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McMenamins Cornelius Pass 2016 — Album Description
Photos in Album: 74 Album Created: 23 May 2016 Last Updated: 4 Jul 2017
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As part of my continuing quest to explore the beer, food and historical venues of Mc­Menamins’ Pacific Northwest brew­pub empire, in mid-May 2016 I spent two hours at their six-acre Cornelius Pass Roadhouse property located in the west­ern Portland suburb of Hillsboro.

What awaited me was more than I had imagined! During my visit I engaged all of my senses: taste, smell, touch, and hearing, as well as sight.

To start off I had a refreshing beer and an excellent steak for lunch. For quite a while I wandered about the bucolic, well-​tended grounds, delighting in each fresh discovery. I admired the various buildings, both historic and new. I toured the brewery and distillery. I even con­tin­ued my new hobby of photographing unusual pub restrooms.

This was also the time and place that I started on my McMenamins Passport adventure by purchasing a Mc­Men­a­mins Passport, and getting my first three Passport stamps.

During my time there I visited each part of the grounds more than once. It was so quiet and peaceful that I felt I had to tread carefully — as if I were exploring a holy, majestic European cathedral rath­er than an American pub property! It is hard to put into words what I felt there.

Although I got some nice shots during my visit, they don’t do the place justice at all. Your presence is required in person! During my two-hour stay, I took exactly 100 photos. The best 47 are on dis­play in the first part of this album.

On 16 July 2016, I returned to attend their 15th Annual Roadhouse Brewfest. During the four and a half hours I was there I tried 12 beers and hard ciders (10 samples and 2 pints), had two meals, listened to live music, went on a Discovery Hunt, got four more stamps in my Passport, and took 54 pictures and a video. The best 17 photos (plus the video) have been added to this album.
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The photos in this album were taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera.
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