HORSE BRASS PUB CELEBRATES
The Horse Brass Pub, nestled mid-block next to the Tabor Square community
center (4534 S.E. Belmont), housed "the party of the year"
Friday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Nov 4.
The 25th anniversary was so significant that a host of breweries created
special brews for the event; they were one-of-a-kind beers "never
to cross the public's lips again."
The list of contributing breweries was impressive, and even the manager
of the Horse Brass Pub didn't know what the breweries had planned, so
it was a pleasant surprise for everyone. In addition, commemorative
horse brasses were cast to honor the occasion.
Sunday Oct. 28 marked the date of the Women's Soccer Team's 25-year
banquet, followed by a Halloween party featuring the band Crush.
Nov. 1 was the actual anniversary date for the Horse Brass Pub and
the featured band was Hard Days Knights. Sunday, Nov. 4 the music started
at noon and the Lucky Dawgs polished off the day starting at 9 p.m.
The Horse Brass Pub sports an extensive collection of memorabilia,
especially of soccer teams. Much artwork covers the walls, ceilings;
not one inch is left bare. Over the bar is a plaque that says "Free
Tomorrow." (Keep going back in case it happens!)
This writer has it on very good authority that the pub is an authentic
English pub. Local M.D. Deb Wolfson, and Carol Rossio (la chanteuse
bonne) compared notes on their extensive world travels while relaxing
in the pub. Included for discussion were trips to England, Scotland,
Africa, Mexico and other various points around the globe.
The Horse Brass Pub is a perfect setting where anyone can relax and
enjoy the surroundings, or swap stories while settled in great human
comfort. Of note was the sense that, even after extended absences from
the neighborhood, pub-goers can stroll in and feel as if they never
The Horse Brass Pub is uniquely Portland, located on the "flat
side of town" (Southeast). Time spent here is a truly all-American
experience. Portland has a proud history of true cultural diversity,
and that is in fact the "American way." The Number 15 Belmont
bus stops right out in front of the pub, and other buses are not far
away. It's a home away from home for anyone who steps inside.