Friday, January 20, 2012

Totchos at Oaks Bottom! and TGIF!

TGIF! We're ready to sit back and have a pint - care to join us?

Today at Sidebar, we'll be serving Port Barrel Aged Brewdolph, a Belgian style red ale aged in Maryhill Winery Port barrels for a year then cellared for another year; C-Note Imperial Pale Ale; Sounder Slayer, a bright golden, highly drinkable crisp lager that abounds with spicy hop bitterness and smooth Pilsner malt flavor; Condor Pale Ale; Black Dawn El Salvador, a rich, full bodied stout featuring strong roast and dark chocolate notes that play nicely with the dominating coffee presence, courtesy of more than three pounds of El Salvadoran coffee per barrel; and Arctic Blast, a NW winter warmer that pours a dark ruby hue and features chewy caramel malt and hints of chocolate that are balanced by a generous dose of English Golding hops. Sidebar is closed for a private party on Saturday, Jan. 21 but this same menu will pour on Sunday, Jan. 22.

Lompoc fans on the west side of town, join brewer Bryan Keilty tomorrow, Jan. 21, at Uptown Market, a new specialty brew store located at 6620 SW Scholls Ferry Rd. in Beaverton. Bryan will be there from 3 to 6 pm pouring samples of LSD, Cherry Christmas, Black Dawn III, and Arctic Blast. Uptown Market features a large selection of domestic and imported brews, plus two running taps at all times. They also offer growler sales, kegs to go, and all the fixings for making your own brew.
TotchosAre you a fan of our Totchos? Do you consider yourself a bit of an adverturer when it comes to food? Then you're going to love "Totchos of the World" at the Oaks Bottom Public House! For six weeks, beginning Monday, January 23, and continuing every Monday for five weeks after that, we'll feature a new culinary Totcho treat from a different country. Order that week's Totcho (Monday thru Sunday) and get a passport. We'll stamp your passport for every country's flavor you try. Collect all six stamps, and you'll receive a free order of our regular Totchos and a Lompoc pint! Never heard of Totchos? Our traditional version is a heaping plate of tater tots smothered with cheddar & jack cheese, tomatoes, jalapeƱos, black olives and onion, topped with sour cream and salsa. Totchos of the World will deliver totcho-riffic variations from Italy, Cuba, Jamaica, India, Peru & Spain.

Oaks Bottom Public House Presents "Totchos of the World"

PORTLAND, Ore. - Jan. 20, 2012 - The Oaks Bottom Public House, a Lompoc pub in the Westmoreland neighborhood of SE Portland, has long been recognized as the place in the city to order Totchos - nachos made with tater tots instead of tortilla chips. Starting Monday, January 23, Oaks Bottom will present "Totchos of the World," a six-week culinary journey exploring the crispy, crunchy snack.

Oaks Bottom traditionally serves a Tex Mex version of Totchos in a volcanic mound of piping-hot tater tots covered with cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, sliced jalapeƱos, olives and onions, and topped with sour cream and a crater full of salsa.

Every Monday, from Jan. 23 to Feb. 27, Oaks Bottom will feature a new culinary Totcho treat from a different country on its menu. Executive chef Mike Parmenter has come up with Totcho recipes inspired by cuisine from Italy, Cuba, Jamaica, India, Peru and Spain. The flavor of the week will be available Monday through Sunday for the six-week period. 

The first week's order comes with a passport. The pub will stamp your passport for every country's flavor you try. Patrons who collect all six stamps will receive a free large order of regular Totchos and a pint of Lompoc beer.

Oaks Bottom is located at 1621 SE Bybee Blvd. For more information, visit or call 503-232-1728

** thanks to Chris Crabb for this update from Lompoc! **