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Where to wet your whistle for World Cup

June 11, 2010

From now through July 11, a considerable chunk of the local populace will be consumed by World Cup match play. If it’s your goal to find a convivial watering hole to catch high-stakes soccer on a big screen, we’re happy to oblige.

118 NE 28th Ave
The home away from home for bohemian braniacs, scooter enthusiasts, and the people that love them, will be showing games on three big screens. Drink specials as yet unknown, but Beulahland’s daily Happy Hour (4-7) includes $1 cans of Old German.

Brooklyn Park Pub
3400 SE Milwaukie Ave
Tiny neighborhood joint is a soccer-friendly sports pub with a massive selection of scotch, whiskey, and bourbon. If you weren’t a hooligan to begin with, you’ll be one soon.

Director Park
815 SW Park
It’s Portland’s newest park, right next to the Fox Tower. They’ll be showing games on Saturday at 11 AM—and there will be a beer garden. Drink up shriners!

Gustav’s Biertube
5035 NE Sandy Blvd
Radio folks from 95.5 the Game will be broadcasting live on the premises for some of the games. They’re working up a special menu that includes a German sausage platter and they’ll have special World Cup glassware you can buy for $15 and have it filled with any beer you want (only once but you get to keep the glass).

Horse Brass Pub
4534 SE Belmont St
Portland’s most revered English pub will be showing a majority of games and serving breakfast until 10 AM. No drink specials but you can’t go wrong with a few pints of Hair of the Dog’s Blue Dot IPA. The atmosphere here will be festive—people in scarves and jerseys getting rowdy real early.

4237 N Mississippi Ave
The staff will roll out a special crystal-weiss bier along with the appropriate glassware that’s been decorated with World Cup flair. Three TVs will broadcast all Germany and USA games.

Rose & Thistle
2314 NE Broadway St
This Scottish bar will be open for almost all games and will be serving breakfast for the early risers. Breakfast options include a traditional Scottish breakfast scramble, a veggie scramble, and a third choice yet to be cooked up. We recommend washing your meal down with a Fearless Scottish Ale from Estacada, which they have on tap. You can also buy raffle tickets here and be entered to win a US national team jersey or swag from Euro breweries.

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