The NFL Comes to the Yukon Tavern

Join us on Sundays for exciting NFL action at the Yukon Tavern! We’ve subscribed to a cable package this year to put you front and center at the 50-yard line of all your most anticipated games.

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Start NFL Sunday at the Yukon with our Breakfast Specials

Each Sunday at 10am our chefs will be filling your plate with the most beloved tailgate foods—breakfast style! Eggs, toast, bacon, along with many other early morning staples will provide you with a breakfast of champions as you sit down with us to watch a full day of NFL play. As the day moves on you can turn to our selection of delicious burgers and hot dogs to get you energized for the afternoon games. And, with the Yukon’s daily drink specials that run all day long, you’ll be all set in your favorite cheering section to watch the games.

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The Best Sports Viewing

The Yukon Tavern has the best cable sports packages ready for you on our four big screen TVs. Find your spot and camp out all day as you watch the plays that will foretell what’s to come on the way to Super Bowl LIII. All season long we’ll be showing the most competitive games and, with the Yukon’s free WiFi, you can follow all the changes to your Fantasy Football leagues in real time and get updates on the teams you aren’t watching.

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No matter what team you’re rooting for you’ll find your cheering section here with us at the Yukon Tavern. We open at 9am on Sundays and breakfast is ready at 10. Stop in and find your seat with us during NFL Sunday at the Yukon Tavern, Southeast Portland’s favorite neighborhood bar!

 

 

 

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The Yukon Tavern Welcomes Reed College Students

School is back in session and the Yukon Tavern is ready for the rush of new Reed College students (21+) who are looking for a favorite neighborhood bar to call our bar their “home away from home.”

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The Yukon Tavern is a long-established Sellwood-Moreland bar that has been a favorite in Southeast Portland for over eighty years. The current owners, Jon and Rainer, are keeping the Yukon’s welcoming traditions alive with an updated look, fun events, an inviting atmosphere, and great food and drinks every day.

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Every month the Yukon hosts several events that bring people of every kind to our bar. Weekly Last Call Trivia games bring out the inner quiz master in all of us and MAD Poker satisfies that gambling spirit in you with free Texas Hold ‘em games. Check out our calendar to see what’s happening today!

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Are you an artist at heart? Join us monthly for “Paint Your Heart Out” mobile studio events. Love movies? We’ve got you covered with “Yukon Suds and Cinema,” where you can enjoy a burger and a beer as you watch some of the best Hollywood movies, like Star War’s The Last Jedi, Airplane, Jaws, and The Dirty Dozen.

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Along with the sports we broadcast on our four TVs, we also have the traditional tavern-style games. Keno, video poker, a collection of traditional board games, and pool are all available anytime you stop by, and don’t forget to take a turn at Portland’s longest tabletop shuffleboard. Rumor has it that ours is the longest in the city and the challenge is to drink a beer before the puck gets to the opposite side. Think you can do it?

Of course, we also offer a full menu of great burgers, hotdogs, sandwiches, and entrees and a full bar with experienced bartenders who can recommend just the right drink to go along with your meal. With two Happy Hours daily, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy everything on the menu.

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Welcome to our SE Portland neighborhood, Reed College students! We hope you’ll make the Yukon Tavern your favorite neighborhood bar as you pursue your degree. Our bar is a great place for your next study session, with good times, incomparable service, and free WiFi waiting for you!

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Check out our Facebook feed for regular updates on what’s going on at the Yukon!

 

 

 

 

 

Ciders for Summer Sipping at the Yukon Tavern

Hard ciders have finally cemented themselves alongside microbrews on the Portland bar scene. At the Yukon Tavernwe’ve taken these great tasting beer alternatives to the next level and placed them side by side with your favorite foreign and domestic drafts on our rotating taps.

The History of Cider

With its great taste and indisputable health benefits, ciders have a long history as a beloved tavern libation in the UK and its Commonwealth. In 1620, the pilgrims brought the craft of cider making to the shores of Plymouth and, overtime, the production of cider became the primary reason apples became a successful cash crop in the New World. Remember Johnny Appleseed? He wasn’t planting all those trees just for apple pies! During Prohibition cider manufacturing collapsed and only a small number of cider apple trees escaped the Temperance Movement’s axe, only to show up in our Southeast neighborhood bar nearly 100 years later.

