Property tours are available Tuesday - Saturday during the day. Please call the front desk to inquire.

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About Edgefield

The World of Edgefield

Edgefield Walking Guide

Historic Edgefield, built in 1911 as the county poor farm, is a destination resort in the Pacific Northwest that blends Oregon's natural beauty with McMenamins' signature whimsy: original buildings carefully restored with cozy interiors, gardens grown using organic methods, great food and drink, live entertainment and more.

Encompassing a 74-acre parcel of farmland at the mouth of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area, Edgefield is a 20-minute drive to or from the center of downtown Portland and about 15 minutes from Portland International Airport.

The stately main building, with over 100 guestrooms and hostel accommodations, is furnished in turn-of-the-century decor. There are no televisions or telephones in the rooms, encouraging tranquility as surely as do the rocking chairs on our verandas. Guests may choose from rooms with private bathrooms or with conveniently located common bathrooms down the hallway. We do offer complimentary WiFi around the Black Rabbit Restaurant, the Library and in many of our event spaces. 

Wander about the extensive gardens (glass of wine or pint of ale in hand), visit the onsite glass-blower and potter, have a look at extensive artwork on walls, pipes and more, watch a recent-run movie in the theater, listen to live music, pick up souvenirs in the gift shop....

And that is just the beginning. We look forward to seeing you.

*** Edgefield is bike-friendly and pet-friendly!***

Edgefield Guestrooms

Check-in is at 3 p.m.; check-out is at 11 a.m.

The guestrooms at Edgefield vary in size and feature whimsical artwork, comfy chenille-covered beds and vintage furnishings. Guests may choose from rooms with private bathrooms or with conveniently located common bathrooms down the hallway. Many of our rooms also feature original porcelain sinks and cotton bathrobes. There are no televisions or telephones in the rooms. We do offer complimentary WiFi around the restaurants and in the Library.  We do not have air conditioning within the guestrooms; however, all rooms are equipped with fans and removable screens. Air conditioning is available in the Black Rabbit, Power Station and other areas of the property.

Our hostel rooms offer bunk beds and individual lockers. Rates are for one bed in either a men's or women's sleeping quarter. One bunk reservation per guest. Bunk numbers and spaces are on a first come, first served basis. Please no guests under age 14. Minors may not stay in hostels by themselves.

Please note: Elevator access is only to the first 2 floors

McMenamins Frequent Guest Program

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Stay at our historic hotels and earn free nights! You can accrue as many points for reward nights as you are able - there are no limits!

Please note: We are unable to issue points for reservations made through Expedia and For best results, book directly through or by calling our hotels. Limit one room per guest per night.

How does it work?

  • First, create or update your profile in our online reservations system and follow the prompts to join the Frequent Guest Program; you'll receive monthly email reminders about the program.
  • Stay with us! Points are automatically rewarded 72 hours after check out - you'll receive 100 points per night in rooms with a common bath, 150 points per night in rooms with a private bath and 50 points per night in Hostel rooms. Your accrued points can be viewed at any time in your online profile. Please note: points accrued during your stay are not available for immediate redemption.
  • When you've accrued 900 points or more, availability search results on our online system will include a "900 point" rate for rooms (based on availability). Choose this rate to redeem your points. Add-ons, like our Romance Packages will still be available at regular prices.
  • You may also book redemption nights by phone or in person for future stays.


  • This offer is for individual bookings only; the offer does not apply to contracted groups or conferences.
  • All of your qualifying nights must be booked under the same guest profile for points to accrue correctly.
  • Only 1 room per night is accruable.
  • You must be a member of the Frequent Guest Program to accrue points and redeem your complimentary stays.
  • Qualifying nights begin the day you sign up!
  • The free room is based on a standard king or queen-size room. The Grand Suite at Grand Lodge, Family Suite and Parrish House at Old St. Francis, and Family Rooms at Edgefield are not available for redemption.
  • Based on availability; blackout dates may apply. No credit for "no-shows."
  • Reward nights and free or sponsored promotional stays are excluded from earning points in the program.
  • After 5 years of inactivity, your profile points and any reward nights are lost.
  • No credit for "no-shows” or cancellations within cancellation policy.

Any questions can be sent to
Please note: All rules are subject to change.

Lodging Policies


  • Room and package rates are the same for single or double occupancy. Add $15 per person after double occupancy. Children age six and under stay free.
  • A credit card for authorization purposes and ID are required at check-in.
  • Debit cards are accepted, however McMenamins is not responsible for overdrafts caused by holds on your account.
  • Add state and county lodging tax to all room rates and overnight package.
  • Cancellations made less than 48 hours before arrival time are subject to penalty.
  • All overnight packages are subject to availability and are excluded from major holidays.
  • For ADA rooms, please contact the hotel directly.
  • Add $15 per pet, per day. Please read our Pet Policy page.
  • Rates are subject to change.
  • Stay with us often? Join our Frequent Guest Program and earn a night on us!

