Archive for May 2019

Media Wrap-Up from the UFO Festival

Hello from the History Department – The 20th Annual UFO Festival has come and gone — and it was a damn good one! For the first time, we sold out 800+ tickets to one of our speaker events at the McMinnville Community Center. That particular program featured the UFO-research community’s most sought-after guest, former government…

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Check Out the Popao!

Hello from the History Department – As you probably know, it always pays to look up in our joints – you’ll see pipe faces, shimmering light fixtures, candy-colored lightbulbs, handpainted borders, antique street signage and more. And, in the case of the Harbor Lounge in Kalama, look up to see an authentic, handbuilt Tongan canoe.…

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A Story from Oregon City

Hello from the History Department – Recently, one of our Oregon City Pub regulars had a wonderful story to tell – a tale of two 15-year-olds, an inspiring governor and 10,000 trees. Thanks to one of our pub managers Robert Turner for reporting this story that adds to his pub’s rich history. If you have…

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Showcase of CORNELIUS PASS ROADHOUSE event spaces

Just outside of Portland on the edge of farm country, Cornelius Pass Roadhouse’s idyllic setting with multiple venues is perfect for a wide range of events accommodating up to 400 guests. From the rustic Octagonal Barn to the leafy orchard to the expansive meadow, you’ll find a spot perfect for any event. Weddings, rehearsal dinners,…

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Can You Guess the Answers, Special UFO Festival Edition!

Think you’re a McMenamins UFO Festival buff? Identify the answers to the questions below. Question 1: One of this year’s festival presenters directed a hit supernatural-horror film in 1999 that spooked theatergoers nationwide, grossing over $248 million despite being filmed for just $60,000. Name the film. Question 2: One of this year’s presentations is about a…

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UFO Speakers Give Us a Shout-Out

Hello from the History Dept. We’re just two and a half weeks away from the 20th Annual UFO Festival, held at Hotel Oregon and in downtown McMinnville. If you haven’t had the opportunity to attend in the past two decades, make this year the year you go! It will blow your mind – from the…

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