Archive for December 2016

A Moment with Springsteen

Back in October, fresh off his booksigning at Powell’s, Bruce Springsteen stopped by the Tavern & Pool for lunch with his buddy Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club and other works. Sounds like the start of a Portlandia skit, but it actually happened. And one of our T&P regulars, Catherine Graham, was there not just…

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The Other Bob at the GL

You may have been to Bob’s Bar at the Grand Lodge, named for Mike and Brian’s dad. And now we have added another Bob into the mix – you can never have too many Bobs. Below is the original artwork by Jonathan Case, accompanied by the excerpt from the freshly minted Nobel Prize-winner Bob Dylan’s…

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Let It Snow

Snow and ice are once again forecasted for the greater Portland and Willamette Valley regions later this week. Thanks to all our staff who kept our pubs, hotels, theaters and music venues open during last week’s storm – it would be interesting to see how tater tot sales ratcheted up those couple days that schools…

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Coaster Mania

There is a new round of coasters out, and here we are to give you a little background on each, before they are set on the tables only to get soggy, stained, shredded, drawn on or collected by the coaster hoarders. Artist Lyle Hehn designs our coasters, using his own artwork or that of one…

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Can You Guess Which Spot?

Photo #1 This is Jean Campbell, the original proprietor of what 1912 building that is named for her and which has housed one of our pubs since 1990? Photo #2 There is a McMenamins joint in there, somewhere. Which one? Photo #3 In the mid-to-late ‘70s, a local milk campaign was photographed at what is…

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