Holiday Gifts and Parties at Mock Crest Tavern, Oh My!

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The holiday shopping season is upon us and everyone is rushing about trying to find the perfect gift for his or her friends and family. Fortunately, for those who love a night out at a friendly neighborhood bar, your Christmas shopping list can be quickly accomplished with gifts from Mock Crest Tavern.

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Mock Crest Tavern Sweatshirts and Gift Certificates

Stuff your loved one’s stocking with a warm Mock Crest Tavern sweatshirt. The black hoodie features an image of our North Portland building with its famous neon sign prominently displayed.

 

Or consider a Mock Crest Tavern gift certificate as a way to treat your friends or family the next time they stop in for a burger and a beer at Mock.

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Everyday, our kitchen comes up with home-style specials to add to our Daily Specials board and our menu is chock full of juicy burgers, sandwiches, salads and more.

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Pair that with one of the many great tasting foreign, domestic and craft beers that are always flowing from our taps.

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New Years Eve Party and Day Long Happy Hour

We’ve got a lot to celebrate as we welcome in 2018 and it begins with the Mock Crest Tavern friends who will be celebrating with us on New Years Eve!

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Join us on Saturday, December 30th for DC Malone & The Jones, then come back the next day to lift your glass of champagne at midnight on New Years Eve. We’ll be hosting karaoke for all the amateur singers in the crowd throughout our New Years Eve party, so come in and belt it out like you see so many of our talented musicians do throughout the week.

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Join us at your favorite North Portland neighborhood bar, Mock Crest Tavern! It’s the best way to say goodbye to 2017 and hello to a fantastic 2018!

 

 

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Join the Mock Crest Tavern Family on Thanksgiving

Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy and sweet, sweet cranberry sauce–nothing beats a plate full of great home-style holiday dishes. If you’re looking for a great meal and a friendly crowd this holiday stop by Mock Crest Tavern for our special of the day.

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This Thanksgiving our kitchen will be serving an open-faced roast turkey sandwich, with a heaping helping of mashed potatoes and gravy and ruby red cranberry sauce on the side. But, if you don’t think turkey is worth of celebration the rest of Mock’s menu is full of great dishes that are sure to satisfy.

Give one of our juicy burgers a try. We have eight different varieties on our menu, ranging from the tried and true 1/3 lb. Cheeseburger, to our Mock’s Monster Burger–double dose of our 1/3 lbs. patties layered with two cheeses, a fried egg, bacon and ham. Add on a side of fries, onion rings or tater tots and you’ll feel stuffed just like a turkey with t
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People love gobbling up our sandwich menu, too. We’ve got the standards–Turkey, Clubs and BLTs–but we’ve also but some specialties you won’t find anywhere else in North Portland, like our bacon and tomato Loaded Grilled cCheese, the Grilled Turkey Bacon Cheddar Melt, or our Pita Bacon Blues, because bacon is always something to be thankful for!

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And, don’t overlook our Chicken or Burger Topped Salad, Chicken Breast Strips and Fish & Chips. Our menu is full of tasty meals that make everyday a celebration!

Wash it down with a beer, cider, wine or a cocktail from our bar and you’ve got your holiday meal complete, from soup to nuts!

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This Thursday, join you friends at Mock Crest Tavern for a Thanksgiving meal that’s made to order just for you!

Quizzys Bar Trivia at Mock Crest Tavern

Get your game face on for Quizzys Bar Trivia at Mock Crest Tavern!

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Roy Smallwood explores the world of all things trivial when he brings “Quizzys! Bar Trivia” to Mock. Everything from sports, movies, music, and anything the delves into the history of humankind is represented in these fast-paced tournaments. Along with the truth, Roy brings his own wildly unique brand of interesting factoids and commentary to provide you with hints throughout the answer phase. It’s a game that’s chock full of great, yet mostly useless knowledge.

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There are three rounds in Roy’s game, with ten questions in the first two rounds and fifteen in the final round. Topics are pulled from a varied collection of useful facts, forgotten information and a few things nobody ever really needs to know. One thing is for sure, the questions he chooses are sure to test even the most boastful trivia expert.

Quizzy Question: What state is the only one that has an official state nut?

