by A.J. Coltrane
Images from the Oregon Brewer’s Festival (Saturday edition).
As with most beer festivals, get there early unless you want to stand all afternoon. We got there at about 11:00, doors opened at 11:30, and tokens went on sale at noon. Nothing kills a perfectly good beer festival more than having to stand for many hours.
We grabbed a location at one end of the south tent, away from the Honey Buckets, away from the lines, and in a good shady spot. We didn’t get jostled much. You can see the Honey Buckets off in the distance.
It was a beautiful weekend, and the tent filled rapidly. So did the beer lines. Note that it wasn’t a total Johnsonfest, which the beer events can tend to be.
Many perfectly passable food options, we went with gyros. The lighter one is chicken.
There was a guy with a Darth Vader helmet and cape, riding a unicycle, playing the bagpipes. (No pic unfortunately.) However, I did get a picture of this.
Welcome to Portland.