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Win Tickets ($60): Portland’s 2017 Cider Rite of Spring Festival @ The Evergreen | Featuring 100 Unique Ciders Served by 30 Different Cidermakers

We are giving away a pair of general admission tickets to Cider Rite of Spring Festival @ The Evergreen on March 25. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, March 20.



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From our sponsors:
Cider Rite of Spring 2017
March 25, 2017
Noon – 6 p.m. | $25 General, $30 Doors, $40 VIP | 21+
Admission gets you a tasting glass AND 8 tasting tickets
More info: nwcider.com

Tickets: merctickets.com

The Evergreen
618 Southeast Alder Street Portland, OR, 97214 United States

This spring, everything’s coming up cider! A celebration of the blossoming Northwest cider industry, the 4th annual Cider Rite of Spring will feature nearly 100 unique ciders served by 30 different cidermakers in a beautifully renovated historic event space. Cider Rite of Spring will take place March 25 from 12pm to 6pm at the The Evergreen PDX, located at 618 SE Alder St. The event is for ages 21 and up.

Lauded as the “Best Northwest Cider Festival” by SIP Northwest in 2015, Cider Rite of Spring offers tastings from ^5 Cider, 1859 Cider Co., 2 Towns Cider House, 7Bev Corp., Alter Ego Cider, Baird & Dewar Farmhouse, Bandon Rain, Bauman’s Cider, Bull Run Cider, Cider Riot!, Dragon’s Head Cider, Elk Horn Brewery & Cider House, Finnriver Farm & Cidery, Locust Cider, McMenamins Edgefield, New West Cider, Pear UP, Portland Cider Co., Red Tank Cider, Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider, Runcible Cider Co., Schilling Cider, Seattle Cider Co., Snowdrift Cider Co., Spire Mountain Ciders, Square Mile Cider, Steelhead Cider, Swift Cider, Tieton Cider Works, Tumalo Cider Co., and Woodbox Cider.

General admission is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Admission gets you a tasting glass AND 8 tasting tickets. VIP Admission cost $40 and includes a tasting glass plus access to the exclusive VIP lounge, featuring complementary cheese pairings by Whole Foods Market and one-on-one interaction with six renowned PNW cidermakers who will share special cider offerings.

Wasabi Sushi will sell food on-site, including gluten free and vegan options; and a pop-up retail store will give attendees the chance to buy their favorite ciders from the event to take home.

Cider Rite of Spring 2017 is presented by Square Mile Cider and supported by Valley Processing. For more information, visit Northwest Cider Association.

About Northwest Cider Association
Founded in 2010, the Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) brings cideries and cider lovers together to learn, experience and enjoy the Northwest cider culture. Representing more than 80 commercial cidermakers from throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia, the group is dedicated to supporting, promoting and growing its thriving industry. NWCA hosts cider-themed events, including Cider Rite of Spring, Summer Cider Day, and Cider Weeks in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. For more information, visit NWCider.com, or follow @nwcider on social media.

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160 Responses to Win Tickets ($60): Portland’s 2017 Cider Rite of Spring Festival @ The Evergreen | Featuring 100 Unique Ciders Served by 30 Different Cidermakers

  1. Steohanie March 7, 2017 at 12:12 #

    Spending the day trying unique ciders will definitely take my mind of the spring rain!

    • Kathleen Rogers March 9, 2017 at 15:49 #

      Love, love , love ciders! It’d be great to try some new ones & taste

      • Hilary March 14, 2017 at 16:25 #

        I’m a Celiac’s kid with a need for cider!!

    • Jo March 20, 2017 at 10:34 #

      I want to taste more NW ciders!

  2. Emily Neve March 7, 2017 at 12:17 #

    Cider has become my drink of choice since I found out I am allergic to gluten!! No more beer for me. :( Send me and I’ll be forever tickled pink!

  3. ALINA S March 7, 2017 at 12:23 #

    Cider! Yes!

  4. Alethea March 7, 2017 at 12:24 #

    This is the perfect way to celebrate the beginning of Spring!

