The Yukon is just the ticket for Eastside NFL fans

In football, sleeping in one’s own bed and eating home cookin’ before the game is called Home Field Advantage. Well, Yukon Tavern has redefined the term by offering locals NFL Sunday Ticket.

Every Sunday morning at 9, the Yukon opens its doors to the best sports action on the Eastside. Where you can watch every live, out-of-market game. Let me repeat that: that’s EVERY, LIVE, OUT-OF-MARKET GAME. So even when your favorite team is not playing at home, you can still catch them on the road, no matter where they are playing.

                        The Yukon every live NFL game, in-market and out!

Five wide screen tvs bring you the action fast and furiously, and there’s not a bad seat in the house. (Unless, of course, you’re Browns, in which case you can’t sit far enough away from them).   

So, your team’s is trailing at the half? No problem! The Yukon’s vast beer selection will cheer you up – that includes an unbeatable lineup of 18 #1 draft choices. Plus, Sunday drink specials start at just a buck-fifty.

                         Say “pretty please” and hostesses Katie and Penny
                                     will even turn the sound up for you!

The Yukon also offers a host of Breakfast Special big enough to satisfy an offensive lineman’s appetite, with some starting at just 6 bucks. You’ll for sure want to try the Yukon’s Biscuits & Gravy, featuring Jon’s famous homemade gravy!

              Enjoy your favorite team from any one of five widescreen tvs.

If you want to stretch your legs at half-time, have a go at the pool table. Every Sunday means Free Pool! No masee’ shots now, you hear?

Doors open at 9 AM. Tell Penny or Katie which game you’d like to watch and they’ll do their best to put it on for you.

So this Sunday, don’t settle for a few local market games on the home tube. Come on over to Yukon and enjoy Home Field Advantage redefined.

 

 

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A Few of My Favorite Things About the Yukon Tavern

The Yukon Tavern holds a special place in my heart. It’s casual vibe, it’s great food, drinks, and service, and it’s long history as a historical marker in its Southeast Portland neighborhood. Well, I’ll soon be moving to a new city and leaving the many things I love about this “dive” bar.

These are just a few of the things I’ll miss most about the Yukon Tavern.

The Food and Drink

You can always count on a delicious juicy burger made from fresh ingredients and stacked high inside a fresh bun. Biting into one of these makes me smile every time. I’ll also miss the great drinks served at the Yukon. No matter what I choose to drink, I know it will be mixed with pride and served with a smile by one of the Yukon’s skilled bartenders. One of my favorites is the CBD drink Abliss Lemon Ginger. The chefs and bartenders go above and beyond to keep their customers happy, and that philosophy is proven time and again in the food and drinks they serve.

Events All Month Long

The Yukon hosts a variety of events throughout the month. From movies, to bands, to poker; whatever the interest, the Yukon’s calendar will have something for you. I attended my first mobile painting class at the Yukon and now I am a regular painter at home. Now they’ve added live music every week and I’m sorry I’ll have to miss out hearing all the great bands filling their calendar.

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The People

Most of all I will miss the easy vibe and welcoming atmosphere I always found at the Yukon. I toasted friends, shared baskets of fries with friends, and joked with friends across the table. And, across the bar. The bartenders always make you feel like you belong there as they buzz around making sure everyone is having a great time.

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While I’ll miss the Yukon after I’m gone, I’ll look forward to the day when I return to enjoy the good food and drinks, friends and fun that I find at the Yukon Tavern.

Live Music Returns to the Yukon Tavern

During the Yukon Tavern’s early days, musicians came from miles to step to entertain our crowd, making the Yukon SE Portland’s home for great live music. It’s been awhile since those rollickin’ nights were a regular feature on Friday and Saturday nights at our bar, but we’re bringing them back and they’re going to be better than ever!

