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  • Whiskey 101 in May

    Attention! Attention! Our next Whiskey 101 class is right around the corner and we have a couple slots still available. On Saturday, May 10 at 1pm our brilliant wizard of whiskey, Andrew Finkelman, will teach you everything you have ever wanted to know ahout this mighty spirit. The class runs $30 and includes a half-dozen whiskey tastings, plus there are snacks. Everyone loves snacks. 

    To nab one of the final spots in this class, please stop by the bar or drop us a line.

  • Derby Day

    Come celebrate the splendor of fancy outfits, gigantic hats, and betting on horses with funny names—also know as the Kentucky Derby—with us on Saturday May 3rd. In addition to watching the ponies, we'll be slinging traditional mint juleps all day long.

    When it comes to classic bourbon cocktails, we don't horse around (sorry).

  • Another Whiskey on the Wall

    This past week, our pal Katy Jorgersen took out her finest chalk and completely rearranged our mighty wall of whiskey. Organizing and re-writing about ten dozen different whiskeys is no easy task, but did Katy did a stellar job.

    In addition to new penmanship, we have welcomed in a handful of great new pours: Elijah Craig Barrel Strength, Michter's Small Batch, Booker's 25th Anniversary, Jefferson's Ocean, and lots more! Come see (and taste) for yourself.

  • Drink Beer, Watch the Timbers, Win Timbers Tickets

    Why, I think the headlines says it all. 

    On Saturday, April 19 the mighty Portland Timbers travel to Utah to take on Real Salt Lake at 6:30pm. During the match—which will be showing on our TVs, naturally—we'll be serving up the refreshing Widmer Brothers Green & Gold Kölsch and handing out raffle tickets to anyone who orders a pint. After the match, the raffle winner will take home a pair of tickets to the Timbers vs. D.C. United match on Saturday, May 3, plus some other Timbers goodies as well (sadly, not a chainsaw or a lock of Michael Harrington's majestic hair). 

    Put on your favorite scarf and we'll see you on Saturday.

  • Say Hello to the Gold Miners

    Clearly a champion softball team was not enough for us, so we're proud to announce that we've sponsored our very first little league team. The mighty Team Old Gold "Gold Miners" of North Portland Little League made their triumphant debut this weekend, taking down their vicious rivals Cascade Petroleum (down with big oil!) by the score of 1-0. 

    Bring that championship trophy home, boys!

  • The Old Gold NCAA Basketball Bracket

    For our third consecutive year, we are happy to bring back The Old Gold NCAA Pick 'Em League. It's free to enter and the winning team will take home a $40 gift certificate, T-shirt, and the right to create a cocktail we'll serve during the championship game (which, as we all know, will feature the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers).

    Enter right here and good luck.

  • Saint Patrick's Weekend

    Saint Patrick Day? Oh sure, maybe if you like dyed-green Budweiser and faux-Irish shamrock artwork. Here at The Old Gold, we are not content with a single day celebration, and instead we prefer Saint Patrick Weekend.

    From Friday, March 14 through Monday, March 17 we will be rolling out a special food menu—Corned Beef Banh Mi, Guinness Beef Stew, Bailey's Irish Cream Brownies, and more—plus a bevy of drinks that fit the occasion. From Guinness to custom Irish Whiskey flights, we have it all.

  • Shamrock Run and Playworks and The Old Gold and You!

    The annual tradition of wearing green and sweating profusely in front of others, the Shamrock Run takes over the streets of Portland this Sunday, March 16. Much like last year, we'll be hosting a post-Shamrock Run party at the Old Gold and everyone is invited.

    You don't have to run the race to participate, just come on by between 11am-4pm and we'll be donating a portion of all sales to local non-profit Playworks (which, in case you were unaware, Playworks' full-time coaches create a fun, inclusive & safe school environment for more than 6,500 students and teachers in 15 low-income schools, reducing bullying and reclaiming valuable teaching time every day). 

  • Goodlife Brewing Tap Takeover

    It's actually happening!

    We don't hand over the keys to our taps often, so it's safe to say that when we do, it's kind of a big deal. On Thursday, March 6 we will be teaming with Bend's Goodlife Brewing Company for a unique tap takeover event. In addition to a slew of fine-flowing Goodlife brews, we will be offering custom-made whiskey/beer pairings, in addition to food specials that incorporate Goodlife's beer. 

    The good times start at 4pm and will last until the taps run dry.