Archive for May 2017

Notable Women of Portland

First up, some exciting news – our long-running History Pub series is adding two additional venues! Beginning in June, Hotel Oregon and the Olympic Club will host speakers, scholars and experiencers presenting on topics of Pacific Northwest interest – for example, this coming month at our various venues, we offer programs on river running, heritage…

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Kolieha Bush

Today we hear from another of our artists, Kolieha Bush, whose original piece for the Art House at Old St. Francis School is shown here, depicting several wonderful people who are undoubtedly familiar to many of us within McMenamins – their beautiful work, if not their faces, that is. I feel fortunate to call the…

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Pie Tin or Actual UFO?

The UFO Festival dates back to 2000 when McMenamins held an event to mark the 50th anniversary of the Trent UFO sighting and photographs at our just recently reopened Hotel Oregon (McMinnville, Ore.). The gathering has since turned into something no one could have imagined, now among the largest UFO events in the country, drawing thousands of people and…

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Have Your Private Event at McMenamins

From weddings and bridal showers to meetings and other special events, McMenamins offers dozens of unique venues steeped in history and tradition. McMenamins’ varied historic hotels and more can host your small or large group gathering, providing on-site catering and handcrafted ales, wines, ciders and spirits for all-inclusive event planning. Experience The Extraordinary Whether you’re…

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What a View!

Next week, as you all know, I’m sure, is our 18th Annual UFO Festival at Hotel Oregon in McMinnville (Thurs.-Sun., May 18-21). And, as the weather turns, it’s nice to remember that we have spots like the Rooftop Bar from which to enjoy the sunshine, the moonshine and the odd alien sighting. But it’s more…

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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: The clue is in the 2nd layer. Answers: Olympic Club. This painting of some Centralia “working women” hangs in the theater. One year, we may or may not have used it as the image for our…

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