McMenamins Cornelius Pass 2016 — photo 58 of 74: At some McMenamins events they hold a Discovery Hunt. Decipher a clue to find the object it refers to. Take a selfie in front of the object. Find all the objects corresponding to all the clues, and you get a special stamp in your McMenamins Passport as well as a prize. The hunt can be fun or frustrating ... or both!
It is really ironic that I need to take selfies in order to participate in a Discovery Hunt, because I almost never take a selfie. I have even written an article ranting about the stupidity of selfies. And now, here I am, taking selfies! As you can see from the collage above, the selfies taken with my iPad Mini are not very good, but they get the job done. I have found that when trying to take a selfie with an object in the background, it is hard to get a good expression on my face, which makes the selfie all the more embarrassing. It is also hard to get my finger and/or hand out of the frame.
While at the McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse (CPR) in Hillsboro, Oregon, in the western Portland metro area, during their 15th Annual Roadhouse Brewfest on 16 July 2016, I participated in my first McMenamins Discovery Hunt. Here are the clues which resulted in the six selfies above. Following each clue is my own explanation of the clue’s meaning, often drawn from the Cornelius Pass Roadhouse history.
After showing my crappy and embarrassing selfies to a designated employee, I was rewarded with a just-for-fun stamp on the “Bragging Rights” page of my McMenamins Passport. I also received a neoprene beer-can sleeve as an event souvenir, as seen to the right (unfortunately, the can of Hammerhead beer was not included). McMenamins sells similar sleeves in their online store for $4. What a deal!
For further details about the story behind this photo, see the related article McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse 2016 Brewfest.