Celebrate autumn, the harvest season and excellent craft beer at Oktoberfest. Join us for beer sampling and family fun to kick off fall!
Local vendors will be stationed around the concert lawn offering samples of Oregon beers for the grown-ups, and family activities include live music, dancing, lawn games and fun crafts for kids.
Adults can sample Oregon beer, wine and cider, and families can dance to bands like The Alpine Echoes
(playing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and Michael Fisher Oompah Trio (from 1:30 to 4 p.m.), check out a Wildlife Live! meet and greet, witness the The Unipiper
wheeling past and enjoy snacks like Elephant Ears.
Bring your appetite for lunch: There will be German-inspired fare along with some of Portland's top food carts at the event.
The event is between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and is free with zoo admission, which means free for zoo members.
Parking costs $2/hour or $8/day and lots tend to fill up quickly in the summer, so the zoo encourages visitors to take public transport: Take MAX Light Rail to the Washington Park stop or a TriMet
bus. Call 503-238-RIDE (7433) or visit trimet.org
for fare and route information. Visitors who ride MAX light rail or a TriMet bus to the zoo will receive $1.50 off admission with proof of ridership.