Portland, OR – Let’s face it, most cities when it comes to sports and cultural influences it’s now always about where you live. For several decades the Northwest was home to the Seattle Seahawks, even if you lived in Portland. It is for this very reason that we discuss a beloved and recognized alehouse in the North’end of Portland, along Killingsworth.
Known to regulars and locals alike as Saraveza, this watering hole has been an oasis for fans from and of Wisconsin. But if the words cheesehead don’t cause you to well up a tear then maybe the persuasive, classic, brewery advertisements might. From the childhood Hamms to (the oft associated with fishing) Strohs, there is bound to be something on the walls that remind you of a garage or bathroom from yesteryear.
But today it’s not the yellow-stained billboards or the allure of seeing the color green and yellow disassociated with a traffic stop. Instead we want to remind you of Saraveza’s Meat Raffle now in its third year coming this weekend.
Not sure what a Meat Raffle is? Here is what the alehouse had to say about it and their spin on this tradition.
In Northern Wisconsin, hunters and farmers donate meat to churches and bars fundraising for those in need. This Superbowl weekend, Saraveza hosts its 3rd Annual Meat Raffle in an effort to raise money for Portland’s Urban Farm Collective. Friday and Saturday, come “Meet the Butcher” where local meat purveyors sample their product followed by the raffle. For all you Packer fans, Wisconsin-based Nueske’s Meats sponsors the half time raffle! (Check back here for game day details as Saraveza plans it’s tailgate party and doubles in size for more Packer fans for the Superbowl!) Russian River’s Blind Pig IPA will be pouring all three days!
Here is the current scheduled planned for this coming weekend’s events.
Friday Febuary 4th from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
- 9PM: Meat Raffle
Saturday February 5th from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
- 9PM: Meat Raffle
Sunday Febuary 6th from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
- SUPER BOWL HALFTIME: Meat Raffle sponsored by Nueske’s
Plus for those who would rather see their four legged counterparts breathing fresh air, than roasting on a spit, you will have the opportunity to purchase gift certificates and beer merchandise.
Friday February 4th thru Sunday February 6th, 2011 $1 each raffle ticket & must be present to win
Saraveza’s Third Annual Meat Raffle
1004 North Killingsworth Street Portland, OR 97217 (503) 206-4252
Cold beer, hot pasties & lots of homemade pickles. Saraveza is a place to celebrate beer, hang out, eat well and enjoy friends and strangers alike. We’re a North Portland watering hole and craft beer convenience store with over 200 bottles and 10 rotating taps. We adore good food and make our pasties and tavern treats w/ fresh, local ingredients and love. We root for the Packers (view ‘09/‘10 schedule), Blazers and Brewers. –source, Saraveza’s website