Think you’re a McMenamins history buff? Identify the five properties associated with these celebrities.
Actors River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves with director Gus Van Sant
A Mc regular with Bruce Springsteen
Krist Novolselić, co-founder of Nirvana
Mc employee with Portland Trail Blazer Damian Lillard
Sasquatch, Pacific Northwest icon and master of mystery
The cast and crew of My Own Private Idaho (1991) hung out at Tavern & Pool fairly regularly during filming, and then all three shown here attended the Oregon premiere at the Bagdad Theater. Others answered with the Fulton Pub, where Keanu stopped by – but without the other two. Sooo… all three answers got a pass.
Bruce had lunch at Tavern & Pool after his Powell’s Books event in 2016, surprising T&P regular Catherine who had a fantastic story that involved her love of his music. Read more about it here.
Kinda weird to see Krist in a suit, but this was taken after a meeting at the Washington State History Museum (where he sits on the board of directors), followed by a hardhat tour of the Elks Temple. Read more here.
Dame stopped by the White Eagle earlier this year in April, and McMenamins employee Tyeson Wood got this cool shot.
See? It’s not that hard to get a good image of Sasquatch, especially when he is paying homage to Jenny Joyce’s portrait of him and his family. This painting hangs at the Kalama hotel, outside the room we named for he and his kind. Read more about Sasquatch in Kalama here.