Drunk in Public: Widmer Collaborator, Protohops and King's Day

Willamette Week’s beer events guide, updated weekly to showcase the best events in Portland’s craft brew scene.


Thursday, April 23rd: Collaborator Rodney Kibzey's Madero de Cedro IPA Release Party [COMMERCIAL HOMEBREW] The Widmer Brothers have long been supporters of craft beer innovation in Portland, and through their collaborator series, which pairs members of the area’s homebrewing community and their hand-picked recipes with Widmer’s pilot brewery, they bring weird and innovative recipes to the public. ...   More
Thursday, April 23, 2015 PARKER HALL

The Craft Brewers Conference Journals: Days 1 and 2

Ezra gets free beer, then plots to sue.


Arts & Books
Day 1: Monday, April 13 I kicked off Craft Brewers Conference week in Portland by rousing from a deep slumber fueled by late-night writing and geeking out on Game of Thrones. Finding a half-full bottle of Ommegang Brewing's new Game of Thrones beer Three-Eyed Raven, I quickly pounded it for energy before heading out to the Oregon Brewers Guild's big CBC press briefing at Spirit of ...   More
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 EZRA JOHNSON-GREENOUGH

The Seven Wonders Of Beervana

Only in Portland...

Food Reviews & Stories
Looking to get in touch with Portland’s beer culture this week? Well, you could go where the national beer magazines send you, enjoying Rogue’s carpet-flavored beer then heading over to Ap   More
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Live Through This

What you need to survive CBC.

Walking shoes Thanks to City Hall and Portland’s powerful taxi lobby, Uber is not operating here yet. Luckily, from the Oregon Convention Center you can walk to a bunch of breweries in 20 m   More
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 EZRA JOHNSON-GREENOUGH

Poppin’ Tops

Five Portland strip clubs with great beer.

1. Acropolis 8325 SE McLoughlin Blvd., 231-9611, acropolispdx.com. 7 am-2 am Monday-Saturday, 11 am-2 am Sunday. Oh, the Acropolis. Weird statues. Three stages. Salad bar. Cheap steaks from the    More
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

A Tour of Salem's Five Breweries

Drinking all 54 original beers made in Oregon’s capital city.

Salem, Ore., is known by many names: the Cherry City, Exits 260A and B, the Beaverton of the Mid-Valley. It’s often forgotten that this patch of flat, grassy land along Mill Creek, originally    More
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Beer Without Badges: Eleven CBC Side Events for Regular Joes

Rare brews for everyone.

So your buddy who cleans kegs at Laurelwood didn’t come through with that badge for the Craft Brewers Conference? Damn, didn’t see that coming. Well, it’s OK because not everyone   More
Friday, April 10, 2015 EZRA JOHNSON-GREENOUGH

Drank: Jacob Grier, Cocktails on Tap

One week, it seems every fashionable cocktail is supposed to include some defunct European digestif resurrected for obscurity’s sake, and the next it’s bacon-infused everything. So why’s i   More
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 PETE COTTELL

Willamette Weekend: 16 Things to Do and See in Portland, Feb. 27-Mar. 1


Friday, Feb. 27 Mark Fell [house] Fell is a dance-music iconoclast who’s been spinning high-brow house since long before “EDM” meant anything. He’s also created several art installations, with names like Untitled Study for Computer Controlled Laser, Stroboscope and Linn LM-1. He won’t be installing anything in YU’s downstairs gallery, but his warm, deconstructed rhythms will certainly ...   More
Friday, February 27, 2015 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

2015 Oregon Beer Awards

Beer Guide
In a state with such a vital craft beer culture, Willamette Week found it strange that there was no award ceremony to celebrate the best of the industry. So, this year, with the help of Ben Edmu   More
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 WW Staff


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