After my 75-minute January 2017 outing to the Japanese Garden
Oregon, I decided to spend the rest of the day making some more progress on my McMenamins Passport adventure.
I set my sights on Page 14 of the Passport,
which groups seven McMenamins
locations in southwest Portland
and suburbs in the eastern Tualatin Valley.
During 2016 I had already been to four of the locations listed on that page. For this day’s tour my goal was to stop by the remaining three McMenamins pubs in the southwestern Portland suburbs so I could finish that Passport page and receive my prize.
I began my mini pub crawl around 11:00 AM at the Raleigh Hills Pub
on SW Scholls Ferry Road,
in the Raleigh Hills
neighborhood between Beaverton
near the intersection of Oregon Route 10
and OR 210.
There I enjoyed a tasty pre-lunch porter
A seven-mile drive south brought me to my next stop, the John Barleycorns Brewpub,
located just south of the intersection of I-5
and OR 217
in a light-industrial section of southeast Tigard,
a city in the southwest Portland metro area.
There I feasted on truly scrumptious red wine beef stew and a pint of brown ale.
After another seven-mile drive south I arrived at my final stop, the McMenamins Sherwood Pub,
in the city of Sherwood,
in the Tualatin Valley on the southwestern edge of the Portland metro area. Its strip-mall location and architecture are not very exciting, but better things were waiting for me inside! For a mid-afternoon dessert I treated myself to bread pudding with a whiskey sauce, and a hot buttered rum. Very deee-lisssshh!!!
While there I was awarded my prizes for completing Page 14 of my McMenamins Passport. I received an exclusive McMenamins Passport growler plus a $14 McMenamins gift card, which I thought was pretty generous. But then again, when I compare how much I have spent at McMenamins compared to the value of the prizes I have received, McMenamins is coming out WAY ahead!
During my four-and-a-half-hour, three-stop mini pub crawl, I took a total of 46 pictures. You can feast your eyes on the best 16 in this album.