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.
2021 Portland Oktoberfests
Kennedy School Oktoberfest Brewfest
September 11 | 2-8 p.m.
Raise a your glass as you dance the Polka at this 5th annual brewfest. Indulge in German fare at McMenamins Kennedy School in Portland while you celebrate with 20 German-style craft beers and live music.
Choose your ticket option. Either $25 for 10 tokens and a pint glass or pay $2 per drink token.
September 11 | 2-10 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. The event takes place at Overlook Park in Ridgefield, Washington.
Get your tickets by September 8 and pay $20. Includes Oktoberfest glass and two drink tokens.
Mount Angel Oktoberfest
September 16-19 | 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.
September 18 | 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. All proceeds benefit DoveLewis Blood Bank.
Tickets are sold in advance for $25 each and includes a commemorative beer glass, a pup bandana, a fill of one of Lucky Lab’s beers, and free access to the photo booth and paw print art stations.
Oaks Park Oktoberfest
Update: This event has been canceled for 2021.
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. Oaks Park is located in the Sellwood neighborhood of Portland.
Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for kids 15 and under and $4 for seniors 62 and older.
September 24-26 | 11 a.m.-12 a.m.
Put on your lederhosen or dirndl and head to the German pub on Mississippi. Prost! is going all out with decorations, drinking songs and commemorative bier steins. The pub will have festival bier on tap and food specials for the weekend.
Capacity is limited to seated guests only on a first come, first served basis.
Stickmen Brewing Company Oktoberfest
September 25 | 12-9 p.m.
Visit the Tualatin Beer Hall for a day of local German-style beers, food, axe throwing, and live music and fun for the whole family. Wear your lederhosen and receive two free drink tickets.
Widmer Brothers Oktoberfest
September 25 | 2-10 p.m.
Bring your whole family to Widmer Brothers’ 17th annual Oktoberfest. The festival will have live music, face painting, llamas, food and lots of beer. Beer options include Widmer’s Oktoberfest, Hefe, Green Skies Hazy IPA, Juicy Sunrise IPA, Drop Top Amber Ale, White Gold Lager, Hefe SunLife and Rose Apple Cider, as well as red and white wine options.
Entry is free for all ages. Beer and food are available for purchase.
September 26 | 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. This event is free attend. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
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