As part of my McMenamins Passport adventure
I wanted to get a stamp for the “Ride a Bike to the Pub” Experience.
I couldn’t really see myself hauling my bicycle in my truck
75 miles north up the I-5,
and then riding it along a busy city street to some McMenamins venue in Portland.
As of August 2016 I had not yet visited any of the three McMenamins pubs in Eugene,
45 miles south down the I-5. When I looked at their locations on a map, I noticed that the North Bank
restaurant was right on the Willamette River,
next to Alton Baker Park.
Riding my bicycle along a bike path next to the River sounded much better than riding in the Big City for this country bumpkin.
My bicycle just fit into the back of my 2009 Toyota Tacoma
truck for the drive from Albany
At the North Bank I enjoyed a truly scrumptious elk burger, a salad with champagne vinaigrette dressing and a tasty beer at a patio table just a stone’s throw from the River. After lunch I rode my bike about five miles along the Willamette. Next I drove to McMenamins’ High Street Brewery and Café
and East 19th Street Café
to enjoy more McMenamins beverages and collect Passport location stamps.
During this first McMenamins Eugene outing I took a total of 73 photos over a period of three and a half hours. The best 23 are now on display in this album. The pictures from my three subsequent visits to the McMenamins Eugene pubs during the following months of 2016 will be added to this album in the near future.