Lions and Tigers and Beers, oh my!
Portland Beer Week teams up with the Oregon Zoo on Kickoff Party

Portland Beer Week is teaming up with the Oregon Zoo on their largest Kickoff Party to beer week ever, on Thursday, June 7th from 4-9pm. This all-ages celebration on the zoo’s amphitheater lawn will feature more than 30 beers and ciders from the Pacific Northwest, lawn games, local food carts and restaurants, axe throwing, DJs, live photo booth and, yes, lots of animals and exciting attractions.

Tickets are now on sale for $34.95 at the zoo’s website, each ticket is a full admission to the Zoo grounds and exhibits plus a collectible pint glass and four drink tickets, each ticket worth a 7oz pour. Kids and designated drivers get into the zoo at regular ticket prices. Carousel and train rides are available for an additional fee.

Portland Beer Week is presented by PSU’s The Business of Craft Beer, Loyal Legion beer hall and GrowlerWerks. Portland Beer Week is an eleven-day, city-wide celebration of craft beer in the greatest beer city on earth.

Portland Beer Week and the Oregon Zoo invite you to walk with the elephants, swing with the chimps and dive with the penguins, all while enjoying some of the best craft beers and ciders around. Tunes will be provided by DJ Nine Inch Nilina, performances by AWOL troop, live meet-and-greets with animals provided by the zoo and amazing food from Hotlips Pizza, Foster Burger, Pok Pok, Ruby Jewel Ice Cream and much more.

The Oregon Zoo encourages visitors to take public transport to the zoo, which is located five minutes from downtown Portland, and is accessible by MAX light rail line. Call TriMet Customer Service, 503-238-RIDE (7433), or visit for fare and route information.

Purchase your advance tickets here.

Invite your friends via the Facebook event page.