The eighth annual Widmer Brothers Brewing Oktoberfest expands to two days this year, taking place Friday and Saturday, September 7 and 8, 2012 at the brewery (929 N. Russell Street).
Widmer’s beers, brats, chicken schnitzel wraps, sauerkraut, and pretzels are available, and of course there will be accordions!
The first Oktoberfest of the season, Widmer’s is not my favorite – the rock and roll bands are too loud [get off my lawn, and really, rock and roll bands at an Oktoberfest?], but the beer is good, the food is decent, and the crowds aren’t so thick that beer lines are arduous. Consider it a good warm up for the Fall festival season.
Admission is free to this 21 and over, cash only, event (buy a $6 commemorative stein to buy beer – or use a previous year’s stein if you have one!). The fest runs from 7 p.m. to Friday and 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. Don’t drive – take the Yellow line MAX, get off at the Albina/Mississippi stop and you’re only a block away. Visit the Facebook event page for more fest details.
I like this festival, I live within walking distance but have not made it in about 4-5 years becasue I ALWAYS end up with something else major going on those days…