Last Saturday we went to Widmer’s Oktoberfest here in Portland. My only qualm with the event was that they were only serving Widmer beer, but that’s to be expected I guess. Not that I don’t like their beer, I do, I just like a little variety. And maybe an actual German beer since it’s, um, Oktoberfest.
It was a lot of fun nevertheless. We got there a little after 4pm, which in hindsight wasn’t the best idea as I was, well, a bit sloshed by the time we went home. But it’s Oktoberfest so what the hell. We heard an awesome band while we were there. Sassparilla played an energetic, entertaining and foot stomping good set of music. Even the beer and the lemon decided to dance.
We bought one of Sassparilla’s CDs and, while we like it, we think they’re better live. Hopefully they do a live album in the near future (hint, hint).
A couple hours after we got there some of our friends finally showed up. You’d think we’d learn to come to these a little later so we won’t have had too many beers by the time the rest of the gang shows up, but we don’t! =)
All in all it was a lot of fun and we’ll probably be back next year. If you missed Widmer’s Oktoberfest don’t fret! There are several more Oktoberfests in the Pacific NW. I started googling them this morning and there seemed to be no end to the amount of them so I’ll just list a few for you.
- Director Park in Portland – Sept 17th – 19th
- Oaks Bottom Park – Sept 24th – 26th
- Mt. Angel – Sept 16th – 19th
- Bend Oktoberfest – Sept 24th – 25th
- Widmer in Seattle – Sept 24th – 26th
- Leavenworth, WA – 1st three weekends in October
So happy beer drinking and schnitzel eating!!