One day in May 2017, when my wife Catherine and I were running some errands in the Portland metro area,
we continued our McMenamins Passport adventure
by visiting one of their pubs in Gresham and two along the Interstate 205
All three of them are located in small, mundane strip malls,
so they lack the charm and appeal of the historic McMenamins properties.
Nevertheless, we needed to stop by each one in order to get our Passport stamps
for those locations.
In the end, these three McMenamins venues are not really worth visiting a second time. With their boring strip mall exteriors, similar run-of-the-mill interiors, lack of historical significance, and uninspiring pub-fare menus, there is really no compelling reason to. Been there, done that, got my stamps, finished!
Of course, I don’t like to just walk in, get a stamp, and walk out. I at least want to have something to drink, and if I am hungry, some food as well. During this mini pub crawl I enjoyed a gyro
and salad with a glass of wine, a black cherry cider
with a spendy
slice of scrumptious lemon cake, as well as one pint and three samples of beer.
I took a total of 42 photos during my tour of these three pubs. Exactly half of them made the grade, and can be viewed in this album.