McMenamins Bagdad Theater & Pub

Portland – Headed east of the Willamette river over to the Hawthorne District for a beer in McMenamins Bagdad Theater and Pub. Had a nice pint of their Golden Ale, clean with a bit of citrus hop. The bar opens out onto S.E. Hawthorne Blvd and it was the setting more than anything that made this such a pleasure, watching people walk by in the rain with thunder and lightning – I notice nobody really cares about umbrellas here the way we do in England.

The building is also a movie theater that opened in 1927. We sneaked a look at the wonderful interior as people outside joined the long queue for the show.

Later that evening had some MacTarnahan’s Amber Ale at the Mississippi Studios, another great beer full of those local Cascade hops I love so much.


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