The Portland Mercury's Highball
Prepare yourself (and your liver) for the Portland Mercury’s HIGHBALL! At each of Highball’s locations, you’ll find specially crafted cocktails that are available only to Highball participants. Even better? Each of these fantastic, sanity-saving cocktails will be available ALL DAY (not just during happy hour!) and cost you a mere $5!
Mar 19-25, Various Locations, visit our Highball Calendar for participating locations and drink recipes
21st Annual Barleywine Festival
If this festival were a person, it could finally attend itself: witness the return of Lucky Lab's annual celebration of one of the biggest, maltiest, knock-you-on-your-ass-style beers in brewing history, the barleywine, featuring over 70 varieties rotating through 20 taps Friday and Saturday. Admission includes a festival glass and four tokens, with additional four ounce pours for $2.
Mar 2-3, noon, Lucky Labrador Beer Hall, $15
Portland Cider Company 5th Anniversary
A very big, very public party for Portland Cider Company's fifth birthday, featuring two limited releases (Throwback Scrumpy and Fever Bark Tonic), and cider tours every half hour, plus special bottles pulled up out of the cellar and served at the three cider bars on site.
Mar 3, 4 pm, Portland Cider Company, free
A dozen restaurants and pubs go head to fishy head for the Chowder Cup in a blind tasting competition. Also includes a beer garden, a raffle, and live music.
Mar 3, noon, 5th Quadrant, $15
McMinnville Wine & Food Classic
A three-day celebration of taking grapes, crushing them, letting them ferment, and drinking the alcoholic bounty that follows in the multitude of delicious ways they occur, featuring offerings from over 70 wineries, breweries, and cideries; food from over 20 restaurants and eateries; and art from local artisans and crafters.
Mar 9-11; Fri 3 pm; Sat 11am; Sun noon; Evergreen Aviation Museum
It's like a mixtape you can drink, starring some of Portland's best brewers, all coming together to see what kind of miraculous concoctions they can cook up together, with one-of-a-kind beers being created by Golden Valley, Ex Novo, Mt. Tabor, Stormbreaker, Widmer, and more. Proceeds benefit the Nature Conservancy.
Mar 10, 2 pm, Base Camp Brewing, $25-40
The Cider Rite of Spring
Admission includes a glass and eight tasting tickets with which to sample over 100 ciders from 35 of the Northwest's top cider makers, including Finnriver, Dragon's Head, 2 Towns, Portland Cider Company, and many more. Visit nwcider.com for a full list of participating cideries and vendors.
Mar 10, noon, Leftbank Annex, $25-50
4th Annual Baker's Dozen Coffee, Beer, & Doughnut Festival
You probably just clutched at your heart simply reading the title to this event. Slowly retract those claws. Redirect them to your wallet. Keep it in your hand as you drive to Ecliptic. You will want it at the ready, because holy shit it's a beer/coffee/doughnut festival! All at the same time! Admission includes a souvenir glass, and 4oz samples of all 13 coffee beers available, as well as samples of the doughnuts available.
Mar 11, 10 am, Ecliptic Brewing, $28-33
Daruma's Chef Devin joins forces with DJ Sappho to present a delicious and funky pop-up evening celebrating what some people call the Kobayashi Dog, but what they simply call the J-Dog, your average American frank made wonderful with amazing topping combinations.
Mar 12, 4 pm, Daruma Sushi + Sake
Hog & Rocks Cocktail Party
The name maybe doesn't conjure up the most appetizing of images in one's head, but the food on the menu, created in collaboration between Olympia Provisions and Jacobsen Salt certainly is, with items including charcuterie, oysters and scallops on the half shell, Dungeness crab, Albacore poke, and much more.
Mar 16, 6 pm, Olympia Provisions NW, $65
Pozole to the People
Broth Bar presents the final installment of Pozole to the People's three-month-long pop-up series doing exactly what their name suggests: bringing the pozole to the people, using local ingredients to highlight the many flavors of the Pacific Northwest. Each month features new special ingredients, so ladle up all three bowls to taste everything Broth Bar has to offer.
Mar 16, 6 pm, Broth Bar, $15
Irish Beer Festival
The latest hops-infused installment of a new St. Patrick's Day tradition in Portland, the Irish Beer Festival features specialty Irish style beers and ciders from Northwest breweries and cideries including Ninkasi, Migration, Sunriver, Widmer, Cider Riot!, Coalition, and more; admission includes souvenir glass, seven taster tokens, live music, entertainment, and food specials.
Mar 16-17; Fri noon; Sat 11 am; Kells Brewery, $10-20
Portland Farmhouse & Wild Ale Festival
The return of Saraveza's annual brewfest dedicated to shining a spotlight on the Northwest's finest wild and rustic ales in styles from France and Belgium, with participating breweries including The Commons, Upright, Alesong, pFriem, De Garde and many more. Admission includes collectible glass and 10 drink tickets, and VIP tickets include access to a special preview night on Friday, March 23.
Mar 23-24; Fri 4 pm; Sat 11am; Saraveza, $25-40
Pints for Parkinson's Kick-Off Party
The Brian Grant Foundation hosts its third annual celebration beginning 2018's fundraising efforts for the month of March, with participating bars and breweries selling "Pints passports" for $25, which allow purchasers to enjoy 10 beers at any of the locations, with proceeds going to the BGF. Grant will be at the party, watching the Blazers game and enjoying a pint or two himself.
Mar 28, 6 pm, Urban Studio, $25-30
10th Annual Brew Hog
North 45 pours the final array of releases from a curated list of brewers as their Brew Hog series draws to a close, and they'll be serving them up with smoked ribs other speciality menu pairings.
Mar 29, 6 pm, North 45