Win Festival Packages ($220): 2013 North American Organic Brewers Festival @ Overlook Park | Free, Extra Day, 40+ Breweries, 50+ Beers, Sustainable

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From our sponsors:
North American Organic Brewers FestivalNorth American Organic Brewers Festival
June 27-30, 2013
Noon – 9 p.m. Thursday – Saturday; Noon – 5 p.m. Sunday
Free | 21+ | More info: naobf.org/

Overlook Park
1599 N Fremont St Portland, OR 97227
More info: portlandonline.com

An eclectic mix of more than 15,000 beer lovers, music fans and supporters of sustainable living annually come together the last weekend of June to “Drink Organic, Save the Planet, One Beer at a Time” at the North American Organic Brewers Festival. This year, they’ll have an extra day to celebrate, as the 9th annual event will take place June 27th through 30th at Overlook Park in North Portland, marking a first-time expansion to four days. Event hours are Noon to 9pm Thursday through Saturday and Noon to 5pm Sunday.

Admission into the event is free. The purchase of a $6 reusable, compostable cornstarch cup is required for tasting beer, as are tokens, which sell for $1 apiece. A full cup of beer or cider costs four tokens and a four-ounce taste costs one token; select beers cost double tokens. Patrons receive a $1 discount toward the tasting glass with a validated Tri-Met ticket, a ticket from the Hopworks Bike Corral or three cans of food for the Oregon Food Bank (limit one discount per person). The NAOBF benefits the Overlook Neighborhood and the Oregon Food Bank.

Designed to raise awareness about organic beer and sustainable living, the NAOBF typically serves up more than 50 organic beers and ciders from 40 different breweries. The breweries do not have to be certified organic, or even produce organic beers for their pub; many of the breweries represented at the festival choose to brew a one-off just for the event. Styles run the gamut from Belgian Whites to Cascadian Darks, offering something for every palate. There’s also live local music, organic food, sustainability-oriented vendors and non-profits, a soda garden with complimentary Crater Lake Root Beer for minors and designated drivers, and a children’s area with face painting and activities. The NAOBF is a family friendly event, and minors are welcome with parents.

The NAOBF is known as the most earth-friendly beer festival on the planet. Festival attendees sample beer from reusable and compostable cornstarch cups made from domestically grown corn by a zero-waste, solar-powered company. Electricity needs are met with a combination of biodiesel and solar generators. Volunteers receive organic cotton t-shirts (returning volunteers can wear past T shirts and get extra tokens instead). Food vendors are required to use compostable cutlery and plates and employ sustainable practices, and onsite composting and recycling stations are provided for festival waste and are supervised by recycling czars. The event typically keeps at least 90% of the more than 2,000 pounds of waste generated from going into the landfill.

Why an organic beer festival? Studies show that the world’s population currently consumes 30% more natural resources than the Earth’s ecosystems can replenish. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, commercial agriculture is accountable for 70% of the pollution in our country’s rivers and streams. Genetically modified ingredients can be found in nearly every grocery store. The NAOBF believes that education and exposure lead to awareness, and awareness can translate to passion. If everyone becomes passionate about sustainability, as a whole we can make the planet a cleaner and healthier place for all of us to inhabit. For more information visit naobf.org.

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271 Responses to Win Festival Packages ($220): 2013 North American Organic Brewers Festival @ Overlook Park | Free, Extra Day, 40+ Breweries, 50+ Beers, Sustainable

  1. Lauriel June 17, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    This is my favorite beer festival of the whole year! Great beer, lots of space and the lines never seem to be very long!

  2. Roger June 17, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

    Love the sound of this one. Great beer AND great sustainability!! Would love to win one of these packages, please.

  3. Garrett June 17, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

    It’s genuinely the best beer festival in town in terms of open space, food, beer quality, and location…Very well organized compared to the long lines at the International and the Waterfront shove fest. It’s the only one I attend every year and it would be awesome to have the first couple for free…Thanks for the consideration.

  4. Sian June 17, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    I want to win a festival pass please. Went to the first Lents International Market of the year and tried a beer by Captured by Porches Brewing company. Really good beer and I see they are at this festival too. With all the laws around selling and buying we couldn’t fill our growler but here we’d get to sample it again. It really good stuff!!

  5. Billy June 17, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    I must have hops to live.

  6. Christa June 17, 2013 at 3:28 pm #

    Because this is my favorite beer fest!! I love that tree. Also all the beer.

  7. Tate June 17, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    Me and my family are flying into Portland from memphis, tn on 6/27, and can’t wait for this brew festival. We went when we were there in 2009 and can’t wait to be in the park for it again!

  8. Cathy June 17, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    Organic beer, music and sustainable living; sounds like a great festival! I’d love to get the chance to experience why this festival is Portland’s best kept secret of beer fests! I hope I win!

  9. Nathan June 17, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    I’d love a couple passes to this fest! Tons of great organic brews and it’s in a great park too.

  10. Jen June 17, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

    This is the best beer festival in Portland. It is always a pleasant experience because of the tasty beers and friendly attendees. I would be grateful for a free pass. Thanks!

  11. Emily June 17, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    Been looking forward to going to this brew fest for years!! Finally moved to Portland and so ready!! Would LOVE LOVE LOVE passes! mmmmmm Organic Beer :)

  12. Baltazar June 17, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

    I love the beer and the tree.
    Hops are the way of life!!!!

  13. Leah June 17, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

    I’d love to win a festival pass because what is better than being in a park with beer and music?

