Portland Oregon is fast becoming one of the most popular foodie meccas in the nation and we certainly are not lacking on great food, fabulous wine, and delicious beer. This September and October there are several Oktoberfest events happening around Portland. Here are some of our favorites.
The largest is probably the Oktoberfest at Oaks Park. September 19 through the 21st Portland locals kickoff fall with a German style advanced at the Oaks Amusement park. This is a family-friendly event with live oompah bands, polka dancing, authentic food and German beer, a pretzel toss, contests, local radio personalities, children's activities, wiener dog races, cooking shows and much, much more. The event starts on Friday, September 19 at 3 PM and will go until midnight. The rides are open from 6 PM until 10 PM. On Saturday, September 20, the festival will go from 11:00 AM until midnight with rides from 12:00 PM until 10 PM. On Sunday, September 21, the festival will go from 11:00 AM until 7 PM with rides from 12:00 PM until 7 PM. Admission is just $5 for everyone ages 16 to 61, 15 years and younger are just $2 and 62 and older are just $3. Events include a variety of beer and wine tastings, souvenir glasses and many food vendors such as Deutch Desserts, Edelweiss Deli and Moondrop Nuts.
The Mount Angel Oktoberfest celebration true Bavarian style on September 11 to the 14th with car shows, wiener dog races, golf tournaments and the Oregon marathon. Of course, enjoy all the famous brews, German beers, lagers, sausages and more.
Lents Oktoberfest is happening September 28 and 29th from noon until 10 PM at the Eagle Eye Tavern located at 5836 SE. 92nd Ave. They are excited to host their first annual Oktoberfest with food by Urban German and nine seasonal releases from some of the most popular Northwest breweries. Gates open at noon and live music starts at 2 PM daily. Admission is just $5 and include a souvenir mug kids 12 and under free. Minors are okay with parents or guardian.
These are probably the most popular Oktoberfest events happening around Portland but I'm sure just about every German restaurant and pub will be celebrating with some sort of festivity. Check with your favorite for more information.