Willamette Week's reach encompasses much more than our print and digital readership. Annually, WW produces a number of brand-extending events that celebrate Portland, engage readers and promote our journalism. Be it a summer block party, unique beer festival, cannabis conference or secret supper, WW brings news and culture to life.
Join us for one of our 2016 signature events:
OREGON BEER AWARDS
February 23 | Revolution Hall
The Oregon Beer Awards select and recognize our state's top beers in 14 categories, and honor breweries, bars and festivals in five additional categories. The beer industry gathers to celebrate winners at a festive awards ceremony!
BEST NEW BAND
March 11 | Mississippi Studios
Willamette Week aligns and polls the pros in the local music business for a list of the best up-and-coming Portland bands. We publish the results and gather the top picks to perform a free concert at Mississippi Studios.
CULTIVATION CLASSIC: CANNABIS, COMMUNITY & CRAFT
April 30 | Location TBA
WW's first Cultivation Classic brings the craft cannabis community together for a one-day celebration of organic cannabis with vendors, speakers and entertainment.
BEST OF PORTLAND PARTY
July 13 | WW Headquarters, NW Quimby Street
Sample the best BBQ in Portland, sip cocktails, wine and beer and experience Best of Portland Readers poll winners at WW's best block party yet. From best tattoo parlor to best dance company, this party will have something for everyone.
WW'S BEER PRO/AM
October 8 | The North Warehouse
Professional brewers and home brewers team up to create a beer only available to taste at this fourth-year event. One price allows attendees entrance and tastes of all 20+ one-of-a-kind brews. Guests enjoy music and vendors while they sample incredible new beers.
October 25 | WW's 2016 Restaurant of the Year, TBA
Readers sign up for an all-inclusive meal at WW's pick for Restaurant of the Year. It's a secret until hours before the dinner.
GIVE!GUIDE KICK OFF PARTY
November 1 | Revolution Hall
Willamette Week's Give!Guide is Portland's easiest path to year-end giving. Created in 2004, G!G has raised more than $13 million for hundreds of local nonprofits.
WW'S FUNNIEST 5 SHOWCASE
November 30 | Alberta Abbey
We poll Portland comedy insiders on the best fresh faces in standup. The top five perform live at this showcase hosted by the previous year's winner.
For sponsorship or volunteer opportunities at any WW event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.