From September to October, crowds will pack the beer halls and streets to celebrate Oktoberfest in Germany. Thankfully, you don’t have to go on an international trip to partake in this German tradition. Portland Oktoberfests are plentiful and offer a variety of activities for all ages.
At Portland Oktoberfests, you’ll enjoy tasty brats and pretzels, traditional dancing and activities, and of course lots of beer. So grab your Lederhosen and be transported straight to Munich without leaving Portland.
2019 Portland Oktoberfests
German American Society Oktoberfest
September 7 | noon-10 p.m.
Start the Oktoberfest season with a traditional celebration at the German American Society of Portland. Great beer, traditional music and lots of good eats including, bratwurst, sauerkraut, German potato salad and homemade apple strudel. All that plus fun and games for the kids and dancing. FREE
Mount Angel Oktoberfest
September 12-15 | hours vary
One of the longest standing, best-loved folk festivals in the northwest, the Mount Angel Oktoberfest is celebrating its 54th festival. The event features 50 food booths, an arts and crafts show, traditional Bavarian food, fun and entertainment for the whole family. Tickets range from $5-$30.
September 13-14 | hours vary
Fusing old-world German tradition and Pacific NW style, the 2019 Newberg Oktoberfest! Dance the night away with live entertainment, enter the Lederhosen Contest, eat a brat and sample local brews. Ages 21+. $10 admission and $5 drink tokens.
September 13-14 | hours vary
Loosen up those lederhosen and get ready for Zoiglfest. This family-friendly event will serve up great beer, good food and many lasting memories. Admission is FREE.
September 14 | 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
The Ridgefield Oktoberfest is bringing together traditional German music and food with a family-friendly entertainment, including live music, costume contest and wiener dog races. General admission is $15.
Oaks Park Oktoberfest
September 20-22 | hours vary
Head to Portland’s amusement park for a full day of family-friendly festival fun. Aside from the great beer and food, activities will include weiner dog races, cooking demonstrations, tons of fun for kids and performances in the festhalles.
Gate fees for the event are $6 for adults, $3 kids 15 and younger, and $4 for 62 and older.
September 21 | 1-8 p.m.
The Eastmoreland-Woodstock Oktoberfest features all the traditions: beer garden, dinner tent, carnival and live music. A price has not been posted yet.
Oktoberfest at Parkrose Community United Church
September 21 | 4-7 p.m.
Enjoy a German buffet, live entertainment, traditional dance and fun singalongs at the Parkrose Community United Church of Christ. Pricing is $15 Adults, $20 Families,$10 Children (4-14) and $10 Seniors (65+).
September 21 | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Beer lovers and animal lovers will unite at this tail-wagging event. Lucky Lab on Hawthorne invites you to Portland’s biggest dog wash with lots of dog-friendly activities and tasty brews. Pet washes and grooming ranges from $15 to $22. All proceeds benefit DoveLewis Blood Bank.
Kennedy School Oktoberfest Brewfest
September 21 | noon-9 p.m.
Raise a handcrafted ale as you dance the polka! Indulge in German fare at Kennedy School while you celebrate with 24 German-style craft beers. In the spirit of friendly competition, you’ll get to vote for your favorite brew. The winning brewery will be graced with the trophy. $20 for a brewfest glass and 10 tokens.
Oregon Zoo Oktoberfest
September 28 | 4-7 p.m.
Sample craft beer at the Oregon Zoo! For $12, you’ll get Zoo admission after 4 p.m., live entertainment, samples of fall/ German beverages from local breweries and cider houses, lawn games and animal meet and greets. This is is 21 and over event only.
Stickmen Brewing Company Oktoberfest
September 28 | 2-10 p.m.
Visit the Tualatin Beer Hall & Production Brewery for a day of German style beers, food, and fun activities. Admission is $20 for a custom glass mug and 5 drink tickets. Kid friendly.
Draper Girls Oktoberfest Celebration
September 28-29 | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This is Oktoberfest family style! Head to the Draper Girls Country Farm at Mt. Hood for live music, German cuisine, pumpkin and straw bale maze, miniature donkeys and goats. Pick your own fruit or visit the country market to pick up all the fresh harvested goodies. FREE
September 29 | All day
Whether you’re German or not, you’ll have a wundervoll time at the Edgefield party, with food specials, live music and beer. FREE
Grand Lodge Oktoberfest
October 5 | 1-10 p.m.
At the Grand Lodge, you’ll get all the traditional Oktoberfest faire with fun family activities throughout the property. The lodge will be creating a special Kummel Kraut just for the event. FREE
October 5 | 4-9 p.m.
At the Wilsonville Oktoberfest, everyone is German for one evening out of the year. Enjoy authentic German food and beer or local food and gluten free cider. There will be entertainment for all ages. A price has not been listed yet.
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