  14. Ivonne June 17, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

    I’d love to win tickets to take my husband who loves craft beer. He works all the time and this would be a great gift!

  15. Danielle June 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    Because Organic is good for the Earth; Beer is good for Me! It’s a win-win situation :)

  16. Dann Cutter June 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    I want to go because… just because… (if Taylor Swift can feel 22, I can feel 5)

  17. Caitlin June 17, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    I’d love to go to this festival for an added birthday celebration! Best beer fest everrrr!!!!!

  18. kettles1008 June 17, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    Because this is the best beer festival ever! And it’s my dad’s birthday and I would love to take him!

  19. Mike Ransier June 17, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

    Wow…organic beer, music, AND sustainable??? That sounds like the perfect tri-fecta!! You had me at organic beer!! ;-)

  20. Jen June 17, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    Sustainable beer=sustainable happiness.

  21. Bennett Protexter June 17, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    I want to be neck deep in this festy

  22. holly June 17, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    Because I love beer, and this one is close enough to my house that I can ride my bike!

  23. Alison June 17, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    Pick me! This is going to be another lame one like all the other people post. I’ve tried many a times to come up with something creative, and I’ve never won! Maybe if I play the opposite game it will work. Holla! I love my beer, and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate. Who needs a reason to drink? I don’t!

  24. Scott June 17, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    Oh please oh please I love this fest! It’s organic, it’s beer, it’s sunny!

  25. Casey June 17, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    I love beer, and good beer at that! Being in the Pacific NW, how could you not love beer!

  26. Marion June 17, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

    Beer!

  27. Julie June 17, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    I would love to win tickets so I can take my parents, whom are flying in from the east coast, to this so they can taste truly, fantastic, sustainable beer at a great Portland spot!

  28. Michelle June 17, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

    I would love to go! Just graduated and would love to kick off my summer with some beer, friends, and fun! Go Beavs!

  29. Mitch June 17, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

    This is my first summer in Portland and I’m excited to attend this event. Would love to go for free thanks to PDX Pipeline, but if not, I’ll be happy to pay for what sounds like a great time.

  30. Carla June 17, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

    Can’t wait for this! I would love to bring my sister, she just moved to Portland and is unemployed and I’d love to take her to an awesome Portland event so she can experience all the good things in life!

  31. Jessi W. June 17, 2013 at 4:34 pm #

    It would be easier to think of a list of reasons I DON’T want to go. Spoiler alert: there are none. Plz give tickets. Plz.

  32. Russ Golobic June 17, 2013 at 4:36 pm #

    I have friends who are driving up from the Bay Area for this. Sure would be great to impress them with an awesome package!! (*that’s what she said*)

    Also, I am not your typical beer drinker.
    My youtube channel is “uppitybeersnob”.

    My motto: Growlers of Adam for all!

  33. Yule June 17, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    Many of my favorite things combined here!

  34. Evan June 17, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

    Organic beer brings the connoisseurs here.
    Our soil is rich, and our water is crystal clear.
    With the sun in the sky, many a farmer wants to try…
    To grow the best organic barley, wheat, and malted rye.
    (Plus we get our amazing brewer’s yeast nearby.)

    Once a year some of us Oregon loggers and joggers like to brew lagers…
    And enjoy them at a festival where we forget to drink enough water.
    But it’s OK, we still have an amazing couple of days.
    The music, friends, and views give us lots of reasons to stay.
    (Heck, our city even has a freakin’ bicycle valet.)

  35. Tyler June 17, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

    This sounds like a great event, I would love to go!

  36. Kirsten June 17, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

    This is my father-in-laws favorite event to come up here for. We took him a couple of years ago and had a great time. We can’t wait to go back again and enjoy awesome company and fantastic beer.

  37. Keri June 17, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

    I’m a teacher with no income this Summer, please help me to have some fun!!

  38. Kailyn June 17, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    This is my absolute favorite of all the beer festivals in Portland. Sipping on the goods while overlooking the river and Portland. Wonderful!

  39. Amber June 17, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

    Awesome! Organic beer = responsible drinking.

  40. Katy June 17, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

    It’s the best brew fest in Portland and I go every year for a birthday party! Wouldn’t this be a nice gift!!!!

  41. Andelain June 17, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

    I would love to win this and celebrate a great year so far with my husband! This would make a great date night!

  42. Bill M. June 17, 2013 at 5:55 pm #

    If I win passes, 2 people will no longer need to sneak in. :)

  43. Melissa June 17, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    ill pay it forward!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. Gail Angel June 17, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

    HI! I live south of Seattle and have only been to the events in this area. My partner and I would LOVE to attend and check out the beer festival vibe in P-town. We love beer, music, and Portland!~!

  45. Heather June 17, 2013 at 6:31 pm #

    Ooo pick me, pick me!

  46. Ben June 17, 2013 at 6:33 pm #

    Yes!!! This may be the best brew fest in Portland. I went to one years ago when I had an income and I was blown away by how damn good these beers were. Please hook me up. I’m so broke now. Thanks.

  47. drew June 17, 2013 at 6:41 pm #

    I may be the biggest beer fan to ever exist. It goes more than this beer gut. It’s in my blood. My BLOOD!!!!!! And I like all things organic. Thanks.

  48. ariel June 17, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

    I like beer. I like brewfests. I like organic beer brewfests. And most importantly…I’m NOT working that weekend, woohoo!!!!!

  49. Nicole June 17, 2013 at 6:59 pm #

    By far my favorite festival! Pick me!

