Archive for March 2017

The Curtains Blew Open

Today we’re spotlighting McMenamins artist (and artist in her own right), Reeva Wortel, for whom a guest room is named at the Art House at Old St. Francis School. Below are the wonderful panel she painted and text for the plaque that she wrote for “her” room. If you have ever been to one of…

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Can You Guess Which Spot?

Each of these images below is associated with a different McMenamins property. Can you guess which is which? Hint: A bird’s-eye view. Hint: Check out this view from the cockpit. Hint: First rule: You do not talk about Fight Club. Hint: Betty the Porcupine Pufferfish. Hint: The name of the place is in the image,…

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Cha Dao, The Way of Tea


This week’s history lesson is a reflective one, one to contemplate, one that reminds you that “magic is only created amidst the mayhem with diligence, focus and a meditative mind.” Welcome to Edgefield’s Tea House, the tiniest of our small bars. (So far.) “The tears of the Buddha are concentrated in my tea He once…

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