One of Portland’s largest cider festivals, the Cider Rite of Spring will feature more than 25 Northwest ciders on Saturday, March 21, 2015. The Tiffany Center at 1410 SW Morrison Street in Portland will play host from 12pm- 5pm for 21 and up.
“Hard” cider is the fastest growing segment of the beverage industry. At the Cider Rite of Spring, the Northwest Cider Association’s official cider tasting festival, consumers will be able to learn first hand from local cidermakers about their ciders.
Confirmed cideries from Oregon, Washington and British Columbia include: Atlas Cider Company, Alpenfire, Alter Ego, Bull Run Cider, Cider Riot!, Dragon’s Head, E.Z. Orchards, Finnegan, Finnriver Farm & Cidery, Hedgerow Cidery, McMenamins, New West, Portland Cider Company, Red Tank Cider, Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider, Rogue, Schilling Cider, Sea Cider, Seattle Cider Company, Square Mile, Spire Mountain Cider, Swift, Tieton Cider Works, Wandering Aengus, and Whitewood Cider Company. More will be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets may be purchased in advance for $25 at Brown Paper Tickets , Reverend Nat’s Cidery and Public Tap Room, 1813 N. E. 2nd Ave. in Portland, and Portland Cider’s tasting room at 275 Beavercreek Road in Oregon City. Tickets are $30 at the door.
Attendees must be 21 years old and will receive a tasting glass and 10 tasting tickets. Food will be available for purchase. Live musical entertainment by bluegrass band Buckwheat is planned. An on-site pop-up retail store will give attendees the chance to buy their favorite ciders from the event to take home. Current sponsors include: 33 Books, Cider Riot!, Edible Portland Magazine, FruitSmart, Saxco International, Portland Cider Company, Finnriver Cidery and Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider. Proceeds benefit the Northwest Cider Association. To learn more visit, nwcider.com.