  50. Joel June 17, 2013 at 7:21 pm #

    A lot of my favorite breweries are at this festival. It’s always fun!

  51. katie June 17, 2013 at 8:59 pm #

    This sounds like a cool event, I love beer and would something fun to do while visiting with my sister!!

  52. Shelly June 17, 2013 at 9:56 pm #

    Years ago, this particular event was my first-ever PDX brewfest. And it launched me into the full-on PDX summer brewfest experience. I am now addicted to brewfests. But in a safe, responsible way.

  53. Nadine June 17, 2013 at 10:11 pm #

    We have lived in the Overlook Neighborhood since we landed in Portland two years ago. Went to the Organic Brewers Festival last year and loved it! Would love to go and meet more of the neighbors, learn more about organic beer brewing, and have a damn good time!!!!!

  54. Matthew June 17, 2013 at 10:16 pm #

    The best brew fest in the NW after hiking a 14k’er, Mt. Adams, for the first time would be an amazing week!

  55. Janelle June 17, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    Just say no to dirty hops!

  56. dennis June 17, 2013 at 10:38 pm #

    This sounds like an awesome day! I want to go!!

  57. Christine June 17, 2013 at 10:39 pm #

    I love craft beers but haven’t explored organic varieties very much. I would love this opportunity!

  58. Christina June 18, 2013 at 12:14 am #

    I love my beer! Although have not tried many organic beers, this event sounds like it would be a fun opportunity to try some!

  59. Michael Fletcher June 18, 2013 at 7:41 am #

    My first time going to this festival was 2 years ago and I had a fantastic time. I went back last year and again had fun. Love the live music, the food, the beer and the other beverages that were served. I highly recommend this festival and when attending it is best to take the MAX

  60. Karen June 18, 2013 at 8:39 am #

    I never miss this fest! Always fun even if it rains!

  61. Morgan June 18, 2013 at 9:40 am #

    I love this festival and would love to share it with my loved ones.

  62. Heather June 18, 2013 at 10:56 am #

    By far the best beer festival in Portland – and great location!

  63. Melissa June 18, 2013 at 10:59 am #

    I love this festival!! It’s my favorite all year. :) Pick me ! Pick me!

  64. Tigg Orr June 18, 2013 at 11:00 am #

    As a #pdxbeergeek, beer is my passion. I attend many beer events all over Portland, but for some reason this one has always eluded me. I would love to be there this year and check it off the list!!

  65. Steve Pounds June 18, 2013 at 11:03 am #

    Attended last year and had a blast with the family. Kid friendly and lots of great beer! Would love to go again this year!!!

  66. Atticus Daniel June 18, 2013 at 11:07 am #

    I never miss this beer fest. Others I can take em or leave em. I would love to win some passes!

  67. dane June 18, 2013 at 11:07 am #

    This is the BEST beer festival in portland, and it happens to be the best for you! go Organic!!!

  68. Jeannine June 18, 2013 at 11:10 am #

    I love the whole concept behind this brewfest. There’s a strong focus on sustainability AND really good beer. It’s the “feel good” brewfest and who can’t get down with that?!

  69. Melony Beaird June 18, 2013 at 11:10 am #

    We have family in town and they have never been to this beer festival. We would love to show off Portland’s best fest!

  70. Sunshine Spikes June 18, 2013 at 11:17 am #

    My husband and I went to this festival 2 years ago when we returned to the Portland area after being gone for 6 years. What a great way to be welcomed back home! Our 8th anniversary is June 26th and this would be a perfect way to celebrate. Great beer for the hubby and great cider for me!

  71. Andrea June 18, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    NAOBF is my favorite beer fest! They’ve done a great job in planning this festival. I love the location at Overlook Park. Lots of room to grab your beer and move out of the lines, and sit and chillax. Great way to officially kick of summer and beer fest season!

  72. Austin Southard June 18, 2013 at 11:23 am #

    I LOVE this festival! Some of the best beers are poured here, and more than anything, this is where I met the woman of my dreams! We always come here for our anniversary!

  73. BrianG June 18, 2013 at 11:25 am #

    Have missed this excellent fest 2 years in a row, after going every year since it was at the Forestry Center! Don’t want to miss it 3x! A little help? :)
    Cheers,
    Brian

  74. Janet June 18, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    I am a home brewer and love to try new things. I have never brewed an all organic brew but would love to do so. Winning tickets and finding a few special brews will inspire me to save the planet and go organic one home beer at a time.

  75. shane June 18, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    Because it’s the only organic beer fest in the country! Duh!

  76. Jen June 18, 2013 at 11:29 am #

    This is my favorite Oregon Beer Festival! The beer selection is amazing, the venue fabulous, very well organized, great music and food. Going anyway but would love to be picked to go for free!! Thank you!!!!

  77. Monte Costa June 18, 2013 at 11:32 am #

    Yep, this Fest is by far my favorite. It’s the one where I first tried the Acai Berry wheat from Eel River. By some dumb fluke I manged to miss the event last year. I’m determined to make up for it this time around.

  78. Anthony Aguirre June 18, 2013 at 11:38 am #

    This is one of the very few beer festivals that i have not been to. 5 out of the last 6 years i have been out of town or camping.
    The 1 time i made it as far as the front entrance until my grilfriend realized that she left her drivers license home. :(
    She kindly offered to wait outside while i went in to try a few beers but declined her offer. This time I determined to try again
    with her and both our IDs. :)

  79. Alex Stevenson June 18, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    Nothing beats the views at this brewfest. I can’t ever get enough of the City, the people and the fantastic taphandles at NAOBF. In my opinion, this is Portland’s best summer beer festival with the best, most environmentally responsible beer there is in existence. The variety of brewers, styles and recipes shows every side of Portland’s passion for beer. Whether or not I get in for free, I will enjoy these beers and the brewfest!

