Showing posts from December, 2019

Episode 15: Giving Thanks in the Swiss Farmlands | Helvetia Tavern and Cider Mill (Nov. 27, 2019)

Deep fried brilliance at the Cider Mill On a blustery Thanksgiving eve, Nov. 27, 2019, we expressed our gratitude for our first “podiversary” and two venerable bars located on what was once Swiss farmers land and now anchored by iconic menu items. It was a marathon exploration/recording session that began at 3 p.m. and ended past midnight, with no shortage of libations in between. Shockingly we get through the bulk of the episode relatively unscathed before the wheels come flying spectacularly off in our greatest close ever!  Before that though, we first traveled deep into the western farmlands of Washington County, stepping out of the cold afternoon wind and into the sleepy, but warm Helvetia Tavern (08:54) for the best burger and beer a personal check can buy. Several (possibly ill-advised) pit stops later, we landed at Cider Mill (37:44), between SW Portland's Multnomah Village and Hillsdale neighborhoods, where we rediscovered our love for this lively survivor ov

Episode 14: Back to School! | Mock Crest Tavern & The Twilight Room (Sept. 24, 2019)

Bolted in at the bar at Twilight Room On the night of Sept. 24, 2019 -- they don’t call us the most prolific podcast in America for nothing! -- we channeled our inner Thornton Melon and went Back to School, cruising by the University of Portland to pick up friend and alum Shauna Weaver en route to two of the most legendary bars on the Bluff. We made our debuts at the Mock(s) Crest Tavern (13:05) where we discussed the bar’s homegrown branding, stubby stools, vintage glassware, and mayonnaise forward menu. Then, it was off to every Pilot’s paradise, The Twilight Room (45:22), where we perched on slightly stubbier stools, staged a Hamm’s walkout, and soaked in the obnoxious silence of trivia night. It’s the old bar podcast version of a Triple Lindy -- it’s the latest episode of History by the Glass! The neon glory of the Mock Crest Tavern exterior sign -- Nate's preferred logo for the bar.