Strangely enough, it is often a surprise to people when we tell them we have pubs in Seattle.
Six Arms on Capitol Hill and McMenamins Queen Anne in Fremont both have an intriguing history hidden just below the surface – from Auto Row to Denny’s Prairie, from the Roaring Twenties to the Space Age of the early 1960s....
This archived McMenamins newsletter article (written in 2005) delves into these Seattle pubs’ stories.Read More
This Saturday, July 19, is the 13th Annual Roadhouse Brewfest, one of the summer’s best outdoor events, especially if you’re into live music and drinking good beer. Along with our own brewers, this year’s guests include Vertigo Brewing (Hillsboro, Ore.), Two Kilts Brewing Company (Sherwood, Ore.), Heater Allen (McMinnville, Ore.) and several others. Try original beers like Blue Me Away, with fresh blueberries; Morning Blend Espresso Stout, made with McMenamins coffee; Two Falcons Double IPA, coming in at a whopping 8.75% ABV; and many more.
Here are a few then-and-now shots of the Cornelius Pass Roadhouse & Imbrie Hall property. This weekend, while you’re enjoying your summer brewfest beer, take a stroll around and imagine how it may have looked, from the 1850s onward.
P.S. The word on the street is that this beautiful spot is in line for some fun updates in the coming years – stay tuned….Read More
This year marks the centennial anniversary of the start of WWI, which lasted from July 28, 1914 through Armistice Day, November 11, 1918.
From the seeds of difficult wartime circumstances, the idea of victory gardens took root and bloomed. These vegetable, fruit, and herb gardens were planted at private residences and in public parks throughout the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Germany. Not only did the victory gardens reduce pressure on the public food supply, but gardeners - including children - felt empowered by their contributions and rewarded by the food they grew.Read More
You may know that our original Kennedy guest rooms are in the process of being renamed, now with direct connections to people and characters from the school's history and neighborhood. Once every month or so, we'll share one of these histories with you -- like this one, about an Oregon golf legend, Bill Eggers.Read More