Surrounding Attractions

Welcome to the Columbia River Gorge, one of the most scenic and historic areas of the Pacific Northwest! Apart from the many entertainments available right at Edgefield (golf, pool, wine tasting, shopping, spa treatments and so on), there are nearby options galore for shopping, touring, hiking, skiing and more – and this is just a start...


  • Multnomah Falls is the number-one scenic attraction in Oregon. This beautiful year-round waterfall offers excellent photo opportunities, as well as a series of easy-to-difficult hikes, just twenty minutes east of Edgefield.

  • Vista House at Crown Point is called the most photographed icon of the Columbia Gorge, with its stunning vantage point high above the river. Built in 1916–1918, the structure recently underwent a renovation to restore it to its original glory.

  • If you feel like a drive through the countryside, the Historic Columbia River Highway makes for a delightful outing and begins just a few miles from Edgefield. Designed in 1913 specifically to take advantage of the Gorge's magnificent views, it was the first highway in the nation to be named a National Historic Landmark.

  • See the Gorge from a different vantage point – from on the river itself! Drive half and hour to Cascade Locks to board the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler, an authentic triple-decked paddle wheeler.

  • The Confluence Project is a series of seven art installations along the Columbia River Basin created by architect Maya Lin to evoke the history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The third site, a bird blind at the Sandy River Delta, is a short drive from Edgefield and features a family-friendly one-mile walk to an elliptical bird blind on the quiet, reflective Sandy River Delta.

  • For another gorgeous driving daytrip into the Gorge, travel the Mount Hood Scenic Byway, which is filled with beautiful panoramas of valleys, waterfalls, family farms and nurseries and more.

Outdoor Recreation

  • Nearby Mount Hood offers skiing, snowboarding, hiking and more 365 days a year. Check out the historic Timberline Lodge or Mount Hood Meadows for snow conditions.

  • Edgefield sits at the mouth of the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area, one of the nation's most beautiful regions. The opportunities for exploration are immense – watersports, hiking, driving tours, skiing, sightseeing, rafting and beyond.

  • Did you know that Hood River, OR, is the windsurfing capital of the world? Even if you don't windsurf (yet!), the hour's drive from Edgefield to this quaint city on the Columbia River is worth it just to watch the experts on the water.


  • The Columbia Gorge Premium Outlets beckon, just a mile away from Edgefield. Visit stores including GAP Outlet, Adidas, Eddie Bauer, Liz Claiborne and many others.

  • Stroll through quaint Historic Downtown Troutdale for a relaxing afternoon – it offers art galleries, antique shops, boutiques and more.

  • There is plenty of shopping to be found in downtown Portland, just twenty minutes west of Edgefield – go to for info!

Plan Your Trip to Edgefield

  • Ruby's Spa & Salon

    (503) 665-1357

    Located on historic Edgefield's 74-acre estate, Ruby's Spa is the second salon to grace McMenamins' properties. (The first opened at the Grand Lodge in 2006.) Named for the flame-haired sorceress who adorns our bottled Ruby Ale, the spa casts a spell of contentment over all who enter.

  • Golf Course

    (503) 492-5442

    Loosely based on the mythic links described in Michael Murphy's novel Golf in the Kingdom, our two par-3 Pub Courses (12 holes & 20 holes) meander throughout the Edgefield property, winding in and around thickets of blackberry bushes, all the while offering panoramic views of the Columbia River.


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Edgefield Concerts on the Lawn

Edgefield proudly hosts Concerts on the Lawn, an outdoor music series that has become a summer tradition for fans throughout the Pacific Northwest. For complete information about the acts, the venue, rules, policies and much more, please visit Check out photos from past shows at Edgefield, as well!

All tickets available through, in person at the Crystal Ballroom box office, Edgefield Gift Shop and charge by phone at 1-800-514-3849. Ticketing services provided by (Subject to service charge and/or user fee.)


From almost every wall, nook, pipe fixture and fuse box, original paintings and historical photographs await your discovery at Edgefield. A team of artists collaborated to create this large and storied gallery.

