Archive for December 2018

Can You Guess Which Spot?

Think you’re a McMenamins history buff? Identify the five properties associated with these images. Property #1 Property #2 Property #3 Property #4 Property #5                                 Answers: Property #1: Chapel Pub Property #2: Grand Lodge Property #3: St. John’s Theater & Pub…

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Elks, Salmon & Octopi

Hello from the History Department. Here’s another example of new artwork done for the Tacoma Elks Temple, plus one of the old photos that inspired the piece. Notice anything slightly off about it? (Besides the guy wrestling the octopus, that is?) Read on… **** This colorful, fanciful work is by McMenamins artist Lillian Ripley. So,…

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Portland Hockey Trivia

Hello from the History Department. Here’s a good way to impress your sporty friends at holiday parties: Q: What is the only non-winning city engraved as champions on ice hockey’s premiere trophy, the Stanley Cup? A: Portland, Oregon This cool story also has connections to four McMenamins properties – Tavern & Pool, 23rd Avenue Bottle…

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Just Another Day at Work

Hello from the History Department — So this happened last week… ***** YES! You are correct. That’s Nirvana co-founder and bassist Krist Novoselic, signing an album for one of the Andersen Construction crew in their offices across from the Elks Temple before our tour of the property. When we posted this image on the McMenamins…

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