Project Pabst 2015

Dates have been announced for Project Pabst 2015. Join us July 17-19 in Portland, OR for another fun filled weekend of music!

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Be a Part of The Dream

We may have been established in Milwaukee in 1844, but it was in Portland that Pabst was reborn. Our love letter to Portland has been written in the stars for sometime now, and this July we're on our way to deliver the message first hand. Join us by day, near the banks of the Willamette River, for a one-of-a-kind music experience and an endless supply of Portland's favorite brew.

And then at night Project Pabst invades some of the best music venues in the country, as we honor the city that solidified the bond between Pabst and music of every genre. Get ready to throw back a few pounders with your favorite people, as we promise to keep the festival from smelling like teen spirit . . .

It's 21 and over, folks.

Festival Info

Getting to Project Pabst

Project Pabst will take place in Portland’s South Waterfront District at the historic Zidell Yards located between the new Tilikum Crossing and the Ross Island Bridge. Zidell Yards is just 1.2 miles from downtown Portland and is easy to get to by walking, biking, and other public transportation options. Street parking and public parking are limited in the immediate Project Pabst festival area. We encourage all attendees to use alternate forms of transportation. If you do drive, please carpool to reduce traffic in the area and always choose a Designated Driver. Designated Drivers will receive complimentary soda and water at Project Pabst.


3030 SW Moody Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Located in the heart of Portland's South Waterfront District, the 33-acre Zidell Yards is the largest undeveloped site in the city. Barge-making still operates on one part of the former shipyard, as the fourth generation of the Zidell family transforms the site into a brand new neighborhood of homes, work spaces and dynamic public arenas on the Willamette River. For more information on the Zidell Yards, visit or on Facebook at Zidell Yards.

By Portland Streetcar

In collaboration with Project Pabst, Portland Streetcar has announced increased service and free rides (for Project Pabst ticket holders) to Zidell Yards over the festival weekend. To ride for free, just show your streetcar driver a valid Project Pabst ticket or Blue Ribbon wristband. Jump on the Portland Streetcar and head to the S.W. Moody & Meade South streetcar stop which drops you across the street from Project Pabst. The streetcar accommodates bikes and wheelchairs. For full details, streetcar map and schedule, visit:

To help limit traffic and parking congestion near the Project Pabst festival site, we encourage attendees to utilize public parking lots along the Portland Streetcar route, and take the complimentary streetcar ride to the festival. The recommended lots below are 24-hour lots and within 2 blocks of a Portland Streetcar stop.

  • SW 1st & Harrison – 1925 SW 1st Avenue
  • 1515 Market Square – 544 SW Market Street
  • YWCA 52 – 1005 SW Main Street
  • City Center Parking, Inc – 520 SW 10th Avenue

Note: The parking lots listed above are not affiliated or managed by Project Pabst and listed for information only. Please read all posted signage for specific rates and hours of operation.

By Bus

There are a number of bus routes that serve the South Waterfront.
For routes and schedules, click here.

By Bike / Skateboard

Project Pabst is proud to offer free bike and skateboard valet to all festival attendees. Look for directional valet and self bike parking signage as you approach the festival.

By Taxi

Radio Cab - 503-227-1212

By Car

From the South: From I-5, take exit 299B (left-side exit signed “City Center/S Waterfront”). Bear left again toward “City Center/S Waterfront” as the exit splits. At the first traffic signal, turn right onto S.W. River Parkway, turn right onto S.W. Moody. Destination will be on your left.

From the North: From I-5 / East via Ross Island Bridge, as you cross the river on the Marquam Bridge, stay in the far right lane. Take exit 299A to 43/Lake Oswego/Macadam. As you exit, move to the middle lane. Follow the signs to “South Waterfront.” As the road curves to the left, stay to the left. At the light, turn left onto S.W. Macadam, turn right onto SW Abernethy Street, turn left onto SW Bond Avenue, turn left onto SW Curry Street, turn right onto SW Moody Ave. Destination will be on your right.

If you do drive, please carpool to reduce traffic and always choose a Designated Driver. Designated Drivers can check in at the info booth and receive complimentary soda and water at Project Pabst.

Park & Walk to Project Pabst

Street parking and public parking are limited near the Project Pabst festival area in the South Waterfront area. We encourage you to use public transportation options or the bike valet. If you do drive, please carpool! There will be two designated Event Parking lots near the venue.

  • OHSU Schnitzer Parking Lot – 2650 SW Moody Avenue
  • OHSU South Whitaker Parking Lot – SW Whitaker Street @ Bond Street
These lots will open at 11:00am and close at 10:00pm each event day. Overnight parking is not permitted. Event rates will apply and capacity is limited. The OHSU lots that are not listed above will not be available for event parking and any event vehicle parked there will be towed at the owners’ expense.

There are additional 24-hour parking lots at Portland’s Riverplace, which is .6 miles away from Zidell Yards. Some suggested lots at Riverplace are:
  • Riverplace at The Strand – 1852 SW River Drive
  • Montgomery Garage – 309 SW Montgomery Street

Note: The parking lots listed above are not affiliated or managed by Project Pabst and listed for information only. Please read all posted signage for specific rates and hours of operation.


Gates open at 12 noon and close at 9 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Re-entry is permitted. To re-enter you must scan your ticket out BEFORE you exit, and re-scan your ticket in when you re-enter. Project Pabst is a 21+ event. All attendees must present a valid ID upon entry.

