Become a Trivia Wizard at Quizzys with Roy Smallwood

Question: What combines a gathering of friends, obscure trivia questions, and a fun night out? That’s easy—“Quizzys! Bar Trivia” with Roy Smallwoodat Mock Crest Tavernin North Portland!

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Quizzys is a fast-paced trivia game that is designed so everyone can find their trivia knowledge “sweet spot.” Sports, movies, music, and everything but the kitchen sink is a topic in this rollicking game and with Roy bringing his own wildly unique brand of interesting tidbits of commentary and hints throughout the answer phase, everyone at your table has a chance to add their expertise to the team’s effort. You never know what other useless knowledge you may gain when you play.

There are three rounds in Roy’s game, with ten questions in the first two rounds and fifteen in the final round, and 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 king or queen.

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Quizzy Question:

We’re known as “Beervana,” but where does Portland actually rank against other cities

in the world in regards to the number of local breweries?

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Teams are made up of up to seven people and you often find there’s always one star to emerge during each round. At the end of the night Roy counts each team’s answer sheet, tallies the score and announces the winner. The winners receive a gift certificate you can use the following Sunday at another Quizzys night. (Gift certificates can also be used at Mock Crest Tavern’s two sister bars; Greeley Avenue Bar & Grilland SE Portland’s  Yukon Tavern).

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Gather up your team of crack trivia experts and find your table at Mock Crest Tavern this Sunday. You’ll be able to impress your friends with your grasp of all things trivial and enjoy some great food and drinks in the process.

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Quizzy Answer: We’re #1, of course!

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Mock Crest Tavern’s Back to School Lesson

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Forget the scholastic 3 R’s, go back to school with Mock Crest Tavern and you can study the 3 B’s—Burgers, Beers, and Blues!

At Mock, we believe that if you work hard and learn all you can you will achieve your dreams. That accomplishment is made even better when you apply it to the wealth of knowledge you’ll find when you study the 3 B’s inside our North Portland neighborhood bar.

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Burgers 101

Learn the intricacies of a great burger by taking a bite out of one of Mock’s many burger baskets. We’ve got a great selection of ten meaty choices and each focuses on a different taste—heat (our Jalapeno Swiss Burger or the Habanero Bacon Blue Burger), savory (the Mushroom Swiss Burger and the Blue’s Burger), healthy (the Topless Double and our two slider choices), and the traditional (our Cheese Burger, Bacon Cheeseburger).

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Advanced Beer Tasting

When you live in Beervana a base level of knowledge of beer varieties is expected. Bone up on the best of foreign, domestic, microbrews and craft beers by sampling the large selection our bartenders pour all day long. Our online leaderboard can help to plan your homework prior to stepping foot inside our Lombard Street bar, with up to the minute updates on what is being featured on our rotating taps.

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Introduction to the Blues

Get in your elective requirements three days a week when Mock’s “Carpet Stage” features the best local blues artists in Portland. Artists from the Cascade Blues Association are regularly featured throughout the week alongside musicians who come from across the globe to entertain us. Several bands have made Mock their home bar and return for regular gigs month after month. (Check out our calendar to see who’s playing this week.)

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Don’t sweat all your homework. Get ready for your “class” at Mock Crest Tavern and you’ll get an A+ on your 3 “Bs”—Burgers, Beer, and Blues!

A Welcome to University of Portland Students from North Portland’s Premier Music Venue—Mock Crest Tavern

School books, schedules, mid-terms and finals—school is back in session at the University of Portland! Mock Crest Tavern would like to welcome the new and returning students (21+) who will soon be calling North Portland their home.

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School can get stressful and there are always times that call for a little respite away from the books. You can find that time out at Mock Crest Tavern. Our history as North Portland’s favorite neighborhood music venue stretches back over 70 years, with good food, good drinks, and great live music throughout the week.

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Our calendar is jam packed with live music throughout the week, with regulars and special guests from across the world taking Mock’s “Carpet Stage.” Portland blues masters from the Cascade Blues Associationmake our bar their home with monthly performances and bands, both national and international, often show up to entertain the crowd.

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Other events fill our calendarwith fun activities that continually bring in our friends from across Portland. Every week we host Quizzy Trivia and MAD Poker’s Texas Hold ‘em games, and on Tuesday you can show off your own musical talents during our weekly karaoke nights.

 

Our menuincludes delicious breakfast plates, burgers, sandwiches, and daily specials, and a full bar with Willamette Valley wines, top-shelf liquor, local craft and foreign and domestic beers, and the newest drink to hit the Portland bar scene; hard ciders. Check our online leader boardto find out what’s on tap today!

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Our cozy bar on Lombard Street is the perfect place for you to call home this semester. Join us throughout the week to relax, study, commiserate with friends, and blow off steam. We’ve got free WiFi and friendly service to help you make your time at the University of Portland memorable. Check out our Facebookand Twitterpages for updates on what’s going on today at Mock Crest Tavern!

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Castletown Stirs Up the Fun at Mock Crest Tavern

You can always count on a fun night when one of Mock Crest Tavern’s regular bands are warming up for their turn on our “Carpet Stage.” I joined the crowd recently for another round of Castletownand found myself smack dab inside North Portland’s best party.

