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Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Nine down, forty-six McMenamins to go
Two colleagues of mine have made it their mission to visit each link in the McMenamin Brothers' empire. They're chronicling their adventures on a blog called McMenamensch. It won't be an easy journey. There's now over fifty of the brothers' brewpubs scattered throughout Oregon and Washington.
So far they've tackled nine locations, the latest of which was the High St. Pub in Eugene where they ran into a few problems with the staff. A direct link to their tale of triumph and sorrow can be found here.
You've got to admire their gusto, especially since they live in Eugene, where only three of the brewpubs can be found. I've lived in Portland, AKA McMenamins Central, most of my whole life and I've only managed to visit ten of them. I haven't even made it to the White Eagle Saloon, despite the stories that make it one of the more well-known locations. Ghost hookers? Freaky.