July is Craft Beer Month here in Oregon (though I would ask, when isn’t it craft beer month in Portland or Oregon?). I mention that at this late date because though I figure most people in Portland are fully aware of that fact, today is the start of the Portland International BeerFest. So although there is only slightly less than a fortnight left of the official Craft Beer Month, that is plenty of time to get in some quality drinking.
I had a great time at the PIB last year, despite the fact that I am not fond of festivals or crowds. The vendors were all enormously friendly and pretty knowledgeable , and there were some fantastic beers available.
Check out the PIB page and also John Foyston’s complete calendar of Craft Beer Month events. Support your local brewers and vendors of craft beer!