Outdoor Project and Ecliptic Brewing Co. to Host 4th Annual Solstice Block Party for the Portland Outdoor Community on Saturday, June 17, 2017

May 31, 2017

Free, family-friendly event; Party for a cause, pint proceeds will be donated to Adventures Without Limits; Live music, gear demos, free rock wall, great beer

PORTLAND, OREGON (May 30, 2017) – Outdoor Project and Ecliptic Brewing have teamed up for the 4th Annual Solstice Block Party, a free event open to the public hosted at Ecliptic Brewing in the Mississippi District on Saturday, June 17, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Attendees will enjoy an afternoon of live music, craft beer, food, outdoor gear demos, and games in celebration of summer and the local outdoor community. Proceeds from pint sales and the sale of special custom pints will be donated to the event’s charity partner, Adventures Without Limits.

Outdoor Project, an online community for outdoor enthusiasts, national sponsor BullFrog, a high-performance sunscreen company, and Ecliptic Brewery will host sponsors PrAna, Arc’teryx Portland, Portland Rock Gym, Explore Hood Canal, Rumpl, Mountain Shop, Expedition Old Growth, Patagonia Portland, Danner, The North Face, Mountain House, Cascadia Expeditions, The Circuit, Skout Backcountry, ZEAL Optics, lululemon, Merrell, Yakima, Deviation, 1927 S’Mores, Roam Oatmeal, Sensi Graves Bikinis, Friends of the Columbia River Gorge, Montbell, Luna Sandals, Renewal Workshop, Oregon Natural Desert Association, Oregon Wild, Mazamas, OPB, The Nature Conservancy Oregon, 1% for the Planet, Green Mountain Energy, Wild Salmon Center, Adventures without Limits, Wy’East Wolfpack, Trail Sisters, Minim Gear, Lost N Portland, All Good, Hike it Baby and Bridge City Kids.

“The Solstice Block Party was created to bring together our friends and community to celebrate summer, our love of the outdoors, good beer, and good company, “ stated Outdoor Project Events Manager Morgan Tashea. “Not only will the event be a fun afternoon, but it’s a great opportunity to ‘drink for a cause’ as proceeds from custom pints will be donated to Adventures Without Limits.”

Karolyn Simon, Ecliptic Brewing’s Marketing Manager added, “Outdoor Project’s enthusiasm for building relationships with the outdoors and each other is something that we are proud to be a part of! All of us at Ecliptic are excited to be this year’s location for the Solstice Block Party and can’t wait to see you all on June 17 for a day of music, beer, food, and adventure.”

The Solstice Block Party will be hosted on Saturday June 17 at 825 N Cook St. The event is free and open to all ages. Live music will start with Tumbledown at 4 p.m. and continues throughout the evening with Kory Quinn and headliner World’s Finest. More information can be found at https://www.outdoorproject.com/blog-news/outdoor-projects-portland-solstice-block-party-2017 or on the Facebook event page.

About Outdoor Project

Outdoor Project’s goal is to create the most comprehensive online resource and the largest community for outdoor adventure and travel, with a plan to revolutionize the way that people find, search for and share their outdoor experience. The website provides photos, maps, and guides for all types of human-powered outdoor activities. The content aims to inspire users to explore new places, head a little bit further down their favorite trails, and get outside more often to find adventure. Outdoor Project starts with exceptional photography and adventure videos, custom maps, and guides. A community of members completes the picture. Outdoor Project can be found at outdoorproject.com.

About Ecliptic Brewing

Ecliptic Brewing, located in North Portland was started by Oregon craft brewing icon, John Harris. Ecliptic unites two passion’s of John’s: brewing and astronomy. Ecliptics philosophy is to push the limits of creativity in the brewhouse, and create a sense of place in both the restaurant and the beer they build. The ecliptic is earth’s yearly path around the sun and their seasonal menu rotates every 6 weeks on the old world calendar. Learn more at eclipticbrewing.com.

About Adventures Without Limits

Adventures Without Limits (AWL) 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has dedicated more than 20 years to getting people outdoors to experience the amazing natural environment of the Pacific Northwest. Base out of Forest Grove, OR, their organization facilitates outdoors adventures for people of all ability levels and empowers individuals through outdoor recreation. The goal is for participants to gain new skills, increase their self-confidence, overcome fears, and work towards reaching individual goals. Learn more at www.awloutdoors.org.

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Outdoor Project
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