HiFi MoJo- Rhythm and Blues

I’m not sure where September went, and as all Portland natives know, the rain will present itself before we know it. Take a seat outside at Mock Crest, and enjoy the sun, drinks and great food.

As fall moves in, don’t miss HiFi MoJo Saturday, September 29th at 9 p.m. as they bring their rhythm and blues to the Tavern.

The  moment their voices rang through my laptop speakers, I was hooked. The blend of harmonies is excellent in “Smoke and Mirrors”. HiFi MoJo offers a true to nature blues sound and lyrics. In 2011 Hifi Mojo’s CD “Are You In, Kid?” was nominated as the Cascade Blues Association’s entry for the International Blues Challenge’s contest for “Best Self-Produced CD”.

Members include: Marty Henninger – Drums, Vocals
Ray Mann – Bass, Vocals, Drums
Gary Lapado – Guitar, Vocals,
Kerry Canfield – Keyboards, Vocals
Cliff Ashmon – Blues Harp, Vocals

Music, bio information and much more is available on their website at http://www.hifimojo.net/

Things to remember: there’s never a cover charge at Mock Crest, Happy Hour served twice daily: 3 – 6PM & 11PM – 2:00AM, daily breakfast specials for $2.99, and free poker on Sunday and Monday evenings at 7 p.m.

See you there!

Free Poker And Great Food

Hummus Plate

On Sunday and Monday evenings Mock Crest Tavern offers free poker. A good game of poker is a great way to relax after a hectic Monday back at work. They also serve a fantastic menu, including this awesome Hummus plate offered Thursday through Sunday. Not only is this mouth-watering, but it’s a work of art.

While I visited, and enjoyed the beautiful Portland day in the seating outside, a basket of tater tots passed us on its way to the table next to me. My friend and I looked at each other, surely thinking the same thing. I”m not sure whose stomach rumbled the loudest. The smells from the kitchen also caught the breeze when the tavern door opened, and it took all my will power not to order a Philly cheese steak sandwich, but I wanted the breakfast too! However, since it was 5 p.m. I realized I’d have to visit between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. for the French Toast and biscuits and gravy.

For those of you that I’m making hungry, here’s the link for the menu http://www.mockcrest.com/Menu_pdf.html.

Here’s a  bit of information for you history buffs. John Mock, was a real estate developer, and contributed land for the University of Portland. He also built several homes, and one is a Portland landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s amazing the vision John had for Portland, and how it came to realization. You can see the rich history of the area and the tavern  as you drive through the streets. This is just one more reason I’m proud of being a part of it.

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