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About Us2019-01-28T12:23:22+00:00

Who We Are:

Woodbox Cider was started by the Thierfelder brothers and their mother, Mama Gibson. We’re a family owned and operated boutique cidery. We source all our apples locally, from our home state of Oregon and production happens in Portland’s very own Northeast quadrant. We’re pretty stoked to present you with several, signature cider blends that are becoming famous for their unapologetically bone dry flavor profiles.

Our Story:

Woodbox cider broke figurative ground back in January 2015 but the Theirfelder Bros. had been dreaming of a cidery well before they officially opened their doors. Mike began as a hobbyist making small batches of beer from home for recreational enjoyment. That’s when Mike discovered that gluten was causing adverse reactions to his health and refusing to give up the joys of fermenting, he set his sights on cider. Much to his delight, he and his beer-loving friends were quick to laud the new fruits of his labor.

One fateful evening in 2014 as the family wrapped up Thanksgiving dinner, Mike and his brother Nathan struck up a conversation about getting into the cider business and soon after hatched the plan. Less than a year-and-half later, Mom had come on board, and the family found themselves slinging cider throughout the far corners of the city and beyond.

The Theirfelder’s dream is to one day have an orchard of their own with a bonafide tasting room up in the Hood River valley, where they currently source some their apples. For now though, they are content to be spreading the dry-cider gospel whenever and wherever they can.

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Mike Thierfelder is the heart and hands of the operation. You can find him harvesting, pressing, fermenting, or bottling just about any day of the week. Sherri, as proud as can be, can charm just about anybody into wetting their whistle with one of her sons’ distinctive ciders.

Spring is here and that means it’s cider season! Enjoy the sun with our Hibiscus Grapefruit Rose, dry and refreshing! #yummycider ... See MoreSee Less

Spring is here and that means it’s cider season! Enjoy the sun with our Hibiscus Grapefruit Rose, dry and refreshing! #yummycider

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Libby TowerThis Hibiscus cider is a house fav!

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Cuvée, coming soon to quench your thirst for cider made traditionally with French and English cider apples #wildfermentation #realcider ... See MoreSee Less

Cuvée, coming soon to quench your thirst for cider made traditionally with French and English cider apples #wildfermentation #realcider

Woodbox Cider is at Shemanski Park.

Farmers market here we go! T-minus 11 minutes. Come see us, well be here every Wednesday in Shemanski Park 10am-2pm. @ Shemanski Park
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Farmers market here we go! T-minus 11 minutes. Come see us, well be here every Wednesday in Shemanski Park 10am-2pm. @ Shemanski Park

More Hibiscus 🌺 for your drinking pleasure! Hitting shelves now. ... See MoreSee Less

More Hibiscus 🌺 for your drinking pleasure! Hitting shelves now.

Woodbox Cider is at Hood River Cider Fest.

Come on out to the sunny Hood River Valley! 60+ ciders pouring until 7pm tonight! @ Hood River Cider Fest
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Come on out to the sunny Hood River Valley! 60+ ciders pouring until 7pm tonight! @ Hood River Cider Fest

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Join us April 20 in #hoodriver for the 6th annual #hoodriverciderfest! We'll be serving up Hibiscus Grapefruit and our Heritage Imperial Dry..and maybe a special extra. #hrciderfest2019 #hardcider #drinkcider ... See MoreSee Less

The all time favorite, hitting the shelves just in time for the weekend. #getitbeforeitsgone #liquidshade ... See MoreSee Less

The all time favorite, hitting the shelves just in time for the weekend. #getitbeforeitsgone #liquidshade

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Libby TowerIt is a tasty fav

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First cider fest of 2019, help us ring in the cider season and enjoy some of the best ciders in the Northwest!
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Woah. The to-go bottle selection at this year’s Cider Rite of Spring is out of this world. Cideries are ONLY bringing rare and special release bottles for you to take home. To highlight a few and give you a taste of what’s coming: Tieton Cider Works is bringing their single varietal Harrison, made with Thomas Jefferson’s fav cider apple, once thought extinct until recently one old tree was rediscovered in New Jersey! Woodbox Cider is bringing Old Goat, a blend of crab apples, French and English bittersweet cider apples, resulting in a sour cider! AVID Cider Company is bringing a new watermelon rhubarb perfect for spring 🌷

First cider fest of 2019, help us ring in the cider season and enjoy some of the best ciders in the Northwest!

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Truly a special event, drink cider right in the orchards where the apples are grown. We love the Hood River Valley!
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We are excited to announce the 2019 Cidery Line-Up! Get your tickets and sample some of the Northwest’s best ciders! Pre-sale price discount! hoodriver.org/cider-fest/ Runcible Cider, Woodbox Cider, Cider Riot, The Gorge White House Hood River, OR, Portland Cider Co., Tieton Cider Works, Bauman's Cider, Stone Circle Cider, Pear Up Cider, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Schilling Cider, Cyderish, Tumalo Cider Co, Finnriver, Draper Girls Cider Company, AVID Cider Company, Happy Valley Ciderworks, WildCraft Cider Works, 1859 Cider Co., 12 Bridge Ciderworks, Bandon Rain, KYLA Kombucha, Bull Run Cider, Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom, Fox-Tail Cider & Distillery, Jester & Judge Hard Cider, Reverend Nat's Hard Cider, Crush Cider Cafe,@legendcider #hoodriverciderfest #hrciderfest2019 #hardcider #drinkcider #hoodriver

Truly a special event, drink cider right in the orchards where the apples are grown. We love the Hood River Valley!

That's about 46,000 bottles-of-cider-to-be! Looking forward to filling them with delicious dry cider and bringing them to the people. ... See MoreSee Less

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Always look forward to this ciderfest, right in the heart of Cider City USA!
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Cider Rite of Spring is going to be so fun this year! 33 local cideries, local food options, rare bottle sales to go, and new educational classes (like cooking with cider and pairing with cheese!). Tickets are now on sale at nwcider.com.

Always look forward to this ciderfest, right in the heart of Cider City USA!

Brand new Old Goat, should be on the shelves very soon at your local bottle shop, whole foods, new seasons, market of choice, and of course green zebra! Tart and tannic, a traditional cider made with crab apples, and French and English bitter sweet cider apples. ... See MoreSee Less

Brand new Old Goat, should be on the shelves very soon at your local bottle shop, whole foods, new seasons, market of choice, and of course green zebra! Tart and tannic, a traditional cider made with crab apples, and French and English bitter sweet cider apples.

We need one person to jump on the bottling line every Friday morning from about 9am until about 1pm. Fun, easy work, with obvious benefits. $14/hr

Contact me if interested, we are doing a bottling run TODAY so if possible you could jump in ASAP!

Mike
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Come join us at the Wassail Ciderfest! We'll be here from 2pm-9pm at Imbrie Hall McMenamins it in Hillsboro. ... See MoreSee Less

Come join us at the Wassail Ciderfest! Well be here from 2pm-9pm at Imbrie Hall McMenamins it in Hillsboro.