On the day at the end of June 2016 when I took my Swiss wife and daughter to the Portland airport
for a three-month visit with their family in the Old Country, after I had another tasty shakshuka at Portland’s Tasty n Sons
for lunch, I continued my McMenamins Passport adventure
by visiting the McMenamins Broadway Pub,
on the corner of NE 15th Avenue and Broadway in Northeast Portland’s Sullivan’s Gulch
Even though this building looks fairly new, according to Broadway Pub history,
it was opened over a quarter-century ago in 1990. Its plain exterior camouflages a gorgeous interior sporting lots of wood and plants, huge windows, vaulted ceilings, and a heated second-floor balcony patio. Somehow it feels larger on the inside than it appears from the outside.
Because it was a beautiful summer day, I took advantage of Portland’s short sunny season
and sat on the balcony rather than inside. The patio was pretty empty on a Tuesday in the early afternoon ... but that was just fine with me.
Looking over the tap list, I settled on a pint of McMenamins’ seasonal Copper Moon ale. Just the week before, I had tasted my first Copper Moon at Edgefield.
At that time I had written “pretty good beer ... could be worth another try.”
On my another try at the Broadway Pub, I wrote: “ yep, I like it! ”
During my half-hour stay at the Broadway Pub I took 17 pictures. The best 11 made it into this album.
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