  80. Melanie June 18, 2013 at 11:52 am #

    NOAB is the absolute best beerfest in town. Wide open space, music, great variety of beer, good food, and perfect location! I love this beerfest!!!

  81. Nancy C Weimann June 18, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

    LOVE the beer!! and the great vegan food!! It’s my favorite beer fest in Portland. Love trying all the new and different beers with my husband. We like to pair beers with the food. So much fun!!! <3

  82. SuziQoregon June 18, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    This is definitely our favorite Beer Festival. Last year be brought our friends (it was their first time ever at a festival). They put this year’s festival on the calendar that same day. Looking forward to a great event.

  83. Path June 18, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    I’m so Organic I sh!t compost worms! I would love to win tickets so I can wash down that compost with some fine Organic beer!

  84. Lindsey June 18, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    My best friend is coming in town from Texas and she heads a beer review show on youtube. We would love to go and film for a day!

  85. Erica Rosser June 18, 2013 at 12:06 pm #

    Mmm, beer…AND music. :)

  86. Alison June 18, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    Best fest of the year. Love the beers, love the vibe, and the kind area under that beautiful giant tree is great! There are new and exciting band/musicians, and people seem to have a truly enjoyable time… even if it rains! Best fest, by far.

  87. Alison June 18, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    *kid

  88. Nicolle June 18, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

    I wanna go because I LOVE CRAFT BEER!!!! :D

  89. meliadee June 18, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

    “The NAOBF believes that education and exposure lead to awareness, and awareness can translate to passion. If everyone becomes passionate about sustainability, as a whole we can make the planet a cleaner and healthier place for all of us to inhabit.”

    There’s no better place to be educated!!!
    I love practicing and learning about sustainability, all while drinking beer. I have volunteered pouring at this festival for the past several years and now just want to enjoy it! Pick me, pick me please!

  90. Ken Schmidt June 18, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

    It’s my favorite beer fest of the year. All I need is a cup, tokens, blanket, friends & sun for a great day at the North American Organic Beer Fest.

  91. Kathy June 18, 2013 at 12:44 pm #

    I am an avid supporter of beer artisans, and volunteer and attend as many events as I am able for the opportunity to taste the newest offerings and mingle with like-minded like-minded beer lovers. I have never had a chance to attend the Organic festival yet.

  92. Kevin June 18, 2013 at 12:44 pm #

    I just wanna win so I can spend more at the food carts!

  93. Cara June 18, 2013 at 12:47 pm #

    It’s like my Christmas! Love it! Walking distance from my house.

  94. Sean June 18, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

    I want to attend because this is by far the best festival in Portland during the summer! The smaller crowds, the access to mass transit, the quality foods, and the quality people make this festival a much more attractive experience than the ones at the waterfront…

  95. Brandi June 18, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    I <3 beer & festivals :)

  96. Patrick June 18, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

    Location of this Fest is fantastic!

  97. Matt Graff June 18, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    I would love to drink some yummy beers!

  98. Candice June 18, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

    I’ve recently moved from Portland to Seattle and don’t want to miss my favorite beer festival! Also I want to prove to my girlfriend how awesome Portland is!

  99. Thom June 18, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    Our favorite beer festival — a great venue for letting kids run around.

  100. Jessica June 18, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    My boyfriend and I are homebrewers and we love to try new styles of beers. We like to go to the brew fest in July but we have never been to this one. It would be super cool to check out some organic brews.

  101. Kate June 18, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

    Ahhhh I really want to go

  102. Maxwell June 18, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    I love this festival! The park is beautiful & the beer is always fantastic! I’ve volunteered in the past & love the experience of meeting my fellow beer enthusiasts! Thanks for putting it together!

  103. Anne June 18, 2013 at 3:08 pm #

    It’s the only weekend I’m taking off this summer, just for the NAOBF. I would love to make it a true vacation and fully enjoy the beer fest (for free) if possible.

  104. Heidi June 18, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

    I love everything organic!

  105. alejo celeisa June 18, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    Cerveza… Por Favor!

  106. nancyh June 18, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    Love this festival and organic beer is the best. Healthier for people and the planet. And it tastes better. Yeah.

  107. sean June 18, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    By far the best beerfest in Portland. The addition of seating under this fantastical tree last year was perfect. http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2012/12/yo_la_tengo_rel_2.html

  108. Heath June 18, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    Being a Portland native, brewfests are my natural habitat.

  109. Dayna June 18, 2013 at 6:27 pm #

    I’m on a beer diet! Help me go organic.

  110. Torrie June 18, 2013 at 8:03 pm #

    I love cider, my boyfriend loves beer, we’re both eco-friendly hippies…please let us win!

  111. Darcie June 18, 2013 at 8:23 pm #

    I love the Organic Beer Fest! I will be there either way but winning would be great!

  112. Nicole June 18, 2013 at 9:54 pm #

    I have heard so many wonderful things about this festival! I promise if I win these tickets to drink so much beer showing my appreciation and support for organic brewers. You have my WORD. Thanks for reading!

  113. Emily June 19, 2013 at 8:33 am #

    This sounds so fun! Nothing like good weather and good beer.