Teams are made up of up to seven people and you often find there’s always one MVP to emerge from each table. At the end of the night Roy counts each team’s answer sheet, tallies the score and announces the winner. And what can you win, you ask? A gift certificate to use next Sunday when you continue your reign as the top ranking Quizzy Team at Mock Crest Tavern (also valid at Mock Crest Tavern’s two sister bars; Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill and the new Yukon Tavern).

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Quizzys is a regular event at Mock Crest Tavern and has become one of our favorite nights of the week, so get your team of crack trivia experts together and come out to North Portland this Sunday evening at 7pm, order up a pint and a burger, then dive into the world of Quizzys Bar Trivia with Roy Smallwood.

Quizzy Answer: Our own state of Oregon honors the hazelnut as it’s state nut.

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate Halloween with The Adequates at Mock Crest Tavern

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Halloween, one of the most fun holidays of the year, is upon us and there’s no better way to celebrate than donning your costume and joining us at Mock Crest Tavern on Saturday, October 28th for The Adequates!

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Made up of longtime friends Don Henson, on drums and keyboard, and John Stapleton, lead singer and guitar, they’ve perfected their sound over twenty years ago. After losing touch for a decade, they teamed back up and added in a few new friends to reinvent the original Adequates sound, with new energy and an updated sound.

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Mike Cheddar, joins in on bass and Dean Peters plays everything from tambourine to the mouth harp in between his turn at vocals, and altogether they play the greats; Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, The Clash, and Led Zeppelin, to name just a few. You’ll find that anything goes with this band, but you can always expect great music and a fun time when they play on Mock’s “Carpet Stage.”

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We’ve got your favorite Halloween “liquid candy,” too; cocktails, cider, wine and all your favorite brews. Just look at the flavored vodkas—it’s like the best hard candy has been melted down into drinkable form!

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Mock’s crowds are devoted to this band and make The Adequates’ monthly appearance at our tavern a “can’t miss” event, knowing it’s going to be a party worthy of any holiday.

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And, for those missing the thrill of trick or treating, why not plan a North Portland pub crawl on Saturday, October 28th from our sister bar Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill, to Mock Crest Tavern? The two bars are only 1.3 miles apart, and it provides you with two fun spots to celebrate Halloween! You can catch Game 4 of the World Series, then amble on over to the Mock to get your groove on with The Adequates. Double the fun!

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For spooktacular fun this Halloween come celebrate with The Adequates on Saturday, October 28th at Mock Crest Tavern!

Mock Crest Tavern Welcomes Tracey Fordice Band Back to Your Favorite North Portland Music Venue

After taking a break from performing on our “Carpet Stage,” the Tracey Fordice Band is back for another performance at North Portland’s favorite music venue, Mock Crest Tavern! 

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The Tracey Fordice Band (formerly known as Tracey Fordice and the 8-Balls) have been regulars at Mock Crest Tavern for years, entertaining us with the classics in Blues, R&B, Soul, Swamp Rock and Americana, as well a long list of their own original music.

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Tracey Fordice’s soulful vocals (and on keyboard) will be  backed up by Randy Yearout on guitars and additional vocals, Bob Jacobs on keyboards/synth, Johnnie Corrie on the drums and vocals, and Todd Ommert on bass. Together, they have forty-years of performing and several albums to their credit and have received recognition for their award-winning performances from the Cascade Blues Association (Portland) with a 2014 Muddy Award for Best New Blues Act.

Their musical influences include the greats, like Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Dixon, Elmore James, J.J. Grey & Mofro, Steve Earle, and more, so you now their performance at Mock will be one to remember.

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 Come out to Mock Crest Tavern on Friday, October 20th at 9pm for the return of the Tracey Fordice Band! Our bartenders will be on hand to keep your glasses full and our kitchen will be cooking up Mock’s great menu, including our daily specials and our twice-daily Happy Hour menu. And, don’t forget to check out our calendar for all the great bands that are playing on our “Carpet Stage” throughout the month!

See you there!

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Great Local Bands are Regulars at Mock Crest Tavern

The nighttime is the right time for great live music, and at Mock Crest Tavern you’ll find a month full of bands that are eager to entertain you with their unique styles and genres that span every musical taste.

