One of my favorite Portland beer fests celebrates its 11th year with more than 60 organic beers, ciders – and even some meads and braggots – from 35 breweries. Live music, food and vendors; and activities for the kids make this festival one of the most family friendly beer fests of the summer.
Take the Yellow Line MAX to the fest – get off at the Overlook Park station (festival organizers encourage bicycling too, but drunk bicycling is dumb).
The NAOBF is a cash only event! Admission is free but to sample beers you have to buy a $7 cup. Sample tokens are $1 each. The hours are noon to 9 PM on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; noon to 5 PM on Sunday.