  114. Ashley June 19, 2013 at 9:25 am #

    This sounds like so much fun! I just earned my Bachelor’s Degree this week, and going to the Organic Brewers Festival would be the perfect way to celebrate – winning a festival package would be an awesome added bonus as well!

  115. Donielle June 19, 2013 at 2:15 pm #

    Because Beer is awesome, especially organic beer. This is why I would love to win!

  116. Julia June 19, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    Yes! Sister is coming to town and I’d love to show her what Portland is all about!

  117. Kat June 19, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

    I would love to win this. I have volunteered at this event, but have never actually had the chance to enjoy the festivities.

  118. Sheena S June 19, 2013 at 9:27 pm #

    This would be such a great weekend!

  119. Amy Trinh June 19, 2013 at 9:46 pm #

    After long hours of studying in physician assistant school, an outing to Portland for a organic beer festival would be rewarding :)

  120. Elizabeth June 20, 2013 at 7:36 am #

    Ah! This is my absolute favorite brew fest of the summer, I would LOVE to win!

  121. jay June 20, 2013 at 8:29 am #

    lurve it!

  122. Brianna June 20, 2013 at 9:53 am #

    My brother is coming to visit from Philly. His last hurrah before he becomes a dad! I know he would love to go!

  123. Tracy C June 20, 2013 at 9:57 am #

    It is my duty to the planet and to Portland to be a part of drinking and promoting organic beer whenever possible!!

  124. Michelle Warnke June 20, 2013 at 9:58 am #

    I would love to win because I am already planning to go, but more importantly my boyfriend has NEVER BEEN TO A BEER FEST and he has lived in Portland for almost 10 years. What the heck is that about?! it is time to show this boy what he has been missing! The Organic Brewfest is my fave of the summer fests!!!

  125. Rebecca P. June 20, 2013 at 11:14 am #

    Love everything Organic!

  126. Ash June 20, 2013 at 12:09 pm #

    I’ve lived in Portland for 8 years and have somehow never attended a single Beer Festival. I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but this would be a great way to finally go to one. Thanks!

  127. mel June 20, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    I love beer and festivals and day drinking and I have neer been to this festival before. Would love to go this year!!

  128. Shane June 20, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

    Organic beer, fun people and the atmosphere to go with it. Heck yea I would love to win some tickets.

  129. Grant June 20, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

    Thanks for the chance at free ticks! not the bugs.. uh oh, bad start. I mean… yay beer!

  130. Shelly June 20, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

    Tis the season! I love this festival. What better way to spend an afternoon in a park but by sipping on delicious, organic beers?!

  131. Jenny June 20, 2013 at 2:26 pm #

    Beer!!!

  132. Sam June 20, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    This is hands down, my favorite beer fest in Portland. Overlook is a beautiful park. Great selection of beers. Best of all, it is very spread out and not as cramped as other fests. Can’t wait to get out in the sun (fingers crossed) and kick off the best month of the year to live in PDX.

  133. Alethea Smartt June 20, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

    Six family members are visiting from the east coast next week. I’m sure I’ll need more than a few beers by the time they leave! :)

  134. Blair June 20, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

    I love drinking beer outside and with names like Spruce Budd, Green Elephant and Nelson the Spacefish how could I not attend and guzzle some of this delicious brew…… Also the tree is pretty epic, coolest tree in Portland? I need to see it again.

  135. Abrha June 20, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

    I can remember my first portland beer festival. I had just moved here last year from Boston and I decided to see how Portland beer differed from the specialty pints out East. It was held at this huge park that had a beautiful view. I danced for what seemed like hours in the pouring rain while drinking hibiscus beer with my roommate. I can tell you that I fell in love with this city right then and there. Cant wait to go again this year.

  136. Bill Stewart June 20, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

    Mmmmm . . . Beeeeerrrr

  137. Ophelia June 20, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

    As a North American, I think it’s imperative that I be at this festival to represent organic beer…obviously.

  138. Bryan June 20, 2013 at 2:33 pm #

    This is by far my favorite beer fest. Such a great location and amazing beers. I’ve been waiting in anticipation since last year’s NAOBF!

  139. Moorebid June 20, 2013 at 2:33 pm #

    I would like to attend because, while I hate festivals – and North America, I love organic brewers.

  140. Jaclyn June 20, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    I would love to go! What a way to really kick off the summer!

  141. Brian June 20, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    Because OBF is the best!

  142. Jeff Scherer June 20, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    Tickets please.

  143. Dana June 20, 2013 at 2:37 pm #

    This festival sounds amazing!

  144. max June 20, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    this looks amaze balls. i would love to go PDX pipeline since your kind enough to give away tickets i will drink my morally heart out for you and all the lives of the people that couldn’t be here. cheers to beers!

  145. Tara June 20, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    Working for the maltster we see product go out and invoices process but we’re not part of the group that gets invited to these festivals, it’d be nice to meet up with the people behind the beer and ensure our malt is being used to it’s full potential. ;) Thanks for the opportunity!

    “A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it’s better to be thoroughly sure.” Czech Proverb

    Cheers!

  146. Lucas Gray June 20, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

    OH MY I LOVE BEER. WHAT A PERFECT WAY TO CELEBRATE MY LADY’S BIRTHDAY!

  147. Justin June 20, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

    Time to add another brewfest to my summer itinerary! If I only had tickets…

  148. Marie June 20, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

    I am on an Organic Beer kick, this would be perfect!