You and your belongings will be subject to search upon entering the event. Be aware that some items may not be brought in. Please carefully read what you can / can’t bring below. If you encounter any problems during the festival, please inform any of our staff or safety team members.

What You CAN Bring

  • Blankets
  • Soft-sided coolers no larger than a 12-pack size
  • Regular-size/unframed backpacks
  • Two factory-sealed water bottles up to 1 liter each
  • Empty Camelbak or other empty reusable container
  • Ice in soft-sided cooler or Camelbak - no large bags allowed
  • Binoculars
  • Personal cameras with a detachable lens 2 inches or shorter

What You CAN'T Bring

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Illegal substances
  • Framed or large backpacks
  • Alcohol (beer will be sold at the festival)
  • Glass containers of ANY kind
  • Cans of ANY kind
  • Skateboards, scooters, or personal motorized vehicles
  • Strollers
  • Fireworks and explosives
  • Instruments and laser pointers
  • Umbrellas
  • Picnic baskets


  • Lawn furniture
  • Chairs of any kind
  • Large or hard-sided coolers
  • Tents
  • Pets (Except animals that assist people with disabilities. Important to read Service and Support Animal Policy & Procedures.)
  • Video equipment - no video recording will be allowed
  • Professional still camera equipment with a detachable lens longer than 2 inches, tripods, big zooms, or commercial use rigs
  • Audio recording equipment
  • No illegal vending is permitted - no unauthorized/unlicensed vendors allowed


Portable toilets and hand-washing stations will be located throughout the event site. Please observe the Golden Rule of Portable Toilets and leave them as you’d like to find them—clean and trash-free.


Trained EMS technicians will be on-site at all times. The medical tent will be located by the main entrance. In an emergency, go to the medical tent or look for any medical or safety staff members stationed throughout the site.


ATMs will be available on-site.

Info Booth

The Info Booth will be located just inside the Main Entrance. If you have a question, please stop by and one of our Event Staff will be happy to assist you.

Lost and Found

If you lost something at the event, please email ​to see if your item was ​recovered. Please give a ​s many details​ as you can -- the time ​the item went missing​, type, brand, color, and any additional information you can provide to identify the item ​ Our Lost & Found team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Clean Vibes

Project Pabst is excited to announce our on-site waste management partner, Clean Vibes. Clean Vibes' mission is to actively encourage and promote recycling, composting and proper waste disposal at outdoor festivals and events -- in this case, Project Pabst!

Do you want to help keep the Project Pabst scene clean AND receive admission to our daytime festival events? Clean Vibes is recruiting Trash Talker, Nightly Cleanup, and Post-Event Cleanup volunteers. Volunteers must commit to 7 total volunteer hours to earn a two-day ticket. All positions require a registration fee and deposit. Find more information and register here.

Water Refill Stations presented by EartH2O

It’s a beer kind of weekend, but don’t forget to stay hydrated so you can enjoy the festivities all day and night. Grab yourself a Project Pabst water bottle from a Water Refill Station or the Merch Tent for $5 and enjoy free refills all weekend long with water provided by our friends at EartH2O. If you can’t part with that cat themed canteen you have at home, bring it along with you and we’ll refill it for just $1 (up to 20oz.)!


Project Pabst is accessible for patrons with disabilities. For full details, download the Access Guide here. If you have additional questions before the event, please email us at If you need onsite assistance, visit the Info Booth and one of our Event Staff members will be happy to help you.



Knowing their Portland consumers feel most at home in a bar, Pabst Brewing Company is excited to announce that they are bringing a dive bar right to the grounds of Project Pabst. With the sights and sounds of some of PBR’s favorite locales, this bar will have over 35 pinball machines & arcade games, TVs for those who can’t go 29 minutes without checking on their football team, and the occasional surly bartender. In addition, the employees of Pabst have handpicked some of their favorite tunes, which will serve as the soundtrack to your weekend – check out the Project Pabst broadcast here!

Art Installations

Be sure to check out the two incredible artists, Josh Holland and Justin Hopkins, as they create live art installations at Project Pabst!

Justin Hopkins

Justin Hopkins grew up immersed in the arts early on, Justin began drawing at age six; garnering corporate advertising assignments by the age of fourteen. Later on, Justin began creating works for Google, REDBULL, Wired-Magazine, Pabst, and ESPN. These experiences allowed Justin to delve into various mediums, always refining his talent and pushing the boundaries of his creativity.

Josh Holland

Josh Holland is the artist whose work you’ve been enjoying all summer on the inaugural PBR art can. Josh's natural proclivity for image making has parlayed into a career that spans illustration, art direction, graphic design, fine art, and animation. His work is distinguished by inspired character design, high energy line work, hand drawn typography, and wild parties in your eye holes.

2015 Art Can Submissions

It’s always been your beer, now make it your can!

Josh Holland is the featured artist for the 2014 inaugural PBR Art Can. His artwork was featured on everything from T-shirts and koozies, to bus-stops, billboards and of course our 16oz can. The look of next year’s can is up to you. Come to the Art installation at Project Pabst for your last chance to create and submit your 2015 Art Can design.

We’re excited to see our can become your can-vas!


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Do you want to help keep the Project Pabst scene clean AND receive admission to our daytime festival events? Clean Vibes is recruiting Trash Talker, Nightly Cleanup, and Post-Event Cleanup volunteers. Volunteers must commit to 7 total volunteer hours to earn a two-day ticket. All positions require a registration fee and deposit. Find more information and register here.