Fishhawk Lake Activities-The Birk--A Great Venue for Live Music and More!

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Fishhawk Lake Activities-The Birk--A Great Venue for Live Music and More

The Birk 

Your American Roadhouse

Birkenfeld Oregon

Live Music, Country Venue, Historical Building

The Birk An American Roadhouse-Gayle Rich-Boxman Copyrighted All Rights Reserved 2016

The building is 104 years old, the oldest continuously operating store in the state of Oregon!

We, who have homes and property at Fishhawk Lake just 4 miles from Birkenfeld, and the locals from both Vernonia Oregon (24 miles away, approximately) and even Portland and the surrounding area have had the great pleasure of enjoying weekend live music, food and libation at The Birk, owned by Mike and Wendy Ingraham, who work tirelessly to bring us foot-stompin' live entertainment, casual dining and microbrews from local breweries like Astoria Brewing, as well as a full bar. 
 
For years, we've had celebrations at The Birk, surprise parties, birthday parties, auctions to raise money for an employee of The Birk who suddenly lost her husband--all of these events the Ingrahams take in stride, presenting a kick-your-heels up atmosphere out in the middle of nowhere and people from all over are hearing about this great spot and musicians LOVE coming here to entertain us!
I've written about The Birk as it's gone through many transitions, finding its niche now as The Birk Your American Roadhouse. 
The Birk Mike and Wendy Ingraham owners-Gayle Rich-Boxman
This was one of the photos I took of Mike and Wendy in front of the (then) store which has been transformed to what you will see in the video below. Enjoy the video and better yet come see it LIVE and bring your friends! 
 
This is what I wrote about their recently released video about The Birk on their Facebook page:
This video is tremendously well done and captures all of the fun and localism that The Birk is now becoming more widely known for. I'm so proud of what you both have accomplished and how many great bands/musicians you are bringing to this unique venue where there are enthusiastic crowds gathering every weekend! I want to share this video and let the rest of the world in on our magical place, Birkenfeld Oregon!
 
 (Here is a video of mine of the Laurie Morvan Band in 2015
some great blues guitar riffs!)
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Gayle - Places like the Birk are local treasures and it's wonderful to have one a stone's throw away. I hope your having a great weekend!

Mar 05, 2016 07:32 AM #1
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those are some fun facts about the Birk Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 

Mar 05, 2016 08:52 AM #2
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Patricia Feager
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Now this is a great localism!!! It's places like this that make people feel right at home and they are worth remembering too! You must have many great places of interest and wonderful people who live there too!

Mar 05, 2016 09:47 AM #3
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I could never get the facebook link to show me the video.  Perhaps the privacy settings on it, but the building is lovely. I love historic things. 

Mar 05, 2016 12:59 PM #4
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Joe Petrowsky
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Good morning Gayle. We have a couple of venues like you described in our area. We will get out to one or both on a regular basis.

Mar 05, 2016 09:49 PM #5
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Brian England
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Sounds like such a fun place!  I enjoy places like this where it is a very casual atmosphere!

Mar 06, 2016 12:17 AM #6
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Gateway to the Lake" 503-755-2905

Thanks, everyone--and to Tammy Lankford I NOW have the youtube version of this terrific video about The Birk...and thanks for letting me know. Wendy, one of the owners just sent me that version, so I immediately got it embedded to see! It's worth seeing!

 

Mar 06, 2016 01:42 AM #7
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Rob Thomas
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I love these type photos and stories Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 ....Maybe we will bring Lake out there one day!

Have a great one!

Mar 06, 2016 01:56 AM #8
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Donald Hester
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 Great share. Thanks got to love the blues on a Sunday Morn.

Mar 06, 2016 03:38 AM #9
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Lou Ludwig
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Gayle

That's my kind of general store . . . .

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Mar 07, 2016 10:58 AM #10
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What a great venue and the music video was great Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 .   Every community should market their unique hot spot like you have done for,  "The Birk".

Mar 07, 2016 05:45 PM #11
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Thank you very much for telling us about The Birk Your American Roadhouse. 

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