  149. Shanez June 20, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    I’m a receptionist for a bunch of grumpy, rich doctors in the Pearl who don’t pay me enough to go to the festival.. I could use a beer or five!!

  150. Lynda Elmore June 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    This would be an awesome way to spend the day with my son who just turned 21 and just moved here!

  151. Jamie June 20, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    I’m a lot of fun when I’m drunk on classy brews. I’ll prove it!

  152. [email protected] June 20, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    um, beer festival? in my hood?? oh, hells yes, please!!!

  153. brooke June 20, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

    this would make me a beer hero!!!!!!

  154. Cailan June 20, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    I love this festival! So much fun with a great selection of beers!

  155. Scott Worthington June 20, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

    I live in Portland thus beer is in my blood, hopefully less than .08% pick me and l will maintain a smooth .075%
    Thanks

  156. Yasmine June 20, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

    I have never been to this festival and would love a chance to find a new beer to tickle my taste buds…Summer, beer, Overlook park…Its a winning combo…

  157. Alex June 20, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    because it would be lovely

  158. Michelle June 20, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

    Beer me!! This is one of Portland’s best events!! Would love to go!! Mama needs free beer and sunshine by the water! ;)

  159. Mike H June 20, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

    I want to be organic wasted!

  160. Kristin Slavin June 20, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

    Yummm I love organic ciders!

  161. Aaron June 20, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

    NAOBF! What an acronym!

  162. Penny June 20, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

    Beer festivals are the best thing about summer! I would love to go!! Thank you for bringing all this great info to us!!

  163. Tanya Hanson June 20, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    Just because.

  164. Karen June 20, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

    Organic and beer are two of my favorite words!! I’d love to win passes!!!

  165. Katie June 20, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

    Yes please! Love this event and it’s within biking distance – bonus!

  166. Christina June 20, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

    It’s organic and it’s beer. That means it’s doubly good for you! :)

  167. Marty Anderson June 20, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

    Boooooooobs.

  168. Nate June 20, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

    Beer and organic: my two favorite things combined!

  169. Nathan June 20, 2013 at 5:44 pm #

    Yeah, pick me! I’m organic!

  170. David H June 20, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    Organic and beer what more do I need to say. Ive never heard of this festival and would love to take the wife to hang out, drink beer and listen to some tunes! To be honest I will go even if I dont win to support the cause!!!! (& for the beer)

  171. Luke June 20, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

    Beer!!!

  172. Brittany June 20, 2013 at 6:28 pm #

    This is one of the best brewfests in Portland; there’s so much space, it usually isn’t hot like at OBF and prices are very reasonable.

  173. April Ruthie June 20, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    woot! best brew fest of the summer and right down the road from home sweet home!

  174. Lauri June 20, 2013 at 7:10 pm #

    Beer and festivals = fun. ;)

  175. Jessie June 20, 2013 at 7:54 pm #

    Looove this festival and it ges better every year! Please pick us and we promise to try all the beers!!!

  176. Kathy Neve June 20, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

    Good Luck Everyone!!

  177. Marilyn June 20, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

    When did beer get organic? But, hey I’ll try it! Sounds like a fun, new experience! ;)

  178. Phil June 20, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    To win this would be a dream come true!

  179. Jamie June 20, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

    This is my favorite beer fest! I love the environment and I love beer. This is the place for me.

  180. Nick June 21, 2013 at 12:19 am #

    Beer, the solution to and cause of all of life’s problems!

  181. Barrett June 21, 2013 at 3:30 am #

    I’d like to do my part for the environment by drinking as many organic beers as possible.

  182. Jonathan June 21, 2013 at 7:00 am #

    I’d like to win tickets so that I can take my daughters godmother and she can experience the best of Portland. Thank you for your consideration.

  183. Eric June 21, 2013 at 7:56 am #

    Oh my god oh my god, I’m rubbing my rabbit foot (not real rabbit) wearing a horseshoe halo, and counting lucky stars… please let fate pick me, or you there deciding now!!

  184. Brenda June 21, 2013 at 9:04 am #

    Interesting beer in a beautiful location — sounds like a perfect June weekend!

  185. Kacy June 21, 2013 at 9:10 am #

    Not surprised so many people want to win this package! Discovering organic, sustainable beer options is definitely desirable, delicious, and a great way to spend a summer weekend in PDX! Sign me up!

  186. Laurel June 21, 2013 at 9:32 am #

    I would love to have free beer please

  187. Emily June 21, 2013 at 9:54 am #

    I hope I am not too late! I love beer! And I just graduated so I am also broke. I would love to go! Please help a lady fresh outta school out!

  188. Angel Campbell June 21, 2013 at 10:11 am #

    Ooh… would love to go to this. It would make a great birthday surprise for my husband!

  189. Staci H. June 21, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    I’ve got friends coming from out of town… would love to bring them to this festival!!

  190. Jim June 21, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    Because I like beer … naturally.

  191. Josh June 21, 2013 at 11:38 am #

    This is the best beer festival in Portland and I’m THIRSTY!

  192. steadybeer June 21, 2013 at 11:46 am #

    Why lie? I need an organic beer.

  193. Jeremy L June 21, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

    I’d love some passes! This looks like a cool festival. cheers!

  194. Suren June 21, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    You should pick me because I’m a pretty nice guy but I’m broke and I need to impress a girl.

  195. Anthony June 21, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

    For the last 3 years my dad flies in for his Bday/Fathers day and we have been to this festival. Keeping the tradition going. Free tickets would be a perk! Thanks

  196. Chris F June 21, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    Why would I want to win? June 29th is my girlfriend’s birthday, and she took me to a beer festival last year, so I feel that it’d be really cool to be able to take her to one this year! As a surprise of course!

