Oct 8 2013

WedSocialWe're just back from the Wedding MBA in Las Vegas and while there we were encouraged to download and use WedSocial. This app was crazy helpful in getting a brief overview of the speakers and their backgrounds, scheduling our time to be sure we hit the right sessions to better serve our engaged couples, and keeping up on all the haps both at the conference and at the parties with lots of photos.

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Oct 8 2013

The building that today houses McMenamins Oregon City was constructed in 1930 as the parish hall for the town’s pioneering 1851 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Years of church functions, wedding receptions and community events still resonate here. Meanwhile, the lots surrounding St. Paul’s property became populated with a diverse assortment of neighbors – the Oregon City Brewery, the Clackamas County Courthouse, the Liberty Theater, along with the constant waterlife playing out just down the bank to the north, where the Willamette River flows.

Art: Oregon City, Willamette River, and VW RollsIt was an adventureland for children, and in the 1930s, the five Mockford kids – whose father, the Rev. A.J. Mockford, was rector for St. Paul’s – enjoyed the spectacle, curiosities and attractions of their surroundings. Many of their recollections, and in particular, those of eldest sibling Stuart Mockford, are depicted in the artwork that adorns the walls of their old parish hall. In 1994, McMenamins initiated a new chapter, by transforming the longtime church building into the Oregon City Pub, while nurturing its tradition of being a place for special gatherings and an observation point for life as it flows around us.

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