Archive for June 2017

Capturing the Past

As a company known for preserving the history of our locations through images, artwork, articles, events and more, people often contact us with information or artifacts or photos they want to give to McMenamins. All of these things help us present and tell the stories of each property. Not to mention it’s lot of fun…

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“Heart Closes Doors; ‘MacBeth’ Seeks Home”

This coming Saturday, 6/24, McMenamins Mission Theater will celebrate the building’s 105th and the pub’s 30th anniversaries. Below is a brief primer of this storied spot, with a focus on the short-lived but significant Heart Theatre. Our historian Tim Hills, Portland actor Sam Mowry and former Oregonian theater critic Bob Hicks will share the stage,…

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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? ANSWERS 1) Chris Boyd may have had the longest residency (1931 to 1963) of any poor farm resident at what is today known as McMenamins Edgefield. Because he liked to sit and rock on the front porch,…

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Satan’s Pilgrims CD Release Recap

“Portland’s legendary surf band, Satan’s Pilgrims, did not disappoint at their Mission Theater CD release show on June 3. It was very reminiscent of the old days at The House of Rock. I go-go danced my ass off! They played an instrumental version of one of my favorite songs, “Sukiyaki,” I was so stoked! Whenever…

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“Otters Rule. And So: Amen”

Portland author Brian Doyle passed away on May 27, 2017, at the age of 60, from complications related to what he called a “big honkin’ brain tumor.” Not only was he the editor of Portland Magazine at the University of Portland for 25 years and the author of many books, but he was a friend…

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