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Health Benefits

Not only does hard cider taste great, it’s also a drink that offers a lot of health benefits. They are made without wheat, so people who are sensitive to gluten or have Celiac disease can enjoy a cider alongside their beer drinking friends. Also, many of the proven health benefits found in a glass of wine are also found in ciders and most ciders have a lower alcohol content than other alcohol drinks, which makes it a responsible drinking choice, too!

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Ciders at the Yukon

I spoke to Yukon Tavern manager Ashley McGarr recently to get the scoop on what makes a great hard cider and what brands she’d recommend on a hot summer day.

“Our rotating taps features several varieties of hard cider.Marionberry Cider from Swift Brewinguses Oregon-grown Marionberries that are pureed, then blended with a hard cider base prior to aging. This method uses the entire berry and provides a more intense flavor and aroma without the excessive sweetness you might find in a cider that uses a fruit concentrate.”

Viva La Pineapple from Rev. Nat’sis a summer seasonal cider with a semi-sweet taste that comes from apples grown in the Pacific Northwest and unfermented fresh pineapple juice. Cinnamon, cloves and allspice are added to give it another layer of flavor. (Beware, those who have allergies to pineapple.)”

Come into the Yukon Tavern today to try a true American classic, hard apple ciders!

Bring Out Your Irish at Yukon Tavern’s Irish Sunday!

One day a year is not enough to celebrate the home of one of our favorite beers. That’s why the Yukon Tavernis bringing back St. Patrick’s this Sunday for another round of celebrating all things Irish!

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We love the food, the music, the whiskey and, especially, the beer, so we’ve put together an event that features all the best things the Emerald Isle offers for our party, starting with ever-flowing Guinness!

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The Beer of Ireland

Ah, Guinness! The golden nectar of the greenest country on the planet. This Irish dry stout comes to us straight from Dublin and is one of the most beloved beers in the world. Its distinctive burnt flavor is derived from the combination of malted barley and roasted unmalted, or “green” barley. Its thick, creamy head is created by the nitrogen and carbon dioxide released at the pour. It’s truly the pot of gold found at the end of a rainbow.

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The Whiskey of Ireland

Irish Whiskey will represent the cocktail at our party. We have fourteen top-shelf brands to choose from, including Jameson Irish Whiskey. It is created from a blend of grain and single pot still whiskey using locally farmed malted and unmalted barley harvested within a fifty-mile radius around the County Cork-based distillery.–literally the taste of Ireland in a glass!

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The Yukon will be hosting an Irish Whiskey Tasting during our Irish Sunday, with 13 different varieties ready for you to evaluate. So, come in and find your favorite variety!

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The Food of Ireland

Now that your taste buds are sufficiently lubricated you’ll want to follow that up with a hearty Irish meal. You’ll find bangers with Yukon Gold mash, Salisbury steak and Poutine (ok, poutine isn’t exactly Irish, but there are a lot of Irish descendants in Canada) on the menu this Sunday, so come hungry and fill up with a heaping helping of Ireland’s legendary flavors.

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The Music of Ireland

Local Portland band Na Rósai will be performing traditional Irish musicfor the crowd, with Erik Killops on fiddle, Richie Rosencrans on bouzouki, tenor guitar and vocals, Preston Howard on uilleann pipes, whistles, and mouth harp, and Conor O’Bryan on flutes, whistles, and shakers. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported across the Atlantic on a song.

 

Take It To Go In A Yukon Tavern Growler

We know you love our 19 taps.

We see the longing in your eyes when you call it a night and head home from our Southeast Portland bar.

We’ve heard your cry for more delicious beer and now we’ve found the perfect way for you to take your favorite brew with you when you leave the Yukon Tavern!

