This past Saturday many of my co-workers, friends, significant others and I attended a special event for an awesome cause at the Macadam’s Bar & Grill in Southwest Portland. The cause was a benefit for John Brown. In my regular life away from drinking and writing about micro beer, craft beer and related topics, I am a Child Protective Service investigator. A few months ago John Brown, a son of a supervisor in my unit, was inovlved in a horrible accident. In the aftermath, John the father of three lost a leg and was unable to work. Macadam’s Bar & Grill was gracious enough to allow a beneft to be held in their fine establishment even on the night when many college football conference championships were being held. Hence it was already going to be packed with sports fans. The event was a huge success attended by over one hundred people and raised $10,000 for John and his family. Thank you everyone!! I am very proud to be a part of a CPS family that comes together to help in essence our extended family. Not to mention that John also likes the Oregon Ducks like yours truly.

This was the first time I had been to the Macadam’s Bar & Grill sports bar. The staff were welcoming and one of the bartenders was wonderful. I beleive his name was Aaron. I know because I must of went up to the bar over a dozen times to order a favorite IPA: Terminal Gravity IPA. Between the silent auction and themed basket raffels my buddy and I consumed good beers from the bar’s big selection. I also had shots of excellent tequila which helped me loosen up to think I could karaoke like Richie Valens singing La Bamba. Huge fail, hehe. Besides the warm atmosphere, great service and healthy selection of adult beverages Macadam’s has a tasty menu including yummy appetizers which I thoroughly enjoyed. With that said I’d like to say thank you on behave of the event organizers to the exceptional Macadam’s Bar & Grill staff and its owners Tallie and Ryan Steele for allowing such a special event to take place in your bar. Cheers!

Macadam’s Bar & Grill
5833 SW Macadam Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97239
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