Birk Story

A Little About Us

Once upon a time, the Birkenfeld Country Store was considered the longest continually operating store in Oregon. Established in 1910, it had a good run, but that's all changed as Mike and Wendy Ingraham have breathed new life into a 100-plus-year-old structure by transforming it into an American roadhouse, replete with music, eats, drinks and lodging. 

With a calendar that frequently hosts blues, soul and rock and roll talent, the likes of Sugaray Rayford, Bobby Rush, Dana Fuchs, Coco Montoya and Danielle Nicole, alongside locals Curtis Salgado, Norman Sylvester and Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons, have all left lasting memories in the minds of audiences at The Birk. But most importantly, the space is intimate and the vibe is familial: 

All the old-growth timber surrounding you, the framed photographs of good times cluttering the wall behind the stage, and an American flag in the corner kindle an incredible warmth—sonically and spiritually—in the roadside venue.