This is one of the few chances you’ll have to support a local charity while drinking beer. All you have to do is show up with either a board book, picture book, alphabet book, books about numbers, colors, animals, shapes & words, story books, or rhyming books.
Don’t feel like bringing a book? Then at least visit one of three locations that will be providing food and drink specials, that benefit a local charity.
What's this all about?
It's Breweries for Books, an event to promote child literacy in Portland. Local Portland breweries and pubs are collaborating with First Book Portland and The Children's Book Bank to promote literacy.
All you have to do is visit one of the following locations listed below, drop off a new book, and share a pint with your fellow, positive-minded, imbibers.
- Saraveza. 1004 North Killingsworth Street
- Hopworks Urban Brewery "Powell". 2944 Southeast Powell Boulevard
- Old Market Pub & Brewery. 6959 SW Multnomah Blvd.
- Laurelwood Brewery & Pub "N.E. Sandy Blvd.". 5115 Northeast Sandy Boulevard
- Laurelwood Brewery & Pub "S.E. Milwaukee Avenue". 6716 Southeast Milwaukie Avenue
Don't have a book? Then you’re welcome to drop by the following locations, which are offering discounts that will go towards FBP & TCBB.
- Migration Brewing. 2828 Northeast Glisan Street
- Coalition Brewing. 2724 Southeast Ankeny Street
- Burnside Brewing. 701 East Burnside Street
First Book Portland provides new books to children in need, addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy access to books. An innovative leader in social enterprise, each year First Book distributes millions of free and low-cost books to disadvantaged children and the programs that serve them.
The First Book Portland Advisory Board was formed in 1998 to serve children from low-income families in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties. Our Board is comprised of volunteer leaders representing non-profit agencies, businesses and the community.
The Children’s Book Bank, founded by a former Teach for America math teacher, strives to improve the literacy skills of low-income children by giving them books of their own before they reach kindergarten. To do this, The Children’s Book Bank collects, repairs, and packages used books. The books are then made available to families in need – free of charge. This new organization is administrated by Dani Swope and is located in Portland, Oregon.