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  • One More Whiskey 101 Class Announced!

    Our January 23rd class is totally sold out. Aw nuts!

    But we just announced a new Whiskey 101 class for Saturday, February 6th. As you can see above, these classes sell out quickly so reserve yourself a set—of grab a spot as a gift for a whiskey-loving pal—as soon as you can. Details here.

  • New Whiskey 101 and Whiskey 201 Classes!

    January is for learnin'. 
    Learnin' about whiskey, that is.

    Due to popular demand there will be TWO whiskey classes in January.

    On Saturday the 23rd at noon, Whiskey 101 will cover the vast world of American Whiskeys. Learn about bourbon, rye, and so much more in this interactive (drinking while learning) class. The class will be held at Paydirt (2724 NE Pacific) and runs $35, which includes a half-dozen tastings and snacks.

    Pack your passport, because on Saturday January 30th at noon, Whiskey 201 will explore the exciting world of global whisk(e)y. This $45 class—also held at Paydirt—includes six pours from Scotland, Ireland, Japan and more. Plus snacks. Don't forget the snacks.

    These classes make for a great holiday gifts (hint, hint) and always sell out. Book a spot for Whiskey 101 and Whiskey 201 right now!

  • New Menu Items

    In the recent months we've constantly been changing and updating our menu. A wide array of new salads, vegetarian sandwiches, and burgers have joined all your old favorites on the menu. Just recently we've added our Poutine (beer-battered fries, house made beef gravy, cheese curds) to the menu full time, in addition to our Cubano (roasted pork, ham, dill pickles, swiss, habanero mayo, mustard) which is on both the daily menu, and our late night offerings as well. 

    Basically what we're saying is come on over whenever your hungry.

  • Whiskey 101 Returns in December

    Remember how we announced a Whiskey 101: An Exploration of American Whiskey class for the month of November but then it sold out? Fast. It sold out very fast.

    Since we care so dearly about your whiskey education (whiskucation?), we've announced a new class for Saturday, December 5th. The class will be held at 12pm at Paydirt (28th and Sandy). This interactive class will cover the origins, styles, and varieties of American Whiskey. This includes bourbons, ryes, and plenty more. Yes, you'll get to drink as you learn, as host/professor Andrew Finkelman helps you learn more about the most fascinating spirit on your liquor shelf.

    As always, space is limited, so buy your tickets right here.

  • The Blazers & The Old Gold

    As we do every year, we are dusting off the gigantic 20oz Rip City glasses for the upcoming Port Trail Blazers season. During games—from tipoff to the final buzzer—we'll be offering cold and delicious Rainier for $2 in a special glass. 

    Hot off the presses, we've once again been named one of "Portland's 10 best bars to watch the Trail Blazers."

  • We Are Four Years Old

    Four years? Four years! It's tough to fathom, but it's true, the Old Gold is four years old. We are older, wiser, and more handsome than ever before. And we owe it all to you. Come celebrate on Sunday, October 25th, where will be grilling up some food specials, pouring some special beers, offering Happy Hour pricing, doling out free gifts, and more throughout the day. 

    In all seriousness, we are in awe of each and everyone that makes this place so special. Please come by and celebrate with us.

  • Whiskey 101: An Exploration of American Whiskey

    It's time you lean about whiskey. 
    And we'd be glad to teach you.

    We're pleased to announce Whiskey 101: An Exploration of American Whiskey on Saturday, November 7 at 1pm at Paydirt (our 'lil sister bar, now open at 2724 NE Pacific St). This interactive class will cover the origins, styles, and varieties of American Whiskey. This includes bourbons, ryes, and plenty more. Yes, you'll get to drink as you learn, as host/professor Andrew Finkelman helps you learn more about the most fascinating spirit on your liquor shelf.

    The class runs $35, which includes about a half-dozen tastings, plus some snacks as well. To purchase a spot in this soon-to-be-sold-out class, click here

  • Come Watch the 49ers!

    As we've proudly done in previous years, we will be broadcasting every single San Francisco 49'ers game this season. Currently undeafeted at 1-0, the Niners are well on their way to a perfect 16-0 season and Super Bowl victory [editor's note: Please take this post down if they lose a game], and no better way to celebrate this soon-to-be-historic run than with a Bacon Bloody Mary in hand at the Old Gold.

    Sports!