Start Working on Your New Year’s Resolution at Mock Crest Tavern

The new year is here and for many of us that means we have to tackle those new year’s resolutions. But don’t get discouraged as you readjust to your new diet, Mock Crest Tavernhas delicious menuchoices you can indulge in without the guilt.

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Heart Healthy Appetizers

Load up on the veggies before your meal with a hummus plate for the table. Fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, crumbled feta cheese, a cupful of pickled peppers and olives and warm pita accompany hummus drizzled with olive oil. It’ll get you filled up with healthy calories so you don’t overindulge later.

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Filling Entrees that Won’t Throw You Off Track

Are you looking to cut carbs? Order up any of Mock’s delicious burgers, sans bun. Our premium beef can stand alone on a plate. Topped off with lettuce, tomato, and onion and a slice of pickle on the side. Treat yourself to a side of tater tots, onion rings, fries, or chips or opt for a side salad. This is perfect for those following a keto or gluten-free diet.

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Salads that Satisfy

Mock has several salads that are perfect options for those seeking to cut calories and add good nutrition to their diets. We begin with mixed greens and tomatoes, cucumbers, and onion, then top it with a chicken breast. If you want a simpler salad try our garden side salad. You’ll always get the freshest veggies and a selection of dressing.

Come into Mock Crest Tavern for a healthy, satisfying, delicious meal that will start your new year’s resolutions off right!

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Start Your New Year’s Party Early with Three Bands Playing at Mock Crest Tavern

It’s a rocking’ start to the 2019, with three bands playing at Mock Crest Tavern in North Portland! We’re getting the party going with three days of live music leading up to New Year’s Eve. Here’s our lineup for the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday leading up to the New Year.

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Johnnie Ward & the Eagle Ridin’ Papas (Thursday, December 27 at 8:30PM)

The stage heats up with smoldering hot blues, swing and jazz brought to you courtesy of Johnnie Ward and the Eagle Ridin’ Papas. Johnnie Ward was part of the movement that resurrected the blues venue in Portland in 1970 and since then has performed with bands including the PH Phactor Jug Band, as well as opening for Moby Grape, The Grateful Dead, Pentangle, The Doors, and several other well-known musical acts. Ward plays regularly at Mock with different groups comprised of his favorite musicians (Check out our calendar for dates.)

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Big Bossa Quartet (Friday, December 28 at 9PM)

Big Bossa Quartet come to our stage with new versions of familiar modern day hits, like “Easy Rider” and play them like you’ve never heard before. Bandleader and vibraphone player Evan Shlaes has been part of the music scene since his teenage years in Chicago coffeehouses and bars. In the 1970s he came out to the West Coast and found a home in Portland where he’s been sharing his love of music with us every fourth Friday of the month.

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Dakota Bob & the Business Man’s Blues Band (Saturday, December 29 at 9PM)

Dakota Bob & the Business Man’s Blues Band will be taking us into Saturday night with Classic Chicago and Texas Style Blues. Leading the band on harmonica, the blues lovin’ band is a fixture on the live music scene up and down the Pacific Northwest’s I-5 corridor and can be seen in bars in Seattle, Federal Way, Tacoma, and Portland.

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Spreading Holiday Cheer at Mock Crest Tavern

The holidays are here and it’s time to celebrate the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019. At Mock Crest Tavern we’ve already started the season with specials, gifts, and parties galore!

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Our manager have come up with five ways to celebrate this festive season with gifts and good times for all. From Good Beer, to Good Times; you won’t be disappointed if you make your favorite North Portland neighborhood bar your holiday headquarters this year.

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You’ll be everyone’s favorite Santa when you share your love of burgers and beer by gifting a Mock Crest Tavern gift certificate to your friends and families. We’ll even give you a gift! When you purchase a $25 gift card we’ll tack on another $5 of our own to make the total $30.

Spread the warmth during the holiday season by giving your favorite tavern lover one of our black Mock Crest Tavern hoodie. With our logo on the front and an image of the bar on the back, their love for the Portland tavern culture will be on full display.

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Or, give them a chance to win big with Scratch It lottery tickets. If they do win maybe they’ll be treating you to your favorite drink to celebrate.

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Plan your New Year’s Eve celebration with a song in your heart when you join in Mock’s karaoke night. We’ll have the Mock Crest Tavern stage ready for all singers, from great voices, to comedians, to take their turn at the mic.

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At midnight raise a glass of champagne to toast 2019! We’ll be offering all our customers a free glass to enjoy at the end of the countdown to the New Year.

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This Christmas and New Year’s Eve look for the glowing lights of Mock Crest Tavern on Lombard St. in North Portland, where you’ll find “Good Beer, Good Music, and Good Times” all year long! We’ll be open at 9am on both Christmas and New Year Day, with a hot breakfast waiting for you.

Mock Crest Tavern is Going Down to Louisiana with the New Iberians

Uniquely Southern, undeniable Cajun—for twenty-eight years the New Iberians have brought the rollickin’ music of Louisiana to Portland, and this weekend they’ll take the Mock Crest Tavern crowd down south when the take to our stage on Friday, November 30th.

The band, originally playing under the name Mumbo Gumbo, have cultivated the instantly recognizable sound of Deep South Cajun music since 1990. The name change came when founder and accordion player Evan Shlaes decided to honor his favorite Louisiana town New Iberia—the Queen City of the Bayou—and from then on the band has been regaling audiences across the Pacific Northwest and beyond with the songs of the South.

