Midtown Beer Garden – Grand Opening on Sunday, August 20th!

montebarnard —  August 15, 2023 — Leave a comment

Expensify is deeply committed to supporting local communities, and our own neighborhoods are no exception. Just across the street from Expensify HQ in downtown Portland, we’ve been quietly working away on our latest endeavor: Midtown Beer Garden.

Nestled at the northeast corner of SW Harvey Milk St and SW 5th Avenue, this iconic location houses the oldest and largest collection of food carts in the city. Expensify has taken over the lease and worked diligently to transform this space into something new, inclusive, and uplifting for the community.

The Grand Opening Party

We invite you to join us in celebrating the resurgence of downtown Portland as we embark on this exciting journey together, starting with our Midtown Beer Garden grand opening party on Sunday, August 20th from 3pm-8pm! You can find more details at midtownbeergarden.com, but here are some highlights:

  • All ages welcome (dogs, too!)
  • 25 new and legacy food carts
  • Beer cart by Fracture Brewing
  • Live music from:
    • Boka Marimba
    • The Shivas
    • The Last Artful, Dodgr

A Reimagined Community Space

The Midtown Beer Garden is poised to become a dynamic hub in downtown Portland, drawing locals and tourists alike. With an array of exciting features, we’re dedicated to creating a family-friendly, fun, and safe environment for all to enjoy.

One-Of-A-Kind Cuisine

Stroll through a bustling mix of sensory delights while indulging in diverse culinary offerings. The Midtown Beer Garden will feature around 25 food carts, providing an exquisite range of flavors and tastes. From tantalizing street food to artisanal delicacies, there’s something for everyone.

Refreshing Brews

Quench your thirst with an impressive selection of craft beers on tap. Whether you’re an IPA aficionado or just looking to unwind with a pilsner, MBG will offer an extensive beer menu, showcasing the vibrant local brewing scene and beyond. Grab a pint and toast to the resurgence of downtown Portland!

An Inviting Ambiance

With 300 seats available across roomy, high-quality picnic tables, you’ll have plenty of space to relax and enjoy your meal or beverage. Blazing fast wifi will provide a laid back working experience so you can get sh*t done in a beautiful setting. MBG will also feature live entertainment on a custom-built stage. Tunes, brews, food…and good times all around!

All-Weather Comfort

We understand that the unpredictable Portland weather can be a concern. So starting this fall, Midtown Beer Garden will be equipped with heated tents, ensuring that you can enjoy the experience year-round. Whether it’s a cool autumn evening or a rainy spring day, you’ll be comfortably sheltered as you savor the flavors and atmosphere.

Safety and Security

Expensify takes the safety and security of our patrons seriously. MBG will be fully fenced, providing a secure space for everyone. Additionally, an onsite manager will be present to oversee operations and address any concerns promptly. With 24/7 security, we aim to create a retreat where you can relax and enjoy your time worry-free, with the entire family.

Commitment to Community

Expensify is deeply committed to supporting the local community. By taking over the lease of this iconic space, we aim to breathe new life into an area that has been largely avoided by locals in recent times. Our goal is to foster a sense of togetherness and community pride, welcoming both Portlanders and visitors to enjoy this vibrant neighborhood once again.

Whether you’re a food enthusiast, a beer lover, or simply looking for a place to gather with friends and family, the Midtown Beer Garden promises to be a haven of good times and memorable experiences.

Get ready to raise a glass to the thriving heart of the city!


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