Escape to McMenamin’s

Took a bit of time out to escape across the Cornelius Pass to Hillsboro. Destination: the Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, one of some 50+ McMenamin’s brewpubs/resorts in the Pacific Northwest. We had visited their Edgefield location, east of Portland, to see Bonnie Raitt in concert last September, and wanted to check out some other ones. Their MO is to turn old, interesting properties into casual eating and drinking establishments. Edgefield was once a 77-acre poor farm in the days before welfare. It now offers a hotel, a brewery, a distillery, several restaurants and pubs, and a great music venue. Cornelius Pass Roadhouse was a six-acre farmstead. McMenamin’s still maintains the apple orchard, has a music venue in their meadow, and hosts special events in the octagonal barn. Today we enjoyed the outdoor patio of their restaurant on a perfect Oregon summer day.

the restaurant

the brewery

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