McMenamins Grand Lodge 2017 — photo 40 of 47: The front of the grand McMenamins Grand Lodge, in the western Portland metro suburb of Forest Grove, during their grand opening celebration of 22 new attic hotel rooms on February 11, 2017. According to the Grand Lodge Events Packet (PDF):
“McMenamins Grand Lodge is set in Forest Grove on 13 acres of beautiful gardens and sweeping lawns that surround this majestic architecture, originally built as a Masonic Lodge. Welcoming gathering spaces abound, including sunny parlor rooms and a cottage full of charming meeting rooms, accompanied by lush outdoor spaces extending the possibilities. The Grand Lodge is an ideal place for all types of events, from outdoor weddings to company meetings to family reunions and more. The grandeur that you see today was founded in 1922 as one of the Masonic Lodges of Oregon. It is an impressive structure with Ionic columns, marble accents and French doors opening into gathering spaces filled with natural light, along with hardwood floors and cozy fireplaces.”Camera used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8 zoom lens.
For further details about the story behind this photo, see the related article Exploring McMenamins Grand Lodge New Attic Rooms.