Backwoods Brewing Company and Deschutes Brewery have joined forces to throw our own special brewfest during what would have been the traditional calendar slot for OBF. Our “Pearlfest” will be held near the traditonal brewery blocks where craft brewing began in the Pacific Northwest. Our goal is to raise money for charity by showcasing some of the best beer and cider in Oregon and Southwest Washington. We are inviting over 20 breweries and cideries to participate in this one day festivus. In addition to beer and cider, we plan to include local artists showcasing their work (with some live demonstrations happening throughout the event), local vendors marketing their goods and local bands keeping us vibing throughout the event as well.
Location + Deets
North Park Blocks, Portland, OR
July 29th, 2023

General Admission - $30
Includes a souvenir mug and 10 drink tokens. 
Absolutely the Best NW Beer selection. Period.
- Jake Harper, Deschutes Brewing
Centrally Located
8th and Flanders 
North Park Blocks, Portland, OR 
We will be set up on NW 8th Ave between Flanders and Glisan
Frequently Asked Questions
What does it cost?
For $30 you get a souvenir mug and 10 tokens. $5 for entrance without tokens.

What about the tokens?
$10 gets you 3 tokens.
1 token for a taste and, and 2 tokens for a full pour.

Can Minors attend?
This is an all ages festival. You must present ID in order to get a wrist band.
What Day and Time?
The festival is Saturday, July 29, 12pm - 8pm.
Mug and ticket sales close at 7:30pm. Food and beverage service hours are Noon-8pm.

Is the Pearlfest Outdoors?
Yes! Likelihood is HIGH that the weather will be sunny and fantastic. This part of the park is very well shaded, though!
Can I buy merchandise?
Festival merchandise will be available for purchase onsite during the festival. 
Lodging options?
There are several hotels located near the event, so you can stay overnight. check out our LODGING DISCOUNTS page for special offers to Festival attendees.

Are you accepting volunteers?
We are currently accepting volunteer applications on our VOLUNTEER page. Volunteers will receive a festival t-shirt, a mug, and tokens. Shifts are 4-5 hours long.

Are dogs allowed?
All well-behaved pups are invited to the festival.
We are currently accepting volunteer applications. Volunteers will receive a festival t-shirt, a mug, and drink tokens. Shifts are 4-5 hours long.
Fill out the form and we will get back to you with details.
15% of all Pearlfest Beer & Arts Festival proceeds will be donated to Caldera Arts.

Caldera Arts was founded by Dan Wieden and his family in 1996 as an arts and environmental immersion program in the mountains. The idea was to bring young people with limited opportunities together with talented creative professionals to make art and be in relationship with the natural world. Turns out it was a pretty good idea. Those who said they couldn’t draw or write or had no rhythm found out they were actually creative and those who never got to hike mountains or swim in lakes found themselves immersed in new experiences each day.
If you're a beer lover, you'd be crazy to miss this.
- Steve Waters, Backwoods Brewing
Give us a shout
Are you interested in becoming a vendor? Do you have questions about volunteering? All of this info is listed above, but please reach-out if you have further questions!

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