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 Oktoberfests in and around Portland, you’ll enjoy tasty brats and pretzels, traditional dancing and activities, and of course, lots of beer. Each event has an entry fee. Some include drink tokens and other goodies in the ticket price. Other event have food, beer and other beverages available for an additional cost.
Grab your Lederhosen and be transported straight to Munich without leaving the Portland area.
2022 Portland Oktoberfests
September 30-October 2 | 11 a.m.-2:30 a.m.
Head to Portland’s favorite German pub of Oktoberfest. Under the Prost! Oktoberfest‘s big tent, you’ll find beer, food and music. Here’s a schedule of performances:
Friday: Festival Brass band from 6-9 p.m. Ceremonial keg tapping 7 p.m.
Saturday: Festival Brass 2-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Hammerschlagen(German punk festival music) 8-9 p.m.
Admission is free. Prost! is open 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. and is located at 4237 N Mississippi Ave. Portland.
October 1 | 12-4 p.m.
Beer lovers and animal lovers will unite at this tail-wagging event. Lucky Lab on Hawthorne invites you to Portland’s Dogtoberfest. This year’s event features a dog costume contest with cutest, spookiest, silliest and most unique categories. All proceeds benefit DoveLewis Blood Bank.
Tickets are sold in advance for $25 each and includes an etched beer glass, one beer or non-alcoholic beverage and a special bandana for your dog. Costume contest entry is $20 per dog. Lucky Lab Bre Pub is at 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. in Portland.
Oktoberfest Celebration at Olympia Provisions
October 1 | 2-9 p.m.
Olympia Provisions and Rosenstadt Beer are teaming up to celebrate Oktoberfest with traditional food, live Polka music, games and prizes, and lots of beer flowing throughout the day. Other activities include face painting, steinholding contests, hammerschalegen, dogs in liederhosen competition. Arrive in Liederhosen and you can spin the wheel to win a prize.
Tickets are $10 per person and include entry and one Oktoberfest beer, or a sausage for kids. Olympia Provisions Public House is located at 3384 Southeast Division Street in Portland.
Oktoberfest at Paddy’s
October 1 | Noon-midnight
Attend the first ever Oktoberfest at Paddy’s. There’ll be authentic beer steins, Bavarian music, traditional German food along with pub favorites. Leave room for a beer (or two!). You are encouraged to dress up. There will be an award for best dressed. The pub is also hosting raffle prizes, including a trip for two to Leavenworth for the Oktoberfest celebration.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Proceeds are donated to Friends of the Children. Paddy’s is at 65 Southwest Yamhill St. in Portland.
Pine Street Taproom’s Oktoberfest
October 16-17 | 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The to the downtown taproom to enjoy over 16 German style beers and a full bar. Tickets are $25 and include an Oktoberfest glass mug and 12 tickets. One ticket equals a beer taster. Four tasters equal one beer.
Kennedy School Oktoberfest Brewfest
September 10 | 1-7 p.m.
Raise a your glass as you dance the Polka at this 6th annual brewfest. Indulge in German fare at McMenamins Kennedy School in Portland while you celebrate with 24 German-style craft beers and ciders, live music, and an outdoor grill with brats and warm pretzels.
Pay $25 for 10 tokens and a brewfest glass. McMenamins Kennedy School is at 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. in Portland.
September 10 | 3-10 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 for adults and includes one drink token. Non-drinking tickets are $10. Kids 10 and under attend for free. The event takes place at Overlook Park, 113-131 South Main Ave., in Ridgefield, Washington.
Mount Angel Oktoberfest
September 15-18 | hours vary
One of the longest standing, most beloved folk festivals in the northwest, the Mount Angel Oktoberfest is celebrating its 56th festival. The event features 50 food booths, an arts and crafts show, traditional Bavarian food, fun and entertainment for the whole family. The event takes place in the town of Mount Angel, Oregon.
Tickets range from $10-20, depending on the day you visit. There are also many free activities for all ages. The event takes place in Mount Angel, Oregon.
September 16 | 4-10 p.m.
Vancouver Elks Lodge #823 is hosting Elktoberfest, a community gathering of brew brats and bands. Enjoy local craft beer, traditional German fare and local bands.
The cost is $10. Tokens are $3 each and available for purchase onsite. Drinks are 2 tokens and food is 1 to 3 tokens. The Vancouver Elks 823 is located at 11605 SE McGillivray Blvd. in Vancouver.
Widmer Brothers Oktoberfest
September 24 | 2-10 p.m.
Bring your whole family to Widmer Brothers 18th annual Oktoberfest. The festival will have live music, entertainment, llamas, food and lots of beer, including Widmer’s Oktoberfest and fan favorites such as Hefe, Festival Lager, and the new release Hopcadia NW IPA.
Entry is free for all ages. Beer and food are available for purchase. Widmer Brothers Brewery is at 929 N Russell St. in Portland.
September 24 | All day
Whether you’re German or not, you’ll have a wundervoll time at the Edgefield Oktoberfest, with food specials, live music and beer, plant sale and kids’ activities.
This event is free attend. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Edgefield is located at 2126 S.W. Halsey St. in Troutdale.
Forest Grove Oktoberfest
September 24 | 12-7 p.m.
This family-friendly event has two stages, food, multiple beer vendors, artisans, games, tournaments and prizes. The Forest Grove Oktoberfest has lots of fun contests including weiner dog races, tricycle races, a costume contest, joust tournament, kids coloring contest and hot dog eating contest.
Tickets range from $5 to $15. Check in at check in at the will call stand at the intersection of 21st Ave and Main st in Forest Grove.
Stickmen Brewing Company Oktoberfest
September 24 | 12-8 p.m.
Visit the Tualatin Beer Hall for a day of local German-style beers, wine, food, axe throwing, and live music and fun for the whole family. Wear your lederhosen and receive two free drink tickets.
A $25 ticket will get you a custom 16 oz glass mug and five drink tickets. Extra drink tickets are $3 each.Stickmen Brewing Company’s Tualatin Beer Hall is at 19475 Southwest 118th Avenue #STE 1 in Tualatin.
Vegan Night Market Oktoberfest
September 24 | 3-9 p.m.
Whether you live by a plant-based diet or you’re curious about vegan cuisine, stop by the Vegan Night Market Oktoberfest for an evening of food and fun. There will be more than 50 local vegan restaurants, pop-ups, businesses, nonprofits, and grassroots organizations at the event.
This event is free to attend. Find out more about Vegan Night Market.
Oaks Park Oktoberfest (Canceled)
This event is canceled.
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 wiener dog races, cooking demonstrations, tons of fun for kids and performances in the festhalles.
Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for kids 15 and under and $4 for seniors 62 and older. Oaks Park is at 7805 SE Oaks Park Way in Portland.
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