Are You Ready for Some Football!

It’s that time of year again!

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The sound of the referee’s whistle, the clashing helmets of the defensive line, the beautiful arc of a professionally thrown ball—football season is a great time of year. For North Portland sports fans there’s no better place to celebrate the season than at Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill.


Our cable sports packages, shown on our twelve TVs, will be broadcasting the best in college and NFL action throughout the season and our crowds will have plenty to say about the calls, too. It’s always a great time to join in on the “armchair quarterback” debates over an ice cold beer, and our rotating taps have all the best brews found in Portland.

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Take a look at our menu and you’ll see the tailgate food you crave is waiting for you, too. Our Out n’ In Burger has fast become a favorite. It’s a double-double burger with all the trimmings, on a brioche bun and house-made sauce. Add some fries and you’ve got an upgraded American classic. And back by popular demand, our weekend “NFL Breakfast” features two scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage and a warm buttermilk biscuit smothered in our own sausage gravy. It’ll fill you up while you ease into your day of football.
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Don’t forget our Hot Wings with your choice of five different sauces and our Cheeseburger Sliders. Amber, Greeley’s manager and chef, recently took the Barfly and Budweiser’s top honors in their sponsored slider competition.

Join us every game day this season for the best football coverage, at the best sports bar in North Portland; Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill!

Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill Hosts Barfly and Budweiser’s “Slider Competition” Champions

Our chefs have taken us all the way to the finish line with their Budweiser Bacon Jam sliders at the Barfly and Budweiser’s “Slider Competition” at Greeley Avenue Bar and Grill!


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Amber and Bode crafted an amazing slider, building on the great menu items you’ll always find at Greeley. Their creation included crispy fried onions, a blue cheese sauce, arugula, tomato and the show stopping ingredient; bacon “jam.” They paired it with a red, white and blue potato salad and the judges all agreed that it was a winning combination.


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Barfly and Budweiser occasionally show up at Greeley to test out the imaginations of our chefs and bartenders. This time they brought a kegorator of Bud with them and Greeley acted as the starting point for the daylong competition on August 19th when over 60 people showed up to see who’s slider would take the day.


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Four bars participated and the competition was stiff but in the end the best slider won. (Don’t tell anyone, but we already knew we’d win with Amber and Bode’s sliders—they always create delicious food).


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Greeley often hosts special events, including our traditional New Years Eve parties, Pub Crawl and Patio Crawl events and even bachelor and bachelorette parties. With two heated patios and a large and open space inside the bar there’s always enough room to accommodate whatever size group you expect.


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So, congratulations to Amber and Bode for their win in the Barfly and Budweiser “Slider Competition” and to Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill for its title as one of North Portland’s favorite sports bars!


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Welcome Back, University of Portland Students

The 2016-2017 school year has arrived and Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill wants to extend a warm welcome to the students of the University of Portland. Greeley is many things to many people, so here’s a little background on North Portland’s favorite sports bar.

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We’ve Got Game

Don’t worry about missing your favorite teams this football season. Our big screens, projection screens, and Greeley’s “Wall of TVs” broadcast the best cable sports packages all day long.

If you’d like to get in on a game of your own our classic pinball games, electronic gambling, pool and shuffleboard tables, and weekly Texas Hold ‘em nights provide ample opportunity to let you claim your own championship title.

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FIrst beer in Dublin at the Hairy Lemon

We’ve Got Great Beer

Of course, we’ve got all the great beer that gives our city the moniker; “Beervana!” Foreign, domestic, and local craft beers stand side-by-side with cider, the latest craze, in our rotating taps. Check out our online leaderboard to see what’s being poured in real time. And, we serve great wines and top-shelf spirits, too!

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We’ve Got Great Food

There’s nothing like a home cooked meal when you’re deep in the books. Don’t deprive yourself of a tasty treat; join us for one of the delectable specials our cooks prepare every day. Our regular menu features all the pub grub you love, and don’t leave without trying one of our pudding shots for desert.

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We’ve Got Greeley Grindhouse!

Greeley Grindhouse’s B and cult movie nights have played the best of the worst movies for four years and they never disappoint. Sharknado, Santa v. the Martians, Reefer Madness and more thrill the crowd with their amazingly bad cinema.

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We’ve Got Free WiFi

Just what every modern student needs to get through a semester of college; free WiFi! At Greeeley you’ll be able to work on your paper while watching sports and enjoying a tasty beer.

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When you’ve got a paper to finish or want to unwind with friends, head over to Greeley Avenue Bar and Grill to settle in for great food, great beer, and great sports action. We have two Happy Hours every day from 3-7pm and 10pm-closing, with a breakfast menu on the weekends when we open at 9am.


Master Your Game at the Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill’s Golf Tournament

Can you feel it? It’s your competitive spirit calling you back to one of the Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill’s most popular events of the season. Our “End of Summer” golf tournament!

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Our June golf tournament was such a success we decided to go another round before the summer was put to bed for good. Grab your clubs and your ugly golf knickers and meet us out on the links for another challenging tournament. Golf lovers from all three of our family of bars, the Yukon Tavern and Mock Crest Tavern, will be showing up to take the team title for Best Ball 2016.

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In Best Ball play all golfers compete to get the lowest score, or “best ball” for their team, which is then used as the team’s final score for each hole, going up against the best score from the other teams. Best ball can be played with teams of two, three or four players, so grab your friends, family, or random people you met at Greeley and head out to Wildwood Golf Course. Teams will be randomly selected and each player will do their best to carry the round in hopes of taking the whole tournament and claiming champion status of the course.

