Boozy Events, Festivals, and Fairs to Explore This August

by Alexander Frane on Jul 30, 2015 in Roundups
Boozy Events, Festivals, and Fairs to Explore This August

July may have had some rain near the end, but we still have a month or two of summer left here in Portland, and plenty of ways to celebrate it. August is packed with events this year, from street fairs to car washes, so we’ve narrowed the list down to a few of the events we are most excited about. If there is one you’d like to share, let us know on Twitter or Facebook!
 
August 1, 12–10 PM
While the Fourth of July stands as our Independence Day, most of the signers of the Declaration of Independence did so on August 2, 1776. Rogue Brewing, an essential Oregon brewery, is taking this opportunity to host another summer BBQ. Bones and Brew celebrates the signing and serves as the official annual gathering of Rogue Nation. The event features 30+ beers, multiple BBQ vendors, live music from local folk and rock bands, wing eating contests, and, most excitingly, the Rogue Nation dog competitions, the details of which are still under wraps. This is a family friendly event with dogs strongly encouraged.
Where: Rogue Distillery and Public House, 1339 NW Flanders St.
Cost: $5 suggested donation, PAYG beer and food.
 
August 7–9
The Bite of Oregon is a weekend long appreciation of Oregon’s food, wine, beer, and culture. This annual celebration of Oregon food and drink returns Friday, August 7 through Sunday, August 9. There are plenty of restaurants and food carts to explore for the weekend, a beer garden featuring 16 local breweries and five cideries (including some of our favorite summer beers and ciders), a wine bar organized by the SE Wine Collective, culinary competitions, family and child friendly activities, and plenty of live music on two stages.
Where: Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park, SW Naito Parkway.
Cost: $5 per day online, $6 per day at the gate. Ticket packages range and can be found online until August 6. Food and drink is cash only at the fair.
 
August 13–16, Thursday–Saturday, 12–9 PM, Sunday, 12–5 PM
There are a few beer and wine events this summer, but only one specifically celebrates beer, cider, mead, and sustainability: The 11th Annual Organic Brewers Festival. The event features organic local beverages, organic foods (with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options, as well as meat-oriented), and live music. The ethics of sustainability are focused on, with disposable cups, plates, and cutlery all made from compostable material. Electricity needs are met with a combination of biodiesel and solar generators. No parking is provided, and patrons are strongly encouraged to take the MAX to the location.
Where: Overlook Park, 1599 N Fremont St.
Cost: Free admission. $7 tasting cups, $1 tasting tokens. Food costs are separate, and everything is cash only.
 
August 15 & August 22, 5–10 PM
This year the Jade District in SE Portland celebrates its second annual International Night Market, held at the Portland Community College SE location. This community focused festival runs on two Saturday nights in mid-August and will feature 80 vendors representing the diverse culture of the district, including food, retail, and non-profit booths. During the market, Portland Brewing will be hosting a beer garden and serving a limited-edition lager exclusive to the event. The draft-only beer is an Asian-spiced lager brewed with lemongrass stalks, Kaffir lime leaves, and ginger, the perfect accompaniment to the multi-ethnic Asian foods served at the Night Market.
Where: PCC SE Campus, 2305 SE 82nd Ave.
Cost: No entrance fee, PAYG food, drink, and products 
 
August 16, 11 AM–7 PM
SE Hawthorne Boulevard may have changed somewhat in the past few years, but it still sports the eclectic mix of boutiques, head shops, cafes, bars, food carts, and pizzerias that have defined it for so long. The Hawthorne Street Fair is a tradition—the street from 31st–38th is closed off to cars to make room for the vendors and stage, with smaller stages and areas along other parts of the boulevard. Two beer gardens will be set up outside of Bazi Bierbrasserie—a German style pub—and the Hawthorne Hophouse.
Where: SE Hawthorne Blvd, 30th–42nd
Cost: No entrance fee, PAYG food, drink, and products
 
August 16, 2–7 PM
This year marks the 9th annual car and dog wash at Devils Point, Portland’s favorite rock-n-roll strip club. The party is catered by the Foster food carts, and plenty of liquor will be served while DJs Kenoy and Brooks spin albums and the swimsuit clad, tattooed dancers of Devils Point wash cars and dogs. Widmer and New Belgium Brewing have donated two bicycles to be raffled off, with the proceeds from the raffle, car wash, and dog wash all going to support Family Dogs New Life, a no-kill dog shelter in SE Portland.
Where: Devils Point, 5305 SE Foster Rd.
Cost: Donation based, plus PAYG food and drinks
 
Photos via Bite of Oregon and North American Organic Brewers Festival

Tags: Beer, Cocktails, Festival, Food, Food Trucks, Fundraiser, Games, Music, Parties, Spirits, Wine
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