  197. Joshua B - Toaster June 21, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

    I love beer! All kinds . . . Happy summer :)

  198. Susan June 21, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    Mmmm locally crafted micro brew…I hope you pick me!

  199. Paul June 21, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    i can has good beer? beer is my sustenance and i want to try all the good and organic brews being served at this years festival. SO STOKED FOR THIS YEARS BEER FESTIVALS!

  200. Garrett June 21, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    Pick me! Pick me! Seriously though…pick me…

  201. Alexis June 21, 2013 at 12:44 pm #

    I would love to win this package! I recently moved to the area and due to not having found a job yet, I haven’t really been able to enjoy any of the events this area has to offer. My boyfriend and I are new to home brewing and have been enjoying the experience and this would be something fun that we could both enjoy!

  202. Donna June 21, 2013 at 12:47 pm #

    Because it’s beer and it’s happening in Portland!!

  203. Renata June 21, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

    “Drink Organic, Save the Planet, One Beer at a Time” is my motto.

  204. Dave May June 21, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

    This is a great way to kick off the summer. Can’t wait!

  205. Cody June 21, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

    I love beer. Organic Beer is so good! And i want to taste it all! Pick me!

  206. Jamie June 21, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

    Best beer best of the year! Give me tickets!

  207. Sarah E. June 21, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    I love beer! Plus, I have never been to this brewfest but it’s at the top of my summer fun list!

  208. Jessie June 21, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    I am always out of town dragon boat racing during this beer fest, so I’ve missed it every year since I moved to Oregon! This year I have the weekend free, and cannot wait to go!

  209. Cody Wagner June 21, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    I love this festival, I”m a big time beer lover, i work at a local beerhouse on Mississippi. Did i mention i love this festival, and it’s so close to my house. I’ll be there anyway, but i would greatly appreciate the tickets and tokens! cheers!

  210. Anthony Mack June 21, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    Yes Please! I go every year and would love to add a kicker to this years attendance. Great times!

  211. Chelsea June 21, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    I love going to brew fests! I can’t wait to go this year, and hope my sister-in-law is able to fly in to join in on all the festivities!

  212. Dustin June 21, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

    This sounds like a great time! I can’t wait to try all the beers!!

  213. Josh June 21, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    I’m volunteering Friday but would enjoy more than 2 free beers

  214. Robert Renning June 21, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

    This is my favorite festival in Portland. The setting is great, and it has a good relaxed vibe.

  215. Shawn June 21, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

    Would love to check out unique adult beverages in the park I played in as a kid. Overlook seems like the perfect place for this festival! Count me in.

  216. mango June 21, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

    beyond awesome

  217. David Stone June 21, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    This is by far our favorite beer festival and if you chose me for it, it would only add to the experience. A bonus, if you will. Thank you for your consideration.

  218. Kali June 21, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

    I’d like to go because I just turned of age and I wanna sample some epic beers!

  219. Roger June 21, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

    Gets better every year.

  220. Sara June 21, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    I would love to go with my husband! We have a 2 1/2 year old daughter and we haven’t been able to fit beer festivals into our schedule like we used to, especially since we don’t have any family in town. This would be a great excuse to bite the bullet, hire a babysitter, and have a date night for once.

    The most “earth friendly beer festival on the planet” sounds great, especially since my husband is an Audubon Society of Portland employee who’s committed to saving the planet!

  221. Amy June 21, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

    Crazy lot of comments on this one. Portland loves their beer!! I do too. I would love to attend and try some new brews.

  222. Guy smith June 21, 2013 at 6:11 pm #

    I want to win because last year I volunteered and most of the kegs had blown when I was done, I need a taste!

  223. Sache June 21, 2013 at 6:19 pm #

    Looks like a great weekend

  224. Jenna June 21, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

    Please beer me up to this festival!!! I am graduating with a Master’s degree in acupuncture in 2 months and need beer to get through ;)

  225. Sandra June 21, 2013 at 10:11 pm #

    NAOB is a great beer festival. Really focuses on recycling, lots of space for everyone to spread out and the lines don’t get too long. Can’t wait for next weekend!!

  226. Yuri June 22, 2013 at 8:27 am #

    I like organic beer!

  227. Gabe June 22, 2013 at 10:28 am #

    Organic beer is the best tasting and most hydrating thing on the planet.

  228. Steve June 22, 2013 at 10:45 am #

    I’d love to win because I only get four days off a month and one of them is during this awesome fest!

  229. Christy June 22, 2013 at 12:55 pm #

    mmmmm beer

  230. Bub June 22, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    This is my favorite brewfest of the year! Pick me and I’ll walk around the entire time with ‘PDX pipeline’ written across my forehead!

  231. Chad June 22, 2013 at 2:37 pm #

    With the amount of beer I drink, I better switch to organic, I might give this a go.

  232. Randy June 22, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    To simply worship beer at its proper Cathedral (Park).

  233. Jenn June 22, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    June 30 is my boyfriends 37 birthday and what a better gift then a whole day filled with the 2 things he loves…beer & ME! Please, please, please help me make his birthday special!

  234. Ian June 22, 2013 at 5:27 pm #

    Yeah, you bet I want to go!

  235. Larry June 22, 2013 at 7:47 pm #

    I don’t know anythong about brewing, but I know I like organic stuff and I know I like beer, so…

  236. Heather June 23, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

    I love the NAOBF. Pick me!

