Portland Beer Week Marketplace & Rooftop Beer Garden

photo from last years beer week rooftop kickoff party

Portland Beer Week (June 8-18th, 2017) is throwing a kickoff party to end all kick-off parties on Thurs. June 8th from 4-10pm at the Exchange Ballroom and Cascade Rooftop. The indoor/outdoor event features a “beer week marketplace” featuring vendors from BrewedOregon and Mindy’s Beer Gear’s merch tables to 5404 Meats from San Francisco, Salt & Straw Ice Cream, Blue Star Donuts, cheese from the Oregon Cheese Guild, and of course a bunch of breweries like Culmination Brewing with their new “Hop Berry IPA.”

The Yard building looms to one side of the rooftop beer garden, on the other a view downtown


Cascade Rooftop seating and a view to the river

The Exchange Ballroom is in the little known but centrally located Exchange Building right next to The Yard at the Burnside bridgehead on the NE side. So that makes it right off the streetcar line, the Tri-Met 20 and 4 buses and the building has it’s own free parking on-site after 5:30pm.

This years Kickoff Party features an indoor marketplace with tons of free food and drink samples and hot fresh pizza from Hotlips. Snack your way through the marketplace, pick up a new Growler, beer wallet or purse, beer week t-shirt or hat while sampling local meats, cheese, ice cream and more. Then, make your way to the roof for a stunning view of downtown Portland and the Willamette River. The Exchange Ballroom is located at 123 NE 3rd in Portland.

DRINK: Beer from Culmination Brewing, Breakside Brewery, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Stormbreaker Brewing, Ninkasi Brewing and Little Beast Brewing. Hard cider from the NW Cider Association and craft spirit samples and bottles to-go from House Spirits.

Hotlips official 2017 beer week pizza. Photo by Eric Carlson.

EAT: HOTLIPS Pizza, Whole Foods Marketplace, Salt & Straw Ice Cream, Blue Star Donuts, Oregon Cheese Guild, NW Bierhaus Jerky, 5404 Meats, Yakima Hop Candy, Mission Chocolates, Yakima Hop Candy and Eliot’s Adult Nut Butters.

GEAR: Growler Werks, BrewedOregon and Mindy’s Beer Gear.

$10 Advanced Tickets Available Here

Thurs. June 8th 4-10pm $10
Exchange Ballroom & Cascade Rooftop
123 NE 3rd, Portland, OR 97212

Samurai Artist
Samurai Artist

Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com