Sing in the New Year at Mock Crest Tavern

Looking for a fun way to ring in the New Year this Tuesday night? Join us at Mock Crest Tavern for our annual New Years Eve Karaoke Party!

Manager Gabe is pulling out all the stops to make this year’s NYE party the biggest and best yet, with food and drink specials all night long – including his signature pudding shots.


Then at 9 PM, Gabe will be swapping his bar apron for his cordless microphone and hosting NoPo’s Last-of-the-Year-First-of-the-Year Karaoke Party. Pick your favorite songs from among Gabe’s extensive music library, then channel your best Blake Shelton or Mariah Carey. 

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Don’t have the courage to sing in front of others? No problem, Mock’s friendly wait staff will be at the by and by to provide all the liquid courage you need. 

At midnight – if you’re still standing – we’ll take a short break in the singing to hold a free champagne toast to 2020. Who knows, there might even be a spontaneous group sing along of auld lang syne.

If it’s not the best karaoke party of 2020, it will definitely be the first. See you there.



Missing Mock Crest Tavern

The time has come to bid a fond farewell to one of my favorite North Portland taverns where I go to relax and enjoy an evening out with friends. I’m moving to a new city now and packing up my suitcase of memories that I’ve made at Mock Crest Tavern.

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The Best in Live Music in Portland

I’ve spent many nights at Mock, listening to some of the best live music you’ll find in Portland. I’ve gotten to know a few of the band members and witness their passion for music. Every time I go out to Mock to hear a band I know I’m in for a memorable night.

Delicious Food and Drink

Mock’s pint-sized kitchen is legendary for turning out delicious food. Their daily specials surprise and delight and their weekend breakfasts go far beyond what you’d expect of a small neighborhood tavern.

Likewise, their drink selection is above par. Inventive, delicious, and timely; their drinks are made to satisfy by Mock’s expert bartenders who are devoted to their art.

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The Atmosphere

Mock Crest Tavern is just the kind of place I look for when I want to relax after a day at work. It’s a quiet little bar with a laid-back atmosphere when I get there at five and, when the band kicks up at nine, I’m ready for a joyful night of great blues, rock, and Americana music.


I may have to say good-bye to Mock Crest Tavern, but my memories will keep me smiling. Don’t miss out on your chance to make those same kinds of memories every week at Mock Crest Tavern.

What to Do When You Don’t Want the Holiday to End

Our last three-day weekend for the next four months is over but, if you’re like me, you’d like it to stretch out another three days. There’s an easy remedy for that problem—come out to Mock Crest Tavern this weekend for three more days of good music, good food, and good times!


A “No Maintenance” Yard Just for You!

Make Mock’s back patio your summer hangout. Our grassy seating area is perfect for that backyard feel—and, you aren’t responsible for its upkeep. If it gets cold or rainy you won’t have to run inside because our patio has a covered area with heat lamps to keep you warm.

Fire Up the Grill!

Summer is the season for juicy burgers and frosty glasses of beer. We know you have your favorite combinations already in mind and at Mock our chefs and bartenders can pair up the meal you love most. Our selection of ten different burgers—beef, chicken, and fish—taste even better with a brew poured from our rotating taps, our top shelf liquors, or our large selection of wines and ciders.

The Sounds of Summer

Three nights a week Mock is home to some of the best live music you’ll find in Portland. We schedule our bands every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 9pm. Tonight we’re featuring blues legend Norman Sylvester & Friends and tomorrow the Tracey Fordice Band will be on “stage.”

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Join us this weekend at Mock Crest Tavern to continue the party you started last weekend! All summer long we can be your go-to place for backyard gatherings and great live music.



Toast Your Mom on Mother’s Day at Mock Crest Tavern

Cards and flowers are nice, but you know your mom really wants time spent with her kids on Mother’s Day. With that in mind, we would like to invite you and your mom to Mock Crest Tavern!

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For the Late-Night Mom

We’ve got you covered whether your mom is a morning person or a night owl. Bring her in on Saturday night to enjoy one the best blues bands you’ll hear in Portland. The Tracey Fordice Band is a Mock regular and they will be playing on May 11th, the day before Mother’s Day, from 9pm to close. It’s the perfect way to welcome in Mother’s Day by toasting your mom.

Quizzes with Roy Smallwood

Give your mom a reason to tell you “I told you so!” Bring her to Mock at 7pm on Mother’s Day when we’ll be hosting Roy Smallwood and his Quizzys bar trivia game. He keeps the games lively with his sarcastic wit, and your mom will have ample chance to show off her superior mind with his wide array of questions.

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For the Bright and Early Mom

Mock Crest Tavern is famous for its high-end breakfast menu, served in our casual dining setting. Our regular menu is full of great choices, like the Spinach Mushroom Swiss Scramble for $12, and Mock’s team of chefs always create extra special meals for our weekend specials, like the Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict for $13.

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Let Mock Crest Tavern Pamper Your Mom on Mother’s Day

Taking your mom out to Mock Crest Tavern on Mother’s Day will give her the day she deserves. Good food, good music, and good times are awaiting that special lady on her most special day of the year!

