Archive for August 2017

The Smallest of the Smalls

There is, in McMenamins parlance, a thing called a “small bar,” those tiny watering holes that reflect our philosophy in which people meet and talk and share ideas and laughs and drinks and songs within very small confines. This week, we take a look at another of our small bars. The Black Rabbit House, the…

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Princess Kick-a-Hole-in-the-Sky

This is a long one, but such a fantastic story that connects to our McMenamins Cedar Hills Pub. Accompanying the story is a just-finished mural by artist Reeva Wortel that will hang in the new Cedar Hills Pub, scheduled for its grand opening in Fall 2017. Dorothy Loretta Hester was born September 14, 1910, in…

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Centralia’s Founder George Washington

“If there’s any decent place in this world, I’m going to find it.” – George Washington (1817–1905) That decent place, for this particular George Washington (not that other one), turned out to be what is today known as Centralia, WA. Born in 1817 in Virginia, George Washington was the son of a black slave and…

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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? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. ANSWERS Old St. Francis School Wilsonville Old Church Crystal Hotel Cedar Hills Pub Kalama

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What’s a Melomaniac?

Now, who knows what a melomaniac is? Read on… melo·ma·ni·ac: one with an inordinate liking for music or melody; one who finds it difficult to go a single day without listening to music *** From the classic-rock record sleeves covering the wood-beamed ceiling to the vinyl spinning nonstop on the turntable, this is the unofficial…

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