Crystal Hotel

Want Some Art With Your Cake?

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

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 |

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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Irish Stout Release

By McMenamin's Brewers | March 1, 2010 |

Irish eyes will be smiling all March long with the arrival of McMenamins Irish Stout. This is our Saint Patrick’s Day Seasonal and will pour exclusively on our ‘Nitro’ taps the entire month of March.

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Edgefield Room 301

By Tim Hills | February 27, 2010 |

Room 301 honors Joseph E. Penney, an iconic figure of early-day Portland, whose lifetime of peaks and valleys was the stuff of legend – so much so, Edgefield Distillery named a fine American Dry Gin after him…..

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Coffee Liqueur v.2.0: A Few Extra Shots Thrown In

By McMenamin's Distillers | February 26, 2010 |

Are you a fan of our Coffee Liqueur, that silky, creamy delicious spirit that is a handcrafted collaboration between McMenamins Coffee Roasters and the Edgefield Distillery? It is wonderful on the rocks or mixed with vodka or added to coffee, to name a few ideas.

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Gary Ewing Panel

By Jenny Joyce | February 25, 2010 |

I am working on a 4’x6′ panel, which will be in the new Crystal Hotel dining room and is a tribute to Gary Ewing, a figure well known in some circles for his psychedelic light shows.  

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Spring Irish Whiskey Tastings

By McMenamin's Distillers | February 25, 2010 |

“There’s Whiskey in the Jar…”

Who hasn’t belted out this iconic Celtic drinking song after a few shots in a crowded Irish pub? It’s a time-honored tale of love, betrayal and spirits, written in the 1700s and since covered by the likes of the Pogues, U2, Metallica, even Jerry Garcia.

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Hillsdale Brewfest Results

By McMenamin's Brewers | February 25, 2010 |

And the Winners Are…

Last weekend, as the springtime sun shone down upon Portland, hundreds of beer-drinking guests gathered at McMenamins Hillsdale Brewery & Public House for its annual Hillsdale Brewfest, a raucous and merry affair in which our McMenamins brewers submit specially crafted ales on which the guests can vote.

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By McMenamins Sales Team | February 23, 2010 |

Have you ever heard of “Guestiquette”? It is a new term that is popping up amongst those planning weddings or other large scale events….

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Mural Maintenance

By Myrna Yoder | February 19, 2010 |

While I always like creating new things, as the years go by artwork is starting to need maintenance. That’s what I spent this week doing. I returned to one of my murals at the Crystal Ballroom to do some major repair work.

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