It's Portland Beer Week!
Thursday is the start of Portland Beer Week
. Of course, a week is usually 7 days but when you're celebrating beer, it's 10 days! There are tons of events going on to celebrate Beervana, including an official beer, brewed by Deschutes
. There are several tastings and mini-festivals, even a progressive dinner where beer is the focus. KXL Beer Goddess Lisa Morrison
says Portland Beer Week is like a special date night for a married couple. You know you still love your spouse but every once in awhile, you have to carve some time out for that person. You can check out a list of all the events here
Beer is a huge part of the Portland economy. According to the Oregon Brewers Guild
, Oregon has 107 brewing companies. 48 of those breweries are located in Portland, more than any other city in the world. So get out there and have fun (responsibly!) and support your local businesses!