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Zydeco music is a fast tempo music genre that was originally created at informal house dances. It’s dominated by the piano-style “button” accordion and the Americana folk sound of washboard or frottoir. Originally, the music reimagined classic waltzes, shuffles, two-steps, blues, rock and roll, and other dance music forms indicative of its early era but has grown to include even more modern genres like R&B, soul, brass band, reggae, hip hop, ska, rock, Afro-Caribbean and many other musical styles.

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Today, the New Iberians have taken this truly American sound to the next level, with Shlaes on squeezebox and vocals, Paul Bassett on washboard, Linc McGrath on bass and vocals, Fred Ingram on drums, Clark Salisbury on electric guitar and Michael “Buck”Brummell on vocals, harmonica and sax. Their playlist stretches across a wide variety of genres that combine traditional Louisiana forms with Northwest Rock and Chicago Blues for a spicy, danceable gumbo they call “Stumptown Zydeco.”

Along with Mock Crest Tavern, the New Iberians regularly play at Portland festivals, including the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, the Portland Rose Festival, Bite of Oregon, and Bones and Brew. They have also opened for Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bo Diddley and regularly tour up and down the West Coast, as well as venturing as far East as Chicago.

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Come out to North Portland’s favorite live music venue Mock Crest Tavern this Friday, November 30that 9pm to take a trip down south with the New Iberians!

Everyone is Welcome at Mock Crest Tavern’s Thanksgiving Table

Come one, come all, to Mock Crest Tavern’s Thanksgiving meal this Thursday, November 22nd! We’re hosting our annual Thanksgiving feast for all our North Portland friends, with traditional food, drink specials, and exciting football games playing all day.

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In the spirit of Thanksgiving we’ve created a traditional holiday meal of roast turkey, mashed potatoes & gravy, dressing, a vegetable, and a dollop of cranberry sauce. It’s the meal you’ve loved as a child, and now you get to enjoy it with your friends at Mock Crest Tavern.

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Our regular menu and the Daily Specialswill also be available, starting with our delicious breakfast menu that we start serving at 9am. So, come early and plan to spend the day hanging out and watching all the best games that will be playing that day.

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We’ve got a full bar that will put you into a celebratory mood, too. Seasonal beers, ciders, and Willamette Valley winesthat perfectly fit the spirit of fall are all on the menu, but no Thanksgiving would be complete without a turkey, so we’re also offering shots of Wild Turkey all day long!

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Bring your family and friends to this once a year event and celebrate Thanksgiving with us, your Mock Crest Tavern, with a plate piled high with your favorite holiday dishes and a warm shot of Wild Turkey whiskey. We’ll have the games on our TVs and video poker is ready for a day of sport, too. It’s the perfect way to celebrate and relax on your day off—and you won’t even have to do the dishes!

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Mock Crest Tavern—where everyone is welcome to the table to enjoy “Good Friends, Good Food, and Great Times!”

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The Spirits Sing at Mock’s “Scaryoke”

“Aw—Children of the night. What music they make.”

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To celebrate the spookiest month of the year, Mock Crest Tavern will be inviting all the children of the night to howl at the moon with a Halloween version of our Karaoke Nights, during “Scaryoke” on Tuesday, October 30th.

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Take the mic with your fiendish friends or go for a solo performance for this special edition of our music free-for-all. We have all your favorite Halloween songs, so it doesn’t matter whether you want to sing “Welcome to My Nightmare” with Alice Cooper or serenade your favorite “Witchy Woman” with the Eagles we’ll queue up your request and get you on the stage.

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Halloween is the holiday that encourages us to take off our everyday masks and show our true spirits, so why not make your performance stand out with a Halloween custom that will scare up some true fans. Come in full costumes and get your start celebrating the spooky holiday a day early.

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What could be better than celebrating the best holiday on the same night as our favorite sing-a-long, sing-a thong? Karaoke nights are scheduled at Mock Crest Tavern every Tuesday night, the same night as our Service Industry Nights. It’s a chance for all the music fans in North Portland to join in the spirit of our bar and sing their own song on a stage that hosts professional artists three nights a week. Come in costume and get a treat of a free well or domestic pint on us!

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Sing your “music of the night” on Tuesday, October 30th at 9 pm during our Halloween Karaoke at your favorite North Portland music venue, Mock Crest Tavern!

Double the Yum with Mock Crest Tavern’s Cheeseburger Slider Basket

What do you do when one delicious cheeseburger just won’t be enough to satisfy your passion for an all-American meal? You head to Mock Crest Tavernfor their double-upped order of Cheeseburger Sliders, of course!

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Mock’s Cheeseburger Sliders are single handed treat that comes with tots, fries, soup or salad. These tiny bite burgers are big on taste and just enough to fill you up without tipping you over into the uncomfortable zone.

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When you order the micro-sized cheeseburgers, our chefs grill up two micro-sized patties, stack them with melting cheese, savory grilled onions and a tangy sauce between two brioche buns. It’s a big traditional meal shrunk down in our micro-sized kitchen!

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These sliders are another example of the great dishes that come out of our famously tiny kitchen. At any point in the day you’ll see our chefs turning out plate after plate of delicious food, made with fresh ingredients and a never-fail culinary skill that is tested every time our bar is filled up with hungry eaters and the orders are coming in fast. With only enough room for one chef at a time, it’s an amazing spectacle to watch during our busy hours.

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Along with my sliders I ordered a cool and refreshing Lagunitas IPA. The combination of the two perfectly mirrored the barbequed taste at the top of all meat eaters list of favorite meals.

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So, next time your hunger is calling out for a burger (or two) come into Mock Crest Tavern, pick up a menu, order a beer, sit back and watch as our chefs double the yum for you with our Cheeseburger Sliders Basket at your favorite North Portland neighborhood bar!