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