Those Summer Nights at the Yukon Tavern

The Yukon Tavern calendar is full of fun events that will take you out of the heat and bring you into the cool embrace of your favorite Southeast Portland neighborhood bar.

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Irish Sunday – July 15

Our Irish celebration continues with another Sunday dedicated to the music, food, and drinks of the Emerald Isle. This is the third time we’ve hosted this event and we’re bringing back customer favorites; whiskey tasting, Na Rosai Irish band, traditional foods, and Guinness!


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Last Call Trivia – Mondays

Bring out your inner trivia nerd at the Yukon’s weekly quiz event, Last Call Trivia. Compete by yourself or with a group of friends to see who is the most knowledgeable trivia expert that ranges from sports, music, current events, and more!

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Suds and Cinema Movies – Tuesday, July 17

Mickey Rourke and Faye Dunaway will be joining us at the Yukon when Suds and Cinema Movies present the 1987 tavern themed movie “Barfly.” This movie is a favorite of Yukon manager Ashley and our tavern is the perfect setting to watch this story of poet Charles Bukowski’s Hollywood exploits during the 60s, 70s, and 80s. The show starts at 7:20pm.

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Mad Poker- Thursdays

The action’s hot every Thursday when the roving dealers of Mad Poker bring their free games of competitive gambling to our tables. The dealers have over 22 years of combined experience in league play and management and their games are open to all, regardless of skill level.

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Vine and Pallet –  July 22

Enjoy an afternoon of artistry when Vine and Palletset up their canvases for a guided session of acrylic painting. Each month a new subject is explored and all supplies, including the canvas, are provided. More details to come on our July session. Check out the Yukon’s Facebook page for more details on the date, time and subject for July.


Hanging out at your favorite neighborhood bar on a summer night is a tradition in Southeast Portland and this July you have five reasons to spend your evenings at the Yukon Tavern!



Meet Ashley McGarr, the Yukon Tavern’s New Manager

Yukon - Ashley McGar.JPGNearly six months ago, when word went out that the Yukon Tavern was looking for a new manager, the decision to become part of the new Yukon team was an easy one for Ashley McGarr. She’d been a part of our Southeast Portland neighborhood for long enough to feel at home in our neighborhood “dive” bar and she wanted to play a part in ushering in a new era at our historic bar.

Ashley has spent twenty years behind a bar pouring drinks for people she counts as friends all throughout the city. Over the last year she’s been serving the Yukon Tavern’s crowd and when owners, Rainer Wieland and Jon Batcheller, approached her about moving into a management position she jumped at the chance. Now she’s using that experience to manage the bar and create the mouthwatering menus that we all get to enjoy every day. Her personal favorites on that menu? The ooey, gooey Grilled Cheese with Bacon sandwich, the recently added, Pot Stickers, and the mixed drinks she concocts with the top shelf liquor stocked behind the bar.

Being right in the middle of the changes happening at the bar gives her a bird’s eye view to the great updates going on. Fresh paint, a new floor, and more events than ever are bringing in fresh faces, and Ashley loves meeting all the new people.

The Yukon is a classic dive bar that is evolving with the neighborhood. I love welcoming the people that have called it their second home for years as much as the people who are just beginning to make it their regular gathering spot.

-Ashley McGarr

Stop by the Yukon Tavern soon and say hello to our new manager, Ashley McGarr. You’ll find her serving up beer behind the bar, frying up our Yukon Gold Waffle Fries in the kitchen, or chatting up one of her many friends at the bar.