FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Things to know before you go:
Can minors attend, even if they’re not drinking beer?
No, this is strictly a 21+ event. IDs and vaccine proof will be checked upon entry, and IDs may be checked again at any time. There aren't exceptions, including for infants.
When is the Hillsbrew Festival?
Festival hours are:
Friday, February 25, 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday, February 26, 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday, February 27, 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
**Mug and ticket sales close at 8:30 Friday and Saturday, and 6:30 Sunday.**
**Food and beverage service hours are Noon-9pm Friday and Saturday, and Noon-7pm Sunday.**
Is this event indoors or outdoors?
The Wingspan Event Center is a 40,000 square foot event hall inside the new, state-of-the-art Westside Commons complex. The event is not outside.
What are my transportation options?
Please plan ahead and don't drink and drive. The MAX light rail and TriMet both stop adjacent to the center, and are an inexpensive way to get there and back. Bring a designated driver along, and they'll get free root beer while you taste the rest of the beer. (Parking is $10/day, cash only.)
What about local hotels?
Why not consider staying overnight and returning for a second Fest Day- nearby hotels are offering special rates which include breakfast and a Lyft credit of up to $15. See more on our Lodging Discounts page.
Is there parking at the Wingspan Event Center?
Yes, there is ample parking, and it costs $10/day to park. PARKING IS CASH ONLY!
What are the COVID safety measures?
Hillsbrew Festival is abiding by all Oregon, Washington County and Wingspan Event Center guidelines for safety. We require proof of vaccination at entry, and masks will be required except when eating and drinking, per the Oregon indoor mask mandate. Two Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, or one Johnson & Johnson vaccine are acceptable.
What's the Hillsbrew Festival all about, anyway?
We're celebrating the incredible variety of brewers from all parts of Oregon. You'll be able to sample selections from 30 of the state's best, enjoy food, music and the company of your fellow beer lovers.
What time do you start and stop pouring?
Our volunteers will start serving at 12 noon, but we'll begin selling tickets at the door at 11:30 am each day. Mug and ticket sales end 30 minutes before taps close. The taps close at 9:00 pm sharp, but our license gives you one more hour to finish your food and beer. Everyone must be out by 10:00 pm.
Can I buy a t-shirt?
Hillsbrew Festival merchandise—t-shirts, hats and hoodies—will be available to purchase on site during the festival!
Who are the food vendors?
What is the band that's playing?
It's The Denominators, the Northwest's premier classic rock and soul band! The opener, the fabulous Anni Piper, will play Friday and Saturday from 2-5:30, and the Denominators will be on from 5:45-9. Sunday you'll enjoy the same artists, but 2-4 for Anni, then 4:30-7 for The Denominators.
Do you need more volunteers?
We are currently accepting volunteer applications on our VOLUNTEER page. Volunteers will receive a festival t-shirt, a mug, and tickets to try up to three beers—plus one extra if you show proof that you're using public transit! Shifts are 4-5 hours long.
Are dogs allowed at the festival?
No, dogs aren't allowed inside the Wingspan Event Center where the festival is being held. The exception is service animals, per ADA regulations.