  • Edgefield Weaver

    Edgefield Weaver
  • Little Red Shed

    Little Red Shed
  • Frog goes a'Courtin

    Frog goes a'Courtin
  • Jerry Garcia

    Jerry Garcia
  • The Fixture of the Hole in One

    The Fixture of the Hole in One
  • The Power Station

    The Power Station
  • The Christening of the Battleship Oregon

    The Christening of the Battleship Oregon
  • Familiar Cat

    Familiar Cat
  • The Yo-Yo Goddess

    The Yo-Yo Goddess
  • Nellie Latourette

    Nellie Latourette
  • Five Women and the Soaking Pool

    Five Women and the Soaking Pool
  • The Wind Goddess

    The Wind Goddess
  • Kazoo Katz

    Kazoo Katz
  • Davis Palmer

    Davis Palmer


At Edgefield, during its seven-decade run as a poor farm, a remarkable array of personalities congregated under its roof: sea captains, captains of industry, school teachers, ministers, musicians, loggers, nurses, home builders, homemakers, former slaves and slave owners. There were Germans, Italians, Japanese, Chinese, Native Americans, African Americans; Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, and Buddhist. Frankie of "Frankie and Johnny" notoriety was there. The nephew of celebrated Confederate General Stonewall Jackson surpassed age 100 while at Edgefield. The one common thread among them was, at one time (and perhaps others) in their lives, each needed a "leg up."

Many of the residents, or inmates as they originally were called, supplied the labor for the 300+-acre farm. Overseen by a succession of well-seasoned, college-educated farm supervisors, Edgefield was a model of agricultural efficiency and production. The fruit, vegetables, dairy, hogs, and poultry raised on property was sufficient for feeding the population at the poor farm, as well as the county hospital and jail. Many years, surplus quantities were canned and sold on the open market.

Perhaps the greatest challenge for the farm supervisor was maintaining an adequate and capable labor force. Field "workers" were constantly coming and going and of course none were hired for their farming expertise. Outside labor gangs were periodically contracted-farm students, prisoners, prisoners of war, even some of Oregon's first Braceros (migrant workers from Mexico)¬-to supplement the on-site force.

The Great Depression was one notable period when the labor supply was not an issue. In the early 1930s, when so many people needed "legs up," Edgefield's population swelled to over 600, nearly double its normal number. Closets were converted and residents put three or more to a room in an ongoing effort to accommodate the great demand. The poor farm's basement quickly emerged as a veritable bazaar made up of booths operated by the legions of unemployed craftsmen and artisans living upstairs. The pool of talent and services available in those basement booths drew faithful patronage from Portland customers.

In the 1940s, when World War II put Americans back to work, Edgefield's population shrank considerably, and those who remained were many Depression-era residents who had reached an advanced age or state of incapacity to prevent their departures. To better suit these needs, in the Post War years, Edgefield took on more of a role of a nursing home and rehabilitation center, though the farm operation continued through the 1960s.

In the 1970s, Edgefield saw fewer incoming patients as private nursing homes and in-home care became more accessible with the rise of Welfare and Medicaid. A shrinking population and a complex of aging buildings in need of daunting repairs forced the decision to close the old poor farm. In April 1982, the last patients were relocated and the place was locked up, though not too securely.

For the remainder of the 1980s, the elements and vandals¬-mostly bored teenagers¬-wreaked havoc on the property. Burst pipes sent water everywhere, windows were broken, every surface was spray painted with graffiti, and everything not bolted down was stolen. The place that for decades had been a refuge for thousands of needy souls was now a liability to the county. Arrangements to demolish the building were put in place.

It would have happened, too, if it weren't for those pesky Troutdale Historical Society folks who decried such a move a "foul and unjust fate!" These courageous and resolute history-minded folks waged a five-year fight to save. Once victory was theirs, however, the bigger battle began: Who wants an old poor farm, anyway? A listing with a New York auction house prompted exactly no bids.

Enter brothers and Portland sons, Mike and Brian McMenamin. Amongst the ruins of Edgefield they saw a fabled gathering spot, a village populated by artists, artisans, gardeners, craftspeople, musicians, and folks from surrounding communities. The people holding the purse strings didn't see it.

General confusion reigned amongst the moneylenders. They felt Mike and Brian's proposal was a somewhat vague and decidedly different direction for the brothers, who to that point had opened a handful of neighborhood pubs in the Portland area. By 1990, though, the pair had developed a pretty good sense about the philosophy and verse of pubs, having opened their first in 1974.

On their journey of discovery, the brothers' definition and expectations of a pub broadened. At the absolute core is a welcoming gathering spot for people of all ages. It needn't depend on trendy décor; rather the people who have gathered and their conversations create the finest atmosphere (though, good music, good beer and good food often will enhance the experience). From this core, radiated such new rays as breweries, movie theaters, lodging rooms, artwork and history. But all this proved to be just a foundation for what a pub could be.

Braced with some experience, brimming with ideas and enthusiasm, and given a proverbial blank canvas with Edgefield, all that was needed was financing. The money finally came when two separate banks agreed to loan the brothers enough to accomplish the first stage. When (if?) that was completed, additional funding would be forthcoming. WaHoo!

First came the winery, in 1990. The following year saw the opening of a brewery, and the Power Station pub, movie theater and McMenamins first venture into lodging: eight rooms. Through word of mouth and minimal advertising, people started to come-despite the property's then remote location on a county road, 16 miles distant from the company's Portland customer base.

