About four months after watching Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
with my son at the McMenamins Grand Lodge
in Forest Grove
— see my article Star Wars at McMenamins Grand Lodge
— we met in December to see the just-released Star Wars: Rogue One
This time we went to the Power Station Theater,
part of the McMenamins Edgefield
property in Troutdale,
on the eastern edge of the Portland metro area (PMA).
Forest Grove and Troutdale are on opposite sides of the PMA, and are about as far apart as two towns can be — 44 miles — and yet still be in the PMA.
After an-hour-and-45-minute drive from my home in Albany,
I arrived at Edgefield around 10:00 AM. For the next 45 minutes I wandered around part of the property’s 74 acres, taking pictures of many of the same locations as I did during my first visit in June 2016.
However, this time, instead of being beautified with flowers, the grounds were decorated with Christmas wreaths and a generous dusting of snow.
Since it was lunch time and the theater is a restaurant, I got the hummus
plate, with a generous serving of various raw veggies, pita bread,
and cubes of feta cheese.
Because I actually don’t care that much for hummus, I had brought along a bottle of Tabasco sauce
to help cover up the bean taste.
I really enjoyed Rogue One, even though it was a bit violent. I think it is one of the best Star Wars movies out of the eight so far. It was very well made, and it was great to see it together with my son. I was also glad to get the “experiences” stamp
for “See a Movie” in my McMenamins Passport
— part of my McMenamins Passport adventure.
While I was there I took a total of 51 photos. You can see the best 22 in this album. For more details about my previous two-day outing to Edgefield for the 2016 summer solstice,
check out these articles and albums: