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Not Your Father’s Root Beer Float Party – Thursday, June 9th

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Celebrate Portland Beer Week and get an update on your old summertime favorite, the root beer float, at North 45! Join North 45 and Small Town Brewing on the North 45 patio, Thursday, June 9th starting at 6pm for an evening of delicious American classics. Enjoy samples of Small Town’s hard root beer and ginger ale, and get a super yummy adult root beer float made with hand cranked ice cream! Kick back on our sunny patio and pair your float with some freshly grilled hot dogs!

Pinewood Derby Race – Saturday, June 18th

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In celebration of Portland Beer Week and our one of a kind urban outdoor space Forest Park, North 45, Lagunitas and The Forest Park Conservancy will hosting a Pinewood Derby Race on North 45’s patio on Saturday, June 18th! It is your chance to support Forest Park, drink some Lagunitas and race for glory!

Pick up your car kit at North 45 Pub located at 517 NW 21st Ave or at The Forest Park Conservancy office located at 210 NW 17th Ave Suite 210. A donation of $10 gets you the kit and entry into the race. You can build and race as many cars as you like. There will be awards for Best in Show, Best Beer Themed Racer and of course for all the glory, Fastest Racer.

Weigh-ins will start at 4:20 pm along with voting. The races will begin at 6 pm. Lagunitas will be talking beer and passing out gear. Learn more about the Forest Park Conservancy and see them race their own cars in this fun, family-friendly event.

Don’t miss this opportunity to help Forest Park and enjoy Lagunitas!

10th Annual North 45 Kentucky Derby Party

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Ladies and Gents, North 45’s 10th Annual Kentucky Derby party is Saturday, May 7th! Wear your big hats, sundresses, and seersucker for an afternoon of Southern fanciness and tradition! Join this patio celebration of the 142nd annual Kentucky Derby starting at 12:00pm.

Enjoy one-day only Kentucky food and drink specials, including Bulleit Bourbon Mint Julep slushies, as you bet for your prized horse to take the lead. Live music by Dixieland-style band, the Brass Roots Movement, will start at 2:00pm, with the race taking place at 3:30pm. The races will be shown on three screens, including one massive drop-down projector screen on the patio.

A $20 cover gives you access to one of North 45’s fanciest events of the year, with proceeds benefitting the Ronald McDonald House Charity. North 45’s 10th Annual Kentucky Derby is 21 and over only, and fancy dress is required. The bigger the hat, the better!

7th Annual Belgianfest – Saturday, September 26th

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Stop by North 45 on Saturday, September 26th for our 7th annual Belgianfest! Join us for mug and token style tastings, and our Old World vs. New World Battle where you can sample traditional Belgian beers against the NW Powerhouse Belgian-style beers. We’ll also be serving up sweet and savory Belgian waffles, our signature mussels! Starts at 2pm and goes until 10PM!

9th Annual Kentucky Derby

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Join us Saturday, May 2nd for the Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports at our 9th Annual Kentucky Derby Party benefiting Friends of Chapman Elementary

Sponsored by: Sammy’s Flowers, Classic Collection Hats & Wild Turkey


12pm- Doors open
1pm- Horse betting begins
2pm- Live Dixie Land Music by Brass Roots Movement
3pm – Best Dressed announced
3:21pm – The Race
3:25pm – Raffle for Race Winners
3:30pm – Live Dixie Land Music by Brass Roots Movement


Big hats, sun dresses, seer sucker suites. Jockeys welcome.
Mint Juleps and Kentucky Hot Brown Food specials all day
$20 Door Cover (includes entry and complimentary mint julep)
Portion of proceeds benefit “Friends of Chapman.”