  5. Tonya March 7, 2017 at 12:25 #

    Awesome event!

  6. Sarah March 7, 2017 at 12:26 #

    This sounds like such a fantastic event!

  7. Lainy March 7, 2017 at 12:31 #

    Sippin ciders sounds like a stellar way to welcome Spring – I can’t wait!

  8. Stephanie H. March 7, 2017 at 12:44 #

    Yeh! I love me some cider!

  9. anna March 7, 2017 at 12:46 #

    I love cider!

  10. dana March 7, 2017 at 12:53 #

    yes please ! i love snowdrift cider. i never win from this site tho. is there a secret ?

  11. Andrew March 7, 2017 at 13:04 #

    Cider + sushi = Yum.

  12. CHRIS March 7, 2017 at 13:06 #

    Yum Cider, pick me please

  13. Michelle Blake March 7, 2017 at 13:11 #

    Me, Me, Me!

  14. sameena bachmeier March 7, 2017 at 13:19 #

    Sounds amazing! What a way to kick off spring! Would love to attend :-)

  15. SamanthaB March 7, 2017 at 13:20 #

    I had 2Towns Rubarbarian and now I prefer that to beer. I know!

    Thanks for the chance to win tickets.

  16. Jeff Titone March 7, 2017 at 13:34 #

    We love Cider!

  17. Glenn March 7, 2017 at 13:36 #

    Apple and pear and berry, OH MY!
    Pick me and make me one lucky guy!!!

  18. Cheyenne Terbrueggen March 7, 2017 at 13:38 #

    Yes! This event looks so awesome. Giving our local cider scene the spotlight it so richly deserves. Pick me and I will take a million pictures! Please?

  19. Kim March 7, 2017 at 13:53 #

    Love cider! Would love to go to this!

  20. Jenny March 7, 2017 at 13:54 #

    I would love to attend this event and learn about new cider brands and flavors! Thank you for the chance to win!

  21. Josue Mendoza March 7, 2017 at 14:02 #

    ahhh cider !!!!

  22. John March 7, 2017 at 14:06 #

    Love cider and would love to go to this!

  23. John Keel March 7, 2017 at 14:11 #

    Given that I hate hoppy beer, I turn to cider more often to drink. But there seems to be so much of it that are just variations on the same thing. Would love to explore more kinds and styles of cider!

  24. Mauraborealice March 7, 2017 at 15:29 #

    Wow! This will require endurance! So many ciders to try!

  25. Marie March 7, 2017 at 15:30 #

    We’re cider aficionados but since being laid off, we’ve been cutting back on our cider drinking to save cash. This would be such a fun event to forget about money troubles for awhile :)

  26. Emilie Eiden March 7, 2017 at 16:28 #

    Love cider !! Would love to go to this!! Moving to Portland in a few months and this is perfect to start my move on the right cider ;)

  27. Anne March 7, 2017 at 17:13 #

    Cider is my preferred drink of choice! Sampling offerings will broaden my selection of ciders.

  28. Tami Rouse March 7, 2017 at 17:23 #

    I love ciders. There is so much you can enjoy with various foods.

  29. tami strunk March 7, 2017 at 18:06 #

    Would so love to win this to take my friend Michelle. She loves the Ciders and it is her drink of choice. We would have so so so so much fun. Pick us please.

  30. Laura Mark March 7, 2017 at 18:09 #

    I love trying local ciders whenever I have the chance and going to the Cider Rite of Spring would be such a treat! Would love to get the chance to check this out and find some new favorite ciders. And sushi, woah yes.

  31. Kim March 7, 2017 at 18:33 #

    I love trying new ciders! I would love to win this opportunity.kim

  32. jennifer March 7, 2017 at 18:33 #

    Cider is me favorite. I would love tickets to this event!

  33. Erica March 7, 2017 at 18:43 #

    Would love to partake in this gift from the gods as blossoms finally unfurl!

  34. Bobby March 7, 2017 at 18:45 #

    Cider me!!!

