The annual Oregon Brewers Festival takes place at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland in July. Every year the four-day event presents more than 80 first-release premium Oregon craft beers and ciders. The festival features over 100 products from almost 100 breweries located in 34 cities throughout the state. They range from established breweries like Allegory or Zoiglhaus to newbies of the brewing industry. There is also live music and plenty of entertainment. The festival attracts about 85,000 attendees every year.
Oregon Brewers Festival was founded in 1988, which makes it one of the longest-running in the country. The scenic Tom McCall Waterfront Park located by the Willamette River is a perfect spot to enjoy a picnic and a glass of beer with the view of Mt. Hood and the city skyline. The festival offers free admission, but visitors have to buy $1 beer tokens to try festival samples. The festival also has a root beer garden with alcohol-free beverages for drivers and minors. The festival runs from noon to 9 p.m.