The Chill N Fill growler shop and tap room has firmly established itself in the hearts of North Portland beer lovers (including this one). They maintain a lively tap list of beer and cider that is always evolving—there’s no packing it with safe but dull choices—and it lives up to its name (it is always pretty chilled).

To celebrate their first year they are holding a party on Saturday, billed as the North Portland Beer Festival. They will be pouring up to 10 regional beers from the likes of GoodLife, Terminal Gravity, Buoy, Barley Brown’s and Occidental, and will be featuring fresh-hopped seasonal specials. Dub’s St Johns, known for its BBQ, will provide the catering and there will also be live music. It takes place on the lot behind the Chill N Fill and is family friendly, though the beer garden is for over 21s only.

North Portland Beer Fest, St. Andrews Church parking lot, 7600 N Hereford, Sept 12, 12-8 pm, $20 (includes commemorative stainless steel mug and four 8oz taster tokens), more details at