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McMenamins Eastern Portland 2017 — Album Description
Photos in Album: 21 Album Created: 10 May 2018 Last Updated: 13 May 2018
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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 corridor.

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