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With Robert Richter on guitar, Katie Lubiens on fiddle and both contributing vocally, their music combines the lively spirit of the Irish fiddle and traditional American music based in the blues, jazz, rock, and classical. You mix it all together and you get rollicking AmeriCeltic tunes that is perfect for a night spent with friends. As PortlandNotes has said, they are a band “so unique – they’re in a genre all their own!”

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This fun duo is a much-loved Pacific Northwest band, performing an average of 120 shows up and down the West Coast, as well as on local television. They have also released several albums and you can get a preview what you’ll hear at our bar by visiting their website.

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Castletown is just one of the many great band that have become favorites of the Mock Crest Tavern crowd. They play monthly on our “Carpet Stage” and you can join us this month on Thursday, August 16that 9pm for Robert Richter and Katie Lubiens’s performance as the Castletown Duo. We’ve got the Guinness and Jameson Irish Whiskey ready to fortify this Irish themed night.

For more information on this band and others, check out Mock Crest Tavern’s “Band” page, then hop over to our event calendarto see when your favorites will be playing.

 

Introducing Mock’s “Stormy Daniels!”

There’s a storm a’brewin’ at Mock Crest Tavernand it’s threatening to be one we’ll remember for a long, long time.

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We’re paying homage to one of the biggest news events of the year with a cocktail that perfectly captures the delicate threat of the, now world-famous, Stormy Daniels. Our bartenders have gotten this pretty, little drink’s perfect measurements of Jack Daniels, sour mix, pineapple juice, Grand Gala and orange bitters. Kind of makes you want to strip down to your undies and party, doesn’t it?

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There’s a lot of new drinks ready to try right now and our bartenders have come up with some great names for these fun cocktails. There are summer themed drinks like Infinite Summer, Grapefruit Lemonade Crush, and Summer Breeze. For you aggressive drinkers we recommend Margarita Punch-You in the Face, Ice Pick, Suffering Bastard, or Aw For Fux Sake. Squeeze Box, Afternoon Delight and Raspberry Beret pick up on our music venue’s vibe, while the Sun’s Out-Fuck Trump is perfect for those that are sick and tired of crazy, non-stop news coming out of the White House over the last year and a half.

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Come into Mock Crest Tavern on these too hot days to see what our bartenders’ have come up with for their latest drink creations. They always make the most out of their seasonal drinks by playing on the themes of the day, the seasons, current events, or the inspirations from the happenings in our bar.

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The next time you’re craving a creative cocktailorder one up at North Portland’s favorite bar—Mock Crest Tavern!

Mock Crest Tavern is Everyone’s Neighborhood Bar

“Good Music, Good Food, Good Times.” That’s our promise to everyone who comes into our bar because it’s important to us that all our customers feel they are safe to have a fun night out with friends. That pledge has made it onto the latest version of the official Mock Crest Taverncoasters, making it so that every time you lift your class to toast with your friends you’ll be reminded that at our bar the customer always comes first.

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Our coasters are locally produced in Portland, and you’ll probably recognize the shape of our iconic neon sign in the logo on its front side.

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On the flip side, you’ll find our commitment to opening our doors to people of every background. No matter where you come from or who you are you’ll find the same great service is ready for you here, night after night.

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Just like our mural shows on the outside of our building, we have a diverse group of regulars who show up to enjoy the live bands performing on our Mock Crest “Carpet Stage” throughout the week, Quizzy Bar Trivia competitions on Sunday evenings, MAD Poker’s free Texas Hold ‘em on Mondays and Karaoke on Tuesdays. Check out our calendar to see what’s happening this week!

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Geocache Your Way to Mock Crest Tavern

Weather like this makes you wish you could spend the entire day outside. It’s sunny but not too hot and there is always plenty of fun activities to explore. If you’re looking for a fun activity that you will take you on an adventure around Portland you may want to give geocaching a try. It could lead you right to the front door of Mock Crest Tavern.

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Designed to mimic a 160-year-old game called letterboxing, the geocache tracking challenge uses clues and landmarks to lead you to a variety of treasures hidden all over the world, including our own North Portland neighborhood. When you reach your destination it’s up to you to seek out the final prize hidden in bushes, under bridges, under a rock, or anywhere your clues take you. Boxes with trinkets, notes, or codes to the next geocache await you in this fun game, but the real prize is in deciphering the clues and figuring out the puzzle.

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Mock Crest Tavern’s treasure “cache” is you! Follow the clues that spell out our GPS coordinates and you’ll find yourself on the only live camera cache in Portland. Our camera will capture your image and display it online in real time on the geocaching website so you can stake your claim to the only webcam prize found in our fair city.

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People have come from all over the world to Portland, the city where geocaching all began, to participate in this fun game and Mock Crest Tavern is a favorite stop on their quest. We’ve seen hundreds of selfies on our camera and are sure to witness many other expeditions as they report into the website and mark another landmark off their list.

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Follow your geocache adventure to Mock Crest Tavern and celebrate the end of your adventure with us!

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