North 45 Pub Hosting Specials Pre and Post Swifts Viewing
Pub specials on food and beverage before/after Vaux’s Swifts prepare to roost for the night
North 45 Pub is proud to be a long-standing community member and neighbor in Northwest
Portland for over a decade. This year we will host specials to celebrate the Vaux’s Swifts as they
prepare to roost for the night at Chapman Elementary School. Come in to try our Swift Kick
cocktail (vodka, crème de violette, lemon, simple syrup) or Chicken Katsu Sandwich with
tonkatsu sauce and spicy slaw- available all of September, just like the swifts! Or enjoy our
happy hour deals like Moules & Frites for 9.00 or Juicy Lucy burger for 6.00. Bring your family
to our NW neighborhood pub before or after one of Portland’s favorite fall traditions!
Vaux’s Swifts Background
Every year in late August, one of Portland's most spectacular natural events begins: Thousands
of Vaux’s Swifts gather in the city as they prepare to migrate to Central America and Venezuela.
Migrating swifts often use chimneys as roosts (places to sleep), and they are likely to return to
the same roost year after year. One population has been returning to Chapman since the 1980s,
and it is one of the largest known roosting sites of migrating Vaux's Swifts.
Swift watching has become a popular activity at Chapman, and on many evenings, more than
2,000 people gather to watch these aerial acrobats.
About North 45
Located in the heart of NW Portland’s “Restaurant Row,” North 45 is a neighborhood pub with
a love for international travel. North 45, the name inspired by the pub’s location on the 45th
parallel is an intimate gathering place for friends, families and a favorite date night spot
featuring mussels and frites, an extensive Belgian beer list, and dishes inspired by our global
travels. If whiskey is your weakness, choose from over 150 bottles of some the finest bourbons,
ryes, Irish and Scotch whiskeys around. To learn more, or to book an event our award-winning,
year-round patio, visit www.north45pub.com or call us at (503) 248-6317.