Saying Good-bye to Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill

Time marches on, and so do I. I’ll be moving to a new city soon. When I get there, I’ll seek out those special places, just like Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill, to kick back, relax, and enjoy watching a game with friends. Still, there are many things I’ll miss, and these are a few of my favorites.

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Sports, Sports, Sports!

Greeley has been my favorite courtside seat for seven years. No matter what season or what game is being played, I know I will find a great seat in front of one of Greeley’s twelve big screen TVS. During this year’s NBA playoff season, I met friends at Greeley to cheer on the Portland Trailblazers and I’ll never forget all the times I got to celebrate the many amazing moments during those games.

Delicious Food and Drinks

During those playoffs (and ever game) I know I can count on a great plate of tailgating food and a thirst-quenching drink to wash it down. One of my favorite meals is Greeley’s wing basket. There’s a choice of five different sauces and I’ve had many great debates about which is best—because they’re all so good! Their new CBD drink quickly became a favorite of mine. The Abliss Cranberry Orange flavor is mild and fruity and cools down your mouth after you pop a spicy Buffalo wing in your mouth.

Greeley’s food is legendary in North Portland. Their chefs take a lot of pride in their work and are always upgrading their menu with new choices that will send your stomach into a euphoric stupor. Their weekend breakfasts, in particular, truly shine.

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Competitive Action

The competition you’ll find at Greeley Avenue Bar isn’t just viewed on screen. Every week they host Quizzys Bar Trivia and Texas Hold ‘em tournaments. It brings in some regulars that I know and new people who want to get in on the action.

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After having called Greeley Avenue Bar my sports haven for nearly a decade, I’ll miss all the fun I’ve had there, but I’ll look forward to visiting again when I’m in North Portland.

Until next time Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill!

The Checkered Flag Drops on the Indianapolis 500

Calling all NASCAR fans! The Indianapolis 500 will be racing into Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill tomorrow, Sunday, May 26that 9am!

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Track Conditions

This is the 103rdyear of the Indy 500, one of the biggest NASCAR events of the year. The competition is tight and weather predictions say there will be a chance of rain and storms at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that day. This will make the race more dangerous and the excitement more intense for the drivers as they compete to be the first to cross the finish line on the 2 1/2-mile oval track.

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The Indy 500 2019 Lineup

This year there are 36 entries that will vie for 33 spots at the starting line. In the first round of testing on April 24thRahal Letterman Lanigan’s Takuma Sato came in as the fastest, registering 226.993mph. He’s got strong competition, though, as rookie Colton Herta registered the fastest speed of 218.690mph.

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Updates to the Cars

Racers will be more secure in their cars this year with the IndyCar’s new Advanced Frontal Protection device. It’s a titanium metal piece that has been added to the centerline of every car and positioned in front of the cockpit. It’s designed to deflect debris away from the heads of drivers during a wreck. For some driver it’s been an unwelcome distraction, for other it has gone unnoticed. We’ll see how the drivers of the Indy 500 handle this upgrade.

Join us at Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill on Sunday, May 26that 9am for the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing”—the 2019 Indianapolis 500!

Saddle Up, Pub Peddlers, and Head to Greeley Avenue Bar!

In a town nicknamed “Beervana” the world-famous bar culture has infiltrated nearly every activity Portlanders participate in—including cycling. Pub pedaling tours have become a fun and effective way to incorporate two of our city’s most popular pastimes.

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North Portland’s Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill is a frequent stop on these tours. Cyclists love the convenient location, vast menu choices, and the delicious choices in light beer they find on our leader board.

Refueling for Your Ride

Start your day off with a protein packed breakfast with our All Day Breakfast plate of eggs, bacon or sausage, and toast or plan a mid-day refueling with our Spinach Bacon Salad topped with two crispy chicken tenders.

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Don’t forget the most important part of a pub pedal—the beer! Refresh yourself during your ride with a light summer brew or give your day on a bike a toast at the conclusion of your ride with a heavier brew. Our bar is filled with tasty options that won’t weigh you down on your journey through town.

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Take a Moment to Relax During Your Ride

Plan your stop at Greeley to coincide with the most anticipated games of the day. Baseball season is just getting started, but you’ll also find golf, NASCAR, tennis, and every other kind of sport there is on our twelve big screen TVs.

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We’ve even got your bike’s parking spot waiting for you! We installed new, extended bike racks a couple of years ago to accommodate the many pub peddlers we see come through our doors.

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Add Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill to your pub pedal route. Refresh, unwind, and refuel for your next jaunt through Beervana!

Best Finish of the Playoffs? Find Out at Greeley Avenue Bar

If you missed the Portland Trail Blazers v. the Oklahoma City Thunder game last Tuesday you may have missed one of the greatest endings in Portland Trail Blazers playoff history.

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In a stunner of a game, and after already scoring 47 points, Damian Lillard made the winning shot from 37-feet at the buzzer that ended the game at 118 – 115. And, as Blazers coach Terry Stotts declared, “The legend grows.”

Lillard has a history of making these game-stealing shots. In the 2014 Western Conference playoffs he scored an inbound play with a mere 0.9 seconds left on the clock and eliminated the Houston Rockets. Tuesday night’s impressive play was even better than the one deemed “The Shot.”

