Can You Guess Which Spot?

By History Department | July 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

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…

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White Eagle Lore, Reexamined

By History Department | June 25, 2019 | 3 Comments

Hello from the History Department. Full disclosure: This is a reboot from an eBlast about the White Eagle originally published in 2013 – but it still holds true because history. Whether or not ghosts roam the hallways is undocumented; who’s to say if there are or aren’t spirits who remain in residence? (I say yes.)…

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The 5th Floor

By History Department | June 18, 2019 | 1 Comment

Hello from the History Department – You may have heard about the diminutive 5th floor at the Elks Temple? – we even named a beer after it. But what it lacks in square footage, it makes up in lovely artwork by McMenamins artist Cleo Hehn, depicting several of the company’s most important influences and inspirations.…

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Extraordinary in Its Utter Simplicity

By History Department | June 12, 2019 | 2 Comments

Hello from the History Department – Edgefield Concerts on the Lawn will rock and roll the old poor farm this week! Hello, summer! So when you’re there in that wonderful venue, enjoying a show along with thousands of others, do not for one second think to simply walk past one of the best little joints in…

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“Wonderful Things Happen”

By History Department | June 5, 2019 | 12 Comments

Hello from the History Department – The 2018–19 school year is quickly drawing to a close, so today we take a look at another of the teachers, Kate Drew, who made the Kennedy School special, back when it was an operating elementary school. What a wonderful attitude Mrs. Drew had and passed along to her…

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Media Wrap-Up from the UFO Festival

By History Department | May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

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!

By History Department | May 23, 2019 | 1 Comment

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

By History Department | May 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

By McMenamins Sales Team | May 8, 2019 | 2 Comments

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!

By History Department | May 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

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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