Where to Celebrate Independence Day in Portland

by Alexander Frane on Jun 30, 2015 in Roundups

Fourth of July weekend is almost upon us, and it will be a hot one in Portland. If you don’t feel like firing up your own BBQ and having some beers at home, here are a number of events happening around town. Have a great Independence Day, but remember to be safe and to celebrate responsibly.

Bunk Beach Party
, 12 PM–12 AM
Bunk Sandwiches is throwing a 4th of July party at its Water Ave. location, Bunk Bar. The street will be closed off and will be filled with kiddie pools, beer, frozen margaritas, games, Tillamook ice cream, BBQ, and sandwiches. Fireworks and live music will also take place on two stages. (1028 SE Water Ave.; 503-328-2865)

Coquine Preview Dinner, 12–8 PM
Coquine, the popular pop-up restaurant and cafe, opens its brick and mortar location on July 16. However, there will be an edible sneak preview over the July 4th weekend. The dining room will still be under remodel, but the 32 seat patio will be open from noon to 8 PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, offering homemade popsicles to beat the heat, as well as drinking snacks, salads, and sandwiches to preview the new lunch menu. Stumptown cold brew, beer, wine, and cocktails will also be available. (6839 SE Belmont St.)

Deschutes Mobile Bar at Waterfront Park, 11 AM
Like every year, Portland will be hosting the popular Blues Fest at the waterfront. While the event always offers beverages, this year Woody, Deschutes “Traveling Beer Barrel”, will also be there. Woody is, indeed, a giant wooden beer barrel featuring multiple Deschutes Brewery beers, a stereo, and a disco ball. Woody will be pouring beers and firing food on the 4th of July. It’s also a great place from which to watch the fireworks. (SW Naito Pkwy)
 
Departure Lounge, 10:05 PM
Departure, on the roof of the historic Meier & Frank building, may not be the first place Portlanders think of when they think 4th of July, and the bar isn’t doing anything special for the holiday. However, if you want to avoid the crowds and traffic of the waterfront and still have an excellent view of the fireworks while drinking a cocktail or glass of wine, Departure’s rooftop patios are the perfect place to do so. (525 SW Morrison St.; 802-5370)

Portland Craft Beer Festival, 12–10 PM
The 10th annual Oregon Craft Beer Month begins this July 1, and runs, appropriately, for the entire month with numerous events. One of those events is the launch of the 1st annual Portland Craft Beer Festival, taking place at The Fields Park on July 3–5. This new festival will showcase more than 100 craft beers from at least 57 breweries—all of which are brewed within Portland’s city limits. (Fields Neighborhood Park, 1099 NW Overton St.)

Fireworks photo via Flickr user samchurchill; Woody courtesy of Watershed Communications

 


Tags: Beer, Block Party, Cocktails, Festival, Food, Holiday, Music, Parties, Spirits
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