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!***

March Madness

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Join the hottest NCAA Bracket in town at The Independent Sports Bar & Grill! Sign up by emailing

Watch the action at our viewing parties, March 16th, 17th,18th & 19th, open at 8:30am, where we’ll be serving early bird menus & $5 Bloody Mary’s. Get our tournament special, $5 Jim Beam Black at every game.

First Round Winner: A 5 hour catered viewing party for Second Round (March 18 or 19) for up to 20 in our luxurious Private Event Space

Second Round Winner: A 5 hour catered viewing party for the first day of the Sweet 16 (March 23) for up to 20 in our luxurious Private Event Space

Sweet 16 Winner: $100 Gift Card to Patton Maryland BBQ

Elite 8 Winner: $100 Independent Sports Bar & Grill Gift Card and one night in a downtown hotel

Final Four Winner: $200 Gift Card for Best Buy

Championship Winner: 40” Smart TV provided by Beam/Suntory

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.

UFC Nunes vs. Rousey – Friday, Dec. 30th

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Head over to The Independent to watch the fight of the year as Ronda Rousey takes on Amanda Nunes in UFC 207, tomorrow, December 30th. 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.

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