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Sip your way through Oregon Cider Week

Learn about the ancient craft of hard cider and sample beverages at 100+ events.

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Fun fact: Portlanders drink more cider per capita than anywhere else in the world.

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Oregon Cider Week is back to shine a spotlight on the PNW’s vibrant cider scene — and quench the thirsts of hard cider fans across the region.

The fermented beverage with roots stretching back to ancient times takes center stage at 100+ events from Corvallis to Hood River, though most are happening in Portland — including CiderCon, “the world’s largest cider conference,” for the first time in nearly a decade.

Going on now through Sunday, Jan. 21, Oregon Cider Week events offer opportunities to learn from experts about the cidermaking art, sample chef-inspired pop-ups and pairings, buy packaged cider products to enjoy at home, and more.

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away and fermented beverages are good for gut health... so, cheers.

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Not sure where to start? Here are some highlights we’re excited about:

  • Femme Fair | Wednesday, Jan. 17-Sunday, Jan. 21 | 3-9 p.m. | Portland Cider House, 3638 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland | Price of purchase | Female cidermakers and artists are taking over the taps and walls; a portion of flight proceeds will support the Pink Boots Society nonprofit.
  • OMSI After Dark: CiderFest | Wednesday, Jan. 17 | 7-11 p.m. | OMSI, 1945 SE Water Ave. | $25-$50 | Drink up and say cheers to the local cider scene while learning about the science behind the art of its creation.
  • Dinner with 2 Towns Ciderhouse | Thursday, Jan. 18 | 6:30 p.m. | Metropolitan Tavern, 1021 NE Grand Ave., Ste. 600, Portland | $75 | Enjoy a six-course meal pairing 2 Town’s finest ciders with small plates curated by chef Joey Hart.
  • Beth Demmon Book Signing | Friday, Jan. 19 | 6-9 p.m. | Living Häus Beer Company, 628 SE Belmont St., Portland | Free | Meet the author of “The Beer Lover’s Guide to Cider.”
  • 7th Annual Wassail Cider Fest | Saturday, Jan. 20 | 3-8 p.m. | McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, 4045 NE Cornelius Pass Rd., Hillsboro | $45-$50 | Try ciders made across the Northwest, including those from McMenamins Edgefield, accompanied by live music and a parade “to toast the apple trees.”
  • Artisans by Cider Summit | Saturday, Jan. 20 | 1-4 p.m. | The Leftbank Annex, 101 N. Weidler St., Portland | $75 | Over 18 cider producers will share tasters of 40 different beverages, paired with food samples from local purveyors like Portland Creamery.