The Yukon “Suds and Cinema” Presents a Special Halloween Showing of “The Shining”

“Here’s Johnny!”

That’s right—one of Hollywood’s best ghost stories is coming to the Yukon Tavern this Tuesday, October 30th!

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The 1980 classic The Shining is based on the best-selling book by horror master Stephen King. It was produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick and takes place at the historic Overlook Hotel located in the Colorado Rockies. (With exterior shots of Oregon’s own Timberline Hotel stepping in for the Overlook.)

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The movie follows frustrated writer Jack Torrance, played by Jack Nicolson, and his family to the Overlook when he takes a job as the hotel’s winter caretaker. With his ditsy wife and clairvoyant son in tow, they soon find themselves at the mercy of the ghosts that permanently inhabit the hotel. It’s a role that underscored the “on-the-edge” characters that Nicholson became famous for and exhibits the artistic character of Kubrick’s filmmaking style.

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The Shining is a favorite of many fans of horror, one of which is the Yukon Tavern’s manager Ashley McGarr, who says, “That movie is so good and so scary—it IS Halloween!”

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October is the month to celebrate the ghosts and goblins that hide in the shadows, so don your scariest costumes and gather up all your fiendish friends for a night at the movies. This film is made to freak you out and, between King’s warped storytelling, Kubrick’s artistic filmmaking and Nicholas’s crazed performance, The Shining delivers a frighteningly fun cinematic experience.

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Join us on October 30th at 7:20p.m. at the Yukon Tavern for a terrifying trip into the world of Hollywood horror. Come in costume and get a treat of a free well or domestic pint on us! And, don’t worry—our bartenders are not ghosts.

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Vine and Pallet Returns with a Fall Themed Painting

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Shh… Can you hear it? Is it calling your name?

Listen close and you might hear your artistic spirit calling you to the Yukon Tavernin Southeast Portland for another Vine and Pallet mobile studio workshop.


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When you sit down to an afternoon of painting with Vine and Pallet’s resident artist Tina McDaniel you experience art instruction, as well as inspiration. Tina has been painting all her life and is passing on her knowledge to her students through formal and informal instruction. Don’t worry about your experience or skill when you paint with Vine and Pallet; just bring your “can do” attitude and you’ll be taking home your very own masterpiece at the end of the event.


Vine and Pallet has all the supplies ready for you to create a masterpiece of your very own, so all you’ll need to bring is your willingness to give it a try. And, while you’re here why not order up a great meal from the Yukon’s kitchenor a drink from our bar. Painting with Tina is always a fun social event, so get creative and join the party!

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This month Tina is taking us to the dark side with a Halloween themed painting of a terrifying pumpkin patch. Unlike other mobile art studios, Vine and Pallet strives to bring out the unique inner artist in you, so don’t expect a “paint by numbers” approach with this instructor. Tina is interested in helping you develop an individual expressive style that you can develop over time, refining your vision and opening the channel to your own endless inspiration.


Come out to the Yukon Tavern in Southeast Portland on Saturday, October 6th at 3pm to paint with Tina McDaniel of Vine and Pallet!

The Walking Dead Takes a Bite Out of Last Call Trivia at the Yukon

Last Call Trivia is bringing back the dead with a night of Walking Dead trivia this Monday, September 24that the Yukon Tavern.

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Host Kelly Richardson will take us through a night of questions all laser focused on the hit show “The Walking Dead.” From plot points, to programming; nothing is off limits in this fun, face-paced game where anyone who loves the hugely successful, extremely suspenseful show will find themselves an expert.


A Walking Dead Last Call Trivia Question:

What familiar tree is shown in the foreground of funeral scenes?


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During each round, players will have the opportunity to wager points on each of their answers. For example, in the first half of the game, you can wager 1, 3, or 6 points, and because each wager amount can be used only once, players must make their choice based on the amount of confidence they have in your answer. This wagering system allows players to use strategy along with knowledge of the show.

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The two hour game is free to all players and teams are comprised of one to eight players. Throughout the game the Yukon staff will be on hand to deliver  Just enough time a juicy burger and your favorite beer right to your table.


 Answer: A weeping willow.


Drag your undead corpse into the Yukon Tavern this Monday, September 24that 7pm for a night of fun with Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes and his gang of survivors as they battle their way through a zombie apocalypse. All fans of “The Walking Dead” will be welcome at this special edition of Last Call Trivia—whether or not you have a pulse.Photo by Ewen RobertsPhoto by Ewen Roberts


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!




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.


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!






New Quizmaster Brings a Fresh Mix of Questions to Last Call Trivia

Nothing beats a fresh take on an old favorite. Kelly Richardson, the new host of Last Call Trivia believes this, too, and she’s proving it round after round of bar trivia every Monday night at the Yukon Tavern.

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Kelly has always loved trivia and has played trivia games since she was a child.  She began playingLast Call Triviawith friends and really enjoyed the combination of strategy and trivia knowledge that the game employs. A year later, she joined the Last Call team to host her own games. In her role of quizmaster, she brings this lifetime love on the road to bars around Portland, with a broad range of questions that include everything from history, science, literature, pop culture, and more. When she’s at the Yukon she finds that the crowd really gets into the game and she enjoys the spirited, friendly competition that plays out during the game.


Last Call Trivia is Kelly’s favorite format for bar trivia. She finds that the pace of the game provides ample opportunity for socializing between questions and the questions are varied enough that all players have a chance to flex their trivia muscles.


That’s what I found when I played a Kelly hosted game. With a time limit of one song for each answer stage, there was time enough to refuel with food and drink, chat up your fellow players, and even throw out some playful banter to the other tables.


And, a few players even backed up their answers with some tough talk and a few bets for drinks. After six rounds of three questions each and four bonus questions, the game wraps up the first-place winners taking home gift certificates from the Yukon and the last place winner taking home a booby prize, courtesy of our host Kelly. Our table missed out on both by coming in third place. But we won on fun!

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Our informal games are open to a single player team or teams with multiple players, and Last Call Trivia gives $2,500 away at each of their City Tournaments (3 times per year for a total of $7,500 locally in Portland) and $10,000 at our National Tournament in April!

Come out to the Yukon Tavern for Last Call Trivia on Monday nights at 7pmand join host Kelly Richardson as she tests our collective trivia knowledge!

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!