  35. Jill March 7, 2017 at 20:55 #

    “Rite On” baby :)

  36. Marissa March 7, 2017 at 21:04 #

    Pick me!

  37. Katelyn Hays March 7, 2017 at 22:29 #

    Cider is amazing! Oregon is a great place to be for cider.

  38. Crystal March 7, 2017 at 22:33 #

    Cider and sushi? Yes please! It’s my birthday.

  39. shaylene stewart March 8, 2017 at 00:02 #

    Yum. Sounds like a lot of fun. I would love to be in Portland enjoying myself again. I have so missed it.

  40. Dave G. March 8, 2017 at 00:24 #

    Along came a spider and sat down be cider…

  41. Dan Korpenfelt March 8, 2017 at 03:55 #

    Yhis sounds fun.I want to win

  42. Kelsey Schnack March 8, 2017 at 04:52 #

    Because I love me some Oregon cider! I would love to celebrate all things local and kick off spring!

  43. Jennifer March 8, 2017 at 07:38 #

    Cider is the best! Looking forward to spending my one free day that week with some good drinks!

  44. Sarah Smith March 8, 2017 at 08:18 #

    Yummy my husband and I would have a blast at this. Plus I am gluten free so going somewhere that I can have most of the drinks sounds like heaven

  45. Marc March 8, 2017 at 09:48 #

    Yes Please!!!!

  46. Amanda Angus March 8, 2017 at 10:30 #

    Mmmm cider! I recently moved to Portland and would love to attend this event and try the local Oregon ciders!!..and sushi, yum! :)

  47. Graham Fowler March 8, 2017 at 14:37 #

    Mmmmhmmmm gotta get me some of that sweet sweet CIDER! I aint gluten free but I love me a bit of this hard apple juice! Hope I get it !

  48. Selina March 8, 2017 at 15:12 #

    i want to go because I can only drink cider. Anything else will give me a headache.

  49. Kristin Cedar March 8, 2017 at 18:59 #

    This sounds like such a blast! I’d love to go!

  50. Joel Cedar March 8, 2017 at 18:59 #

    I would love to go to this with my wife!

  51. Michelle W. March 8, 2017 at 21:35 #

    Would love to treat my husband to this event.

  52. Kylie March 8, 2017 at 23:04 #

    This sounds like a perfect Saturday- discovering new local ciders with my love to celebrate our anniversary cheers-ing our favorite drink!

  53. Teresa March 8, 2017 at 23:59 #

    Mmmm cider! Would like to check this location out!

  54. janice March 9, 2017 at 06:54 #

    Cider on a cool March afternoon!

  55. Tim D March 9, 2017 at 07:13 #

    Is spring finally here? Great way to kick it off, for sure. Love tasty cider! !

  56. Chris Webb March 9, 2017 at 08:06 #

    Would be fun to go to!

  57. Sarah March 9, 2017 at 13:09 #

    Mmmm cider, this sounds delicious!

  58. Cherie March 9, 2017 at 14:47 #

    As a cider enthusiast moving to Oregon was one of the best things I could have done for my taste buds! Cider is booming here and I would love the chance to try the vast array of delicious offerings!

  59. Rocio March 9, 2017 at 14:48 #

    As a Cider enthusiast this sounds like a day filled with so many great drinks! Would also be a great treat for that special person in your life that enjoys a nice beer/ cider festival.

  60. Anne March 9, 2017 at 14:50 #

    I’m always up for trying a variety of ciders. This is the perfect opportunity. That is why I’d like to attend. Appreciate the chance.

  61. Nikki March 9, 2017 at 14:51 #

    What a treat

  62. Paul March 9, 2017 at 14:58 #

    I’m truly passionate about craft cider and local cider makers. I can’t get enough and would love to try each of them, sided by side in one sitting!!!

  63. Miranda T. March 9, 2017 at 15:09 #

    Great showcase of local ciders in a region already so well-known for its beer – looking forward to this.

  64. Cath March 9, 2017 at 15:13 #

    Please!! I love cider!!

