Archive for November 2017

Tex Rankin’s Propeller

By now, you have heard that our longtime Cedar Hills Pub has moved across the street into a brand-new space and will officially re-open this Thursday, November 30. Come check out the 40 taps of ales and ciders, the giant garage doors to let the outside in, the fire pits and the indoor/outdoor fireplace –…

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15 Years Old & Still New

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 small confines. So let’s hear it for the New Tourist Bar, which celebrated its 15th anniversary this year. Opened in…

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Can You Guess Which Spot?

Think you’re a McMenamins’ history buff? Try identifying all the properties in these photos. 1  2  3  4  5  ANSWERS: 1. Olympic Club 2. North Shore Lagoon Pool at Anderson School 3. Power Station Theater at Edgefield 4. The Boiler Room at Kennedy School 5. Chapel Pub

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Weddings at McMenamins…No Prob-Llama!

So you’ve chosen your favorite McMenamins location for your wedding day. You’ve selected your favorite McMenamins beers, wines and liquors; as well as a tantalizing buffet meal for your guests. The tablescapes are simple and rustic, yet suprisingly chic. All is set, but you still wonder… “How can I make this a day to remember?”…

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Ol’ Abe & His Dancing Packrats

We are well into our work on McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge, opening in March 2018 — researching old documents, interviewing locals, scanning historic photos, writing up the historical details and anecdotes, and then passing all of it along to the artists so they can create murals and headboards, in anticipation of next year’s grand opening…

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