Archive for October 2017

What’s Up with All the Ghosts?

It’s that day. So of course we must speak of the ghosts. Do we or don’t we have an infestation of otherworldly spirits? Frankly, the historians are the wrong ones to ask, since technically we are supposed to deal with facts. But… you never know. Below are just a few of the many fantastic stories…

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What About Bob

This week, we take a look at another of our small bars, 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. Bob would approve…. Beer has no snob appeal. It doesn’t claim noble heritage by year or…

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It’s All In the Details

‘Tis the season! The season in which the spotlight turns toward what is supposedly one of the most haunted locations in Portland – the White Eagle. While we neither confirm nor deny any paranormal reports (tons of YouTube videos for that, though), we can pull a bunch of very cool and not at all scary…

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First-Person History from Kennedy School

Here’s a fun email that came through about a month ago: “My name is Harper and I’m the Housekeeping AAM at Kennedy School. My 85-year-old mother attended Kennedy School when she was a child (her class picture is on the wall near the soaking pool entrance). She has a couple of pictures she thought the…

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Can You Guess Which Spot?

Think you’re a McMenamins’ history buff? Try identifying all the properties in these photos. Hint: What once was new is now old. Hint: Nope, it’s not the North Shore Lagoon. Hint: William Clark once camped nearby. Hint: It’s in the water. Hint: The benevolent and protective order built the place more than a century ago.…

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