Ramblings Along the Way
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See a Movie – We have 7 movie theaters, and all but the Bagdad feature recent-run films. Bagdad shows first-run movies. Moviegoers can enjoy beer, wine and other beverages, as well as a meal or snack.
Play a Game – Our pubs and properties have different combinations of billiards, shuffleboard, pinball machines and/or darts for your gaming enjoyment. See our full list of locations with games.
Tour the Coffee Roaster – Tours with one of our two coffee roasting staffers are Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – All the coffee throughout McMenamins is roasted in small batches at a central location–a quaint space located at 421 NE Knott Street in Portland. Come see the roaster and beans from our partner farm in El Salvador that are stacked and used here. Tours with our two coffee roasting staffers are Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at this site.
Attend a Brewfest – We offer 9 brewfests every year, all of which highlight our brewers' creativity and a variety of beer styles, Amber to Wit. Each one features live music, chats with our brewers and food specials as well. Visit our Brewfest page for full details.
Attend a History Pub – We feature ongoing free "History Pubs," which are lively, compelling talks where you'll learn more about local or regional history while enjoying a frosty pint or two of handcrafted ale and pub fare. You'll find upcoming history pubs among this list of events.
Relax with a Spa Treatment – Ruby's Spas are known to cast a spell of contentment over all who enter. Both full-service locations, at Edgefield and Grand Lodge, offer indulgences ranging from hot stone massage to pedicures, facials to foot therapy. Spa guests are invited to dip in the heated soaking pools as well.
Soak in a Soaking Pool – Five of our locations have saltwater soaking pools for your enjoyment: Crystal Hotel, Edgefield, Kennedy School, Grand Lodge and Old St. Francis School. The last three are open for the general public to use for a fee. Otherwise, the pools are for hotel overnight guests and those with appointments at Ruby's Spas.
Stay the Night – We have nine hotels in Oregon and Washington, each with their own whimsical amenities and the signature McMenamins artwork and restaurants. Locations, room descriptions, available dates and reservations are all available online.
Play Golf at Edgefield or Gearhart – Our two golf courses – Edgefield Pub Course in Troutdale, outside of Portland; and Gearhart Golf Links at the Oregon Coast offer gorgeous scenery. Edgefield is home to two par-3 courses that meander through the 74-acre property. Gearhart is an 18-hole public course. Both are open year-round.
Attend a Specialty Dinner – Depending on the season, we feature Scotch dinners, a James Beard dinner, progressive dinners, a dinner with band The Dandy Warhols, and more. All feature pairings of our spirits, wine or beer with custom, seasonal menus created by one of our chefs–what a feast!
Tour the Edgefield Winery – Tours are typically available at 3 p.m., Monday though Friday (sorry no tours on major holidays). – Since it opened in 1990, the Edgefield Winery has ripened into one of the Northwest's leading wineries, with more than a dozen releases, and a much-visited cellar and tasting room. Take a short tour to learn more.
Tour the Distillery at Edgefield or Cornelius Pass Roadhouse – Tours are typically available at 2 p.m. daily (plus 4 p.m. on weekends) at Edgefield and most weekdays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Cornelius Pass Roadhouse (sorry no tours on major holidays). – Take a short tour of our first distillery, at Edgefield in Troutdale, Ore., to see how McMenamins spirits are made in this former vegetable storage area. Or visit the Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Distillery in Hillsboro, Ore., established recently but featuring a centuries-old still.
Tour one of our 24 Breweries – Tours are typically available during the day, Monday through Friday, and Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. – Our brewers are busily brewing your favorite beers, but love to talk about their craft. Tours are typically available during the day, Monday-Friday.
Try a Wine Flight, Try a Distillery Flight & Try a Beer Flight: Flights range in price and selection at our pubs, but are typically offered on our beverage menus and contain small taster glasses of both standard and seasonal selections. One flight order earns one stamp. Cheers!
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