Series of summer hikes with brewers in Forest Park, Portland

Hike with Brewers in Forest Park
Beers Made By Walking is collaborating with the Forest Park Conservancy in Portland, Oregon, to offer a series of local hikes throughout the summer and fall. Led by Forest Park Conservancy's Matt Wagoner and local brewers, these hikes will focus on edible and medicinal plants and inspire a series of beers that will serve as drinkable, landscape portraits of Forest Park and the surrounding area.

Hikes are free, but registration is required.
Tickets will become available approximately a week before each hike. You can follow the Facebook Event Page for Beers Made By Walking Hikes to receive updates about the program. Location and directions will be sent to registered guests.

Hike Schedule
Join the FB Event Page for updates
June 11 /// Sasquatch Brewing
July 03 /// Hopworks
August 17 /// Breakside, Coalition, and Harvester
September 06 /// Laurelwood and *Burnside

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June 11 - Newton to Waterline
This hike will showcase the the heart of Forest Park, where the forest transitions from its more frequently visited urban side to the quiet solitude of the north end of the park. Hikers will get to see the contrast between the impacts of invasive species and the remnants of mature Doug Fir forests that once covered the west hills.

When: Wednesday, June 11, 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Tickets: Available here
Brewery: Sasquatch Brewing

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July 03 / Ancient Forest Preserve
Embark on a Beer Walk through the towering trees of Forest Park Conservancy's Ancient Forest Preserve. This hike will focus on old growth forest characteristics, edible/medicinal plants, and how plants are used to make beer. Along the way, learn how wild yeast was harvested for brewing a unique beer for the Beers Made By Walking program.
When: Thursday, July 3rd, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: A 20 minute drive from downtown Portland, north of Forest Park.
Tickets: Available here
Brewery: Hopworks Urban Brewery

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August 17 / Cascade Views
A hike that showcases a variety of terrain in Forest Park, from open shrubland to cool creek valleys. Part of the Beers Made by Walking Program, this hike will focus on edible/medicinal plants and their application in beer making. Hikers will join brewers from three Portland breweries as they explore summer vegetation.
When: Sunday, August 17th, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Tickets: Available here
What to Expect:
  • A view of Cascade mountain peaks (hopefully)
  • A 4 mile hike with 1400 ft elevation gain
Brewery: Breakside Brewery, Coalition Brewing, Harvester Brewing

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September 06 / Wildwood North
This event will lead hikers along the northern end of Forest Park’s iconic Wildwood Trail. One of the more ecologically healthy areas of Forest Park, hikers will see a wide variety of edible/medicinal plants here and learn how brewers use them to make beer.

When: Saturday, September 6th, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tickets: Tickets will become available here on Fri. August 29th.
Brewery: Laurelwood Brewing, *Burnside Brewing

*Recently added brewery