A Quentin Tarantino Favorite Plays at the Yukon Tavern in March

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The Yukon Tavern Movie Night is taking the action up a notch with one of Hollywood’s most creative directors, Quentin Tarantino. On Tuesday, March 19th we’ll be showing his 2007 movie Death Proof.

This film was originally released as a partof a double feature with another exploitation film created in the tradition of the 1970s versions that were shown in a grindhouse theater. With a muscle car as the true star, high-octane action, and the violence that is common in this director’s work, we will be taken on a wild ride that is sure to end badly for its characters.

The Plot

Set in Austin, Texas, three girlfriends, Julia, Arlene and Shanna, meet in a bar to drink, smoke and make out with their boyfriends before traveling alone to Lake LBJ for a girls’ weekend. While at the bar they meet former Hollywood stuntman Mike. He invites  Pam a ride in his “death-proof” stunt car, a type of modified car used in the 70s exploitation films that protected the stuntmen from injury during their fast-paced crash scenes.

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Cut to fourteen months later and we find Mike in Lebanon, Tennessee in the midst of another chase, but this time his intended targets, Abernathy, Zoë and Kim, are a tougher, more determined match for the old-timer and decide to turn the tables on their attacker.

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A Film for Movie Fans

Fans of cult classics love movies like Death Proof. It’s gritty, hard-core, and fun for all who love the seedy underworld of 1970’s Hollywood filmmaking, and Tarantino is today’s master of the genre. With a star-studded cast that includes Kurt Russell, Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson, and famed stuntwoman Zoe Bell, this movie knows what viewers want and serves it up on a grimy, sleazy platter.



Another Yukon Tavern Movie Classic

Join us this Tuesday, March 19that 7:20pm for the modern-day exploitation film, Death Proof.We’ve got the perfect venue for a film that pays homage to the gritty exploitation films of the past.





Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day With a Beer and a Whiskey at the Yukon Tavern

For beer lovers everywhere there is no other holiday like St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a day to celebrate our love of great Irish whiskey and revel in the magic of a great tasting beer. In Portland, one of the world’s most prolific craft beer and spirits cities, this holiday is particularly special, and we invite everyone who likes to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day to join us at Southeast Portland’s Yukon Tavern.

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The Beer We Serve

Every day the Yukon has eighteen beers featured on our rotating taps. (Check out what is currently being offered on our automatically updated online leader board!) In honor of the Irish brew masters and their holiday, we are featuring several beers brewed on the Emerald Isle this month, including Smithwick’s Irish Red and a favorite of stout lovers, Guinness. (To find out the proper Irish way to enjoy an Irish beer check out our blog post “How to Dink a Guinness the Irish Way.”)

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The Difference that Makes Irish Beer Better

Irish brew masters produce over eight hectoliters of beer every year, with lagers representing 60%, stout accounting for 34%, and ale making up 6% of beer exports internationally. Their methods are rooted in over 350 years of perfecting the brewing process and using barley grown in their cool-weather, rainy climate (sound familiar?). During the 18thcentury, brewers began importing hops from England and increased their production to more than 600,000 barrels of beer produced annually. Sales were also boosted at that time due to a tax leveled against distilleries to encourage less whiskey drinkers in exchange for what was considered the less disruptive drink and beer. The reputation of Irish beer continued to grow over time through competitions held by the Royal Dublin Society, giving awards to brewers who used the most Irish hops and those who produced the most porter.

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Great Irish Whiskey Tasting

Interested in tasting the rich, smooth taste of a great Irish whiskey? The Yukon offers an Irish Whiskey Flight that features three different whiskeys with a complimentary Guinness or Smithwicks chaser for only $12! With thirteen different varieties to choose from, we’re sure you’ll fall in love with one, or maybe all three. We’ve included two from Jameson, one of the most popular Irish whiskeys.

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The love of Irish beer and spirits continues to thrive in our city and we’re inviting all the lucky people of Portland to the Yukon Tavern on St. Patrick’s Day to toast two of the Emerald Isle’s best exports, delicious Irish beer and whiskey!



