Archive for July 2017

Where the Music Never Stops

The company’s affinity for the music and imagery of the Grateful Dead is well-known and well-documented. Fire-pit adornments, weathervanes, the names of menu items, the wonderful bronze statue by Joe Cotter and on and on — the influence of the band and its charismatic front man is apparent throughout our properties. Jerry’s Ice House is…

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“Chinooks Win State Crown in Tight Tilt”

We are well into work on the upcoming Kalama property, targeted to open in Spring 2018. We’re researching old documents, interviewing locals, scanning historic photos, writing up the anecdotes and stories, and then passing all of it along to the artists so they can begin work on murals and headboards, in anticipation of the hotel’s…

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Cheers to Oregon Beer

Hello from the History Department, and happy Oregon Craft Beer Month! McMenamins operates 25 breweries – the newest (at the Anderson School in Bothell, WA) opened in September 2015. Since our first brew at the Hillsdale Brewery & Public House in 1985, we have produced more than 68,500 batches. For example, in 2014, we collectively…

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The One You Are Looking For

At the new Art House at Old St. Francis School, each room is named for the title of a painting done by one of the artists who have lent their talents to McMenamins properties. Justyn Livingston was one of the artists to help open the property back in 2004 — she handcrafted the lovely tile mural that…

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