Welome to another installment of the Oregon Brewery Running Series Podcast; Inspiring Oregonians to Be Active, Have Fun, and Give Back. We host family-friendly, 5K fun runs that start and end at some of Oregon’s best breweries.


If you didn’t already know this, we’ve been hosting a virtual running challenge for the past month. We’ve postponed all of our events from March 14 – May 29, 2020 but we still wanted to give everyone a chance to stay active, have fun, and give back.

Today on the podcast, we’re sharing part of our happy hour chat that we had with members of our virtual challenge community and Colin Rath. co-founder and co-owner at Migration Brewing in NE Portland.

Colin shares just a bit about how he and his family are doing, how the brewery is doing, and a few ways you can continue to support them and other local breweries.

So enjoy this conversation then go buy some great Migration beer!

About Migration Brewing

I’m a HUGE fan of Migration, and I’d probably say it’s my favorite brewery in Portland. That’s not to take anything away from any of our other breweries, but Migration was the first brewery I discovered when I moved to Portland, the closest to our house, and the one we probably frequent the most. We have a standing Friday happy hour with a bunch of other parents from my kid’s school and tends to be the local gathering place with friends. Also, they are a SUPER cool and thoughtful group of individuals.

RELATED: Creating Third Spaces with Colin Rath, Migration Brewing (podcast, 2017)

Colin Rath is the co-owner and head of day-to-day operations at Migration Brewing, located at 2828 NE Glisan Ave in Portland Oregon. Along with partners Mike and Kevin, they have created an amazing community gathering place since February 2010.

According to their Facebook Profile:

We believe in sweat equity and doing it yourself. We live for sunny days on the patio. We are independent. We measure success one pint at a time. We give back. We love our neighborhood and city. Some of us are from here, some of us aren’t. We believe in the power of beer, people, and chasing dreams. We believe that great beer makes the journey.

Other Breweries to Support

We belive that when one of us succeeds, ALL of us do. As the saying goes, a rising tide raises all ships. During our chat with Colin, I asked if there was anything else we could do to support them, besides simply buying beer. Suprisingly, he said supporting other breweries helps them to.

So, we asked our community to share isome of their favorite breweries near them who might need a little extra boost right now. Below is that list. It’s by no means complete, but if you’re wondering where to spend your beer dollars, start here.

All are Welcome!

We don’t care if you’re a runner, walker, or something else. We just care that you’re active! We often have 10 – 15 participants who walk our events!

About Us

The Oregon Brewery Running Series is about inspiring Oregonians to Be Active, Have Fun, and Give Back. We host family-friendly, 5K fun runs that start and end at some of Oregon’s best breweries. Register for our next run here! Our theme music, the Oregon Song, is written and performed by James Hoffman.