Archive for December 2017

Sent to the Principal’s Office

There is, in McMenamins philosophy, a thing called a “small bar,” those tiny watering holes 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. You remember that anxious sense of dread that accompanied…

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Where In the World Are Mike and Brian?

Each of these images below is associated with a different McMenamins property.  Can you guess which spot? Photo #1 Photo #2 Photo #3 Photo #4 Photo #5 ANSWERS: 1. Anderson School 2. White Eagle 3. Chapel Pub 4. Tacoma Elks Lodge 5. Boiler Room at Kennedy School  

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Family Memories of the Campbell Hotel

As we’ve mentioned a few times here before, we love it when our guests have stuff to contribute to our history archives. Here’s the latest, compiled by Rams Head guest Connie Andrews, about the beautiful NW Portland building that currently houses our pub. Thanks for sharing your family memories, Connie! **** “My parents leased and…

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The Oien-Corbus Family

Here’s another incredible story that was recently discovered during research for the newly reopened Cedar Hills Pub. It is tragic, but also reveals the connection between the small, local Bernard Airport (site of today’s pub) and critical advances made to the global aviation industry at large. “I had mostly forgotten about the story of the Oien family until…

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