Sign up for the Ancient Forest Preserve Hike in Portland!

Beers Made By Walking and Forest Park Conservancy have partnered to create a series of public, educational hikes, each month, over the next year. Hikes will be accompanied by a brewer from one of the region’s many local breweries. Hikers will learn about the park, the area’s natural history, and the edible and medicinal plants along the trail. The plants will be used as inspiration for a series of beers that serve as drinkable, landscape portraits of Forest Park and the surrounding area.

The first hike is on May 24th, from 3-6pm and will be accompanied by Daniel Hynes of Thunder Island Brewing. Hynes has attended a series of scouting hikes and has collected wild yeast in the Ancient Forest, a property owned by the Forest Park Conservancy. Hikers will have the opportunity to sample five different strains, collected from five different areas of the park.

When: Saturday, May 24th, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Where:  A 20 minute drive from downtown Portland, north of Forest Park. Location and parking details will be sent to registered participants.
What to Expect:
  • a mellow three-mile hike
  • remnant old growth forest
  • loads of plant and beer knowledge

About Forest Park Conservancy
The Mission of the Forest Park Conservancy is to protect and foster the ecological health of Forest Park, maintain and enhance the park’s extensive trails network, and inspire community appreciation and future stewardship of this iconic urban forest as a gift for generations. The Conservancy fulfills this mission with a staff of seven full-time employees, several seasonal part-time conservation technicians, and more than 1,000 volunteers each year. We operate under a formal partnership agreement with the City of Portland Bureau of Parks & Recreation, the owner and manager of Forest Park.

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