  237. Stacey Green June 23, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

    Organic beer makes everything better.

  238. Elizabeth June 23, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    I love beer!

  239. jason June 23, 2013 at 3:36 pm #

    Love beer and festivals!!!

  240. Kir June 23, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

    EVERYBODY wants these tix!

  241. Dorothy Le June 24, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    I would love to go to Portland and explore. And I love beer. I would have a great time trying new beers and ciders are wonderful on a summer day.

  242. Lara June 25, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    Why would I like to attend? I just moved to Portland, I love beer and I think this is the perfect way to not only enjoy the beer but to also learn about Oregon breweries!!! I sleep on a mattress on the floor and have very few worldly possessions; and as yet, I do not have any friends and do not have anything to do… Help a girl out with some beer!!!

  243. Sean G. June 27, 2013 at 11:54 am #

    So long as the beer is vegan, I’d love to go!

  244. Alex June 27, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    I’d love to win passes to this! I love craft beer and this is my very favorite beer festival in Portland, bonus points for it being stumbling distance from my house!

  245. James B. June 27, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    I went to this with friends last year, and we had a blast despite the non-stop rain. I had a lemongrass beer that tasted like Thai food in a bottle. I’m hoping someone can top that this year.

  246. Joe Drury June 27, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

    The North American Organic Beer Festival has long been a favorite in our household. The primary reason behind this is the overwhelming family friendliness of the event. Sure, other Beer Festivals allow kids. But only the NAOBF has created an atmosphere that our toddler can actually enjoy. Our family would love to attend!

  247. Kris June 27, 2013 at 1:53 pm #

    I not only love beer, (what Portlander doesn’t?) but I brew as well and this would be a great opportunity to learn about organic brewing!

  248. Brian June 27, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    I’m meeting my future father in law on Saturday and I think this would be a great way to get to know the guy. I’d love to win so I can take him there, have some beers and get off to a good start.

  249. Andrew June 27, 2013 at 2:16 pm #

    Overlook Park is such a beautiful venue for this event.
    My wife and I had our wedding right down the road at the Overlook House and absolutely love the quaint little neighborhood and this park. That, and, well, we love beer. Really been meaning to try out more Organic beers too, so this is perfect.

  250. Christopher June 27, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

    This is my second summer in the city, and this will be the first time I attend this festival. I cannot wait!! Judging from the description and the comments it’s going to be fantastic!

  251. Wyatt June 27, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

    I want to Go! So much Beer to Drink!…Pure Hoppiness!:) W

  252. Parag June 27, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

    Go organic, or go home! :)

  253. Peter Anderson June 27, 2013 at 2:37 pm #

    I have been working on my beer belly (burp). I want it to be large enough to comfortably work as a shelf for my beer drinking escapades to free up my hands to juggle. I like other beer drinkers who are conscious enough about the environment to guzzle organic beers. I must have been an iguana in another life because I like it hot. REAL hot and it is going to be furnace-like this weekend. I have been up to my elbows in alligators with nasty clients all week. I could use a break and a reward for handling them all with tact instead of slapping them silly.

    Beer me, please!

  254. Liz June 27, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    Beer Me Please.

  255. Chris June 27, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    What a great event to showcase what Portland sustainability is all about. Would LOVE to attend!!!

  256. Ian June 27, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    i will have died and gone to heaven at this event!

  257. Natalie June 27, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    Happy happy organic beer. I love this!

  258. Heidi O'Shaughnessy June 27, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    I will have died and gone to heaven at this event!

  259. Ranj June 27, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

    The Organics are here! The Organics are here!
    Yell out to the hipsters! They must not show fear!
    Hail Portlandia! Invite Carrie and Fred!
    The brewers are making pure hefs, ales and reds!
    You know music will play and hips will be shook
    When beer is being drunk in the Park called Overlook!

  260. Ken June 27, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    Got to try those Organic Ciders!

  261. Danny June 27, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    I would bike 100 miles for this event!

  262. james June 27, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    Mom is 78 and new in town. It would be nice for her to see a beerfest.

  263. Will Gardner June 27, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    I would love to attend a Portland Beer Festival that wasn’t on the water front and overfull. I have heard that this event is amazing, yet I don’t have the funds right now. Winning something would be fantastic.

  264. Chris June 27, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    Are u kidding, why would anyone not want to attend this event. This event embraces so much of what Portland is… Meeting others with my passion for delicious beer, environmental sustainability.. Soooo much fun

  265. Keegan June 27, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    Organic beer, a weekend full of sunshine, and free tickets! That’s the recipe for my best portland summer.

  266. Bswa June 27, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

    NoPo brings it yet once again. And a hospital right across the street for when get heat stroke + drunk.

  267. Allison June 27, 2013 at 8:39 pm #

    I can’t afford to go unless I win tickets. I’m a broke-ass internal medicine resident. Trust me, I could use a beer.

  268. Larry June 27, 2013 at 10:59 pm #

    Beer sounds like the perfect tonic for the 90’s approaching. Love to feel special and win these tickets

  269. cindy lou June 28, 2013 at 8:57 am #

    love, LOVE, L O V E Portland Beer festivals!!

  270. cindy lou June 28, 2013 at 9:12 am #

    HOORAYYYY it’s SUMMER!!!

  271. Sofia June 28, 2013 at 10:21 am #

    Porque los latinos nunca nos ganamos nada, regálenme uno por favor! Necesito una cervecita con este calor :)

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