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 + DAte
North Park Blocks, Portland, OR
July 27th 11AM - 8PM
July 28th 12PM - 6PM

General Admission - $35
Includes a souvenir mug and 8 drink tokens. 
Absolutely the Best NW Beer selection. Period.
- Jake Harper, Deschutes Brewing
Breweries - TBD... 2024 List will be updated shortly!
Music - TBd
The 2024 music lineup is being curated... 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.
Corinne Sharlet
With bone-deep lyrics and a magnetic, haunting voice, Corinne Sharlet’s music captures the imagination like the high deserts of Central Oregon where she was raised. Drawing comparisons to Lana del Ray and Anais Mitchell, the Portland based singer/songwriter writes striking songs that delicately balance unusual chord progressions with ethereal nostalgia.
Leo Moon
Leo Moon is the solo incarnation of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Brian Adrian Koch.  

California born and Oregon raised, Brian has been active in the Portland music scene since arriving in 2000. He is a current and founding member of indie rock band Blitzen Trapper and psychedelic folk duo Dead Lee. Appearing now as a solo acoustic performer, his minimal and haunting tunes are stripped down paeans to the glorious absurdities of life; harmonica spattered psalms to the void.
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!
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 $35 you get a souvenir mug and 8 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 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 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.
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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