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Register by August 13th at the Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill to reserve your spot in our “End of Summer” Golf Tournament happening on August 20th. It will be a day of exciting play on one of Portland’s best courses, followed by dinner and an award ceremony where prizes will be handed out to the best players. Tee off time will be at 1pm and all skill levels are welcome. Sign up now because space is limited.

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Go for the Gold at Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill

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Queue the music.

Light the torch.

Raise your country’s flag and watch as the best athletes in the world compete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro!

“The Olympics remain the most compelling search for excellence that exists in sport,

and maybe in life itself.”

-Dawn Fraser (Australian swimmer, 8-time winner at the 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympics)

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The Olympic Games are back again this summer, with all the suspense, agony and triumph we’ve come to expect from the games. From the moment an athlete walks onto the track at the opening ceremony, to the moment they feel the weight of a medal around their neck, they take us along on their journey to greatness.

           “For athletes, the Olympics are the ultimate test of their worth.”

-Mary Lou Retton (American gymnast, 5-medal winner at the 1984 Summer Olympics)

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It doesn’t matter which sport you follow, the Olympics is the ultimate test of strength, endurance, and personal best. This year the games might prove especially challenging as news of Rio’s unpreparedness has athletes wondering what to expect when they arrive in Brazil’s second-most populated city. But there’s no doubt that whether or not the country is ready for the games, our athletes certainly are.

           “My only focus was the Olympics because in my sport, that is the ultimate.

Everything is geared toward that, and my entire life was geared around

getting there and winning gold.”

-Cammi Granato (American ice hockey, 2-medal winner at the 1998 Winter Olympics)

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Catch all your favorite summer Olympic sports and the athletes you love to follow on Greeley’s twelve TVs from August 5-17th. See if swimmer, Michael Phelps will top his 22-medal sweep from 2012, or if the women’s gymnastics “dream team” an live up to their name. And, what stars will emerge from the track and field and soccer competitions. You won’t want to miss out on all these great moments of Olympic action at Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill!


Swim! Swim for Your Lives! A Sharknado Triple Feature is Coming to Greeley Grindhouse.

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The time has come for another great Greeley Grindhouse showing by movie maestro, Mac Bell. He’s taking it to another level this month by presenting all three “Sharknado” movies all on one night. Come for one and stay for all!

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What would you do if a tornado carrying sharks arrived in your town? B-Movie actors and 1990 pop stars, Ian Ziering and Tara Reid find out when an epic storm hits Los Angeles and brings with it dazed, confused and hungry sharks.


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Sharknado 2: The Second One

Same storm, same actors, same plot. This time taking a big bite out of the Big Apple. Do you think Al Roker can save them?



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Sharknado 3, Oh Hell No!

See above, add in the entire Eastern Seaboard and cameos galore! I’m hoping they use Ann Coulter as chum.


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Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill hosts Greeley Grindhouse every month, with film historian Mac Bell emceeing the best in cult and B-movies of every genre and from every decade, including July’s feature. “Sharknado is the perfect modern-day monster/disaster film. It’s got a strong cult following and I’m excited to watch the first three in the series with its hard-core fans. Especially, with the fourth installment set to premier on the Syfy network three days later.”

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The Sharknado triple feature Greeley Grindhouse event will take place Thursday, July 28, beginning at 6:30pm on our big screen. The bar will be stocked and our griddle will be hot, so join us as we get caught up on the last three movies in the series before Sharknado: the Fourth Awakens is premiered on the Syfy channel on July 31st.


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Meet Rainer; Sports Lover and Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill Owner

Greeley - Rainer1.jpgIt takes a lot of passion to run a bar, something that comes naturally to sports lovers no matter what games you follow. Bringing that same level of passion with you to work is what makes a good job, great, and a sports bar the place you want to be when the games are on. I sat down with Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill owner, Rainer Wieland, recently to learn more about his passion for sports and the beers he chooses when he’s watching them at Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill.

Which sports do you follow?
Ice Hockey is my favorite sport to follow. It’s fast pace and low scoring with a lot of action that really keeps the games exciting.

What beer do you choose while watching hockey?
My go-to beer is Lagunitas IPA© because of its strong flavor, so you can nurse a few beers during long games and never loose focus on the plays. I’ve also recently become a bigger fan of Guiness© after returning from the Ireland trip I took with Jon (Greeley’s other owner).


I know you were born in East Berlin in Germany. Do you follow any German teams?
Soccer has always been such a big sport in Germany so I like to see their soccer team play during the World Cup Series.

What sports do you participate in?
You’ll find me on my bicycle a lot. I participate in cycling events but not as a competitor. I do a lot of pub pedals with friends on my bicycle and make usually plan a stop at Greeley along the route.

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When you do stop into Greeley during a pub pedal what drink do you order?
I tend to start the ride with Stiegl Radler. Stiegl is made in the Salzburg region of Austria so it has a distinctive German taste that I like, and Radler is the German word for “cyclists” so it’s custom-made for events like a pub run. It’s got a light citrus taste and is low in alcohol, which makes it a perfect starter for a long run.
As we get further into the ride I turn to India Pale Ale for their robust flavor and body.

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Are there any games or events that you’re looking forward to this summer?
I’m looking forward to attending the Olympic track and field trials coming up in Eugene early next month and seeing the best runners in America compete against each other. And, always the start of a new hockey season.

What’s your favorite American team or player to watch?
The Portland Winterhawks, of course! They have exciting games and it’s always great to see Winterhawk fans come into Greeley. I also like watching the USA Women’s soccer team. They’ve really brought a lot of excitementto the game.

Join Rainer in cheering on your favorite team in front of one of the twelve TVs you’ll find at Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill, and don’t forget to order up your favorite beer, too!IMG_1567