Lillard’s confidence on the court was evident throughout the game. He scored 19 points in the first quarter (racking up 11 consecutive points during one stretch) and by halftime he claimed 34 points total. By the end of the game he’d racked up 50 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals, making 17 of 33 field goals, including 10 of 18 three-pointers.

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Damian Lillard’s backcourt mate CJ McCollum assisted in the high-scoring game, with key baskets that kept the score close. His actions were essential for Lillard to take the team all the way to victory. Additionally, Seth Curry carried out an important steal that led to a reverse layup by Lillard, and Moe Harkless sank a couple of free throws that added to the score.

Current talk in the NBA is that Damian Lillard is one of the best clutch players on the court. If he continues like this, with his last minute, game stealing plays, the possibility of the Portland Trail Blazers claiming the championship title is well within our grasp.

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Greeley Avenue Bar and Grill will be hosting Blazer fans throughout the NBA championship games. Fans of all the teams are welcome, so come in and cheer on your favorite NBA players!

Two Great Sporting Events to Watch at Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill

April is an important month for sports fans, as one of America’s favorite sports declares a champion and another begins their run through four championship games. It’s the Final Fours and the Masters Tournament!

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The Final Four (April 5 – April 8)

Grab your brackets and come watch the NCAA’s Final Four with us on our twelve big screen TVs at Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill!

March Madness has been an exciting ride this year and the league’s best teams have risen to the top of the pack as we head into the playoffs. One big surprise this year is the fact that there’s only one number one seed left in the tournament—Virginia has been able to hang on longer than any of the tournament’s highest ranked competitors. But that doesn’t mean it’ll be an easy ride for them. Number five seed Auburn has clawed its way into a top position and is ready to hit the court for a great game.

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Masters Tournament (April 11th – 14th)

The Masters is the following weekend and golf aficionados everywhere are waiting to see which pro gets to wear the much-sought-after green jacket. Favorites of the day are Dustin Johnson, who dominated the WGC-Mexico Championship but looked shaky at the Valspar tournament, Justin Rose, who’s consistency put him on a course to a win, and Rory McIlroy who has racked up six consecutive top sixes at the start of the 2019 season.

Enjoy the sunshine and the competition while you watch the tournament from Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill front and back porches. We’ve got TVs set up so you don’t have to miss one stroke or layup of these fan favorite competitions.

March Madness Takes to the Court at Greeley Avenue Bar and Grill

Grab your brackets and come down to North Portland’s favorite sports bar for college basketball’s most exciting month of the year! Greeley Avenue Bar will be featuring the NCAA March Madness games every single one of our twelve T.V.s all through the playoff games.

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The Action Heats Up

The competition is just getting started and the heat is getting turned up on college basketball fans’ most anticipated event. In the second week of play, you can expect the players on the court to gain traction as each team chases down the dream of taking home the championship trophy.

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What the Experts are Saying

The experts at cbssports.com are predicting several outcomes, but they mostly settle on Duke giving a strong performance, as wells as Kentucky, North Carolina, and our own Western Region’s Gonzaga team was mentioned by one. A few of the players that are expected to shine are Zion Williamson and Mike Kryzewski (by basketball insider Gary Parrish), the trio of De’Andre Hunter, Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome (by Senior college basketball writer Matt Norlander), and Grant Williams and Admiral Schofield (by “Bracketology expert Jerry Palm).

With so many great teams and players to watch, we’re sure you’ll find a favorite among the final four to cheer.

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Let Greeley Avenue Bar and Grill be your courtside seat to catch all the exciting action to come in the NCAA March Madness race to the championship title. Our bartenders will keep your glasses full and our kitchen staff is ready with a menu full. (Check out our leader board to see what’s on tap right now!) Come in early on the weekends for breakfast and enjoy our food and drink specials every day!

 

St. Patrick’s Day Provides the Luck of the Draw to the NCAA’s Selection Sunday

A lot of NCAA fans will be tuning into Selection Sunday this weekend to find their luck on St. Patrick’s Day as we head toward the playoffs. Join us at Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill on Sunday, March 17th to see if your team has the luck of the Irish on their side.

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Setting the Playoff Schedule

Everyone has their favorites going into the playoff season, but the outcome of Selection Sunday will tell us a lot about which teams will have the opportunity to advance, who will be the top contenders and who are the favorites to push past rivals during the next few weeks of play.

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Get to Know the New Selection Process

The NCAA has come up with a new tool to guide how the selections made. Their NCAA Evaluation Tool (NET) combines data based on game results, strength of schedule, game location, scoring margin, net offensive and defensive efficiency, and the quality of wins and losses. The NET system was optimized until it was as accurate as possible and will be used going forward, as strategists feel this system will make better sense when looking at team performance data and late-season games (including the NCAA tournament. Additionally, certain types of data were omitted from the model, like game date and order, to ensure fairness and give equal importance to both early and late-season games. Also, a cap of ten points was put into place on the winning margin as a stop-gap measure to prevent rankings from encouraging unsportsmanlike play, like needlessly running up the score in a game where the outcome was certain.

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Get Your March Madness Brackets Ready

Put your NCAA playoff luck into place at Greeley Avenue Bar on Sunday, March 17th . Here is a printable bracket to get you started. We’ve got a great selection of Irish beer and whiskey ready for you to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as you watch coverage of the NCAA Selection Sunday!