Backwoods Brewing Company and Deschutes Brewery are teaming up again to bring you the second annual Pearlfest, presented by Riverview Bank!

For 2024, we're doubling the fun with a two-day event, promising an even bigger turnout with more beer, cider, art, and music. Join us near the historic brewery blocks where craft brewing first took off in the Pacific Northwest.

We're raising money for SOLVE Oregon by showcasing some of the best beer and cider from Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Over 20 breweries and cideries are participating! Plus, local artists will display their work (some will even do live demos), vendors will offer their unique goods, and live bands will keep the vibes going all weekend long.

Don’t miss out on all the fun this summer in the heart of Northwest Portland!
Location + DAte
North Park Blocks, Portland, OR
Saturday, July 27th 11AM - 8PM
Sunday, July 28th 12PM - 6PM

One Day - $35 • Two Days - $50
Includes a souvenir mug and 8 drink tokens. 
Absolutely the Best NW Beer selection. Period.
- Jake Harper, Deschutes Brewing
Breweries (More to Come!)
Food - LOcal Favorites
Vendors - Artists and Merchants
A lineup of talented Portland musicians takes the stage amongst a backdrop of beverages and fun. From folk, to funk, to covers, the Pearlfest musical sets represent the diverse soundscape of the city.
12:00PM - Saturday
Norwester Sky
Stripped down to let it breathe with a little country twang in the vocals to fill the air. Swirling with lyrical guitar jams that take you places. And a thick swampy groove to sit back in, nod your head, and stomp your foot all night long. Sometimes the sky will open up and let it pour out.
2:00PM - Saturday
Dead Sometimes
Keeping the timeless sound of the Grateful Dead alive for the next generation, Dead Sometimes brings together the songs you love to sing with the jams that make you dance.
4:00PM - Saturday
The Coastline
Portland based Funk Rock band including Luke Albright, Jacob Deboie and Joe Ausburger are all featured is this first ever debut of @TheCoastlinePDX Promo video. Video put together by a wing and a prayer, improved high quality audio and video to come.
My Siamese Twin
My Siamese Twin is a Portland based band that plays songs by your favorite alternative bands of the 80's. Bands such as The Smiths/Morrissey, The Cure, New Order, Peter Murphy, The Cult, The Psychedelic Furs, The Church, REM, Depeche Mode and many more!
Drop of Honey
A six piece band in Portland writing original pop, soul, punk, and psychedelic rock.
Bootleg Rose
Bootleg Rose is an alternative folk duo blending genres of folk, Americana and alternative music. With acoustic guitars and soothing, ethereal harmonies, Hannah Rose & Tait Sarter captivate audiences with their original compositions.
The Josh Cole Trio
Just pickin' and singin' good old fashioned bluegrass! Josh Cole has been playing bluegrass in the Pacific Northwest for over 25 years. He has played in dozens of bands, along with running his own hard-driving bluegrass band for nearly two decades.
Shorty & The Mustangs
Shorty & the Mustangs play a mix of western swing, honky tonk and roots country music. Lara Carlisle’s heart felt singing can get folks out on the dance floor with a Patsy Cline torch song or a Gram Parsons rocker.
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?
$35 for a single-day ticket and $50 for the whole weekend. Both options include a souvenir mug and 8 tokens. Kids 12 and under are free.

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 two-day festival is starts Saturday July 27th from 11AM - 8PM and ends Sunday, July 28th 12PM - 6PM.

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. Most within a couple blocks so driving not needed.

Are you accepting volunteers?
We are currently accepting volunteer applications on our VOLUNTEER section below. Volunteers will receive a festival t-shirt, 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.
Arc'Teryx Brew Run
Join us at Arc'teryx Portland for monthly community group run led by our local ambassadors and staff. This month's run ends at the Pearlfest!

The 7K group will start at the Arc' Teryx store and head up the Japanese Gardens to the Mac Trail and then back down to NW 23rd. From there, runners will have the option to return to the store or stay with the group as they continue down NW Flanders to the Pearl District Beer and Art Festival. Rest, Recovery, and Refreshments will be provided by Deadstock Coffee at the store for those who head directly back there!

Beverage tickets and/or discounts TBD

Interested? Sign-up here:
Pearlfest Run

Level: Beginner to Advanced
Distance: 5K | 12K
Elevation Gain: 500ft + | 1,400ft +
Start/End Point: Arc'teryx Portland

July 28th
Meeting Time - 9:45AM
Briefing - 9:55AM
Start Group Run - 10:00AM
End Run with recovery and refreshments around 11:30AM

Details on Strava

Get more info about the club here
10% of all Pearlfest Beer & Arts Festival proceeds will be donated to Solve Oregon.

SOLVE is an environmental non-profit, evolving from a grassroots initiative into a national model for volunteer environmental stewardship.
Today, SOLVE mobilizes and trains thousands of volunteers across Oregon and Southwest Washington. Volunteers engage in cleaning and restoring neighborhoods and natural areas, fostering a legacy of environmental care and community involvement.
If you're a beer lover, you'd be crazy to miss this.
- Steve Waters, Backwoods Brewing
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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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