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Pamplin Media Group – Hillsbrew Fest coming to Hillsboro this weekend

The event at the Westside Commons features 30 independent breweries and a couple cideries, too.

COURTESY IMAGE: HILLSBREW FEST - A three-day craft beer showcase is coming to Hillsboro the weekend of Feb. 25. It's coming to the Wingspan Event & Conference Center and features beer from 30 independent local breweries. The first craft beer festival to hit Portland’s Westside suburbs in years is kicking off this weekend as Hillsbrew Fest comes to the Wingspan Event & Conference Center.

The three-day event will feature 30 independent craft breweries and a couple of cideries, too. It runs from Friday, Feb. 25, through Sunday, Feb. 27.

Featured beers come from all over the region, including breweries from the Willamette Valley, Southern, Central and Eastern Oregon, as well from around the Portland Metro area and the Columbia River Gorge.

Among the breweries featured at Hillsbrew Fest:

• Bauman’s Cider Co. (Gervais)

• Binary Brewing Co. (Beaverton)

• Boneyard Beer (Bend)

• Caldera Brewing Co. (Ashland)

• Cascade Brewing (Beaverton)

• Coin Toss Brewing (Oregon City)

• Cooper Mountain Ale Works (Tigard)

• Deep Space Brewing (Hillsboro)

• Deschutes Brewery (Bend)

• GoodLife Brewing Co. (Bend)

• Ecliptic Brewing (Portland)

• Ex Novo Brewing Co. (Portland)

• Fort George Brewery (Astoria)

• Gateway Brewing (Portland)

• Gigantic Brewing Co. (Portland)

• Hammer & Stitch Brewing Co. (Portland)

• Hopworks Urban Brewing (Portland)

• Little Beast Brewing (Clackamas)

• Migration Brewing (Portland)

• Parallel 45 Brewing (Independence)

• Pelican Brewing Co. (Tillamook)

• Pfriem Family Brewers (Hood River)

• Ridgewalker Brewing (Forest Grove)

• Slowdrift Brewing Co. (Gales Creek)

• Stickmen Brewing Co. (Tualatin)

• Swift Cider (Portland)

• StormBreaker Brewing (Portland)

• Three Mugs Brewing Co. (Hillsboro)

• Vertigo Brewing (Hillsboro)

• Weekend Beer Co. (Grants Pass)

• Wild Ride Brew Co. (Redmond)

• Worthy Brewing (Bend)

The event comes from the same organizers as the Oregon Brewers Festival, which announced plans for a Washington County event last year and was supposed to hold a Hillsboro festival back in September that was postponed due to surging COVID-19 cases.

This will be the first such event to be held in Washington County since the announcement that the Beaverton Craft Beer Festival was not returning in 2018.

Admission is a minimum of $10, which includes a drinking mug. To sample some beer, you pay $30 admission and receive 10 cider or beer tasting tickets. More can be purchased inside, and designated drivers get some free Crater Lake Root Beer.

The event is strictly for people 21 and up. No minors are allowed on the premises, even if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Identification will be checked upon entry, as well as proof of vaccination status.

The event will also feature live music from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Bands who are confirmed include rock band The Denominators and opening act Anni Piper. Food will be provided by Ochoa’s Mexican Grill, Coyote’s Bar and Grill, and Flying Barracuda BBQ — all Hillsboro-based vendors.

The Wingspan Even & Conference Center is located at 801 N.E. 34th Ave., at the Westside Commons (formerly known as the Washington County Fair Complex).

Parking at the venue is $10, cash only, though busing and MAX options are also available to get to the event.

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