After what seems like forever, Yukon Tavern will be reopening as Multnomah County enters Phase 1 of Oregon’s three phase reopening plan. The tentative reopening date is Friday, June 19. With Phase 1 guidelines in effect, you can expect to see a few changes at your favorite Eastside watering hole. 

Limited Seating

The first thing you are likely to notice is our limited seating capacity. We’ve moved and removed a few tables to ensure the mandatory six (6) feet between tables. We will also be limiting the number of guests on the premises to about half of normal, and no groups larger than 10 people will be permitted. Oh, on more thing – there is no seating at the bar/counter. This is to ensure proper social distancing.

People in the same party seated at the same table do not have to be 6 feet apart. Oh, in case you are wondering, you do not have to wear masks or face coverings while seated at a table. 

Limited Hours

Yukon Tavern will resume our original operating hours and will open at will open at 11 a.m. and close at 10 p.m, seven days a week. That means all food and drink must be consumed by 10 p.m.

No Fun Allowed. Just kidding.

For the time being, there will be no Mad Poker, Last Call Trivia, pool, video games or shuffleboard play permitted. And, sad to say, for the time being we will not be holding live music on Friday or Saturday.  There’s always Keno!

Safety First

Hope you like the smell of bleach, because in the weeks ahead your Yukon bar staff will be channeling Mr. Clean. You can expect to see them cleaning and sanitizing the bar constantly. They will be disinfecting all customer contact surfaces at the tables between each dining or drinking party, including seats, tables, menus and even the condiment trays.   

Video Lottery Games

The rules have changed a bit regarding the Video Lottery games too. Lottery games will be spaced to ensure the the required six feet of distance between machines. If you wish to play a Video Lottery game, please ask permission from our new Lottery Concierge — we thought it sounded better than Bleach Lady. They will clean and disinfect the machine before you begin play. Please note: you won’t be allowed to access or change Video Lottery games without first requesting access from the Lottery Concierge. Only one player may play or be near a Video Lottery game at one time. Again, this is to ensure social distancing.

We recognize these new changes will be a bit challenging at first and may take a bit of getting used to. But they are being implemented to ensure the health and safety of our customers and employees.

We are grateful to the many of you who have been asking about our reopening and we look forward to seeing you again. Mask and all.

Stay safe, Eastsiders.