The Hammerhead Logo

By Lyle Hehn | April 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

HH SketchAfter the usual false starts and frustrated erasures, the local radio station began to play some rousing music, and it all fell together.

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Congratulations, Kennedy School!

By McMenamins Sales Team | March 31, 2010 | 0 Comments

Our very own Kennedy School got a cool shout-out today, on TripAdvisor.com. We were named the #1 Quirkiest Hotel in the U.S.!

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Ever Been To A Tequila Tasting?

By McMenamin's Distillers | March 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

Sure, you may have done impromptu tequila tastings at a bar – salt, slam it back, lemon, you’re pretty, what was your name again? – but at our spirits tastings, it’s actually not about, well, getting tipsy. We want you to know the tequila, understand the tequila, love it for what it is! Because tequila really gets a bad rap. It ain’t just for Spring Break, friends. (But chances are you will leave a bit tipsy…)

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“’Tis the Seasonal”: Workingman’s Red

By McMenamin's Brewers | March 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

“‘Tis the Seasonal”: Workingman’s Red
Pouring now through May 31

We like to switch it up every couple months with a seasonal beer, one that comes ’round the same time every year and is only available for a limited time. Gives everyone something to look forward to, you know?

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Happy 24th Birthday, Ruby!

By McMenamins Sales Team | March 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

Happy 24th Birthday, Ruby!

Sunday, March 21 · McMenamins Hotels, Pubs & Breweries

You may recall the Hammerhead Birthday specials we did last month – well now Ruby gets her day in the sun…

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Gary Ewing Panel (UPDATE)

By Jenny Joyce | March 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Blog update, March 15, 2010
It’s the Ides of March, time for an update. I have finished the panel I was working on, the 4’x6′ panel which is essentially a homage to Gary Ewing…

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Raise Your Glass Today, Friends!

By Julie Your "Cruise Director" | March 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Here are a few Irish toasts to get you started this afternoon (or maybe you’re well on your way… or perhaps you’ve been properly jarred since Saturday…). Anyway, regardless your state of mind and body, read on:

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Maxine Brooks Telephone Interview

By Tim Hills | March 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

Maxine Brooks Telephone Interview

February 24 and March 8, 1999

Maxine Brooks was born around 1912. In 1923, when she was about 11, Maxine started taking ballet lessons at the Hotel Elberton [now McMenamins Hotel Oregon] in McMinnville…

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Want Some Art With Your Cake?

By Julie Your "Cruise Director" | March 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

On Saturday, March 6, the Grand Lodge in Forest Grove, Ore., will celebrate its 88th Birthday Bash with live music, food and drink specials, kids’ fun and, in its second year at this location, the Cracked Pots unGarden Art Show!

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An Olympic Club Reunion

By Tim Hills | March 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

In the early 1970s, the reunion at Centralia of two talented friends fueled a wellspring of creative energy that resulted in intimate, unapologetic portrayals of two infamous Centralia subjects steeped in secrecy and intrigue– the 1919 Armistice Day Tragedy and the Olympic Club.

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