THE AMAZING BAR TEAM
James Challinor AKA Skinny Jimmy AKA Jimmy Las Vegas was born and raised in Oregon and from the Gaston area. When Jimmy's not on duty he loves hunting, fishing, and hanging with his little dude Charlie. Jimmy began working at The One Horse in August 2010 and has proved himself to be your customer service go to guy and wicked fast with a drink pour. Jimmy is your guide to locals and local hot spots. He's On Fridays you may just see a blur as he zooms about the house but he will make sure that you have a great time! Ask him to do his Fire Bottle Magic Trick - It's cheap entertainment and isn't that the least we can ask for from our small town haunts?
HANNAH 'THE KITCHEN NINJA'
Hannah McKelvey AKA The Kitchen Ninja was born and raised in Greenwood, South Carolina. Living with her dad on the shores of Lake Greenwood is where she calls home and she graduated from Greenwood High School in 2001. In 2002 she came out to visit her mom, who lives in Portland, Oregon, instantly fell in love with the region and moved here shortly afterward. In 2010 Hannah married the most wonderful man in the world who also happens to be a wonderful step father to her amazing son, Shaun. Hannah earned her AAS degree in Culinary Management from Oregon Culinary Institute in 2011. Since March 2011 Hannah has been The One Horse Tavern's lead chef, the other half of Team Wiener on Wiener Wednesdays and steak goddess on Friday nights. She will eventually venture out on her own and start her own restaurant, southern fare most likely. "You can take the girl out of the south, but you can't take the south out of the girl".
ABOUT THE OWNER
Wendy Chamberlain AKA 'the management' was born and raised in Oregon. She spent her junior year of high school in France as a foreign exchange student. After graduating Sam Barlow High School Wendy attended the University of Oregon and received a B.A. in Anthropology with a minor in Art History in 1993. She played bass guitar in The Stamen Pistils, Xing, and Cute Don't Cut it. Hobbies include mosaic window design, camping, violin, hiking, cooking. The One Horse Tavern is Wendy's first and only business and she loves the challenges and creative opportunities it provides her. When she isn't at the bar she is mom to the super cute and amazing Austin AKA El Zorrito, AKA Batman, AKA Karate Boy.
300 FRONT ST, GASTON, OR 97119
Don't just take our word for it - see what some of our customers have to say:
"We are very lucky to have The One Horse Tavern to go listen to great music (never a cover charge), eat great food, but best of all be around really great people. Thank you for making such a nice place to come hang out and kick back..."
- Teresa Cody
"What great staff!! We really like coming in for the food; but if we didn't enjoy the staff so much we wouldn't come so often."
- Patricia St. John
"Lacey, you make the worlds best burgers, Gardenburger and BLT! Hannah brings in fun menu items like the deep fried mac & cheese balls and of course, there's steak night. Jimmy is a wonderful front man, who knows exactly what you want before you even realize it. And Wendy is the mom who keeps all of you and all of us happy with new ideas, support for the community, and taught me how much I love the Hungarian Mushroom soup."
- Ilka Dalton
"I love The One Horse! Great food, great people!"
- Debbie Benson
"All of the OHT folks are so welcoming, makes you happy you came..."
- Pauline Crawford
"Jimmy remembers my order (same one every time) but will still ask just in case i go rogue~ and he is always polite and happy, even when slammed with a full bar."
- Susie Johnson
"I have always wanted to come into the OHT and found a chance. I went in one day with Kim for lunch and it was very rustic yet classy. I don't know the cook/servers name, but she was so welcoming and friendly. She got our soft drinks and order quickly and made suggestions. We both got burgers and the home made fries. The burgers were honestly one of the best burgers I have ever had the pleasure of eating. Big, juicy, flavorful and messy (which is the sign of a great burger). She was very attentive and a pleasure."
- Joel Johnson
"You can enter the OHT alone and still be with friends."
- Kellie Stratton
"Each and every one of you is more than "just a server/bartender." You are our friends. As Paul says "The 1H is Gaston's living room."
- Ilka Dalton
"We are in close to once a week; always have excellent service; usually Jimmy and Hannah, and have never, ever had a meal that wasn't delicious. Jimmy and Hannah know us by name and even at that busiest of times pay attention to "signals". I'm enjoying the new salads on the menu - thank you for adding them."
- Patricia St. John
"Our son, Rob and daughter-in-law Arwen took us in one night for dinner when we were visiting them. It was a great place. Very good food and very friendly people. Can't wait to go back in again. Thanks!!"
- Kathy Lonberger
"How can you not LOVE this place! The food can turn a total crap day completely around. Rob knows to just mention dinner at the Horse and I get all happy and the grumpiness just goes out the door! It feels like family not just friends. Never a bad time, always great food and much love to the entire staff! ♥"
- Arwen Lonberger
"I will definitely bring my family and clients there. It's the whole world of love and flavor wrapped into one small home. Like the good ole days."