Twenty-Five Years of Hammerhead – 1/25/11

By Julie Your "Cruise Director" | January 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Tucked away in a corner of SW Portland, the Hillsdale Brewery & Public House is the birthplace of a VIP – er, make that a VIB. A Very Important Beer that goes by the name… HAMMERHEAD. Join us on Tuesday, January 25, at the Hillsdale and McMenamins’ pubs across the land to celebrate this stalwart ale and the folks who love it. We’ll have birthday pricing, food specials, Facebook giveaways and more.

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Mission Control

By Jonanna Widner | January 20, 2011 | 0 Comments


photoSometimes, you just get on a roll. And, not to toot our own vuvuzelas, but, brutha, the Mission is on a roll. Or, perhaps it’s better to say the Mission is, uh, on a mission to drop some serious live entertainment on PDX.

What, you thought the Mission was only for movies? OK, we’ll grant you that it’s called the Mission Theater, but if you know McMenamins you know we love to think outside the box. We’ve been lining up a seriously cool, wondrously varied lineup for the upcoming weeks, and, while there’s plenty of screen-oriented goodness to check out, we’d like to point out some of the other goodies on their way to the Mission’s live stage:  


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Have Mercer

By Jonanna Widner | January 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

jmFor years, James Mercer has been known as many things.

He is, for one, a Shin. In fact, he founded the Shins, one of the most lauded bands of the decade.

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Ticket Switch!

By Jonanna Widner | January 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

photoOK…as a professional, I know am supposed to maintain a cool, detached demeanor. I mean, yeah we have fun here at McMenamins Music and all, but still, there’s a certain comportment one is supposed to bear while at work. You know, no tank tops at your desk. No throwing flip-flops at the brewers as they pass by. No excited “Woo hoo”‘s should be emanating from behind my cubicle wall.

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Kris Kringle – Supersized!

By McMenamin's Brewers | December 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

KringleOK, who wants a big ol’ beer? Like, big. A show of hands?…

Yep, just as we thought. Big beer = happy people.

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The Billy D Boogie Is Taking Over!

By Jonanna Widner | December 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

BNilly DIt hasn’t taken long for one of McMenamins’ newest acts to start making a splash in the Northwest blues scene…

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Skip the Mall and Actually Enjoy Shopping at Our Festive Holiday Market!

By McMenamins Sales Team | December 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

photoDon’t miss our German-style Christmas bazaar at the Cornelius Pass Roadhouse is this Sunday, December 5.  Often known as “Christkindlmarket,” German Christmas Bazaars are a perfect way to get in the holiday spirit. Stay cozy with a hot spiced wine in hand as you peruse a colorful variety of unique gift items, all on offer from local crafters. What a great way to shop local and support Northwest artists!

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Terminator turns 25!

By McMenamin's Brewers | November 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Please join us at any of our pubs to celebrate a quarter of a century traveled for Terminator Stout, which turns 25 years old on Friday, November 19, 2010.

photoTerminator’s origins can be traced to the Hillsdale Brewery & Public House, most likely brewed on a blustery, cold day not unlike today. The memories of the first batch are fuzzy for those who might shed light on the actual specifics of that original brew. Ancient texts show us that Terminator pre-dates both Hammerhead and Ruby, and was in fact the 12th beer ever brewed at the Hillsdale, making it the 12th batch of beer brewed by McMenamins period. Twelve is a pretty cool number, laden with symbolism and cosmic intrigue, making the ebony liquid’s longevity even more fascinating for those who are moved by such happenstance occurrences….


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Holiday Parties

By McMenamins Sales Team | November 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

DecorThe holiday season is fast approaching, and we elves are busily preparing. Soon, we’ll be decking the halls of our historical properties with festive trees and décor…

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A Blog About the Ghost Logs

By Julie Your "Cruise Director" | October 29, 2010 | 1 Comment

It’s no big secret that some of our joints are thought to be haunted. The White Eagle Saloon & Rock ‘n’ Roll Hotel, for example, has long been included on lists of Portland’s most haunted spots, while Edgefield in Troutdale, Ore., even made it onto a national list of “Top Ten Most Haunted Hotels”!

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