There seems to be a beer related event in Portland every week now. July is Oregon Craft Beer month and there are at least two beer festivals taking place. In less than two weeks from now, the Oregon Brewers Festival kickportland beer festivalss off on the waterfront. Can’t wait that long? No worries–Portland’s International Beer fest is right around the corner.

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From Website Facts Section:

July 17 – 19, 2009

Where is the event held?
In the grass of Pearl District North Park Blocks, between NW Davis & Everett. PIB is one block West of NW Broadway and just two blocks North of Burnside, right next to downtown proper.

How much does it cost to get in?
Beer drinkers pay $20 for 10 beer tickets and official PIB glass. Additional tickets are just $1 each. (See “SAVE MONEY” for additional discounts). Each serving is 4oz. Beers cost 1 to 4 tickets depending on “*swank factor” (*how expensive it is to us).

There are a lot of 1 ticket beers, so don’t worry if you’re on a budget.Tickets are non-refundable.

$5 cover for non-drinkers/designated drivers (included free N/A bevs.)

Why do some beers cost more than others?
Part of what makes PIB special is the incredible range of beers we offer, both draft and bottle. The number of tickets a beer costs is based on how much the event paid for that particular beer. Some of them are among the most exspensive beers in the world. Others are medium priced craft beers from breweries in the area. And then there’s everything in between.This system alone makes our event a true rarity and enables the consumer to try $15 per bottle beers for just a couple of bucks

Can I buy advanced tickets?
Not this year… maybe next time around.

Does PIB accept credit cards or checks?
We are still somewhat “olde school” when it comes to methods of payment. Our event is cash only. We have an ATM machine nearby.

What is the appropriate ID to get in?
The OLCC will accept 1) a VALID driver’s license with a photo from any state; 2) a current passport; 3) a DMV Identification card; and 4.) a military card. The state identification card and/or the military card must bear a picture of the person, the person’s name, address, date of birth, a physical description and the signature of the person.

Can I bring my child?
No, but you can bring your dog!

When do taps shut down?
No beer will be served after 9:40 p.m. on Friday & Saturday, 6:40 on Sunday. The event closes at 10pm Fri/Sat, and 7pm on Sun, so there’s still time to hang out after last call and the end of beer service.

Is there any food on site?
PIB will offer several food options.

Can I come back the next day if I have extra beer tokens?
Yes. You must have your glass and wristband from the previous day. No exceptions. Beer tickets are good for all 3 days.

What’s the deal with the GRANDE BEER GARDEN?
For people who appreciate a great value and just want to come hang out in the park while having a delicious frosty cold pint as their beer geek friends try 130 different beers, we created the GBG with that in mind. Full pints are only $3 and you can take them anywhere in the park. Beers featured are Peroni (from Italy) and Pilsner Urquell (from Czech Republic).

2009 Dates and Times

Friday July 17 4pm-10pm
Saturday July 18 12pm-10pm
Sunday July 19 12pm-7pm


Beer drinkers pay $20 for 10 beer tickets and official PIB glass.
More tickets available for $1 each
All beers are 4oz. servings

Each beer costs 1 to 4 tickets depending on "swank factor".
Usually at least half are just 1 ticket.

**$5 for non-drinkers/designated drivers
**includes free N/A bevs.

Re-Entry Policy

Free re-entry: COME BACK ALL 3 DAYS!
(must have glass & wristband.  NO Exceptions)
Fair Warning

With this many great beers, it’s hard to keep them all in stock
throughout the weekend. Please come early to avoid missing
out on the Best of the Fest.  Selections may be limited on
Sunday. There are no refunds for unused tickets or because
certain beers are out of stock. If we are out of your favorite
beer, it is most likely because Jack Hooley drank it all.
Free darts, chess, checkers and backgammon!

Were can I find parking?
Diamond Parking:
NW 10th & Hoyt
DPS Parking:
NW 9th & Hoyt

Chinatown Parking:
NW 5th & Davis U-Park
NW Glisan & Park
NW 6th & Couch
NW 5th & Glisan
NW 4th & Flanders
NW Hoyt & Broadway
NW 6th & Irving

City Center Parking:
NW 4th & Glisan
NW Couch & Broadway
SW Pine & Broadway

Public Parking:
NW 6th & Everett

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