Free Pool Sundays at the Yukon Tavern in Southeast Portland

Sundays are fun days at the Yukon Tavern, when our bar is stocked, our kitchen griddle is hot, and our pool table is busy hosting game after game of free pool!


Rack up a game on us and spend your afternoon hanging out at your favorite Southeast Portland neighborhood bar. Whether you are an ace, a ringer or a novice, our table can accommodate any game you play. And, of course, a pint has always been a great aid in perfecting your game.

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We’ve seen all kinds of games go down on our table—like everyone’s favorite Straight Pool, the fast and challenging 3 ball, 8 ball and 9 ball games that are played in three quick rounds and, fan favorite for newbies, H-O-R-S-E. A game which is played just like it is on the basketball court, only in the dry comfort of our cozy bar.

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Bring your friends along with you and add an extra challenge to the game by betting an appetizer or drink from the bar. We have two Happy Hours, making our bar the perfect place to spend those lazy, rainy days of winter in Portland.


If pool isn’t your game we’ve got other ways to wile away the hours. Our tabletop shuffleboard table is famous city-wide for being Portland’s longest. The challenge here is to shoot the puck and try to down a beer before it stops at the other end—it’s harder than you might think.

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We’ve got hosted events scheduled throughout the month, too. Every Wednesday at 8pm are bar is filled with music when our weekly Karaoke nights take the stage, and on Thursday Texas Hold ‘em games hosted by Mad Poker kick off at 7pm. The popular “Geeks Who Drink” games held every Monday at 7pm are great for people who love trivia and our movie buffs will love the monthly “Suds & Cinema” movie nights. And, for all the budding artists out there, spend an afternoon with Vine & Pallet’s mobile studio when they set up their canvases in our bar once a month.

Our keno and video poker games are always open for winners to test their luck, too.

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And we’ve always got the best games on our big screen TV.

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Spend these rainy Sunday afternoons with your friends at the Yukon Tavern!


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!


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.


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.


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.


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!


Introducing Yukon Suds & Cinema at the Yukon Tavern in Southeast Portland!

Yukon Suds & Cinema LogoThe Yukon Tavern is switching up our movie nights with a new name and a new focus towards films that are best watched with a cold, frosty beer in a bar.

This week host Mac Bell will be showing the Alfred Hitchcock classic Psycho. This 1960 version is considered one of Hitchcock’s all-time best movies, pushing the limits of violence, psychosis and sexuality on film and is widely considered to be the earliest example of the popular slasher subgenre.

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Norman Bates, proprietor of the Bates Motel, checks Marion Crane into a room where she settles down for the night with a nice, warm shower….I’ll save the rest for those few who are new to the film, but expect a huge creep factor from this black and white classic.

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An interesting note about Psycho is that it was the first time a toilet was captured on film. Screenwriter Joseph Stefano insisted on including this shot, as he felt it would further disturb the audience. “I love this flick not only because it is an artistic masterpiece, but also because it pushed the boundaries of what you could show on film,” says Mac Bell. “And, it’s one of the earliest times the word ‘transvestite’ was used in a film. In fact, the term was so rarely used at the time the censorship board had to ask what that term meant.”

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The new “Yukon Suds & Cinema” is checking into the Bates Motel on Tuesday, October 24 at 7:20pm at the Yukon Tavern in Southeast Portland. Don’t miss it or you might find yourself screaming in your shower later that night!

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Vine and Pallet Explores Cubism This Sunday

The Yukon Tavern welcomes back Vine and Pallet Mobile Art Studio this Sunday for a lesson in Cubism, a style made famous by the legendary artist Pablo Picasso.

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Local artist and owner of Vine and Pallet Tina McDaniel combines the use of vivid colors and a fierce wolf’s stare in her latest project. Fun colors crisscrossing are the bright background for the black wolf who glares menacingly out at the viewer and red and white highlights provide a sense of movement to this intimidating canine.

Vine and Pallet is going into it’s second year as a regular event at the Yukon Tavern, providing hours of relaxing art instruction that is a perfect way to spend a rainy day inside—with good food and great beer, cider, wine and cocktails, too! Now that fall has finally arrived we’re expecting more artists to join us in learning the techniques of painting with acrylics.

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Each time Tina McDaniel brings her studio to our bar she brings with it her sparkling attitude and a knowledge of painting she’s gained throughout her life, along with all the supplies needed for you to create your own masterpiece.

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Mobile art studios are becoming more popular every year and the Yukon is very lucky to have a very gifted painter as our resident artist. Don’t expect a “paint by numbers” approach with this instructor. Tina is interested in helping you develop your own expressive style that is unique to you.  That’s what I love most about McDaniel’s instruction—each image painted in the class is different, something that is not seen in some other classes.

