We’re Hittin’ the Links! The Yukon Tavern Golf Tournament Is Back!

Grab your clubs, because the annual Yukon Tavern Golf Tournament is back and we’re hittin’ the links on Saturday, May 27th!

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Our spring golf tournament is one of our most popular events. Golfers from all three of our family of bars; Greeley Avenue Bar and Grill and Mock Crest Tavern, join us on the for nine holes of friendly competition and a beautiful day outside in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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In Best Ball play all golfers compete to get the lowest score, or “best ball” for their team, which is then used as the team’s final score for each hole, going up against the best score from the other teams. Best ball can be played with teams of two, three or four players, so grab your friends, family, or random people you met at the Mock Crest and head out to Wildwood Golf Course. Teams will be randomly selected and each player will do their best to carry the round in hopes of taking the whole tournament and claiming champion status of the course.

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Register by May 21st at the Yukon Tavern to reserve your spot in our spring Golf Tournament happening on May 27th. It will be a day of exciting play on one of Portland’s best courses, followed by dinner and an award ceremony where prizes will be handed out to the best players. Your registration includes eighteen holes of golf and a free rental golf cart. All skill levels are welcome, but sign up now because space is limited.

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Mad Poker Comes to the Yukon Tavern

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Here in Southeast Portland you don’t have to head to Vegas for some fast action at the tables, because every Thursday night the Yukon Tavern hosts free games of Texas Hold ‘em with the help of Portland’s own Mad Poker!

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Mad Poker is a free local poker league and a favorite among gamblers across Portland. The weekly tournaments run about three hours long (depending on the number of players), with sign-ups beginning thirty minutes prior to the first hand, running until a winner is declared on the final hand.

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The Yukon’s regular dealer is CJ, a Mad Poker Director who’s racked up seven years leading the games. He has come know our players well, but always welcomes new players to join in on the friendly competition. Mad Poker provides a gimmick free, fair play game for players of all levels of experience.

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You’ll find a list of their rules and the legal stipulations on their website, along with a page where players get special recognition for phenomenal hands. There are also details about Mad Poker’s many special events, including bus trips to casinos and their “Randomonium Games,” like Crazy Pineapple, River of Blood, Deuces Wild, Joker Poker, Suicide King and Bed Knob Queen Wilds, and Omaha. The dealers will help you out along the way as you learn new games.

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Dealers cut the deck at 7pm every Thursday night at the Yukon Tavern. And, if you can’t make it down to the Yukon for poker you can visit our two North Portland bars—Mock Crest Tavern hosts Mad Poker on Mondays and Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill opens their tables on Tuesdays.

Hope to see you there!

Paint Your Heart Out Returns to the Yukon Tavern

Vine and Pallet is back this month at the Yukon Tavern! 


This Sunday, April 9th, Tina McDaniels and Vine and Pallet return to the Yukon after a month off. Along with her assistant Deana, McDaniels will be leading us through every step of the process of painting a beautiful desert and river landscape similar to that of Easter Oregon. Unlike many artist-led painting events, McDaniels takes a more in-depth approach and teaches the craft of painting, rather than a “paint by numbers” approach.

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Tina and Deana will have all the supplies—canvas, brushes, paints, and aprons—ready for you when you arrive, and our bartender and Yukon kitchen will be ready to keep your drinks full and serve you great food.

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I have been to several Vine and Pallet events held at the Yukon and each time I come away with a great painting that I am proud to hang on wall. McDaniels has a long history of teaching her craft to all levels of experienced and inexperienced artists. She is self-taught and has shown her paintings around Portland, as well as having teaching experience in formal studio settings, as well as informal places like our bar. 

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If you are looking for a relaxing afternoon out at a friendly neighborhood bar join us this Sunday, April 9th from 3-6pm at the Yukon Tavern for Vine and Pallet’s monthly painting event, and come away with a beautiful painting of your very own!

Celebrate Spring with a Yukon Tavern Blue Cheese Burger

Spring has sprung! The birds are singing and we’re seeing glimpses of blue sky overhead. After the kind of winter we’ve had, I think that calls for a celebration at the Yukon Tavern with one of our delicious Blue Cheese Burgers!


As the days get warmer and the skies get clearer, we all begin to count down the days until we can spend every hour outside in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We’ll sit outside at one of our street side tables and enjoy a great beer and a burger while we enjoy the company of our Sellwood-West Moreland friends.


The burger that springs to mind when we have these happy thoughts is our Blue Cheese Burger. Its layers of savory beef patty, fresh lettuce, tomato, onion, and a heaping smear of blue cheese dressing inside a toasted bun is perfect to get you in the mood for the many evenings of good times to come. Pair that with some tater tots, onion rings, or our famous Yukon Waffle Fries and a great craft beer and you’ll have a perfect meal all inside one basket.

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The never-ending winter of 2017 is finally over and it’s time to celebrate with us at Southeast Portland’s favorite neighborhood bar! Stop by this evening for a Blue Cheese Burger and some friendly conversation and get your mind set for the warm spring nights to come at the Yukon Tavern.

It’s Not Your Daddy’s Jukebox

No bar is complete without music. Rousing beats from a brightly lit jukebox brought people to the floor in the ‘50s and they’re still doing it today at the Yukon Tavern. 


Our NW Amusements digital jukebox holds all your favorite rock, pop, rap, hip-hop, and country hits, along with a smaller number of videos that are shown on the big screen TV. These songs are regularly updated so that you can listen to everything from the goldie-oldies rock-a-billy, to classic rock hits from Led Zepplin, or you can even let the “DJ” spin the latest Beyonce hit.


Music can be easily ordered through an app on your phone, by calling a number on a screen, or by using credit card. It’s so easy; it’s hard to stop at just one!


At the Yukon, we know that music is essential to get the party started. The beats, the background music, the shared experience of getting into a brand new song; all this brings people together inside our tavern. So, don’t feel alone if you want to break out in a dance—just grab a partner and get your groove on!

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The Yukon Tavern has been a staple of the Southwest Portland bar scene for nearly a century, and with each decade they’ve opened their doors to customers with a friendly and welcoming environment. That tradition continues today, in part through the music that comes from our hi-tech jukebox. Stop in tonight to listen to your favorite music and enjoy a beer with your Sellwood-West Moreland friends and the people of the Yukon Tavern!

Dress Yourself Up in A Yukon Tavern Hoodie

When you’re out and about in Southeast Portland on these cold, wet wintery days keep your eye out for the latest fashion trend to hit the streets, the Yukon Tavern hoodie!


Our black sweatshirt will wrap you in warmth and protect you from the elements as you make your way out the door to join your friends at our bar. We spared no expense when it came to designing this sweatshirt. It’s made of high-quality cotton fabric and features the Yukon’s logo on the front and an outlined image of our bar and the address on the back. So if you ever find yourself lost, let our sweatshirt help you find your way back to Sellwood’s friendliest neighborhood bar.

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The sweatshirts come in small, medium, large, X-large, XX-large, and XXX-large and wears well, becoming that one sweatshirt you would feel naked without. It’s easy care, too—just toss it in the washing machine and throw it in the dryer. It is sure to quickly become one of your favorite, most reliable pieces of clothing in your closet.


The Yukon Tavern sweatshirt makes a great gift for any of our faithful patrons. It is both practical and shows off one of their favorite home-away-from-home havens. So, the next time you’re enjoying a beer at the Yukon Tavern don’t forget to purchase one of our black hoodie sweatshirts from our wait staff for only $25, then slip it on and wear it right out of the bar!


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.


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.


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!