Welcome to the cyber catacombs of McMenamins history. It’s a wondrous, multi-layered and lyrical realm brimming with life, from the day-to-day to the extraordinary. Here, heralded pillars of society stand shoulder-to-shoulder with gloriously seedy charlatans. It’s an ongoing journey to showcase the wildly divergent histories of McMenamins’ properties and place them into the context of the Pacific Northwest and points far beyond.
McMenamins proudly commemorates the historically significant characters, objects, and events that occasionally turn up in connection with our locations, but we equally relish and celebrate the odd, unusual and unexpected gems that manifest with regularity.
I look forward to exploring with you in this forum (and others) the remarkable finds unearthed over the years, as well as calling on you to help identify and learn about new ones. Over the next weeks and months, I’ll be continuing to add more history elements to the website, in particular a separate history page, offering a virtual storehouse of McMenamins’ historical material: photos, articles, video clips, interview transcripts, and eventually podcasts, and resource links, etc. Check back here regularly for new blog entries, and stay in touch, I want to hear your ideas, opinions and research leads.