Welcome to the cyber catacombs of McMenamins history. It's a wondrous, multi-layered and lyrical realm brimming with life, from the day-to-day to the extraordinary.
The Centzon-Totochtin (“Infinite Rabbits”) was an Aztec group that represented the ways humans are affected by intoxication.
“Wine is bottled poetry.” -- Robert Louis Stevenson
“Never cry over spilt milk. It could've been whiskey.” – “Pappy” Maverick
Does each McMenamins pub brew beer? No – only our 24 brewery-pubs do.
It’s estimated that 38% of all draft beer consumed in Oregon is brewed in Oregon.
The Oregon market is the largest market for every craft brewer in Oregon.
“You don't have to be a beer drinker to play darts, but it helps.” – Anonymous
McMenamins has a full-time historian on staff. He collects stories, photos, anecdotes and more about McMenamins spots, past and present.
At the Grand Lodge, the mosaics in the basement hallways were inspired by the work of Spanish artist Antonio Gaudi.
What is our best-selling ale? Hammerhead!
“Give me a woman who truly loves beer and I will conquer the world.” – Kaiser Wilhelm II