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REPEAL DAY 2014

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FUN FACT: Did you know Besaw's was awarded the very first Liquor License in the state of Oregon? Join us as we celebrate Repeal Day, this Friday, December 5th, with $5 prohibition cocktails from 5 to 7pm!

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A Relaxing Black Friday Leftover Brunch

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A little inspiration for Thanksgiving Leftovers: Bounty of Beets? Purée them and add to your favorite waffle mix for fun fall color! Swamped with sweet potatoes? They're great in pancakes. Winter Squash and pumpkin make great additions to bread.

We decorated our butcher paper "tablecloth" with fall leaves and curly squash vines in colored pencil before plopping our breakfast right on the table--like a clam bake, but breakfast-style!

It's lookin' like a fabulous Black Friday Brunch. Besaw's is open on Friday, November 28th for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hope to see you there!

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Happy Halloween!

halloween Besaw's is reminiscing about all things Halloweenie this week, which involves some of our very favorite things: Candy! Jack o' Lanterns! Costumes! Here's a few of our favorites - we can't wait to dress up tomorrow!

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Our friend Jonathan Barwood with this year's pumpkin! Shhhhh! It's Voldemort! Check Jonathan out on Food Network's Halloween Wars!

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Angela, Beth and Matt in their Halloween finery.

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Bartender Bobby - the Devil Himself!

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Just a couple'a Predators stopping by for Coffee... (Our friend Alex from OldSchoolPDX is totally rad).

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Happy Halloween, Everybody! Come see us on your trick or treating route!

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A Big Besaw's Thank You for Eleventy-One Years!

IMG_6578 A HUGE Besaw's Thank You to everyone who came to celebrate our 111 years in business last Saturday! There was fabulous food, drink, balloon animals, face painting, games & wonderful music by our friends Rogue Bluegrass & Plum Hill. We raised over $600 for Potluck in the Park from the raffle alone! Some very lucky friends of Besaw's got to take home some fabulous prizes from Ataula, Betsy and Iya, Dragontree Day Spa, Moberi Smoothies & more!

Looking forward to 111 more years - Come join us for dinner throughout the month of September, as we continue to raise funds for this amazing cause.

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Plum Hill & Rogue Bluegrass at Besaw's 111th Anniversary Bash!

To get you in the mood for our 111th Anniversary Bash, here's a little something from one of the bands entertaining us on Saturday, September 13th, Plum Hill. Hope you'll join us for a fabulous evening of live music, face painting, balloon animals, and of course, Besaw's signature food & cocktails. When: Saturday, September 13th from 4-8pm Where: The Besaw's Garden, just up the street from the restaurant at 2301 NW Savier RSVP: Let us know you'll be there! contact@besaws.com

Don't forget to get your raffle tickets for a chance to win fabulous prizes from our friends at Betsy & Iya, Ataula, Moberi & more! Tickets are available for purchase up until Saturday in the restaurant (and at the event!) for $1, or come free with your purchase of our delightfully refreshing Watermelon Sangria. All raffle proceeds benefit Potluck in the Park, who've been providing a hot meal to anyone in need--every Sunday since 1991--in Downtown Portland's O'Bryant Square.

 

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The Real Deal: Old Timey Photos of Besaw's!

Gearing up for our 111th Anniversary this September 13th, it's so much fun to look back at the old-old Besaw's. Here are some of our favorites! We hope you'll join us for live music & libations in the garden as we celebrate Eleventy-One years in  business! The Deets: Saturday, September 13th 4pm-8pm Besaw's Signature Food & Cocktails Live Music by Plum Hill & Rogue Bluegrass Band Face Painting, Balloon Animals, Caricatures & Games Charity Raffle benefitting Potluck in the Park - featuring prizes from Ataula, Moberi, Betsy & Iya, Dragontree Holistic Day Spa & more! RSVP: contact@besaws.com

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Besaw's 111th Anniversary Raffle!

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It's almost time for our Eleventy-First Anniversary Bash in the Garden on September 13th! From now until the party, $1 from every Watermelon Sangria goes to our September charity, Potluck in the Park, AND gets you a ticket to our super-awesome charity raffle!

We've got prizes from some of our favorite neighborhood spots: Betsy & Iya, Ataula, Moberi & more!

Raffle tickets will be available for purchase in the restaurant for $1 each!

RSVP to our 111th Anniversary party: contact@besaws.com

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A Li'l Besaw's History Story

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Can you believe what a difference 111 years makes? It's so strange to look back and see our little restaurant with no awning, no trees, no bicycle parking, and no crosswalk!

Here's a little visual aid to help with the comparison:

Hope to see all of you at our Eleventy-first Anniversary Party in the garden! Details available here.

RSVP: contact@besaws.com

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Eleventy-one Years of Besaw's!

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That's right, kids! As of this summer, Besaw's has been open 111 years (or eleventy-one, as they say in Lord of the Rings). On September 13th, we're celebrating in the garden from 4 - 8pm with live music by Plum Hill and Rogue Bluegrass Band, balloon animals, face painting & Besaw's signature food & cocktails.

Our generous friends and neighbors at Ataula, Betsy & IyaDragontree Holistic Day Spa & Popina Swimwear have contributed some fabulous prizes to our charity raffle benefitting Potluck in the Park!

Hope you'll join us!

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Besaw's 4th of July BBQ!

A quick update in case you missed it. Thanks to everyone who came out to help Besaw's celebrate the 4th of July! photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 photo6 photo7

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What are y'all planning for the July 4th holiday? It's on a Friday this year, so there's no excuse not to fire up that grill--or at least eat the bounty from someone else's, right?

In case you're taking on the grilling at home, here's a fun collaboration between Cheffy and our GM, Matt (also a fabulous cook in his own right):

Cheffy's BBQ Sauce Makes enough to marinade about 3 racks of ribs, with enough left over to slather on when they're done.

You'll Need: 1 quart apple cider vinegar 1/4 C black peppercorns 1 T whole cloves 1/4 C coriander 1/4 C mustard seeds 1 T garlic, chopped 1 C white wine or beer 3 quarts tomato purée 1 T fresh parsley, chopped 2 T Worcestershire 1 1/2 C molasses 1/4 C brown sugar

Bring apple cider vinegar, peppercorns, cloves, coriander & mustard seed to a boil. Strain & reserve liquid. Simmer liquid & balance of ingredients on low heat for 2-3 hours, until desired thickness is reached. You can use this tangy sauce to marinade any meat over night, and as a sauce to finish!

Matt's BBQ Baked Beans

1 Lb White beans, soaked for 24 hrs.

After soaking, salt the beans & boil--covering with fresh water by two inches--for approximately 1-1/2 hours.

3 slices bacon, diced and cooked 'til brown 1/2 cup diced onion, sautéed with bacon 1 clove minced garlic, sauéeed with bacon

Cook all above until bacon browns, strain (save bacon grease!) & add to beans.

8oz. Cider Vinegar 1 T Black Peppercorns 1tsp. Whole Cloves 1 T whole coriander 1 T Whole Mustard

Bring all above to a boil, then strain & add to below with beans:

1 T chopped garlic 4 oz. White wine 16 oz. Tomato Purée 1/2 oz. Chopped Fresh Parsley .5 oz Worcestershire Sauce 1/2 cup Molasses 2 oz. Brown Sugar

Bring above to a boil, then add everything together with reserved bacon grease.

Bake all the above at 350 degrees for approximately one hour, stirring regularly until bubbly.

Don't have 24 hours to prep? Don't want to cook at home? That's where Besaw's comes in: Our second annual 4th of July BBQ in the garden is happening from 4-7pm, allowing plenty of time to get down to the fireworks at the waterfront. Cheffy's serving up a menu of BBQ classics, along with every fabulous summertime side you can imagine. Send us an email: contact@besaws.com and we'll make you a reservation! Whether you choose a picnic blanket in the grass, or a table in the garden, this promises to be the easiest 4th of July BBQ you've ever attended.

Menu

One entrée, choice of two sides & dessert:

Laney Family Farms Ground Beef Cheeseburger Two All-Beef Hot Dogs Two Veggie Kebabs $16.00

Elk Cheeseburger Baby Back Ribs Grilled Wild Salmon $20.00

Dessert Lemon Pound Cake & Fresh Watermelon

Sides Corn on the Cobb Potato Salad Simple Green Salad House Veggie Chips Fresh Seasonal Fruit BBQ Baked Beans

 Happy Independence Day, Everyone!

 

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