Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill Fall Sports Round Up

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The 2017 fall sport season has finally arrived! Football, baseball, and soon the NBA will be lighting up Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill’s “Wall of TVs” and we’re all getting ready to root for our favorite teams. This is a little of what we’re expecting to see in sports this fall.

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NFL

After a failed attempt at the Super Bowl last year, the Atlanta Falcons are starting out strong, and the LA Rams are showing strength after their move to LA from St. Louis, with quarterback Jared Goff along with defensive team doing surprisingly well.

Despite early predictions, the Dallas Cowboys are struggling early in the season, and on the Pacific Northwest front, the Seattle Seahawks need improvement if they want another chance as the Super Bowl. Right now they’ve got a good defense but their offense is lacking.

College

In the world of college football, Alabama and Clemson are both great teams. They made it to the championship last year are likely to again this year.

In the Pac 12 Division, USC, University of Washington, Washington State, and Oregon all look good, with the three schools from the Pacific Northwest so far holding down undefeated streaks and ranking in the top 25.

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Baseball fans are very excited for the post-season games. The Cleveland Indians, who last year lost the World Series, have won 22 games in a row—more than any other in baseball team history! The LA Dodgers seem to be coming back for another good year and the Chicago Cubs started slow but turned it on recently and are looking at the World Series, as well.

Houston fans are all rooting for the Astros, who are considered one of the best leagues in baseball, with their best offensive teams in years. A bright note for the battered city’s fans.

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NBA

NBA training starts next week for the upcoming regular season coming up in November, and we’re looking forward to another year of Portland Trailblazers ball.

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Come into Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill, your favorite neighborhood sports bar, this fall for

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great sports action shown on Greeley’s “Wall of TVs,”

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great tailgate food,

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and the best beer, cider, wine, and cocktails in North Portland!

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Welcome Back, University of Portland Sports Lovers!

Another semester will soon be starting at the University of Portland and Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill would like to extend a welcome to all the new and returning students!

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If you’re looking for a new bar to call headquarters during the year’s most watched sporting events come check out our “wall of TVs,” where floor-to-ceiling screens keep four games front and center—24/7. We’ve got a total of twelve televisions inside outside on our front and back patio and a big screen in our main room.  You’ll never miss a moment of great competitive actions!

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All the best Pacific Northwest beers are on tap, along with ciders, cocktails, wine, and the new CBD cannabis drinks that everyone’s talking about. We also carry the domestic and import brews you love.

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And the best pub grub menu in North Portland, too!

Our chefs take pride in their work and are always trying to outdo themselves in the kitchen, with both traditional and experimental dishes. Try our breakfast menu on Saturdays and Sundays after a late night.

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Best of all, Greeley Avenue has a great group of regulars that make our bar a fun place to meet up with friends. Throughout the month we host poker and quiz nights and we’ve got a pool table, tabletop shuffleboard, and pinball games waiting for you to conquer.

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We’re also a great alternative when you need some study time. Our free WiFi will keep you connected so you don’t have to shut yourself away when you’ve got a big paper to write. Plus, we also have great Irish coffees, too!

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Make a pub run to Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill and see why we are North Portland’s favorite sports bar!

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Karaoke, Hairyoke, with the Portland Beardsmen at Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill

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The Portland Beardsmen are taking the mic at Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill, and you’re all invited to join in on the fun of “Hairyoke!”

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The  Portland Beardsmen have made Greeley Avenue Bar their home base for years, hosting their monthly get-togethers at our tavern and enjoying their favorite craft beers with their friends. Now they want you to join them as they show off their vocal skills.

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Whether you are a serious singer or one that just likes to have fun, you can let your talents loose on the crowd at Greeley. Join us for a night of karaoke with the Portland Beardsmen at Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill. We will have the equipment set up and ready for you to belt out your favorite tune while you enjoy a night out with friends.

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Of course, the audience is important, too, so don’t worry if you don’t want to take the stage, we have a place for you at Greeley’s “Hairyoke Night.” Our bar has is a great open space, with two outside porches that are great places to chill out in-between performances. It’s sure to be a great night out, and our bar staff will be on hand to serve you the great drinks and food you can always expect when you come out to Greeley.

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This is the first time Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill has hosted a karaoke night and we’re happy the Portland Beardsmen have chosen our bar as their stage on Monday, August 28th at 8pm for “Hairyoke Night with the Portland Beardsman.”

 

 

How to Drink A Guinness the Irish Way

Again and again, Portland finds itself at the top of every list for the best beer city anywhere in the world. We know beer because we love beer. But do we know the proper way to drink beer?

Last year Jon and Rainer visited Ireland where they were schooled on the proper way to pour and drink a Guinness and now they want to share their education with Portland’s beer aficionados. Because, as one Irish bartender told them, “Great bartenders know how to craft a perfect pint.”

Here are the finer points of pouring the perfect pint of Guinness:

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Image: First Beer in Dublin Ireland at the Hairy Lemon.

The “Two Step Pour”

  • Use a Guinness drinking glass, with the Guinness logo.
  • Grip Guinness glass with fingers placed vertically along the side with your forefinger on the harp.
  • Tilt the glass 45 degrees under the tap letting the beer pour onto the harp.
  • Pull the tap handle all the way down, pouring onto the harp .
  • When the beer level reaches bottom of the harp, SLOWLY rotate the glass upright and “STOP at the top” of the harp.
  • Set on bar for viewing and wait 2 minutes, or when the liquid part of the drink reaches the bottom of the harp and the foam is settled on the top.
  • Finish filling the glass with the glass held straight down under the tap.
  • Pour to the very top to create a head that is 3mm above glass and 18mm below to create “provide of the rim,” or the beautiful presentation of a traditional pint of Guinness.

