Claes relocated to Oregon from California, and then in the 80′s he moved to Portland. After several name and band changes, The Blueprints were born. Today, he plays in a number of bands, where he sings lead and harmony vocals; plays the keyboard, and harmonica, as well as writes and records his own music.
Other bands he performs with include:
- The Blueprints
- Claes and Sons
- Reverb Brothers
- The New Iberians
With Quizzies trivia every Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. are you aware of the history and trivia of Mock Crest and the Tavern. If not, it’s time to brush up! It might be your winning question.
John Mock, who arrived in Portland in 1852 with his family when he was eight years old. The following spring, his father claimed three hundred and seventeen acres in the district, now known as University Park. Additional information on John is available to read at the tavern.
The tavern has existed for over 60 years, serving the North Portland area, and named after John Mock, who settled in 1852 on the bluff overlooking Swan Island. Not only does the area hold history, but the actual building itself does as well. Its earlier uses include an ice cream parlor, meat market and pharmacy.
Mock Crest opened in 1947, and Jon and Rainer took over in 2001 building it into what we love so much today. Focused on the community, and bringing everyone together for a great place to play poker, lottery machines, and live music (no cover charge ever), and Quizzies, they pride themselves on the laid back friendly atmosphere. As they should.
Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!