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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property #1

Anderson School (Bothell, WA) – While this image wasn’t taken at the property, it is associated with one of Anderson’s best-known former “guests.” Olympic gold-medalist Tracie Ruiz (at left, with her mom, grandfather and dad) trained with her synchronized swimming partner Candy Costie in the pool known today as the Northshore Lagoon. This photo was taken at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

Property #2

Cornelius Pass Roadhouse (Hillsboro, OR) – When McMenamins first leased the house and a small amount of land (shown here, with picnic tables) in the mid-1980s, part of the agreement was that they would maintain the grounds. So every time we’d cut the grass, we’d mow a little further and further out, until the barns were encompassed within “our” property! Eventually, McMenamins was able to take ownership of the entire lot, including the house, lawns and outbuildings, thereby saving the property from being the site of yet another generic corporate motel.

Property #3

Crystal Hotel (Portland, OR) — Since the building’s construction in 1911, this building has been home to such diverse businesses as a glove factory, oil burners and refrigeration shop, a dry cleaners, and automobile tire store. Since the 1940s, a nightclub fronting on Stark Street, operated under different names and by various owners, was a popular and storied spot for everyone from jazz connoisseurs to Portland’s so-called underworld. For the 30 years prior to McMenamins taking stewardship, it was the apex in the city’s Pink Triangle district. In 2008, the hotel was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Property #4

Edgefield (Troutdale, OR) – In the early days, everyone pitched in. Shown here around 1990 is McMenamins artist Joe Cotter (without his usual big beard) power washing the exterior of what is today the Edgefield Brewery, prepping it for its artistic makeover.

Property #5

Old St. Francis School (Bend, OR) – Members of the Catholic church (including a ranking member, in the red skullcap at right) look on as students at St. Francis School take recess, 1980s.

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