Put Your Pipes to the Test at the Yukon Tavern

 

yukon-karaokeDon’t settle for singing in the shower when you can showcase your musical talents in front of all your friends at the Yukon Tavern’s Karaoke Night this Wednesday, February 15th at 8pm!

The stage will be ready for you, with a large selection of music to choose from. From pop to country, you’ll be able to limber up your vocal chords and let that voice you’ve hidden from the public shine through. And, it’s not only serious singing we’ll be showcasing that night. There’s plenty of room on our agenda to include the fun hits sung by our goofball friends, as well.

Our neighborhood bar is a favorite among people who love to share their talents in a fun, informal style, and the perfect venue for our newest event, Karaoke Night! We’re expecting a fun crowd who isn’t afraid to get up on stage and show us what they’ve got.

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Need a glass of little liquid bravery before you hit the stage? Our friendly bartenders will serve up your favorite beer, cider, wine, or cocktail to loosen you up so you can give us your best performance.

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If your skills are a bit more competitive in nature we’ve got you covered, too. Our pool table, video poker and Keno, and the longest tabletop shuffleboard in town are there to keep you busy, too. There’s something for everyone at the Yukon!

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Bring your friends and join us for a fun night of singing at Southeast Portland’s Yukon Tavern’s Karaoke Night on Wednesday, February 15th at 8pm!

Brrr! It’s Cold Out There!

Has anyone else gotten tired of this deep freeze we’re living in? I know I have, so I think I’m just going to ride out the rest of week inside my favorite neighborhood bar, Southeast Portland’s Yukon Tavern.

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I’ll order a beer and find a spot at the bar. Maybe there’ll be a game on. The Yukon’s got TVs placed around the bar so everyone can be front and center for NFL playoff games going on this month.

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There’s always something happening at the Yukon. Open Mic Nights, Texas Hold ‘em, Geeks Who Drink, Vine and Pallet painting, and free pool on Sundays. Everyone can find something they love all week long.

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According to rumors, the Yukon has the longest shuffleboard table in Portland and the challenge to drink a beer before your launched puck stops at the other end of the table is one I can’t resist!

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I always find a few friends at the Yukon Tavern. The neighborhood has changed over the last few years and the Yukon has changed right along with it, without losing the charm of a typical neighborhood bar. The new owners, Rainer and Jon, have updated the interior and the menu, with great bar food standards and a line of hot dogs that you won’t find anywhere else in Portland.

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If you find yourself getting overwhelmed by too much weather and you want to break out of the confines of your home for a day, drive down Milwaukee Avenue in Southeast Portland and look for the Yukon’s iconic neon sign. Our doors will be open and our kitchen and bar will be well stocked to get you through the winter blues, alongside your friends in the friendliest neighborhood bar in Sellwood!

Make Everyone’s Holiday Jolly with a Yukon Tavern Gift Card

There’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 picky characters—and stocking stuffers, stocking stuffers, stocking stuffers!

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When I’m looking for the perfect gift that I know everyone will love, I like to give them the gift of good food, friendly people, and great times at the Yukon Tavern, Sellwood-West Moreland’s favorite neighborhood bar. And this year when you purchase a $25 gift card we’ll give you a gift of a $5 gift card that you can use at the Yukon, too!

Treat your friends and family to a fun night out with a gift certificate from the Yukon Tavern. We are known throughout Southeast Portland for our many weekly and monthly events. Geeks Who Drink will test your bar trivia IQ and Vine, while Vine and Pallet’s weekly art classes will test your creativity. You can even test your luck at our weekly Texas Hold ‘em games or at Oregon Lottery Keno and video poker machines.

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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 they can use to try out a few of the Pacific Northwest’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. With a Yukon Gift Card the receiver won’t be getting just one present, but an entire menu filled with great choices like our Chicago Dog with sport peppers, Buffalo Chicken Burger, and BBQ Pork Sliders. And, our daily specials are guaranteed to put the “happy” back into their holidays!

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As a gift to you, we’re offering a $5 gift certificate for every $25 gift certificate you purchase for someone else. So, this year, give a gift that keeps on giving; a gift card from the Yukon Tavern!

Spend Thanksgiving with Your Yukon Tavern Family

Mock - Thanksgiving.pngGobble ‘til you hobble, everyone, it’s Thanksgiving at the Yukon Tavern!

We’re inviting all our friends to join us on Thanksgiving Day to watch the games and stuff our faces with the great food and drinks whipped up in our kitchen and from our bartenders behind the bar.

Bring the people you really want to celebrate with and sit down to a meal of your favorite pub grub.

