walk to the brewery.
Friday, Sept. 7 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 8 from 1 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Widmer Brothers Brewery
929 N. Russell Ave.