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!

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at Greeley Avenue Bar

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It’s a well-known fact that Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill hires skilled bartenders and chefs to come up an inventive and delicious menu, but that reputation has recently expanded when we hired a man who loves to bake us extra special sweet treats for the perfect finish for your satisfying meal.

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Our baker goes by the name “Fish” but there’s no denying that his skill in the kitchen goes far beyond the main course, even with that protein inspired name. Cupcakes and cookies of all varieties are baked fresh in the Greeley kitchen and fill the display plate that sits on our counter for all to admire.

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Creative baking is a self-taught skill that Fish has been cultivating for years, to the delight of friends and family alike. Now that he’s found a home at Greeley Avenue Bar he works with owners Jon and Rainer to bring in fresh ingredients for his baking, allowing him to come up with his own combinations of flavors; salted caramel nut, banana chocolate, dark chocolate, and strawberry rhubarb—to name just a few.

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His cookies are amazing, too. Chocolate chip, double chocolate, peanut butter chocolate, and every other kind imaginable. Their chewy, gooey goodness will melt in your mouth.

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And did I mention that all his cookies are as big as plates, too? This satisfied customer picked up a chocolate chip cookie and it instantly put a smile on her face.

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Next time you sit down to a dinner at Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill add one of Fish’s great desserts to your meal and you’ll leave with a satisfied smile on your face, too

Wake Up to a Breakfast at Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill

It’s a well known fact that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It should be healthy and filling, and accompanied by a glass of spiked coffee or juice. Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill has you covered with a great weekend breakfast menu and the best Bloody Marys, screwdrivers, mimosas, and spiked hot coffee found in North Portland.

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Our breakfast menu offers everything from the traditional bacon, eggs and pancakes, to vegetarian scrambles, and everything in-between. For people who hate getting up in the morning we have the “Eye-Opener” breakfast, with two eggs, bacon, and a crisp waffle with maple syrup paired with one of our spicy Bloody Marys. It’ll really get your heart pumping. Our “McBreakfast” sandwich is our “slow-food” take on the well-known fast food breakfast sandwich. Choose from sausage, bacon, or ham, with egg and cheese and encased in a toasted English muffin. It’s delicious, a great two-fisted meal, and just enough to fill you up as you head out the door. Breakfast is served from 9am to 2pm every Saturday and Sunday.

Greeley - Breakfast.jpgAt Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill we want to help everyone get a great start to their day with a delicious meal and a tasty drink. Check out our website to view the full breakfast menu, but don’t forget to ask your waitstaff about our daily specials when you’re in. Every day our kitchen comes up with tasty treats that you don’t want to miss out on, including special edition drinks!

Greeley’s Competitive Spirit Found In A Wing Basket

At Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill we love the thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat. Our twelve big screen TVs let us watch that saga play out on basketball courts, football fields, baseball diamonds, hockey rinks, and soccer pitches all over the world. But we not only celebrate that great competitive spirit on screen, we also celebrate it on our menu with a wing basket and five different sauces competing for your love.

2016-01-28 04.12.17Choose from six, nine, or twelve piece wing baskets, then team it up with your favorite sauces for a winning culinary combination. They all taste great, as I found out recently when I conducted a little competition of my own. This is my breakdown of the different tastes of Greeley’s wing sauces.

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Do you like hot sauce? Are you ready to go on a wild ride with only a wing and a prayer? All you need to do is dip into the Habanero Hot sauce to get a bold kick of out of life.

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Sweet, with a hint of savory spices make this a great sauce for those who love the taste of Asia. It’s a beautiful golden color that glistens on the wing as you take a bite.

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The original gangsta of wing sauces, Frank’s Brand Traditional Buffalo sauce provides a spicy kick with full-on pepper flavor. It’s the kind of sauce that makes you to sit up and take notice.

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Smoky and sweet, this is a great take on the traditional barbeque sauce. It scoops up well, coating the edges with a beautiful brown sauce that clings to every nook and cranny of the wing.

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You can’t eat wings at Greeley Avenue Bar and Grill without trying their own specially made “Greeley Buffalo Sauce.” Born of the cook’s own love of Buffalo wings, you’ll find that it’s smoky and sweet, with a slight kick of pepper that stays with you as you dig into another basket of Greeley’s great wings.

Next time you’re in North Portland stop by, check out our menu, and give our wing sauces a try. We’re sure you’ll find one you love at Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill.

The Mystery of Greeley’s Yorgo Burger

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“Yorgo Burger, famous!” That’s what the menu says, but what exactly makes Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill’s biggest burger so famous? And why is it named such an unusual name?

The ingredients alone are part of the mystique of Greeley’s meaty monster; two beef patties, bacon, ham, a fried egg, and cheese stacks up the whole barnyard in-between two halves of a toasted bun, but they don’t really tell you where its special name comes from. For that we’ll have to take a trip down memory lane, or maybe in this case, down memory Avenue.

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Before current owners, Rainer Wieland and Jon Batcheller, turned Greeley into North Portland’s best sports bar the previous owner was a feisty Greek immigrant with the last name of Yorgo. Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill, formerly simply named Yorgo’s, was one of several restaurants he established throughout the Portland metro area, and although his full name is hard to verify these days his reputation as a gruff but great cook lives on. When Jon and Rainer took over the restaurant they wanted to honor the original owner with a burger that was as monumental as the man who’s name still resides on the sign on their roof.

Today, Jon and Rainer have turned this once rough gathering spot into a relaxing pub where sports fans of all kinds can watch their favorite games throughout the day and into the night with a beer in one hand and a Yorgo Burger in the other.

Stop in today to pay tribute to the history of Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill by biting into a Yorgo Burger!

 

Make Your Monday Better With A Slice of Free Bacon and A Beer At Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill

Greeley - Bacon MondayDoes somebody have a “case of the Mondays?” For many people Monday is a day to dread but at Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill it’s a day to celebrate because we’ve got just the right taste combination to leave those bad Monday moods far behind.

Nobody can deny the mood altering effects a slice of perfectly fried bacon can have on your spirit and when you pair it with your favorite brew you quickly realize that even the worst day can become a great one when you’re served this culinary creation.

Every Monday the Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill crew serves up cool pints of refreshing beer with a sizzling strip of bacon cascading over the sides of the glass. It’s the perfect balance of salty, savory bacon and the just plain wonderful taste of a frothy beer, and it’s all in one glass! Keep ordering this delicious combination to create the perfect two-ingredient meal for yourself or make it a side dish to one of our many scrumptious burgers to enjoy out on our patio. We have a full menu of appetizers and meal choices to choose from, and they all taste great with bacon.

Everything’s better with a slice of bacon, so if your Mondays are getting you down give yourself something to look forward to; a free slice of bacon and your favorite beer at Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill–and our sister bar, the Yukon Tavern at 5819 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202!

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