One thing has always been true about the Yukon Tavern’s bartenders and wait staff: they always strive to provide the best experience for every person who enters our Southeast Portland neighborhood tavern. Owners Jon and Rainer believe the best way to do this is to experience the legendary Portland bar scene, that’s why every year they gather their staff together and hit the road for a research tour unlike any other.
Jon and Rainer made sure we rode in style on Double Decker PDX’s bus, and everyone took a turn at the on-board, online music.
The annual Pub Crawl brings the staff from all three of our family of bars—the Yukon Tavern and our North Portland bars Mock Crest Tavern and Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill—for an evening of tasting, evaluating, and discussions of what makes great service, inviting décor, and delicious food and drinks.
We traveled to seven bars during our tour and each one was distinctive. From beloved neighborhood bars, to sophisticated pubs that draw crowds from across the city.
All offered their own unique take on the Portland bar scene.
We even stepped into a new taproom that featured one of the new “green” CBD beverages, a marijuana edibles.
We sampled their food menus, too. Wood fired pizza, grilled asparagus with aioli, ta-choes (a nacho plate that begins with tater tots—yum, yum!). There was no doubt that the legendary Portland food scene translates well into pub grub.
And, of course we sampled their drink menu! So many innovative cocktails, ciders, wines and beers! Our bartenders found many new favorites, as well as the tried and true brews we love to serve.
Yea, our research trip gives us a chance to know our competition and get great new ideas that we can share in our pub, but most of all it gives us a chance to enjoy the Portland bar scene that we love. Thanks, Jon and Rainer, for another great pub crawl!