  65. Kimberly S. March 9, 2017 at 15:20 #

    Cider me up!! Id love to win tickets to this tasty fun event. I really want to get out to explore more of Portland.

  66. April March 9, 2017 at 16:09 #

    I love ciders!

  67. Derek March 9, 2017 at 16:10 #

    So many reply’s! I hope mine is chosen to win. Oh please let mine be the one!

  68. Tyler March 9, 2017 at 18:19 #

    My wife and I just moved up here and I would love to get a chance to find the best ciders in the Portland area!

  69. Kami Flynn March 9, 2017 at 18:29 #

    Oh man! I’d love to go! My boyfriend and I love cider so much! This really sounds like a wonderful event.

  70. Kami Flynn March 9, 2017 at 18:34 #

    I’d love to win, because it’s a great opportunity for my boyfriend and I to have fun together and learn new things about something we already love – sweet or dry, hopped or not, we love cider!

  71. Espy March 9, 2017 at 19:10 #

    Yes! Tickets to this would be AMAZING!!

  72. Lisa March 9, 2017 at 19:33 #

    My husband & I are newly weds & have been dying to go to a cider tasting event!

  73. Cari March 9, 2017 at 22:02 #

    Cider is my jam!! This is amazing!

    • Christopher Martinez March 10, 2017 at 17:32 #

      My girlfriend and I both love cider and would love to go to this event, please choose us! She already replied. Marissa reply again!!

  74. Judy March 9, 2017 at 23:41 #

    Cider and Sushi, what a fun combination!

  75. Naomi March 10, 2017 at 05:12 #

    I would love to take my mouth on this vacation…

  76. Leah Davidson March 10, 2017 at 07:30 #

    This is SO my jam. Count me in!

  77. Kate March 10, 2017 at 12:13 #

    Can’t think of a better way to find new favorites and support the cider culture!

  78. Heidi March 10, 2017 at 14:06 #

    Sounds like a fun event! Would love to go!

  79. Jodi March 10, 2017 at 14:11 #

    My roommate and best friend is a HUGE Cider fan I would love to surprise her with tickets and enjoy drinking cider all night with her!!!

  80. Jamie Adney March 10, 2017 at 15:03 #

    I heart cider, big time!

  81. Avila March 10, 2017 at 17:12 #

    I’d love free tickets because I’m always homebrewing and it’s so inspiring to taste the experimental stuff out there!

  82. Pamela Starks March 10, 2017 at 18:42 #

    Meeeeeee please I need I need. I want I want

  83. Danielle March 11, 2017 at 11:07 #

    Yay Cider. I love trying new ones.

  84. Courtney March 11, 2017 at 12:03 #

    It’s my birthday that day!! I want to drink allll the ciders!!

  85. Sara March 11, 2017 at 12:07 #

    I’m always looking for new ciders to try!

  86. Kelli March 11, 2017 at 21:15 #

    I love love love ciders! Would love to go! :D

  87. BN March 12, 2017 at 10:40 #

    Me and my GF love ciders and are always up for trying new varieties.

  88. Julie March 12, 2017 at 13:35 #

    It’s my wife’s birthday, I want to take her!

  89. MK March 12, 2017 at 18:18 #

    Love cider!

  90. SR March 13, 2017 at 10:09 #

    Nothing better than to spend a birthday weekend sipping on delicious cider!

  91. Perry March 13, 2017 at 14:46 #

    I really am starting to love cider, especially pineapple flavors.

  92. delia March 13, 2017 at 22:29 #

    How cool!

  93. Shaina March 14, 2017 at 12:11 #

    I love cider!

  94. Josh O March 14, 2017 at 12:20 #

    I’m a big fan of cider – love to win this guy!

  95. Lois March 14, 2017 at 12:21 #

    I keep thinking I should love cider but the ones I’ve tried have left me a little unimpressed. (Some even remind me of icky vitamins I had to take when I was a kid.) I bet there are a few at this event that would make me a cider convert. I’d love to find them!

