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McMenamins Grand Lodge 2017 — Album Description
Photos in Album: 47 Album Created: 5 Apr 2017 Last Updated: 15 Apr 2017
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In August 2016 I made my first visit to the McMenamins Grand Lodge in the western Portland metro suburb of Forest Grove, which resulted in the Mc­Men­a­mins Grand Lodge 2016 photo album.

I returned to the Grand Lodge for a sec­ond time on February 11, 2017, for the grand opening celebration of their 22 new attic hotel rooms.

The party started at 11:45 AM with a rib­bon cutting at the main entrance to the Lodge. Wielding the huge ceremonial scis­sors was none other than Mike Mc­Men­a­min, who along with his brother Brian, are the founders and owners of the McMenamins Pacific Northwest brewpub empire.

After a marching-​band-​led procession up to the third-​floor attic, I took some time to explore the gorgeous new rooms and hallways, replete with paintings by the the McMenamins artists. Food and drink samples were being served throughout the attic, and stealth entertainment was provided by opera singer Sadie Gregg of Opera On Tap Portland. Of special interest was the Tolkien-​inspired secret passageway.

I spent a total of about 45 minutes exploring the attic during the time it was open to the public. I took 41 photos while I was up there. The best 27 shots from the attic make up the majority of this album, along with 20 other keepers (out of 59 taken) from elsewhere on the property.
For further details about the story behind the photos in this al­bum, see the related article, Ex­plor­ing Mc­Men­a­mins Grand Lodge New At­tic Rooms.
The photos in this album were taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera.
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