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Oregon Brewers Festival
July 25 @ 5:00 pm - July 29 @ 5:00 pm
The Oregon Brewers Festival got its start in July 1988 as the brainchild of Art Larrance, founder of Portland Brewing Co. He had been to Oktoberfest in Munich and wanted to create a similar atmosphere while exposing locals to the variety of good microbrews. Back then, there were only four microbreweries in operation in Portland (Bridgeport, McMenamins, Portland, and Widmer), and six across the state (Full Sail and Deschutes).