16,000 lbs of donated unwanted apples will be pressed into a cider for charity
The family friendly event will have a petting zoo and bouncy house, an old school apple mill and press, and cider floats––including hard cider floats for grown-ups. The event will also serve cider slushies; release its newest seasonal, Crangerine; serve a small batch of Pumpkin Spice Cider, an old favorite returning exclusively to the Portland Cider pubs; and introduce its new Peach Berry cider.
The physical apple pressing with Correll cider presses will take place from Noon to 3pm. Everyone is welcome to join in and help press apples; the fresh pressed apple juice is free for everyone to drink at the event.
According to Portland Cider Co. co-owner Jeff Parrish, “We love this program so much; it’s all about bringing together cider, community, sustainability, tradition and charity in an annual cider release.”
About Portland Cider Company
Portland Cider Company was started in October 2012 by an Oregonian and a family of British expats with the mission of bringing cider, handcrafted in the English tradition, to the Northwest. It has two taproom locations: Portland Cider House at 3638 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214; and Taproom & Cidery at 8925 SE Jannsen Rd, Bldg. F, Clackamas, OR 97015.