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Our new Yukon Tavern Growler is the perfect carrying case for your favorite fresh-from-the-tap beer. We have a great variety of nineteen beers and ciders every day on our rotating taps, so you’ll always be sure to find just the right one to take with you. Lagers, ales, bitters and stouts—whatever style of beer you prefer, our bartenders will find one that can be the perfect complement to any of your next adventures.

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Soon we’ll be seeing those beautiful days of summer returning to Portland and there’s no better way to experience any of your favorite activities than by enjoying a cold, refreshing beer with friends and family in the great outdoors. Our 64-ounce little brown jug is an amber bottle equipped with a screw-on cap to ensure that your beer maintains its freshness for days on end whether you’re heading out to camp or just working around the house.

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Stop by the historic Yukon Tavern on Milwaukee Avenue in Sellwood to purchase our latest addition; the Yukon Tavern Growler! Pick out your favorite beer and we will pull the tap until the entire bottle is filled with the tasty brew you love best.

Two Happy Hours at the Yukon Tavern in Southeast Portland!

At the Yukon Tavern we love Happy Hour. In fact, we love Happy Hour so much we have two every single day of the week from 3-7:30pm and 10pm to close!

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Happy Hour makes us happy. It’s the witching hour at a bar, when people stop in after a long day and order up their favorite beer, cider, wine or cocktail and one of the delicious treats from our Happy Hour menu.

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During our two Happy Hours we not only have food at discounted prices—we have drinks at amazing prices, too, like Canada’s Labatt Draft, Domestic Drafts and Micro Drafts for under a dollar! If that doesn’t put a smile on your face, nothing will.

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Our kitchen staff is ready to turn any frown upside down with hot and tasty meal baskets from our Happy Hour menu. Grab a Hebrew National Hot Dog for $2 and add a basket of our famous Yukon Gold Fries for $3 to go with it. Or, how about giving our Fried Shrimp ($6) and Jalepeno Poppers ($4) a try? Our Happy Hour menu is sure to satisfy.

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The Yukon Tavern is committed to being Sellwood-Moreland’s favorite neighborhood bar, and hosting two Happy Hours for our customers is our proof of that promise.

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The next time you are looking to get happy plan to stop in at the Yukon Tavern on SE Milwaukee Avenue during our two Happy Hours (3-7:30pm and 10pm to close) and let us put a smile on your face with our Happy Hour food and drink menu!

 

The Yukon Tavern’s Latest Addition to the Leader Board: Ablis Lemon Ginger

All the good news about the health benefits of wine, beer and cider only serves to fuel our love for the great drinks we serve at the Yukon Tavern. And now I’ve heard rumors of a great new drink, found in only a few locations around the city, has been added to their rotating taps! You know I had to give it a try.

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Ablis’s Lemon Ginger is one of the new CBD drinks that have come onto the emerging cannabis edibles market and, just like other products, it claims to have many health boosting qualities due to the addition of active cannabidiol to its list of ingredients.

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A little bit about Cannabidiol (CBD). As one of the 113 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis, it is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. While not formally adopting the claim of the health benefits found in cannabidiol, the Lemon Ginger drink offered by Abliss in their “Thrive” product line is a light and refreshing drink that doesn’t weigh you down like other brews we offer. Perfect for summer!

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Its fresh taste comes through lack of fancy finishing touches you might find in a more processed drink, and Ablis doesn’t add fancy finishing touches, like carbonation, to their Lemon Ginger drink. They keep it simple with organic lemon juice, organic ginger and organic cane sugar.

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While, the brewers of Abiss’s Lemon Ginger make no claims to the rumored health benefits found in CBD, research appears do indicate that it offers many health benefits, without the intoxicating effects typically caused by tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC.  When I tried a glass I experienced no effects beyond the surprising and pleasantly satisfying taste of a great drink.

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In the end, I would recommend Ablis’s Lemon Ginger for anyone who is looking for an alternative drink that’s perfect for warm weather. And, while they don’t specifically endorse it as a “health” drink, it does leave you feeling refreshed and doesn’t weigh you down like some other drinks can.

Stop by the Yukon Tavern today to try the latest drink added to our online leaderboard, Ablis Lemon Ginger!