FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Celebrate the newest, freshest breweries & cideries to hit the Pacific Northwest on Thursday, June 14th at Produce Row Café! Stop by the award-winning patio from 5pm to 10pm with featured brewers like Dirty Pretty, Pono, Grains of Wrath, Rosenstadt and more. Live music from Supper Set DJs, lawn games, raffle prizes and fresh mug and token style tastes from celebrated beer & cider makers that make this a not-to-be-missed beer week event!
Produce Row is proud to partner with the Willamette Riverkeeper organization, with a portion of the event proceeds going to this great cause! Event details and more information can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1011809058971367/
Willamette Riverkeeper Mission:
Willamette Riverkeeper’s sole mission is to protect and restore the Willamette River. We believe that a river with good water quality and abundant natural habitat, safe for fishing and swimming is a basic public right. The Willamette River belongs to all of us, and should be protected as such.
We work to enable the Willamette River Watershed to function more naturally with cold, pure water, meandering backchannels, and dynamic habitat for fish and wildlife. The health of this natural ecosystem is inseparable from the quality of life of our communities who live and work in its surrounding watershed; each is dependent on the other.
About Produce Row Café
Produce Row has been the pulse of the craft beer movement for over 40 years. Originally opened in 1953 as a breakfast café for the produce dockworkers, Produce Row was bought and converted to a pub in 1974 by Mike and Brian McMenamin. When the brothers decided to get into the beer-making business, they sold “The Row” to the employees in 1978 and moved up to their first brewpub location on Hawthorne.
For the next 30 years The Row was owned and operated by a small group of partners led by Alan Karpinski and Steve Piucci. The Row had an active music scene and led the city in the craft brew movement always boasting the best, eclectic line up in town.
Alan Davis bought the building and business in 2008 and undertook a major renovation to the facility updating all furniture and fixtures. Along with the remodel came a sophisticated whiskey program quickly putting Produce Row on the map as one of the great Bourbon Bars in America. Alan closed The Row suddenly in late 2014 for personal reasons alarming the loyal patrons around the city.
In April 2015, Alan sold The Row to Jim Hall and Josh Johnston. Jim and Josh are local, owner-operators of a group of great Portland establishments, including several Portland Institutions, Paddy’s Bar & Grill and The Cadillac Café. Alan felt confident that Jim and Josh could “carry the torch” of Produce Row and its long history.
It’s our honor to serve you as our guests. Please enjoy the delicious food and drink in this great Portland landmark.