  96. Rachel March 14, 2017 at 12:26 #

    I am a cider KWEEN! I would love to go!!

  97. Rae March 14, 2017 at 12:35 #

    We looooooove cider and extra love spring! Yes please :)

  98. JB March 14, 2017 at 12:43 #

    From one out cider to another I luv my cider!

  99. Shelley A. March 14, 2017 at 12:58 #

    Cider Rite of Spring Festival @ The Evergreen – Yes, please.
    I used to be a beer drinker then I discovered Cider. Yum!
    Cider is my drink of choice now.

  100. Lauren M March 14, 2017 at 13:14 #

    We love cider, dry cider especially! Would make a great date with my man :-)

  101. anna March 14, 2017 at 13:57 #

    I heart cider!

  102. Jackie M March 14, 2017 at 14:14 #

    All this cider fun sounds like one not to miss!

  103. Kinsey Bagwell March 14, 2017 at 15:32 #

    My best friends birthday is next week and this would be the BEST birthday present because she LOVES (and can only drink) ciders! :)

  104. Kinsey March 14, 2017 at 15:35 #

    Best friends birthday! This would be one epic gift because she loves ciders more than anyone I know!

    • Kinsey March 14, 2017 at 15:36 #

      Woops this one can get deleted! My first comment didn’t work the first time, but now I see my first one!

  105. Ryan G. March 14, 2017 at 16:21 #

    i like cider and i wouldn’t be able to go otherwise

  106. TJ March 14, 2017 at 17:22 #

    Beware the Cides of March!! Mmmm

  107. Brad March 14, 2017 at 18:40 #

    Mmmmmm Cider

  108. Brittany Costa March 15, 2017 at 11:56 #

    Cider yeah!

  109. Rose March 15, 2017 at 15:13 #

    I’ll be in town that day and would love love love to go!

  110. judy March 15, 2017 at 19:28 #

    ciders are yummy!

  111. Kim March 15, 2017 at 20:52 #

    I love cider!

  112. Courtney March 15, 2017 at 20:59 #

    I would love to go to this festival!

  113. molli taylor March 16, 2017 at 10:11 #

    im not much of a drinker but i loooove cider. the one alcohol me and the hubby agree on. we hvent had a date in forever!

  114. Lex Jimenez March 16, 2017 at 10:39 #

    The wife and I don’t know much about cider but we sure would love to take this event as the perfect time to expand our cider horizon. Pick us PLEASE!!

  115. Victor Enriquez March 16, 2017 at 10:47 #

    Cuz I love cider!

  116. Julie March 16, 2017 at 13:16 #

    What a fantastic way to celebrate my Birthday!!!

  117. Marissa March 16, 2017 at 13:18 #

    Would love to go to this and taste some yummy ciders

  118. Michael Howard March 16, 2017 at 14:27 #

    cider is my life so yes please

  119. Chris March 16, 2017 at 15:16 #

    This sounds fun!

  120. Elyse March 16, 2017 at 15:35 #

    My fiance is a cider FANATIC!!! May the odds be forever in our favor!

  121. Katie March 16, 2017 at 17:01 #

    YES CIDER PLEASE.

  122. Jessica F March 16, 2017 at 17:49 #

    I hope you decide(r) to pick me!

  123. Brenda March 16, 2017 at 20:16 #

    We need all the spring we can get — and cider would help!

  124. Alaena March 16, 2017 at 20:22 #

    Gluten free Spring Break!!

  125. Alan M. March 16, 2017 at 20:27 #

    Here’s to Spring.

  126. Jennifer Jenson March 16, 2017 at 20:49 #

    I would love to attend this event. Cider is my favorite! Sounds like the perfect date with my husband.

  127. LAURA MCNAMARA March 16, 2017 at 21:26 #

    I can’t drink beer (Celiac disease) and there are SO many beer fests. It would be wonderful to go to a festival where I can sample all of the goods!

  128. Sarah Coshow March 16, 2017 at 22:02 #

    Pick me! Sounds so fun!!

