Nordic Northwest Presents 2023 Viking Beer Fest | Combat, Music, Axe Throwing, Merchants, Nordic Cuisine & More!

From our sponsors:
Viking Beer Fest
August 25-26, 2023
3-10PM | Starts at $39 | 21+
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Nordic Northwest Campus
8800 SW Oleson Road Portland, OR 97223

Embark on a journey to the 2023 Viking Beer Fest, where frothy brews and Nordic culture come together for the ultimate Viking experience!

Revel in the exhilaration of last year’s sold-out festival, now with even more features including:

  • More days: Now a 2 day festival due to high demand!
  • More Vikings: Double the re-enactors and merchants each day.
  • More combat: Live combat demonstrations throughout the festival.
  • More Nordic food: Delectable Scandinavian food carts and the renowned Broder Söder.
  • More beer: Custom brews crafted exclusively for the festival.

Tickets for the festival are now on sale and can be purchased online at For those who want to make the most of their experience, VIP ticket holders get to enter an hour early at 2 pm and receive two beer cans specially created by Ridgewalker Brewing. Admission to the festival includes eight 4-ounce tastings, plus two bonus tastings if you come to the festival via Uber, Lyft, or TriMet. Additional tastings can be purchased at the festival.

There will be over thirty different beers available from across the PNW, meticulously selected by this year’s sponsor Loyal Legion. Several breweries will be launching custom brews exclusively for the festival, including special offerings from Ridgewalker Brewing, Stormbreaker Brewing, McMenamins, Vertigo Brewing, Integrity Brewing, For Tomorrow We Die Brewing, Ashtown Brewing, Time Travelers Brewing, Fracture Brewing, and Bull Run Cider. Wyrd Leatherworks & Meadery and Oran Mor Artisan Mead will provide mead tastings and Broder Söder will be offering an array of aquavit, wine, and cocktails for purchase.

This year’s entertainment lineup offers an eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional tunes performed by talented local musicians. As the sun sets, there will be a bonfire and our 20-foot Viking Ship replica will transform into a dynamic DJ stage. The Timberhaven Vikings and Northwest Viking Alliance will transport you back in time with artisanal and electrifying live combat demonstrations. We encourage all to embrace the merriment of the festival by donning your finest Viking-inspired garb and partaking in our Viking Costume and Beard Contests!

Additional activities throughout the festival include a gnome scavenger hunt, kubb (also known as Viking chess), and ax throwing. There will also be an assortment of merchants selling unique items including Viking apparel and props, jewelry, drinking horns, and wooden house wares.

Viking Beer Fest is graciously sponsored by Loyal Legion, Ridgewalker Brewing, and DoubleTree by Hilton Portland-Tigard.




  1. John Thomas on August 12, 2023 at 11:30 pm

    Love the Vikings
    Go Vikings

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