Make Everyone’s Holiday Jolly with a Mock Crest Tavern Gift Card

Mock_Crest_Tavern LogoThere’s only a few days left before Christmas and I’m well on my way to crossing off every item on my holiday gift list. Of course, there’s always a couple that are harder to buy for—the one who “already has everything they could possibly want” or the hard to buy for picky characters—and stocking stuffers, stocking stuffers, stocking stuffers!

When I’m looking for the perfect gift that everyone will love, I like to give them the gift of “Good Food, Good Music, and Good Times” at Mock Crest Tavern, North Portland’s favorite music venue, and this year when you give them a gift certificate of $25 or more we’ll give you one for $5, because we love giving gifts, too!

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Treat your friends and family to a night out listening to great bands performing live in our intimate setting. We regularly features the top local Blue artists from the Cascade Blues Association, like Suburban Slim and Tracey Fordice and the 8 Balls, pop and rock artists, like the Adequates, and guest bands from all around the world.

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For those who love to just sit back and have beer in a nice and easy setting, gift your Christmas pal to a gift certificate so they try out a few of Portland’s best craft beers, top shelf liqueurs, ciders and wines.

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Who doesn’t love good pub grub? Nobody, that’s who. The receiver of a Mock Crest Gift Card won’t be getting just one present, but an entire menu filled of great choices like Sriracha Chicken Nuggets, Mock’s Monster Burger, or a Veggie Wrap. We also serve breakfast until noon on weekdays and 2pm on weekends.

This year give a gift that keeps on giving; a gift card from Mock Crest Tavern, and you’ll receive one, too!

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A Morning Spent at Mock Crest Tavern

Sometimes, when I find myself in a rut, the best thing to do is to get out of my normal life and find a place where I can relax. Fortunately, with the invention of free WiFi, I’ve found the perfect solution—breakfast at Mock Crest Tavern!

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I had just such a morning today so I drove over to North Portland’s favorite neighborhood bar to check out their specials and relax with a Bloody Mary. It’s the very best work-life combination I can think of!

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Manager Sarah Grace is working this morning, managing the job of cooking, bartending, checking in a supply delivery, and training a new employee all at the same time. She juggled this with the ease of a seasoned pro while filling all the customer’s requests and engaging them with the banter you’d expect from a friendly bartender.

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Mock’s co-owner, Jon Batcheller, was working today, too, fixing a troublesome door and checking in on the general running of the bar. He spared a few minutes to sit down with me while he enjoyed a breakfast of eggs and pancakes before heading out to a repair shop to find a missing part for the door. Always something to do at a busy bar like Mock…

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The patio outside was busy with a few guests who were enjoying the beautiful fall day. They were chowing down on eggs and toast, while I decided to go with their breakfast special of the day, a White Cheddar Mock Muffin. It’s an English muffin with sausage, egg, and white cheddar cheese and a side of country style potatoes. Yum, yum! I paired that with a spicy Bloody Mary and later a Madras. It was the perfect way to break out of my end-of-summer rut.

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Welcome Back, University of Portland Students

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The 2016-2017 school year has arrived and Mock Crest Tavern wants to extend a warm welcome to the students of the University of Portland. Mock is many things to many people, so here’s a little background on North Portland’s favorite neighborhood bar.

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We’re a Music Venue

Mock has deep roots in Portland’s music scene. Throughout the month we showcase local, national and international acts on our “Mock Crest Carpet Stage.” We feature several acts throughout the week and there’s never a cover charge. Check out our calendar to see who’s playing tonight.

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We’ve Got Great Food

There’s nothing like a home cooked meal when you’re deep in the books. Don’t deprive yourself of that tasty treat; join us for one of our daily specials our cooks prepare in our cart-sized kitchen. Our regular menu features all the pub grub you love from soup to nuts, and don’t leave without trying one of our pudding shots for desert.

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We’ve Got Great Beer, too!

Of course, we’ve got all the great beer that gives our city the moniker; Beervana! Foreign, domestic, and local craft beers stand side-by-side with the latest craze, hard cider, in our rotating taps selection. Check out our leaderboard to see what’s being poured in real time. And, we serve great wines and top-shelf spirits, too!

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We’ve Got Game

Every Sunday Mock Crest Tavern welcomes Quizzy Trivia, a bar trivia game with off-the-wall host, Roy Smallwood. He comes armed with categories that we think we know well, and questions that will prove we don’t. But this team game is all for fun—and a few prizes.

If a game of cards is more your speed join us on Monday evenings for our weekly Texas Hold ‘em games. It’s the kind of game that’s been played in our bar ever since the doors opened, and the tradition continues with laid back games and plenty of beer.

We also have Keno and lotto games and four TVs to watch all your favorite sporting events.

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We’ve Got Free WiFi

Just what every modern student needs to get through a semester of college; free WiFi! At Mock Crest Tavern you’ll be able to work on your paper while you listen to live music and enjoy a tasty beer. Our bar is open from 9am-2:30pm every day, with a breakfast menu and plenty of friendly staff to keep you moving through those books.