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Image: MoJo Holler

The Venue

Great live music has been a regular feature at our bar in the past. At one time we were part of the legendary West Coast Circuit that drew the top up-and-coming artists to our “stage” before becoming big names in the music industry. Rumor has it that even the great Willie Nelson picked up his legendary guitar “Trigger” and took the mic at the Yukon to play his great honky-tonk songs.

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Image: The Adequates

Who’s Playing

Local bands, many from the Cascade Blues Association, are being added to our weekly schedule and taking the stage every Friday and Saturday night at 9pm. (Check out our monthly calendar of events to stay up to date.) The musicians we’ll be featuring covers a broad range of genres, including blues, bossa nova, folk, Americana, and rock and roll. All the bands have become favorites in neighborhoods across Portland and many have performed on stages across the United States.

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Image: Tracey Fordice Band

Familiar Faces

Several of the bands also play at the Yukon’s sister bar Mock Crest Tavern in North Portland. Fans of The Adequates, Big Bossa Nova, the Tracey Fordice Band, DC Malone, and MoJo Holler will want to come out to hear at them play at our bar after hearing their shows at Mock.

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Image: DC Malone

Come out to SE Portland’s Yukon Tavern on Friday and Saturday nights to enjoy our tradition of hosting great live music!

 

The Hunger Games Comes to the Yukon Tavern

“May the odds be ever in your favor.”

The Yukon Tavern’s “Suds and Cinema” movie night is back on Sunday, May 5, at 7:20pm with one of the biggest movies of the decade—2012’s blockbuster, The Hunger Games!

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Jennifer Lawrence became the star she is today when she made the role of Katniss Everdeen her own in this hit film. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name, this action, adventure, sci-fi, thriller tells the story of an oppressed girl who rises to the pinnacle of her nation.

Every year two young contestants from each of the nation’s twelve district are selected by lottery to participate in the year’s biggest event, The Hunger Games, that is part entertainment, part brutal retribution for a past rebellion. The televised competition pits twenty-four young participants against each other in an bloody battle to the death while the nation watches. Katniss volunteers to save her younger sister from the battle and she and her partner join the fight. Whoever survives the blood bath is declared the winner.

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The run-away hit written by Suzanne Collins is an exciting thrill ride and a great movie for the Yukon’s Sunday evening viewing. Over the years, our movie fan crowds have enjoyed a selection of Hollywood’s best movies,popular films, under-the-radar hits, and movies that are tailor-made for seeing in a bar, like Patrick Swayze’s Roadhouse.

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This month’s selection might leave some hungry for more. At the Yukon you can have your pick of any of the delicious items off our menu. We’ve got eleven juicy burgers to choose from, including our chicken and fish burgers.

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And our bartenders are there to quench your thirst throughout the movie. Join us on Sunday, May 5that 7:20pm for an evening of The Hunger Games at the Yukon Tavern.

Check out our calendar to keep up on all the great monthly events happening at our Southeast Portland neighborhood bar. Like free poker and pool nights, Last Call Trivia, and our monthly mobile art studio events, Paint and Pints.

 

 

 

Portland’s Eater Magazine Designates the Yukon Tavern One of Southeast Portland’s Best Neighborhood Restaurants

In a city where foodies rule and beer culture reigns it can be a hard fight to get noticed by dedicated connoisseurs, but thanks to a recent article in Portland’s own Eater magazine, we can claim one of those top spots. In their recent article entitled “Where to Imbibe and Dine in Sellwood and Westmoreland” the Yukon Tavern takes their number one spot as a great place for food and drink in the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood!

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Calling the Yukon Tavern “one of the last consummate dives in the city,” writer Alex Frane states that the true markings of a dive bar still exist in our historic establishment. To prove his point he calls out the pool table, video-poker machines, and our legendary shuffleboard table, as well as our long-standing “dive bar“ ambiance set off by the wood-paneled walls that have been a part of our interior for decades.

