BrewLights

November 22, 2019 - 05:00pm to 09:00pm

Enjoy the twinkling magical wonderland of ZooLights—without any kids! 

Join us for our third annual BrewLights, a ZooLights brew festival experience just for the 21-and-over crowd with dozens of local beer vendors to sample from.

Enjoy local food carts, dance to live music, meet wildlife close-up, and get your photo with Santa. And don't forget to keep an eye out for the Unipiper as he zips by!

BrewLights tickets include a souvenir cup and 10 beverage tastings throughout the zoo. Guests can sample beer, seltzer and cider from more than 40 Northwest vendors while strolling through colorfully-lit trees and dazzling 3-D light sculptures. For grown-ups interested in the lights without the beer sampling, a special Light Enthusiast ticket will be available as well.

2019 vendor list:

  • 2 Towns Cider
  • 12 Bridge Ciderworks
  • 54°40' Brewing
  • 1859 Cider Co.
  • Anthem Cider
  • Avid Cider
  • Baumans Cider
  • Breakside Brewing
  • Buoy
  • Caldera Brewing
  • Cascade Lakes Brewing
  • Culmination
  • Double Mountain
  • Ecliptic
  • Fort George
  • Full Sail
  • Golden Valley
  • GoodLife Brewing
  • Hop Capital Brewing
  • Hop Valley
  • Hopworks
  • KYLA Hard Kombucha
  • Laurelwood
  • Left Hand Brewing
  • Migration
  • Modern Times
  • Ninkasi Brewing
  • Oakshire Brewing
  • Occidental Brewing
  • Old Town Brewing
  • Ordnance Brewing
  • Pelican Brewery
  • pFriem Brewing
  • Portland Brewing
  • Portland Cider
  • Pyramid Brewing
  • Reverend Nat's Hard Cider
  • Ridge Walker Brewing
  • Rogue Brewing
  • San Juan Seltzer
  • Sasquatch Brewing
  • SeekOut Hard Seltzer (2 Towns)
  • Silver Moon Brewing
  • Slowdrift Brewing
  • Sunriver Brewing
  • Swift Cider
  • Von Ebert
  • Widmer Brewing
  • Wild Ride Brewing
  • Worthy
  • Zoiglhaus/Ascendant Brewing

Special guests:

  • Cooper's Hall Wine
  • Wild Roots Distillery
  • Topgolf Hillsboro 

2019 local food carts list coming soon!

Festivities begin at 5 p.m., and gates stay open until 9 p.m. The zoo will close to regular guests at 2 p.m. on both days in preparation for BrewLights.

Ticket options:

  • Early entry tickets are $49.95, or $44.95 for zoo members (includes souvenir glass and drink samples). These special tickets include early access at 4 p.m., along with live entertainment and an animal encounter. A limited number of these tickets will be sold.
  • BrewLights tickets are $39.95 and include zoo admission, a souvenir glass and 10 drink samples (3-oz beer/cider or 2-oz wine); $35.95 for zoo members. Additional drink tickets will be available on site for $2 each.
  • Light Enthusiast tickets are $21.95 and include zoo admission for adults only. Please note that Light Enthusiast tickets are non-drinking tickets, and alcohol will not be available to purchase separately. 

BrewLights is exclusive to guests 21 and over. Valid photo ID must be presented for entry. Proceeds benefit the zoo's conservation, education and animal welfare programs.

More information about transportation options, including MAX schedules, will be available at Explore Washington Park