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Cider Summit Portland Celebrates Fourth Year with Move to the Pearl

Diverse Gathering of Artisanal Ciders Expands to The Fields Neighborhood Park

SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective are pleased to announce the return of Cider Summit NW Festival to Portland, OR.  The fourth annual event will take place Friday, June 20 from 2p-8p and Saturday, June 21 from 12n-6p.  Cider Summit is expanding to the new Fields Neighborhood Park at NW 10th/Overton in the Pearl District.  The event is presented by World Foods & Bushwhacker Cider.

This will be the eleventh Cider Summit produced by SBS & Seattle Beer Collective, having launched the concept in Seattle in September 2010 and expanding to Portland, Chicago, and most recently Berkeley.  This year’s event will feature over 140 ciders from producers around the country and around the world. 

The owners and cidermakers will be on hand to inform and guide guests through the samplings which will be available in 4-ounce tasting portions in a souvenir festival glass.  In addition to the superb range of ciders, the event will feature the DoveLewis/Unleashed by Petco Dog Lounge, expanded food selections from World Foods, St. Honore Boulangerie, Masala Pop, and special dessert pairing from Smitten Truffles and Fifty Licks Ice Cream, and a range of musical performances produced in conjunction with new event beneficiary, Cascade Blues Association.

The popular Brewvana Brewery Tours shuttle will run a continuous loop from SE Portland to the Park and Cider Summit also encourages use of the Portland Streetcar to the event

 “We believe we’ve created a unique event,” noted Ian Roberts of SBC.  “Interest in artisanal cider is exploding right now, and this event is the premier sampling opportunity for both the cider enthusiast and cider curious.”

“We appreciate the generous support the South Waterfront community provided for our first three events,” added event co-founder Alan Shapiro of SBS Imports.  “However thanks to the great reception of the Portland cider community we simply outgrew the space.  We look forward to a long and successful partnership at our new home in the Pearl.”

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 (cash only) at the door and are available online via Stranger tickets, Umpqua Bank Pearl District branch, and at many of the area’s leading bottle shops.  Admission includes a tasting glass and 8 tasting tickets.  Additional tasting tickets will be available for sale onsite at $2 per ticket. 

New for 2014 is a special VIP ticket available for $35.  This ticket includes 4 additional tasting tickets and exclusive early admission on Friday from 2p-3p.  Only 200 of these tickets are available – exclusively online via the event website.

Re-admission will be allowed at any time with event wristband and tasting glass.  THE EVENT IS 21 & OVER ONLY.  Dogs of all ages will be allowed on event grounds.  For more information including a list of participating ciders please visit

Cider Summit NW benefits Northwest Cider Association, The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research,  DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, and the Cascade Blues Association

Cider Summit NW is presented by World Foods & Bushwhacker Cider with supporting sponsors, The Portland Westin Hotel, Brewvana Brewery Tours, St. Honore Boulangerie, Umpqua Bank, KNRK 94/7 Alternative Portland, Portland Mercury, Maletis Beverage, and Portland Streetcar.

For more information contact:
Alan Shapiro - SBS Imports


Music Lineup!

Friday - 6/20
- Kevin Selfe
- Lloyd Jones
- Atomic Gumbo Duo with Steve Kerin

Saturday - 6/21
- Melody Guy
- Norman Sylvester Trio
- Ellen Whyte Trio