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Love beer, Portland, and sustainability? We’ve got your fest.

June 28th, 2013

Love Portland? Love beer? (Duh.) Love sustainable living and organic treats?

Then you’re going to love the 9th Annual North American Organic Brewers Festival.

Over 35 breweries with roughly 60 organic beers and ciders, plus a variety of food offerings, music and festival-related vendors spread across the ground, leaving plenty of room for sipping, nibbling and socializing with other sustainable drinkers. And the lines are always much shorter than at that other big summer beer festival.

The festival actually opened last night and resumes today at Overlook Park, at the corner of North Fremont and Interstate Avenue. Hours are noon to 9 p.m. Fri & Sat, and Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, but you’ll need to buy a $6 reusable, compostable cornstarch glass if you want to taste beer, as well as tokens, which sell for $1 apiece.

NOTE: There is NO PARKING for this event. Organizers encourage you to bike or ride Tri-Met. Bicycle parking is free in the Hopworks Bike Corral, where volunteers from Rotary Cycling 2 Serve will watch over your wheels while you savor some of the country’s best organic brews. Bike parkiing donations will benefit Rotary International’s “End Polio Now” campaign.

For more information, visit http://www.naobf.org/.