Tickets are now on sale for the 10th annual Oregon Brewers Brunch & Parade! This year's brunch is being hosted by Laurelwood Public House & Brewery and will take place on Wednesday, July 27th from 9am to 11:30am at the Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder St. Please note, the brunch is for ages 21+.
Brunch tickets cost $46 apiece, which includes a delicious brunch, two Laurelwood beers, a souvenir T-shirt (new design this year!), the OBF official tasting mug and your first four tokens.Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE, so make sure you want them before ordering. 500 tickets will be sold.
Here's the morning menu:Seasonal Assorted Fruit Tray
We will also be selling tokens at the brunch – cash only – so if you want to avoid the token line at the fest, we've got you covered!
Make sure to select the accurate T-shirt size when placing the order: T-shirts are unisex sizing, and because we place the order based on what you request, THERE WILL BE NO EXCHANGING OF SIZES ON-SITE.
To order your brunch tickets, select your shirt size and click add to cart; this will take you to PayPal. If you want more of that size, update the number there. If you want additional sizes, hit the "continue shopping" button on the bottom left. Repeat until you have all the tickets you want and are ready to check out.
You WILL NOT receive physical tickets to this event. All ticket(s) will be at will call under the name of the purchaser. You do not need to bring any proof with you, we'll have all your information on-site. We will send out an email reminder in July confirming your order and providing check in information. Now let’s start shopping!
Following the brunch is the Oregon Brewers Parade, which starts at 11:30am and is open to all ages with no ticket needed. More than 500 beer lovers will walk from the Melody Ballroom, cross the Hawthorne Bridge over the Willamette River, and end up on the grounds of the Oregon Brewers Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. We'll be led by the funky sounds of the Transcendental Brass Band; we will also join up with the Rogue Overflow Brunch from the Green Dragon.
This year's Grand Marshal is Lisa Morrison. Also known as "The Beer Goddess," Lisa taught her first Beer Appreciation for Women classes (called SudSisters) 15 years ago. She was writing a beer blog in 1997, way before anybody had even coined the term (they called it an "online beer column" back in the day). She has taught a troupe of female chefs about beer and food pairings at a national conference, hosted a local radio show about beer for nearly nine years, judged beer in several international cities, has written for nearly every beer publication in the country (and a few outside the country) and authored a guidebook on Northwest beer. Now, Lisa is the Chief Beer Goddess at Belmont Station, an award-winning bottle shop and taproom in Southeast Portland, where she enjoys "talking beer" and sharing beer with locals, regulars and tourists alike. We are lucky to have her oversee this year's parade and opening ceremonies!
If you wish to get into the Oregon Brewers Festival gates with those from the brunch to watch the opening ceremonies, you are required to have a wristband. We will have a security guard posted at the start of the parade from 11 to 11:30am. You will have to have your ID checked to get a wristband. Those with wristbands will enter the festival grounds at Pine Street Esplanade and Naito Parkway. Those without a wristband will have to get in line and have their ID checked at any of the other three OBF entrances.
For any OBF Brewers Brunch or Parade questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheers!