So here’s something we all know about Portland: This is a city that takes a project and turns it upside down looking for the best possible iteration of what it could be. While the Timbers have certainly had their fair share of ups and downs trying to get things going in the right direction, they believe it’s nothing a new roster and some charcuterie can’t fix.
The Station on 26th and Alberta has gone through a similar identity crisis and is trying to mend its ways through two of Portland’s most cherished staples: Design and Food. This is being done through new management that knows something about running a tighter ship. When Josh Johnston and Jim Hall, who also own Paddy’s, Northwest Portland’s North 45 and Circa 33 decided to step up their game, they wisely chose to focus the sports aspect of the bar heavily on the Timbers. They accomplished this by retooling as a neighborhood pub… with the help of a new chef transplanted from North 45.
Like many of the better places to watch football matches in London, the pub is all about sports when the home game is on, and this is ultimately because game is about enjoying your community over (read: GREAT) food and well-made drinks; which The Station now has in abundance.