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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Mock Crest Tavernwith live music, great food and drinks, and a toast to your special someone!
Claes Almroth Trio Serenades the Crowd
This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday, the first day of our weekly three day weekends. The Claes Almroth Triowill be taking the stage that night to give us a memorable evening of great live music. If you love the blues, you’ll love this band. And, if you aren’t a fan of Valentine’s Day, the blues, with its soulful styling, is the perfect musical genre for you! Claes is a regular at Mock Crest Tavern and often brings his friends along to join him in providing the musical backdrop to our weekends.
The Best Drinks to Toast Your Love
No Valentine’s Day would be complete without a fine glass of wine to toast your love. Our bar carries the best wines, including favorite award-winning vintages from our very own, beloved Willamette Valley.
If you’re favorite drink happens to be beer you’re sure to fall in love with our selection of foreign, domestic and craft brews. Check out our seasonal selections for a special treat and try out a new flavor of your favorite brand.
Put a sophisticated spin on your evening with a expertly crafted cocktail made by Mock’s imaginative bartenders. We’ve got a full bar with top shelf liquor that can add a special punch to your favorite drinks. Try out our specials and get experimental with the new concoctions we’ve designed for the month.
Spend Valentine’s Day with your special someone at Mock Crest Tavern. We’ll give you the love you’re looking for with great live music and a special toast that shows we know just how special you a
“Aw—Children of the night. What music they make.”
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!