Freak Flag Fly and Katelyn Convery This Week!

Mock Crest has a fantastic weekend lined up with great music! Ron Stephens and Freak Flag Fly will start the weekend off performing Friday July 11th, at 9:00 p.m.

Ron has worked in the industry for forty years, and his experience spans in several directions including performing, writing and recording music. Ron’s knowledge has also landed him in the heart of several of Portland’s most popular and successful bands, on stage, and behind the scenes in the  studio.

Members Include:

  • Ron Stephens
  • Carlton Jackson
  • Denny Bixby


Katelyn Convery

Katelyn Convery

Katelyn Convery joins Mock Crest Tavern Saturday evening, July 12th at 9:00 p.m.

Katelyn was born in Portland, Oregon, and is a singer-songwriter who draws inspiration from the human experience and her travels across the world.

She purchased her first guitar at the age of 16, taught herself to play, and started writing simple songs. She continued writing songs in high school and during her first 2 years of college at the University of Oregon. However, real inspiration didn’t hit until she traveled to Europe in 2006 to attend a study abroad program in Oviedo, Spain.

“Leaving the country for the first time was like being reborn. It was like breaking free of my self-made cocoon and finally being able to see past the end of my nose. It began a period of processing my feelings and observations through song-writing. And it’s never really left me since.”

Katelyn now resides in Cape Town, South Africa, where she hopes to record a full-length album including her most recent songs in the next year.

What’s on rotating draft at MCT?

  • Double Mountain Kolsch
  • Angry Orchard Crisp Apple
  • HUB Organic IPA
  • Double Mountain Hop Lava

Have a great week, and we’ll see ya there!


It’s the Left Coast Blues Band and Johnnie Ward Sharkskin Revue

Lee BlakeMock Crest Tavern welcomes the Left Coast Blues Band this Friday night, June 20th! Head on over to hear some awesome blues tunes! The music starts at 9:00 p.m.
Lee Blake has played the blues and R&B for more than forty years. He performs with several bands including Left Coast Blues Band, The Lee Blake Band and sometimes adds players for larger venues and performances. He plays solo as well and performs roots music on a Regal/ National steel bodied resophonic guitar.For additional information and tunes visit Lee Blake at Reverbnation.Johnnie Ward Sharkskin Revue continues a great weekend and performs Saturday night, June 21st, at 9:00 p.m.

They are playing their fantastic blues, swing, jazz, and also featuring Portland blues legend Johnnie Ward and Chanteuse Lauren Sheehan. Johnnie, who is a Muddy Award winner, leads the band on tenor saxophone, harmonica, saxcello, and vocals. They feature original music as well as a wide variety of material from Ella Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf, and Thelonious Monk. Catch their performance on youtube.

Don’t forget to join us every Sunday night at 6:30 p.m. for Quizzies hosted by Roy Smallwood and free Hold ‘em Poker on Monday night at 7:00 p.m.

Did you know?

  • There are an estimated forty-nine million (49,000,000) bubbles in a bottle of Champagne.
  • Vodka has been the largest selling distilled spirit in the US for over 25 years and one of every four alcohol drinks consumed in the world is vodka or vodka-based.
  • The strongest that any alcohol beverage can be is 190% proof (or 95% alcohol). At higher proof, the beverage draws moisture from the air and self-dilutes.
  • Foot treading of grapes is still used in producing a small quantity of the best port wines.
  • A trokenbeerenauslese is a type of German wine made from vine-dried grapes so rare that it can take a skilled picker a day to gather enough for just one bottle.

Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!

It’s Open Mic Night This Thursday

It’s Open Mic Jam night so come  join us at Mock Crest Tavern this Thursday,

Randy Yearout

Randy Yearout

May 22nd, at 8:30 p.m. with Randy Yearout and Tracey Fordice. 

Randy plays guitars and Vocals with the 8-Balls, and founded the North Portland band NoPoMoJo. Known for his multi-instrumentalist and songwriting abilities, Randy writes songs in a variety of musical styles combining blues, folk, jazz, rock, and country.

Tracey Fordice brings a powerful and unique voice to the stage, as well as plays the piano and writes songs.

Tracey Fordice

Tracey Fordice

Her latest CD, “Long Hard Day”, offers original material. Dean Baskerville, the Grammy winning recording engineer, engineered her CD. He is widely known for “Soak Up the Sun” by Cheryl Crow.

I’ve got some fun Portland trivia for everyone:

Fiction novelist Chuck Palahniuk, makes his home in Portland. He shares about his time here in his book, Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon

Over 100 years ago, Portland was considered the most dangerous city in the states to go out for a drink. Not because you might end up dead, but instead shanghaied on a boat to another country.

Portland’s “Shanghai Tunnels”, lesser known as “Portland Underground”, connected the basements of many downtown hotels and pubs to the Willamette River’s waterfront. Originally built to move goods from docked ships, these tunnels quickly created a unique network of passages and thoroughfares that were used by unscrupulous individuals called “shanghaiiers” or “crimps”, to move drugged and kidnapped individuals unto ships and into slavery and prostitution.

Quizzy with Roy Smallwood is every Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. and free Hold ’em Poker on Monday nights starting at 7:00 p.m.

Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!

Alcohol and Fun Facts at Mock Crest Tavern

mockcrest-20110715-250Mock Crest Tavern has served the Portland area for more than 60 years, and there’s a reason for that. It’s a great place to go, kick back and blow off some steam. And, there’s always something fun to do.

Speaking of fun, thanks to everyone who has gone to Quizzies! Roy Smallwood delivers quite an entertaining evening with his trivia questions. Quizzies will continue on Sunday nights at 6 p.m.

Just a few fun alcohol facts for you trivia players.

Bourbon is the official spirit of the United States, by act of Congress – Defining “Bourbon.” The State (Columbia, SC), 5-1-02,

The longest bar in the world is 684 feet (or about 208.5 meters) long and located at the New Bulldog in Rock Island, Illinois – Yenne, B., and Debolski, T. The Ultimate Book of Beer Trivia. San Mateo, CA: Bluewood, 1994.

The founder of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) no longer belongs to the organization. She resigned after it became increasingly anti-alcohol rather than simply anti-drunk-driving.

Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected President of the U.S. in 1932 on a pledge to end National Prohibition -Yenne, B., and Debolski, T. The Ultimate Book of Beer Trivia. San Mateo, CA: Bluewood, 1994.

The consumption of alcohol was so widespread throughout history that it has been called “a universal language – Dr. Patrick McGovern, an archaeological chemist at the University of Pennsylvania quoted in The history of Drinking: Uncorking the Past. The Economist, 12-22-01.

Mock Crest Tavern offers some new drafts on tap including:

Rotating Taps Currently:

  • Double Mountain Vaporizer
  • Breakside Pilsner

Breakside Brewing’s Liquid Sunshine Pilsner is a German-style lager with a complimenting bitterness. This Pilsner is very light and refreshing and it’s brewed and bottled right here in Portland, Oregon. 5.2% ABV.

Halloween is next week so stop by Mock Crest Tavern in costume and get a free drink and at 9:00 pm SCARY-OKE,  Goulish Karaoke, will begin so don’t miss the fun!!

Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!

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