Join us this Sunday, September 24th from 3 – 6pm at Southeast Portland’s favorite neighborhood bar, the Yukon Tavern, for Vine and Pallet Mobile Art Studio, and come away with your very own masterpiece!

Check out our monthly event schedule on our website to see all the great events you’ll find at the Yukon Tavern in Sellwood-Moreland.


The Yukon Tavern Welcomes Reed College Students

Another semester has started at the Reed College and the Yukon Tavern would like to extend a welcome to all the new and returning students!

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The Yukon Tavern has a long history of good times as one of Southeast Portland’s longest established bar. It’s where friends gather and new patrons soon turn into regulars.

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We serve the best Pacific Northwest beers, ciders, cocktails, and wines, and have just added the new CBD drinks. Check out our automatically updated online leaderboard to see what’s on tap right now.

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Throughout the month we host several events, like karoke, Texas Hold ‘em tournaments, pub quiz challenges, free pool and painting events. A recent addition to our monthly events is the Yukon Cult Cinema, where can enjoy a fun movie experience with a beer and a burger in hand.


And we have the best pub grub menu in Southeast Portland, too!

Our chefs take pride in their work and are always trying to outdo themselves in our kitchen, with both traditional and experimental dishes. Try our weekend breakfast menu on after a late night, and don’t forget to look at our daily specials!


Our game room has Portland’s longest tabletop shuffleboard, a pool table, and several video poker machines.

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We’re also a great choice to watch your favorite teams. We’ve got screens positioned across the bar so no one will miss a minute of sports action.

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With all the great events, food, and drinks we offer it’s no wonder that our bar has become a neighborhood favorite. Stop in today to check out the Yukon Tavern in Sellwood-West Moreland.


Yukon Cult Cinema Presents the 1981 Classic Heavy Metal

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Get ready for a wild ride through the sci-fi world of Heavy Metal when the Yukon Cult Cinema returns with the 1981 rock n roll film classic.

Heavy Metal is a series of six animated vignettes that follow the story a mysterious glowing orb, called Loc-Nar. Each one presents a bizarre and fantastic tale to an astronaut’s daughter. The stand out tales include a futuristic film noir taxi ride to escape murderous thugs, a World War II bombing mission led by a haunted skeleton crew, and a ride across the universe with two stoner aliens.


The story most people remember is an epic adventure into the world of “Neverwhere” with a puny 18-year-old, turned naked muscle man “Den.” He takes on two formidable foes, including one with two huge “assests.”

Ask any fan—It’s the stuff of a teenage boy’s dream.

If you love Conan-like adventures in a science fiction world, you are going to love Heavy Metal. It’s got a great soundtrack filled with 80’s classic rock from Journey, Sammy Hagar, Black Sabbath, Nazareth and Devo, among other artists.

Yukon - Cult Cinema1 copyWho says cartoons are just for kids? Heavy Metal is a must-see classic R rated film, with all the violence and sexually charged content a kid could want. Just ask Yukon Cult Cinema host Mac Bell, who reiterates, “It’s a true cult classic. It’s mix of loud rock n roll, unique animation, and raunchy humor is the perfect movie for a place like the Yukon.”


Come out to the Yukon Tavern on Tuesday, August 29 for the classic animated masterpiece, Heavy Metal. Enjoy a few pints of beer and a basket of Yukon Waffle Fries with friends as you cruise through time and space!

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And check this out – We’ll be handing out original Heavy Metal prints created by graphic artist Andy Vanderbilt during the movie!


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Going Topless at the Yukon Tavern!

The height of summer is upon us and that means a lot of hot days in the coming weeks. We may all be thinking about cooling off on a beach somewhere, but at the Yukon Tavern you can go topless right here in Southeast Portland! 


Every good burger begins with high-quality beef, and the chefs at the Yukon don’t skimp on taste when they prepare a Topless Double Double. They use only the juiciest, most delicious meat they can find and grill it to perfection, with crispy edges on the outside and a perfectly cooked burger on the inside. They throw a slice of cheddar cheese over each patty and let it melt down the sides, sealing in the flavor and adding a creamy layer of great taste. 


Next, they pile it high with two slices of tomato and some onion and skewer it through to a bed a crunchy lettuce leaves and place it on a plate next to a dill pickle spear and a pile of fries, tater tots, or kettle chips. It’s a meal good enough for any grill master!


Whether you are living a carb free life or just prefer to keep the taste of high-quality beef front and center on your plate, the Yukon’s Topless Double Double is a great way to let loose and enjoy a summer meal.

Join us at the Yukon Tavern’s street-side seating on Milwaukee Avenue for a Topless Double Double and a pint of your favorite summer beer!