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.

A Cold Beer On A Hot Day

I’m not sure about you, but on Sunday evening I begin thinking about the next weekend. It helps me get through those tough Mondays.

Eric Vanderwall

On Thursday, not only is Portland reaching triple digits, which qualifies for a good cold beer or two, and relaxing in the air conditioning, but Eric Vanderwall is playing at Mock Crest Tavern. His soothing music, and a cold beer, will help wash away the stress, and heat from the day. If you haven’t heard the sounds of Eric and his guitar, click here. He begins playing at 5:30 pm.

Friday evening kicks off your weekend with Mock Crest Tavern hosting Joe McMurrian, the national blues recording artist, and his band at 9:00 p.m. August 17th. They bring a soulful combination of blues, rock, Americana, and jam scene which will please even the most particular of music tastes. Their most recent CD  “Swimming in Turpentine” is available with snippets here . The band also includes a line-up of guitar/harmonica/bass and drums.

NoPo MoJo kicks off Saturday evening at 9:00 p.m. The Portland, Oregon band offers a diverse selection of acoustic and electric Americana; mixing folk, rock, blues, gypsy and country. Listen to parts of their debut album “Fallen Angels” here.

NoPo MoJo formed in 2004, and members include, Randy Yearout, Tracey Fordice, Jim Toussaint, Kevin Eastes, Rudi Spain, Johnnie Corrie, and sometimes Wayne “Wayniac” Waits.

While you’re there, sipping your favorite beverage and cooling off, be sure to check out the history of John Mock, who arrived in

John Mock

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.

Bring your friends, tell everyone about the new blog, and have a great weekend at Mock Crest Tavern!

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