  129. Tim March 16, 2017 at 22:31 #

    Cider tasting…. I’m there!

  130. Mark March 17, 2017 at 00:45 #

    Berry Ciders are the best!

  131. Dave W March 17, 2017 at 07:54 #

    Sounds like my favorite event!

  132. Katelyn March 17, 2017 at 14:51 #

    I would take my Mom, This would be a great birthday surprise for her, we LOVE cider!!

  133. Mary c March 17, 2017 at 17:08 #

    I would love to bring some great cider ideas to work! This would be a great chance to try a few!

  134. Claire Michel March 18, 2017 at 09:10 #

    I would love to take my friend out for a much needed girls date!

  135. Laurel March 18, 2017 at 11:21 #

    I love cider, and this sounds fun!

  136. Meghan Morris March 18, 2017 at 13:59 #

    Would love tix for my mom. It’s her birthday on the 25th and her favorite beverage is cider! Perfect!

  137. Leeann C March 18, 2017 at 20:08 #

    My wife has steadfastly and with a good nature accompanied me to many a beer festival even though she doesn’t drink beer I’d like to take her to this and be her DD for once!

  138. Katelyn Hays March 19, 2017 at 02:54 #

    Cider! That’s all the reason I need

  139. Jeremiah Montano March 19, 2017 at 09:53 #

    Would love to be able to enjoy cider with my wife. It would be a great event to attend.

  140. Bree Witteveen March 19, 2017 at 20:31 #

    Must win! I have cider loving friends coming to town.

  141. Camille March 20, 2017 at 11:19 #

    Recently moved to Portland and super excited to explore the local ciders. With ao many breweries surrounding me it is hard to get a feel for the cider industty. I would LOOOOOVE to be involved!!!

  142. Zak March 20, 2017 at 12:33 #

    As a pair of bartenders who can’t consume wheat, this is the perfect date for my partner and I. I would love to attend!

  143. John March 20, 2017 at 19:51 #

    Love cider hop I’m not too late!

  144. Katie March 21, 2017 at 14:54 #

    Even since finding out about a gluten sensitivity, my husband and I have really been enjoying the amazing ciders out now. We’re having a date night away from our special needs kiddo this weekend and would love to be able to attend this cool event.

  145. Larissa Nez March 21, 2017 at 17:55 #

    I absolutely love everything about this event. What better way to welcome Spring than with cider?!

  146. Kemi March 21, 2017 at 19:12 #

    I’m not a beer drinker, so cider has saved me from awkward moments at the bar. I love the taste, the various flavors and so much more!!!

  147. Miranda Drake March 21, 2017 at 23:13 #

    Never been to a cider festival!! Would love to bring my friends and try it out!! Cider+sushi=smiles

  148. mike krzeszak March 22, 2017 at 05:57 #

    I’ve only tasted a few ciders. This would be a great opportunity to try MORE!!!!! Bring on the Cider.

  149. Laura Garnet March 22, 2017 at 13:52 #

    I’d love tickets to this event! I ❤ me some cider!

  150. Cynthia Gutierrez March 22, 2017 at 15:56 #

    My fiancé and I would LOVE to go to this. We are huge cider fans and he is coming up to visit me on his spring break from school this weekend. PICK US! <3

  151. Jen March 23, 2017 at 12:57 #

    This celiac girl has got cider spring fever but no cash. |:P Please help!

  152. Stephanie March 23, 2017 at 14:53 #

    I want to go!

  153. Hannah March 23, 2017 at 15:34 #

    Pick me!

  154. Kaycee March 23, 2017 at 16:16 #

    Getting day drunk off great cider, sounds like a perfect way to spend my Saturday!!

  155. Philip Baldock March 24, 2017 at 16:59 #

    Im going to school study fermentation science in the hopes that I can one day brew great beer and my true passion cider. Im really looking forward seeing the cider community, and introduce my family to portlands cider culture. Also my father was an apple tree… and I will not rest until I have drunk the life blood of everyone associated with the genocide of my sweet apple brethren! THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE! #trumpformupetking

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