Two Great Flavors in One Fruity Drink

Ablis CBD Beverages has done it again! They’ve created a drink that is so good it deserves to be sitting side-by-side with Portland’s best beers at the Yukon Tavern.


Ablis Beverage’s Cran-Orange CBD drink has found a home on the Yukon Tavern’s rotating tapsand its rich, fruity flavor has quickly become a favorite of people who are looking for a  boost of CBD.


Last year we added Ablis’s Lemon Ginger drink to our drink menu and got a great response from our customers. They told us we were onto something good with this healthful, delicious drink, so it was a sure thing that the latest version of their CBD recipe would be a slam dunk, too.

Their cran-orange uncarbonated drink is packed with a mellow sweet flavor, giving our customers a delicious alternative to alcohol laced beverages. It’s sweet, without being overly saccharine, and rich in layered fruit flavors. This complex drink is a perfect accompaniment to a hot meal during the waning winter months.


Ablis™ products are crafted in Bend, Oregon using all-natural, GMO-free ingredients. All Abliss products contain 99+% pure THC-free hemp CBD cultivated in accordance with section 7606 of the Agriculture Act of 2014, or sourced through DEA and FDA recognized producers. (Ablis does not make any statement or claim on the health benefits of using CBD products.)

The evidence of CBD’s health benefits are still being investigated, but you don’t have to rely on its effectiveness as a health aid as a reason to enjoy this drink—it’s delicious flavor is enough to hook you! Come into the Yukon Tavern today to try Ablis’s new Cran-Orange CBD drink. It’s sweet, tangy and delicious!

Feelin’ the Love of Our Yukon Tavern Guests

The Yukon Tavern is feelin’ the love of our patrons this Valentine’s Day, with more and more great reviews coming. Take a look at some of the things people are saying about Southeast Portland’s classic dive bar.

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Our Atmosphere

“A True American-They call it a dive bar?? It’s far from being a dive, it’s great, we had a great time with the friendly locals, and the staff are awesome! They really know how to mix the drinks. We had bar food, which was cooked quickly and very well, and we visited there a lot while on holiday. It is the place to be—with their shuffleboard table, poker nights and various channels on their TV’s they cater for everyone it’s worth a visit.”

-Michelle S., TripAdvisor

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Our Drinks

“Thedrinks are stiff and cheap. The tater tots are amazing and the atmosphere is completely classic. Every time I’m here I meet people I want to be friends with for life.” #truth

-Megan S., Yelp



Our Food

“Yukon does it right. Booze is ludicrously cheap here and it is a first rate dive bar. What can you say to a plate of better-than-your-expectations biscuits and gravy for $6.00? Load me up! That’s what you say!”

-Shiherostar, Barfly


Our Events

“A hole in the wall place with a shuffleboard table and poker nights. Comfortable like a pair of your old favorite shoes.”

-Pazdua, TripAdvisor

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Our Staff

“Laid back-I thought the Yukon was rad. The bartender was friendly to me and you can’t complain about cheap PBR drafts. Couple the cheap prices with a nice red velvet interior and a good crowd.” -Raincnty, Barfly

This Valentine’s Day bring your special someone to the Yukon Tavern and let us share our love for Portland’s great dive bar culture with you!

Super Bowl LIII at the Yukon Tavern

Finally, the long wait is over! Super Bowl LIII is coming to television screens all over the world and you can count on the Yukon Tavern to be your Southeast Portland neighborhood Super Bowl LIII headquarters.

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Join our football loving fans and feel like you are at the 50-yard line at our bar. You won’t have to miss out on one minute of action between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots when they take the field in Atlanta at 3:30pm Pacific Time.

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The predictions for the game are mixed going in, making for an exciting game. With the Patriot’s previous Super Bowl experience and their powerful offense led by (love ‘em, or hate ‘em) quarterback Tom Brady, and the Ram’s powerful defense that has brought them back from the brink this season, it’s anyone’s game this year.

