Oregon has earned its reputation as a craft beer destination, and when you meet here, choosing to meet in a brewery, beer hall or pub, is a fun way to pay homage to location. Take your group on the Eugene Ale Trail, tour a local brewery and sample a variety of beers. From a creative "blending" brewery deep in wine country to a British cask ale microbrewery in Oakridge, there is a wide range of venues and experiences. Some breweries, like the regionally acclaimed Ninkasi Brewing Company or the MillerCoors-owned Hop Valley Brewing Company, can host larger groups on their spacious patios or special meeting spaces. Some have restaurants onsite and others rely on rotating food trucks adjacent their tasting rooms.
And the craft beverage trend is not just beer— try braggots, meads and ciders. Or belly up to the bar at a beer garden or public house that offers an ample selection of local beverages on tap. Many of the breweries are located close to larger conference hotels making it easy for delegates to walk, or you can arrange shuttle service. Take your meeting even further by booking small groups on a "pub cycle" which allows you to meet, tour and get your exercise all at the same time!