Mock Crest Tavern Deemed a “A North Portland Classic” by Portland’s Beerchaser

Beer aficionados from The Beerchaser blog recently featured Mock Crest Tavern in its yearly round-up, recognizing our bar as one of Portland’s most authentic “dive” bars!


In his blog post “The Beerchasers’ Best Portland Dive Bars,” blogger Don Williams names Mock Crest Tavern as one of the best places to have a beer in Portland. Stating that our bar “is definitely a classic and borders on being a neighborhood establishment rather than classified as a dive” due to our long history in North Portland’s Mock Crest neighborhood. He also credits our our rotating drafts and three nights a week live music schedule as significant features that make us more than a typical dive bar.

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We couldn’t agree more with Williams (of course!). Our bar has all the features of a classic dive bar, yet goes beyond what you would expect. Our bar is stocked with Portland’s most popular beers, from standard domestic brews, to the Portland craft beers that captures the greatness of the Pacific Northwest in a bottle. (Want to see what’s being poured right now? Check out our online leader board to see what drafts are currently being featured on our rotating taps.)

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But it’s not just the great beer that William sites in his post. He also gives us props for our delicious menu! His favorite is an appetizer—the fried pickles—but he also comments about the breakfast plates. Our chefs are magicians in the mini kitchen they oversee and many of our regulars come in for the breakfast menu and come back for lunch and dinner, too!


Of course, Williams didn’t overlook our long history of hosting the best live blues musicians playing in small bars. Our stage comes to life every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with acts from across the globe and regularly feature local blues favorites that come to us through the Cascadia Blues Association. (Check out our calendar to see who’s playing this weekend!)

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If you are looking for an upscale, yet classic dive bar experience come out to Mock Crest Tavern. Experts like Don Williams of The Beerchaser agree, we’re one of the classics that “has a huge personality.”



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