Why Bartending in Portland?

Brooklyn Bartending School of Portland helps people become a bartender and find a fulfilling job. Our best graduates are working at the and many other local venues. BBS is ready to teach 1-on-1 and customized lessons to all ages (above 18 by Oregon state law).

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    What You Will Master at Oregon Bartending School

    Understanding of Industry Terminology

    Glassware Practical Knowledge

    The Skill of Free Pouring Together with Precision

    The Art and Science of Drink Preparation

    The Layout, Tools, & Equipment of the Bar



    Liquor & Liqueur Knowledge

    Professional Training in Wines, Beers, and Champagne

    Money Handling and Payment Expertise

    Job Interview Strategy

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    All equipment and educational materials, which include bartending equipment, workbooks, and beverages, is going to be provided by us.


    We can come to your home or teach at one of our multiple locations in Oregon.

    Portland BBS Pricing:

    Online Course

    from $79

    Group Classes

    from $299

    In-Person Lessons

    from $399

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      Oregon Bartending Certification

      Age Regulations of Oregon

      The minimum age to sell and serve alcohol in Oregon is 18.

      Oregon Bartending Certification Program

      Oregon Bartending Certification/Service Permit

      Local Oregon Authority Contacts

      The Oregon Liquor Control Commission Alcohol Server Education Staff Telephone: (800) 452-6522 ext. 25133/25114 Telephone: (503) 872-5133 or 503-872-5114 Website: https://www.oregon.gov/olcc/Pages/index.aspx

      Bartending Laws and Regulations in Oregon

      Individuals in Oregon involved in mixing, serving, or selling alcoholic beverages, including waiters, bartenders, managers, and owners, must obtain a service permit, which needs renewal every five years. Renewal applications can be submitted up to six months before expiration, and to renew the permit, individuals must undergo another service training course. The OLCC has stringent criteria for approving individuals for a service permit.

      Earn $300 per night as a Bartender Part-Time or Full Time

      Portland bartending school goes the extra mile to support students' career goals by offering comprehensive Job Assistance and Internship programs. We connect our students with industry opportunities and hands-on internships, ensuring you gain real-world experience and find rewarding employment in the thriving Oregon bar scene.

      Job Assistance and Internship

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      of Portland Students said BBS exceeded expectations

      10 days

      Average number of days until getting a bartending job offer


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      Learning Options In Portland OR

      One Week Long Bartending Program

      One week bartending class is starting on June 8, 2024

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      Two Week Bartending and Mixology Class

      Two-week long bartending course is starting on June 4, 2024

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      Info About Brooklyn Bartending School

      335 Years

      Combined experience of Portland teachers


      First Bartending Lesson in Portland

      63% Women

      of all BBS students in Portland

      58 Years

      Oldest student yet in Portland

      24.2 Hours

      Avg. number of hands-on training hours/student

      Learn The Most Popular Cocktails In Oregon

      The Portland Mule is a favorite at our school, combining the bold flavors of Oregon-distilled craft vodka with ginger beer and a hint of Marionberry syrup, paying homage to the state's iconic blackberries.

      Another notable drink is the Willamette Valley Bramble, featuring locally-produced gin, blackberry liqueur, and a splash of Pinot Noir, encapsulating the essence of the renowned wine region.

      For a coastal touch, the Pacific Spritz blends artisanal gin with elderflower liqueur and a splash of sparkling ocean water, capturing the spirit of cities like Astoria.

      Oregon's drinking culture embraces the craft brewing scene, with beer-based cocktails like the Cascade Shandy that blends local pale ale with a splash of house-made citrus soda. Cities like Salem and Portland, known for its vibrant food and beverage culture, often inspire mixologists to experiment with inventive and eclectic combinations, contributing to Oregon's brewery reputation.

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