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Of course, Frane also mentions our 18 taps and cheap well drinks but we’ve also got top shelf liquor, wine, cider, and exciting new CBD drinks to enjoy, too. And, he cites our food menu as being filled with choices you’d expect in a bar like ours. He especially liked our fish and chips basket, calling it “pretty solid.”

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Thanks Alex Frane and Eatermagazine for the great review and for placing the Yukon Tavern at the top of your Sellwood-Moreland list! Come back again soon for another round and enjoy one of our many special events. Every week our calendar is filled with drink and food specials, movie nights, mobile studio painting events, free pool and poker nights, and Last Call Trivia. There’s something for everyone to love at the Yukon Tavern!

A Chicago Bar Looks to the Yukon Tavern’s Love of Movies for Their Latest Event

The Yukon Tavern’s reputation as a haven for movie fans has taken on a life of its own! Our movie nights have been the inspiration for bars as far away as Chicago, Illinois, who are making movie nights a regular event.

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The Yukon’s idea to bring a night of cinema to our Southeast Portland neighborhood has provided the roadmap Mike Vanderbilt used for the same type of event at Chicago’s Cigars and Stripes. Vanderbilt, a website editor and writer for the movie review website Daily Grindhouse, has used our movie night as a model for his “Monster Meatball Movie Night.” It’s a big event Chicago-style barbeque joint, comprised of a horror movie double feature and a menu that includes a smoked meatball sandwich—well worth the trip to Chi-town! (And if you don’t believe me, check out the photos on their Facebook page).

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Vanderbilt shares the same love of gruesome effects and unrealistic tragedy seen in the monster genre as our past host of “Suds and Cinema,” Mac Bell. The two met through Daily Grindhouse, where Mac was a co-founder, and for years they shared their love of cult movies online.

We see our Yukon crowds enjoying the movies we show each month and know that the crowd in Chicago will have just as much fun watching Vanderbilt’s.

So, all of us Yukon Tavern movie fans want to give a shout out to the movie fans at the Cigar and Stripes of Chicago, Illinois as they sit down to their monster movie classics!

 

 

A Quentin Tarantino Favorite Plays at the Yukon Tavern in March

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The Yukon Tavern Movie Night is taking the action up a notch with one of Hollywood’s most creative directors, Quentin Tarantino. On Tuesday, March 19th we’ll be showing his 2007 movie Death Proof.

This film was originally released as a partof a double feature with another exploitation film created in the tradition of the 1970s versions that were shown in a grindhouse theater. With a muscle car as the true star, high-octane action, and the violence that is common in this director’s work, we will be taken on a wild ride that is sure to end badly for its characters.

The Plot

Set in Austin, Texas, three girlfriends, Julia, Arlene and Shanna, meet in a bar to drink, smoke and make out with their boyfriends before traveling alone to Lake LBJ for a girls’ weekend. While at the bar they meet former Hollywood stuntman Mike. He invites  Pam a ride in his “death-proof” stunt car, a type of modified car used in the 70s exploitation films that protected the stuntmen from injury during their fast-paced crash scenes.

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Cut to fourteen months later and we find Mike in Lebanon, Tennessee in the midst of another chase, but this time his intended targets, Abernathy, Zoë and Kim, are a tougher, more determined match for the old-timer and decide to turn the tables on their attacker.

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A Film for Movie Fans

Fans of cult classics love movies like Death Proof. It’s gritty, hard-core, and fun for all who love the seedy underworld of 1970’s Hollywood filmmaking, and Tarantino is today’s master of the genre. With a star-studded cast that includes Kurt Russell, Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson, and famed stuntwoman Zoe Bell, this movie knows what viewers want and serves it up on a grimy, sleazy platter.

 

 

Another Yukon Tavern Movie Classic

Join us this Tuesday, March 19that 7:20pm for the modern-day exploitation film, Death Proof.We’ve got the perfect venue for a film that pays homage to the gritty exploitation films of the past.

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