 

The “One Step Pour” for Guinness in the can.

  • Place the can on a level surface.
  • Open the can and allow it to sit for five to ten seconds.
  • Tilt the glass 45 degrees, and pour onto the harp.
  • When the level reaches the bottom of the harp, level the glass vertically and finish the pour to create the famous Guinness head.

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Note: Don’t be surprised when you pop open a can of Guinness and hear a rattling sound inside. All Guinness cans come with a patented “widget” ball. It’s a little plastic ball that provides movement inside the can to create the optimal head on their thick and creamy stout. Those Guinness brewers think of everything!

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And most importantly: How to Drink a Guinness, according to the Guinness master brewer.

Guinness drinkers stand proud! You’ve earned your space at the bar.

  • Elbow up to a horizontal position
  • Eyes to the horizon.
  • Tilt the glass head and enjoy the flavor of the beer. The head should be same size from the first sip to the last.

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If you want to practice your skills at drinking Guinness the traditional way visit us at Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill in North Portland and watch as our bartenders demonstrate the finer points of Guinness drinking

Going Topless at Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill!

The height of summer is upon us and that means a lot of hot days in the coming weeks. We may all be thinking about cooling off on a beach somewhere, but at Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill you can go topless right here in North Portland!

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Every good burger begins with high-quality beef, and the chefs at Greeley don’t skimp on taste when they prepare a Topless Double Double. They use only the juiciest, most delicious meat they can find and grill it to perfection, with crispy edges on the outside and perfectly cooked on the inside. They throw a slice of cheddar cheese over each patty and let it melt down the sides, sealing in the flavor and adding a creamy layer of great taste to their masterpiece.

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Next, they pile it high with two slices of tomato and some onion and skewer it through to a bed a crunchy lettuce leaves and place it on a plate next to a dill pickle spear and a pile of fries, tater tots, or kettle chips. It’s a meal good enough for any grill master!

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Whether you are living a carb free life or just prefer to keep the taste of high-quality beef front and center on your plate, Greeley’s Topless Double Double is a great way to let loose and enjoy a summer meal.

Join us on Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill’s front and back porches for a Topless Double Double and a pint of your favorite summer beer!

Got a Sweet Tooth? We Can Help You With That

You’ve enjoyed a juicy burger. You’ve downed it with one of Portland’s great craft beers. You taken care of the hunger that’s been plaguing you all day, now it’s time to satisfy your sweet tooth with one of Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill’s  favorite treats; a spiked Pudding Shot!

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Our bartenders have created a treat for all of you who love to end their meal on a sweet note. They’ve mixed the great taste of chocolate, the airy texture of whipped topping, the creamy smoothness of milk, and a doubled-down kick of Baily’s© Original Irish Cream whiskey and vodka,

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It’s a drink you eat with a spoon!

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Whether you try the original chocolate flavor, or a special edition variety of coconut or peppermint that are sometimes featured as a special addition to the menu, you’ll love our take on this party favorite. They are great before, during and, of course, after every meal. I love them right after one of Greeley Avenue’s Three Pepper Fire Burgers as a way to take the temperature back down. And, one Pudding Shot, or more, make a great prize to bet on when you step up to the pool or shuffleboard tables.

Next time you are at Greeley Avenue Bar and Grill in North Portland give one of our spiked Pudding Shots a try. It’s a great way to end a meal and start a party!

The Greeley Avenue Leader Board’s Latest Addition: Ablis Lemon Ginger

All the good news about the health benefits of wine, beer and cider only serves to reinforce our love for the great drinks we serve at Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill. What can be better than enjoying a casual drink and getting healthy? Well, I’ve been hearing rumors of a great new drink at Greeley, and I knew I had to give it a try.

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Ablis’s Lemon Ginger is one of the new CBD drinks that have come onto the emerging cannabis edibles market and, just like other products, it claims to have many health boosting qualities due to the addition of active cannabidiol to its list of ingredients.

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A little bit about cannabidiol (CBD)— As one of the 113 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis, it is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. While not formally adopting the cannabidiol health benefits claim, the Lemon Ginger drink is part of Ablis’s “Thrive” product line and it’s light and refreshing taste is a perfect summer drink!

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Its fresh taste comes through the lack of fancy finishing touches, like carbonation, that you might find in a more processed drink. Ablis keeps it simple with organic lemon juice, organic ginger and organic cane sugar.

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While the brewers of Abiss’s Lemon Ginger make no claims to the rumored positive effects of CBD, research does appear to indicate cannabidiol does offer many health benefits , without the intoxicating effects typically associated with the better known marijuana extract, tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC.  When I tried a glass I experienced no effects beyond the surprising and pleasantly satisfying taste of a subtle, light flavored drink.

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I would recommend Ablis’s Lemon Ginger for anyone who is looking for an alternative drink that’s perfect for warm weather. And, while they don’t specifically endorse it as a “health” drink, it does leave you feeling refreshed and doesn’t weigh you down like some other drinks can.

Stop by Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill today to try the latest drink added to our online leaderboard, Ablis Lemon Ginger!