Check out a few of the regular performers that have Mock Crest Tavern their “home” stage.

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Castletown blends American and Celtic tunes for a fiery set that’ll have you singing along with them long after the night is over. Band members Katie Jane Lubiens on violins, guitarist Robert Richter, and Benji Hespen on drums combine each musician’s unique background into blues, jazz, rock ‘n roll, and even classical, creating fun music that livens up the joint and spills out into Lombard Street.

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The Adequates

The Adequates, a band formed out of a twenty year relationship between longtime friends Don Henson, on drums and keyboard, and John Stapleton, lead singer and guitarist. After loosing touch for a decade, they teamed back up and added in a few new friends to reinvent the original Adequates’ sound of mash-up music from the 50’s to the present. Mike Cheddar, a staple of Don’s other band Sneakin’ Out, joins in on bass and Dean Peters plays everything from tambourine to the mouth harp, in between his turn at vocals.

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Claes of the Blueprints & Friends

Come into Mock for blues, R&B, and rock ‘n roll when Claes of the Blueprints and Friends play on our “carpet stage.” Band leader Claes Almorth on blues harp and keyboards is backed up by lead guitarist Steve Dion, Emmalee Almroth on alto sax and percussion, Tina Purdy on rhythm guitar, drummer Chris Bond and Emery Wilson on bass. Their raucous style of music is the backdrop to a great night out at Mock.

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Big Bossa Quartet

This Portland, Oregon based quartet puts their own Louisiana flavor on Blues, Jazz, and Bossa Nova by adding in the unique sound of a vibraphone. Big Bossa Quartet is made up of Evan Shlaes on the vibraphone, Clark Salisbury on guitar, Dave Captien on bass and Fred Ingram on drums. They recreate familiar hits, like “Easy Rider” and their unique take make even the musical fresh and new fir their audiences.

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Johnnie Ward’s Sharkskin Revue

Johnnie Ward’s Sharkskin Revue play a smoking hot combination of blues, swing and jazz, featuring Portland blues legend Lauren Sheehan. Their performances always provide Mock with a raucous backdrop for a great evening out at your favorite North Portland bar.

Check our calendar for Johnnie Ward’s “Open Mic Night,” when he invites more of his friends to join him on our “carpet stage.”

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Alexa Wiley and the Wilderness

Portland native Alexa Wiley expresses her love for her home state with a collection of uniquely meaningful lyrics and expressive melodies. Backing her up is Americana-rock band The Wilderness, with guitarist Bret Malmquist, Sean Oldham on drums, bassist Dale Turnbull, and Steve Dearborn, who is described as musical savant on their website. Together they create music that reminds us just how lucky we are to live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Not only do we host these great bands every month, we also play host to bands from across the United States and around the world. Check the Mock Crest Tavern for the latest updates on bands performing throughout the month!

 

 

 

 

 

Mock Crest Tavern Welcomes University of Portland Music Lovers!

Another semester has started  at the University of Portland and Mock Crest Tavern would like to extend a warm welcome to all the new and returning students!

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If you’re looking for a new bar to call headquarters when you want to relax between classes, get out of the house, or just enjoy the weekend listening to great live music, then you’ve found your home-away-from-home at Mock. We’re a regular venue for musicians of the Cascade Blues associations and we often play host to national and international bands traveling the West Coast music circuit.

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Check out our online leaderboard to see the great beers, along with ciders, cocktails, and wine we’re currently serving. We serve the domestic and import brews you love, as well.

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And we have the best pub grub menu in North Portland, too!

Our chefs take pride in their work and are always trying to outdo themselves in our “micro” kitchen, with both traditional and experimental dishes. Try our breakfast menu after a late night.

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Best of all, Mock Crest Tavern has a great group of regulars that make our bar a fun place to meet up with friends. Throughout the month we host poker and quiz nights and we’ve got Keno and video poker, and a great back patio that is perfect for enjoying our beautiful fall weather.

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We’re also a great alternative when you need some study time. Our free WiFi will keep you connected so you don’t have to shut yourself away when you’ve got a big paper to write. And, when you’ve got a big project to get through we have great Irish coffees, too!

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Make a pub run to Mock Crest Tavern and see why we are North Portland’s favorite bar!