Good Food + Good Music = Good Times at Mock Crest Tavern

Add it up—when you want to kick back, relax, and enjoy a night out what you go searching for is good food, good music and good people to share them with. You’ll find the answer to that equation right here at Mock Crest Tavern, North Portland’s best blues venue.

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It doesn’t take a genius to figure out why Mock Crest Tavern is the best place to gather with friends on these beautiful spring days. From juicy burgers and tasty drinks, to the great bands and fun staff; Mock has everything you’ll need to have a memorable night out in Portland.


Now that our patio is open for the summer, you get extra bonus points for choosing an intimate backyard setting for your evening entertainment. It’s got the same feel as your own backyard, with a grassy lawn floor and the warming comfort of heat lamps to keep you toasty when the sun goes down.

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And, of course, nothing is better at a backyard party than a fresh burger and a cool alcoholic drink. We’ve got seven burgers and sliders that you can custom order just the way you like them. We’ve also got a full bar with top shelf liquor, a large selection of wines, and eight beers on tap (and more beer and ciders in bottles and cans) to go along with your meal.

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Do the math—Mock Crest Tavern scores high marks in all the important subjects: good food, good music, and good times. Come out to Mock tonight for an evening that’s one for the books!

Join Us at Mock Crest Tavern on St. Patrick’s Day to Celebrate and Test Your Bar Trivia Knowledge

It’s St. Patrick’s Day! You know you can count on Mock Crest Tavern to take you on a liquid trip to the Emerald Isle, with eight beers featured on our rotating taps and a lucky night of fun with Roy Smallwood and his Quizzys Bar Trivia.

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A Holiday for Beer Lovers

St. Patrick’s Day is an international holiday celebrating people’s love of beer. We want you to celebrate with us on that momentous day! Come into Mock Crest Tavern for a cool pint of your favorite beer (whether or not you choose a Irish brew). Our rotating taps feature eight of the best beers sold in North Portland, (check out our automatically updated leader board here), including a delicious selection of local craft beers.

Cloudy Guinness

For those who want to indulge in an authentic Irish beer, we’ve got Guinness Stout waiting for you! This is the most popular beer to be found in Ireland and a favorite of Mock’s owners, Jon and Rainer.

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The Irish Spirit Lives Inside a Bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey

For those who enjoy a great tasting Irish whiskey we’ve got Jameson brand Irish whiskey ready to warm your soul. It’s smooth taste carries with it the warmth you’d expect from a carefully crafted spirit.

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Trivia Buffs May Find Good Luck at Mock Crest Tavern

The luck of the Irish might be on your side when Roy Smallwood brings his traveling quiz show to Mock Crest Tavern on Sunday, March 17th. Every Sunday Roy takes to the mic to ask the tough, and ridiculous, questions you’d expect in a bar. Come out and test your random knowledge quotient with his irreverent style of play. Winners receive gift certificates to use at Mock Crest Tavern, or any of our family of bars—Greeley Avenue Bar and Grill and the Yukon Tavern in SE Portland—and bragging rights for the night.

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Follow the rainbow to Mock Crest Tavern on St. Patrick’s Day, where the Irish spirit is represented in great beer and whisky, and lucky Quizzys trivia!

Our Happy Hour Menu Has Something for Everyone

It’s no surprise that at the end of a busy day all you can think about is finding a relaxing place to enjoy a bite to eat and a cool beverage. Mock Crest Tavern caters to that hard working crowd with two Happy Hours filled with delicious choices in food and drinks.


The Beer

Take a sip of the golden nectar with 50¢ off domestic drafts and 75¢ off micro drafts. Our rotating taps feature a wide variety of brews that are a favorite of our North Portland crowd.


The Cocktails

Well drinks are also included in our Happy Hour menu. At $4 each, you can treat yourself and your friends! And, for wine drinkers we’ve included a selection of wines for $1 a glass. It’s such a good offer you might as well try a few vintages.


The Food

Our menu includes several dishes at different prices to satisfy those after work hunger pains. For only $4 you get a basket of freshly fried tater tots, French fries, or a cup o’ soup. Every day our chefs whip up a hearty soup that’s especially good to eat on cold, rainy February days. Look for clam chowder, vegetable beef, chicken noodles, and many more varieties. Each day it’s something different.


Are you ready for a meal? Fill up on fresh greens with one of Mock’s packed garden salads. How about a sandwich? We’ll serve you a BLT ½ sandwich on toasted bread. Or maybe it’s an appetizer you’re craving? Go for our hummus and pita plate. All these great choices are only $5!

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Pile on the finger food with everyone’s favorite $6 onion rings, fried pickles and jalapeno poppers! They are the standard in pub grub and come with a side of smiles from our wait staff. We’ve got several dipping sauces that range from sweet to extra spicy to add even more flavor.


Are you looking for an appetizer that eats like a meal? Dive into our cheeseburger sliders with grilled onions, a buffalo and blue veggie slider, or chicken strips for a filling $7 meal. Any of these baskets will fill you up, but you may want to pair them with a basket of tater tots, French fries, or the green salad from our Happy Hour menu.

Come to Mock Crest Tavern after work and join us for our first Happy Hour of the day from 3-6pm, then stick around from 11pm to close for more “good food, good music, and great times!”