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McMenamins Portland SW 2017 — Album Description
Photos in Album: 16 Album Created: 25 Jan 2017 Last Updated: 27 Jan 2017
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After my 75-minute January 2017 outing to the Japanese Garden in Portland, 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 and Portland, near the intersection of Or­e­gon Route 10 and OR 210. There I enjoyed a tasty pre-lunch porter beer.

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.
For further details about the story behind the photos in this al­bum, see the related article, Mc­Men­a­mins Port­land South­west Sub­urbs Pub Crawl.
The photos in this album were taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera.
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