Slinging Tacos and Margaritas, the Waypost Returns
Fans of chatty, foggy, tavern-style evenings, rest assured – North Williams’ low-key neighborhood bar, the Waypost, has finally woken up from its COVID shutdown slumber.
Waypost owner Brenton Iversen says WW it’s still in a soft opening. But he welcomed customers on Friday, October 22, and plans to staff the bar from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. from Thursday to Sunday.
Iversen took over the Waypost five years ago, but the bar itself has occupied the North Williams corridor for fifteen years. For most of that time, the Waypost’s staple food was taco, so Iversen reactivated cooking with that long-standing staple: tinga and pastor tacos. That’s about it for the food menu, for now, at least until the Waypost gets more staff in the kitchen.
The main flex of the bar’s reopening is its comeback cocktail menu, focused on home-infused margaritas. There are actually five kinds of margaritas – Waypostarita, Sunset, Hot Stuff, Grapefruit, and Pinata – inspired by Waypost infused tequilas: Pepper Orange, Hibiscus, Habanero-Lime, and Grilled Coconut Pineapple.
The two things that come to mind most when you think of Waypost – lazy board game afternoons and intimate, folklore shows – are still going on. Iversen doesn’t have reservation plans for the immediate future, but says he will start showing Thorns and Timbers games to bring back some of that community bar feel.
TO DRINK: The Waypost, 3120 N Williams Ave, 503-367-3182, thewaypost.com, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.