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Sports viewing at our bar is better than being at the game because you’ll stay nice and warm and our bartenders are ready to keep your glass full of your favorite beverage! Bring your friends and sidle up to the bar to cheer on your favorite team while you sip your favorite beer. After the game you can stick around to either celebrate your team’s win, or drown your sorrows in one last pint.

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Super Bowl Sunday also gives you another chance to dig into the delicious dishes from our NFL Breakfast menu that our chefs have been serving every weekend all season long. With standards like bacon and eggs, to a champion’s meal of bacon, eggs, potatoes, and biscuits and sausage gravy, we’ve got a plate that will fill you up for a day of gridiron action!IMG_2712

And, of course, we’ll have all your favorite beers on tap throughout the day, so no more runs to the store to get more for you and your guests! We’re happy to keep your glass full and your team spirit high as you follow the highs and lows of the game.

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Join us at the Yukon Tavern this weekend to cheer on your favorite players as the Rams take on the Patriots in Super Bowl LIII!


Healthy Eating, Yukon Tavern Style

It’s a new year, with all the familiar resolutions to eat healthier than you did when you indulged over the holiday season. The Yukon Tavern is here to help with delicious pub grub that will give you the good food you want at a tavern but won’t throw you off your goals.

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Getting Your Vegetables

Start your meal with a basket of Fried Green Beans and dipping sauce. They will give you that satisfying crunch typical of a great appetizer without the carbs associated with fries, tater tots, or onion rings. With a cupful of sauce (our fried green beans comes with ranch, but you can go for something spicier, like BBQ or Siracha), you’ll get the pleasing experience of traditional finger food, without the calories.

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Protein Packed Entrees

Burgers don’t have to be a cheat meal. Get your fix with a Yukon Topless Double! We load it up just as you would expect a burger to be, with lettuce, tomato, and onion stacked on top of two juicy patties and a creamy slice of melted cheese for a low carb treat. There’s a pickle on the side and we can leave off the chips if you want to go all the way in meeting your goal. This is a great option for those following a keto or gluten-free diet.

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 Vegetarians Rejoice!

We may be known as a traditional neighborhood bar with a menu full of delicious fried treats, but that doesn’t mean we can’t up our game to include a vegetarian choice on our menu. We’ve created a Veggie Burger that will provide the protein punch expect in a burger with the pleasing taste that you expect from the Yukon. We pile on the vegetables and cheese and put it between a velvety bun. It’s a veggie miracle!


Healthy Drinks? We’ve Got You Covered!

Pair your meal with Abliss Lemon Gingerdrink for a dose of the much talked about CBD natural supplement. It’s a cool and refreshing drink that provides the health benefits of marijuana, without the mind affecting chemicals of THC. The best part is that it hightens the taste of the healthy meal you’re enjoying!

Start the year off on the right foot with a healthy, satisfying, and delicious meal at Southeast Portland’s Yukon Tavern!


Escape to the Yukon Tavern for Your Holiday Hideaway

The celebratory marathon is nearly over and your cup of cheer is nearly depleted. Don’t fade away into a mountain of wrapping paper and jingle bells–come down to the Yukon Tavern, your holiday hideaway!

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Our bar will open at 11AM on New Year’s Day to serve our Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood friends.


Get the taste of leftover turkey out of your mind by biting into a juicy burger from the Yukon kitchen in our “end of the year” meal before you face your New Year’s resolutions. You don’t have to hold back on this meal because it’s still technically holiday food, so pile on the tater tots!


Take out all the stresses of hosting relatives with a pint of beer, a glass of wine, a mug of cider or a shot of liquor. Our bartenders can mix up any of your favorite drinks, or give you a pull from one of our rotating taps. (Check out our online leader board to see what’s on tap right now!)

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NCAA football bowl games will be playing on our TVs all day. You won’t have to miss any of the action on the field as you recover from days of goodwill. Cheer on your team and let the wrath you have for the opposing team chase the remnants of forced holiday cheer out of your mind.

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Start 2019 off right! Join us in Southeast Portland at the Yukon Tavern on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day for a tavern lover’s “me” day and you’ll be able to escape the holidays with a burger, a beer, and college football bowl games!