And the people came, the McMenamins' faithful, disciples of the then-raging Microbrew Revolution. They were curious about this big new adventure, tolerant of the tumble down condition of the rest of the property, and thirsty for a good brew!

This initial spurt of success allowed the adventure to continue: renovation of the main lodge into hotel rooms, specialty bars, a fine dining restaurant, and inventive event spaces. Also, wondrous gardens, artisans shops, concerts, big and small, and golf.

Every salvageable building, shed, and outbuilding of the old poor farm that could be found beneath the rampant wild blackberries was saved. The mechanics facility became a festive event space called Blackberry Hall. The root cellar-turned stable found new life as the Distillery and clubhouse for the golf course. The delousing shed was reborn as the Black Rabbit House bar. Even the poor farm incinerator got a creative transformation into the Little Red Shed, prototype of McMenamins' long line of small bars to follow.

A blending of art and history has become another of the property's attractions, another McMenamins' first that germinated at Edgefield. A team of more than a dozen artists was turned loose on the place, armed with tales and photos of the poor farm, its residents, and the surrounding area, with the directive to celebrate the rich past while doing away with the property's institutional feel. Now, it's hard to find a surface not enlivened by an artistic flourish and nod to the past.

McMenamins Edgefield continues its emergence as a pub of a most delightfully broadened definition, a village of artisans and publicans. The ever-evolving mélange of personalities, events, landscape and architecture makes for a truly extraordinary setting, inseparable from its poor farm past, and soon to be augmented by new lodging rooms in the 1962 county jail facility, and who knows, maybe a 360-degree bar in the old farm silo.

Gorge Glashaus

Watch the masters at work

Glass-blowing artisans create luminous bottle stoppers, ornaments, vases and more, right before your eyes. These colorful objets d'art are available both onsite in the glass-blowing studio or at the Edgefield Gift Shop. The Gorge Glashaus is open daily, 11 a.m. ’til 5 p.m. Stop by for a look!

EarthArt Clayworks

Earth comes to life in this former morgue

Since 1996, potter Am Griswold has been infusing this tiny space (formerly a temporary morgue for the poor farm) with spirit and life, not to mention a variety of artwork such as hanging planters, vases, sculpture and more. Visit Am in her cozy space Thursday through Monday.

Hold your Private Event at Edgefield

Weddings  Meetings  Social Events

Planning a wedding, meeting or special event? McMenamins Edgefield is the place. We offer a wide variety of event spaces and meeting rooms, onsite guestrooms and our own catering staff and bakery, not to mention the brewery, winery, distillery, golf, full-service spa, movie theater and beyond...

A gathering at Edgefield is not only convenient (just 15 minutes to Portland International Airport and 20 minutes to downtown Portland), but it offers a place in which your guests or participants can engage in a little relaxation and fun during your event.

Contact our sales team to inquire or book your event.
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18th Annual Celebration of Syrah

Friday & Saturday,  April 5 & 6, 2019


A weekend of wine and revelry, food and philanthropy is the perfect way to usher in spring. The Edgefield Winery will host winemakers from the Northwest and beyond to showcase their best Syrahs at events throughout the weekend. And while Syrah may be the star of the show, we haven’t forgotten the rest; you’ll have opportunities to taste other Rhones and regions too. Reserve your hotel room now!

Friday, April 5, 2019
Rhone-White Reception & Gourmet Syrah Dinner
The celebration begins with a reception featuring Viogniers and hors d’oeuvres, followed by dinner with the winemakers at an elegant feast created by Black Rabbit Executive Chef Chris Rattaro, each course perfectly paired with a Syrah.
6:30 pm  Sold Out

Saturday, April 6, 2019
Tour du Rhone Lunch
The Rhone Valley is home to many fabulous grapes, and you’ll have the opportunity to taste some of those wines too! Join us under a canopy of trees at the Little Red Shed Fir Grove, where we’ll present a sumptuous four-course lunch à la the South of France. Black Rabbit Executive Chef Chris Rattaro crafts a menu to pair with traditional white, rosé and red Rhone-style wines.
11:30 am  Sold Out

Saturday, April 6, 2019
Grand Syrah Tasting & Benefit Silent Auction
We top off the celebration in Blackberry Hall with a silent auction and grand tasting of more than 80 Syrahs and Rhone varietals from the Northwest, France, Australia and beyond. A selection of delectable hors d’oeuvres rounds out the afternoon for the signature 2019 wine event you won’t want to miss. Auction proceeds benefit ¡Salud!, providing healthcare to seasonal vineyard workers and their families.
4 - 7 pm • Advanced: $45 per person | Day of: $50 per person Get Tickets

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