Look for the Portland Bluesman when you’re heading west on Lombard Street, then come inside one of North Portland’s best neighborhood bars; Mock Crest Tavern!

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More to Love at Mock Crest Tavern

It’s a well-known fact that Mock Crest Tavern is a North Portland haven for music lovers, but did you know it’s a place for sports lovers, too?

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We’ve got the best cable sports packages playing the best in games from the moment we open at 9am until closing at 2:30pm. And, with several televisions placed in strategic spots around our bar you can watch your favorite teams hour after hour.

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The 2016 Olympics are about to begin in Rio and our TVs will be running all the best American competition as they go for the gold. Follow your favorites all the way to the podiums while you sit comfortably at our long bar with a beer in hand.

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On the heels of the Olympics we get to watch the highlight of summer sports; the World Series. It’s still to be decided who will be facing off on the diamond, but there’s no question that the best way to enjoy the games is with friends and an ice cold beer.

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Our rotating taps feature great foreign, domestic, and local craft beers that are ready to be a part of your celebration at the end of the game.

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And, our menu is filled with all the great food you’d want at a tailgate party.

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When you’re in the mood for a game join us at Mock Crest Tavern to watch them on our six TVs, then stick around for the music that makes our bar the best place in North Portland to celebrate the gold!

Join the Mock Crest Tavern “Club”

In a culinary culture that is always trying to outdo itself its nice to know you can return to the tried and true classic when you tire of the competitive spirit. That was my mood when I joined the crowd at Mock crest Tavern last Friday and dug into one of their Club Sandwiches.

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Constructed as a triple-decker stack of meat, cheese, and veggies, this sandwich encapsulates all the great ingredients of traditional sandwiches. Savory ham, roast turkey and the crispy crunch of bacon, cheddar and lettuce and tomato on three slices of sourdough bread. With its fresh ingredients, Mock Crest Tavern has initiated me into the Club Sandwich fan club!

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I ordered a side of beer-battered onion rings that were juicy and sweet and a glass of Rev. Nat’s Sour Cherry cider to wash it all down. I’ve become a big fan of ciders over the last year and find their mild, fruity taste a great compliment to the saltiness of the sandwich and sides served at Mock.

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Mock Crest Tavern’s menu has many great cold sandwiches to choose from on these hot summer days and each is based on a classic, and their rotating drafts feature tasty selections of beer and cider. Check out their menu to see all the great combinations you can order next time you stop in at North Portland’s favorite “dive” bar.

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Mock Crest Tavern and the Cascade Blues Association

For nearly seventy years Mock Crest Tavern’s reputation as one of the Rose City’s best intimate music venues has drawn great acts from around world, but it’s our relationship with the musicians of the Cascade Blues Association (CBA) that has helped us earn the reputation as Portland’s best bar to listen to the blues.

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The CBA is a local non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of blues and roots music in the Pacific Northwest. Its members are recognized around the world as top musicians and often perform alongside other acclaimed acts at music concerts and festivals that draw thousands of fans.

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I love my nights out at Mock listening to bands like Suburban Slim and Tracey Fordice and the 8 Balls, both winners of the association’s Muddy Award for their great performances. They play regularly at the bar and never disappoint with covers of their take on the classics mixed with their own tunes. And, each time they play you’ll find a bar full of their fans singing the blues right along with them.

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If you want to hear great live music in North Portland just to head on down Lombard Street and look for the Mock Crest Tavern’s “Portland Bluesman” mural on the east side of our building. The joint will be rockin’ and you can bet you’ll soon be happily singing the blues with these great bands. Check our schedule to see who’s playing this week.

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The Mock Crest Tavern Patio is Open and Ready for You!

We’ve got blue skies, sweet spring breezes, and frothy pints of brew; the only thing missing on the Mock Crest Tavern’s Back Patio is you!

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Join Us There In the Morning

The Back Patio is open for business, with enough seating for your whole party to enjoy a few drinks on a beautiful day. Come early and enjoy the fresh new day over with a Screwdriver and one of our delicious breakfast plates.

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Come Back for Lunch

Don’t miss out on the sunshine by sitting behind a desk all day. Join us for lunch on the patio and catch up with your workload over our free WiFi with a cocktail in hand. Our lunch service of sandwiches and burgers is fast and packed with flavor to help you shake off the Spring Fever you’ve been suffering from over the last few weeks.

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Unwind From Your Day with Us

When you’re done with the day, stop in for a drink and commiserate with your friends at one or both of our two Happy Hours. Every day from 3 to 6pm and 11pm to close we offer 50₵ off domestic drafts, 75₵ off micro drafts, $3.75 well drinks and $1 off wine, plus a $3, $4, and $5 food items off our Happy Hour menu.

Mock - Back Patio.jpgSpend every season with Mock Crest Tavern on our beautiful back patio. We’ve got shade from our pergola, heat from lamps for when it cools down, and the best live blues in North Portland!