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Juicy burgers, flavorful hot dogs, pulled pork sliders, and sandwiches will give you that same satisfied feeling you have after eating a turkey dinner and you won’t have to fight of the tryptophan that makes you so sleepy.

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Add a basket of our famous Yukon Gold Waffle Fries, tots or onion rings and you’ll have a meal to remember! Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, our waffle fries beats any lump of mashed potatoes on a traditional plate.

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Don’t forget the beer! We’ve got all your favorites loaded up on our rotating taps and you can check out what’s featured on our online leaderboard. Buffalo Trace Bourbon is our Thursday Shot of the Day—perfect for a day of celebration in autumn.Yukon - Free WiFi copy.JPG

After the meal, stick around to catch the games on our four TVs. We’ve got them strategically placed around the bar so every spot gives you a front row seat.

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Join us at the Yukon Tavern, the Southeast’s favorite “dive” bar, on Thanksgiving Day for great food, great games, and a great day with friends!

Video Poker Brings Vegas to the Yukon Tavern

Our laid-back vibe is well known across Southwest Portland. Good food, great drinks and a friendly face behind the bar are what will greet you when you sit down at our bar, but listen close—my friends—because the excitement of Vegas is right at home at the Yukon Tavern, too!

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It’s the luck of the draw with our regulated video and lottery machines—well, in this case it should be said ‘luck of the press.” Our modern machines work as simply and efficiently as the best casino floor dealer, and the payouts come just as easy, too!

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Begin your play by hitting the “DEAL” button, then sit back and relax, our wait staff will take care of you. We can serve you one of Portland’s famous craft beers, or get the full Vegas experience with a bourbon or dry martini. If you find yourself in the middle of some hot action and you’re riding a winning streak you won’t have to go hungry. Our kitchen will cook you up a meal that will carry you all the way to cashing out. It’s a win-win-win!

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When you tire of those games switch it up and join us at the bar for a round or two of Keno. Just like video and lottery poker, we see these games turn out winners on a regular basis.

Our video and lottery machines are found in the back corner of the Yukon Tavern, where they are ready for you to strike it rich with just a press of a button!

 

 

Get Loaded with the Yukon’s Loaded Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Who can resist the crispy, creamy beauty of a grilled cheese sandwich? When I stop in at the Yukon Tavern the sound of a sizzling griddle is all it takes to get my mouth watering for one of their Loaded Grilled Cheese sandwiches. The crunchy sourdough bread, melted Swiss and cheddar cheese, crispy bacon and fresh tomatoes calls to me like a siren’s song. And it’s an addiction I fully support.

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Yesterday I stopped in for a bite to eat and, predictably, ordered their amped up grilled cheese. In only a few short minutes I had a basket piled high with the hot masterpiece, with the Yukon’s golden tater tots on the side. Not only was the service quick, but it was also served oozing with melted cheese and ready for me to bite right in!

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The Yukon Tavern’s tater tots are a “go to” side for me, but you can choose chips or their famous Yukon Gold Waffle Fries to complete your meal.

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Of course, you don’t want to miss out on their great selection of beers! Their rotating taps always feature a mix of IPAs, ales, stouts, pilsners, and the day I stopped by I chose their Atlas Cider selection to go along with my sandwich.

When you’re feeling the need for an oral injection of creamy, crunchy grilled cheese plan a stop at Southeast Portland’s best dive bar, the Yukon Tavern. Our griddle is always hot and our service is fast. We’ll have just what you’re looking for, and with a slice of bacon, too!

Meet the Mistress of the Yukon Tavern

DSC06146Oh, the fever of the dance-hall

and the glitter and the shine,

The beauty, and the jewels,

and the whirl,

The madness of the music,

the rapture of the wine,

The languorous allurement of a girl!

-Robert William Service, “The Man from Eldorado.”

Mysterious, intriguing, adventurous—a lover, a mother, a friend. She’s the woman who rules a bar like a queen and back in the day no saloon was complete without her. At the Yukon Tavern in Southeast Portland, we’ve memorialized this feminine icon of the West in a portrait that has hung over our bar since the waning days of that rough and tumble period in our city’s history. Our “good-time girl” doesn’t have a name—if she ever did it’s since been lost to time—but we know she belongs here at the Yukon, reigning over us with her inescapable lure.

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Come in and toast the Yukon Tavern’s “Mistress of the Yukon.” We feature two Happy Hours every day from 3-7:30pm & 10pm to close and she’ll be presiding over them both. Turned away from the action, of course, because our Mistress of the Yukon knows you’ll be looking!

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