Eerie Edible Edgefield

Edgefield Haunted House

An Interview with Chuck Dugo, Pastry Chef Black Rabbit Bakery at Edgefield Strangely, it was Christmas that inspired Edgefield bakers to construct a creepy, crumbling Halloween version of Edgefield manor. In order to have enough time to make the thousand or so sugar & egg white bricks that make up the traditional pastried holiday structure,…

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Senada Miljevic

Today we hear from another of our artists, Senada Miljevic, who’s original piece for the Art House at Old St. Francis School is shown here. At first glance, it may seem a little darker than McMenamins’ usual style, but her artist’s statement casts bright light onto these faceless children. My inspiration for this panel was…

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The Other Bob at the GL

You may have been to Bob’s Bar at the Grand Lodge, named for Mike and Brian’s dad. And now we have added another Bob into the mix – you can never have too many Bobs. Below is the original artwork by Jonathan Case, accompanied by the excerpt from the freshly minted Nobel Prize-winner Bob Dylan’s…

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Coaster Mania

There is a new round of coasters out, and here we are to give you a little background on each, before they are set on the tables only to get soggy, stained, shredded, drawn on or collected by the coaster hoarders. Artist Lyle Hehn designs our coasters, using his own artwork or that of one…

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An Ode to the Great One

Originally published June 2006 Every summer around the late Jerry Garcia’s birthday, McMenamins celebrates his legacy by throwing a free-wheeling party. It’s a wonderful day in tribute to a man who inspired legions of fans with his music. And at Edgefield, we honor Jerry year-round with a 7-foot-tall bronze sculpture in his likeness, a piece…

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In Good Company

As you may well know, the newly opened Art House at Old St. Francis School celebrates the work of the artists who have lent their talents to our properties, making them come alive with color and history. Here is another of the original murals and accompanying artist’s statement, this one from longtime McMenamins collaborator Kolieha…

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Hail, Mary!

For more than a decade, Mary Topogna had a shop on NE Killingsworth in Portland called Hail Mary. It was a local institution in the neighborhood. A 2011 article in Portland Monthly said:

With her mosaics, Tapogna makes magic of the discarded bits of everyday items that the rest of us would toss in the trash. For instance, broken plates and cups, like the pieces I sweep up in my kitchen periodically, one of my foibles being a propensity to break my favorite china and glassware (not on purpose). I should drop them off at Hail Mary…

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Art Pub Continues with “SPILL”

This week, we are hosting the next installation of the Art Pub series at the Mission Theater: “SPILL: Excerpts from the Original Theatrical Production.”

This event, featuring the work of McMenamins artist and theater/visual artist Reeva Wortel, poignantly marks the 6th anniversary of the most destructive environmental catastrophe in U.S. history. Read more below…

 

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Come Out for Art Pub at the Mission

History Pub. Classical Pub. Paranormal Pub. And now Art Pub. The Pacific Northwest is rich with artistic culture and legacy – to name just a few, glass artist Dale Chihuly, figurative abstractionist Mark Rothko, cartoonist Matt Groening, modern dancer Bonnie Bird (from Bothell, WA, and a classmate of another famous dancer, Merce Cunningham, who was from Centralia, WA).

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From Images and Stories to Panels and Murals

With the Anderson School grand opening less than two months away, the artists – McMenamins’ signature team along with contracted local artists from the greater Seattle area – are working steadily and with great creativity! Here are just a few examples of their work, based on historical photos, interviews and articles that Tim provided that came from the school, the alumni, Bothell Historical Society, local families and others. 

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