March Madness at The Independent

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Join the hottest NCAA Bracket in town at The Independent Sports Bar & Grill for a 5.00 entry fee that benefits the Special Olympics! Sign up in the restaurant, ask your server or bartender.

Watch the action on one of our 32 TVs around the restaurant at our viewing parties, March 15th, 16th, 17th & 18th, open at 8:30am, where we’ll be serving early bird breakfast menus, $6 Bloody Mary’s (breakfast days only before noon), $5 Mimosas (breakfast days only before noon), $5 pFriem, $6 Jim Beam Black (as you like), and $6 Sauza Hornitos Margaritas.

For those who are participating in brackets, we will have the following prizes for participating in the bracket challenge:

Grand Prize – Hood River Overnight Getaway for 2 including hotel stay, whitewater rafting, dinner, &  Pfreim brewery tour!

2nd Place-VIP private party for 20 people (drinks and buffet, $250 value)

3nd Place – Widmer Kettle Grill

4rd Place – Bridgeport Fire Pit
All prizes awarded immediately after last game of the round. All winners must be present (with photo ID) at end of round to qualify for prizes. Winners are decided by point value only as determined by ESPN. Ties will be broken through an immediate onsite drawing of present winner’s names. Employees and their immediate family/spouses/partners are not eligible for prize awards.

Watch the Money Fight: Mayweather vs. McGregor, Saturday August 26

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Mayweather McGregor Poster

Join us on Saturday August 26th at 6pm for pre-game fun before The 180 Million Dollar Dance between Mayweather and McGregor. Undefeated Floyd “Money” Mayweather will come out of retirement to fight current UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor, facing off in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena and live from all 32 of our screens at 8pm. This event is 21 and older.

Grab your tickets early at

Doors open at 5pm and we will sell out, so arrive early to grab your seat and enjoy the pre-event fun that includes dueling cocktails and food specials, shuffleboard, pool, and prizes.

UFC 214 – Saturday, July 29th

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UFC fans unite and meet up to watch UFC 214 at The Independent Sports Bar & Grill on Saturday, July 29th for Jon Jones v Daniel Cormier.

Fight starts at 7:00pm PST. NO COVER. 21 & over.

Watch the fight in front of our massive drop down projector, or cozy up with your crew to a table near one of our 32 screens. Enjoy pours from one of 20 taps, the best hot dogs in PDX, pub grub & more!

Stop by early for a pre-fight party starting at 5:30pm, and snag a seat before the fight starts at 7pm! No cover!!

Kentucky Derby – Saturday, May 6th

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Join us on May 6th for “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” aka the Kentucky Derby at the Independent Sports Bar & Grill! The race starts at 3:30pm PST.

Wear your best spring colors and embrace our inner Southern Belle and Gentleman with fancy Derby hats. Grab your heels or shined shoes and meet us for:
– Maker’s Mark Mint Juleps
– Maker’s Mark and Maker’s Mark 46 promotions
– Chef Rae’s Kentucky Hot Brown (Roasted hand-carved turkey, applewood smoked bacon, mornay sauce [think buttery cheese sauce!] and tomatoes served open-faced over French bread)

$100 gift card to Independent to Best Dressed Derby guest, $25 gift card for Second Best Dressed, tee-shirt to Third Best Dressed

***Located in the heart of downtown Portland at 225 SW Broadway #100 with 20 taps and 32 screens, The Independent is locally owned serving lunch, happy hour, dinner, and late night daily!***