Mike and Brian McMenamin opened their first brewpub in 1983 in Portland, Ore. McMenamins Pubs, Breweries & Historic Hotels has since grown to include more than 50 unique locations throughout Washington and Oregon, from hotels and spas to distilleries, concert venues and movie theaters.
First and second generation McMenamin family members pose in front of Anderson School, located in Bothell, Wa, on opening day, October 15, 2015.
Conners McMenamin changes the light bulbs in one of the grand chandeliers at the Bagdad Theater & Pub.
Dan McMenamin helps unload a delivery of coffee beans from El Salvador at the McMenamins Coffee Roasters in Northeast Portland.
Sean, Shannon and Dan McMenamin talk with Cosmic Tripsters at the 4th Cosmic Tripster Party, one of the grand prizes people receive for completing the McMenamins Passport.
McMenamins’ soaking pools invite guests to relax in stunning indoor and outdoor spaces. Locations include the Crystal Hotel in Portland, Edgefield in Troutdale, Grand Lodge in Forest Grove, Kennedy School in Portland, Old St. Francis School in Bend (pictured), and a full-size saltwater swimming pool at Anderson School in Bothell, Wa.
History, art, music and community are at the core of what drives the McMenamin brothers’ passion for building and restoring iconic spaces. Artists bring these voices to life on every available surface, from walls and ceilings to pipes and knobs.

With a diverse assortment of pubs, lodging, breweries, distilleries, a roastery, movie theaters, spas and event spaces throughout Oregon and Washington, no two McMenamins are the same. Since its founding by brothers Mike and Brian McMenamin, the company − famous for resurrecting and transforming alluring old buildings − has grown from one pub in Portland, Ore., to 56 locations in the Pacific Northwest. All McMenamins properties provide a casual, relaxed atmosphere where people of all ages are welcome, and regulars are common. Its focus on creative community gathering spots, spectacular concert venues, eclectic art, eats and brews, vintage fixtures, herb and vegetable gardens, historic buildings and community history draw loyal fans and admirers from far and wide. Independently owned, McMenamins continues its tradition of reimagining historic properties and artistically restoring locations to spotlight local heritage and bring people together.

The McMenamins remain exceptionally involved in the business they started many decades ago, and they plan to remain so. The next generation of the McMenamin family is equally involved and committed as the company continues to expand. The business will continue to be led by members of the family now and in the future.

With a “if we can make it, let’s do it” philosophy, McMenamins produces beer, wine, spirits, roasted coffee, ice cream, produce, herbs, baked breads and pastries for use in the restaurants and pubs. 

     By the Numbers:

  • 56 locations in Oregon and Washington (that’s 46 in Oregon and 10 in Washington), including 12 historic hotels, 2 full-service spas, 6 soaking pools, 9 theater-pubs and more.  
  • 24 breweries, 2 distilleries, a winery, a creamery, coffee roastery, bakeries, and produce and flower gardens.
  • Approximately 5% annual sales growth since 2010, and 6% annually over the past five years (2015-2019).
  • 20 locations on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • 200,000+ McMenamins Passport holders. 
  • Dedication to using salvaged materials in construction; repurposing demolition debris; recycling byproducts like oil, cardboard and plastics, and composting food waste whenever possible.

Take a journey with us. McMenamins handcrafts beer, wine, cider and spirits and hosts hundreds of events each year. See us in action:

  • McMenamins Brewing – McMenamins brewers believe that brewing green is brewing responsibly. Click the link to learn more about McMenamins’ Handcrafted Program and style.
  • McMenamins UFO Festival – Set in a small town in Oregon wine country, the annual UFO Festival, which has been running for 20+ years, explores and celebrates life beyond earth.
  • McMenamins Wassail Cider Festival – Toast the apple trees at McMenamins’ lively Wassail Cider Festival, a community favorite.
  • McMenamins Passport Program – McMenamins Passport holders are on a quest to experience McMenamins to the fullest, and ultimately become a Cosmic Tripster.
  • McMenamins Small Bars – A favorite part of McMenamins larger properties? Cozy small bars – some hidden, some not – that really, in fact, get to the heart of the matter.

What began as a small pub in southeast Portland, has grown into a Pacific Northwest staple, with revenues exceeding $200MM annually. Mike and Brian McMenamin completed many successful historic renovations over the years, including:

  • Transitioning a former county poor farm in Troutdale, Ore., just 20 minutes from downtown Portland, into an eclectic destination known as Edgefield. The 74-acre property now includes lodging, bars, restaurants, a spa, soaking pool, premier outdoor concert venue, meeting and event space, brewery, winery, distillery, golf and gardens.
  • Renovating a downtown Portland, wedge-shaped building that formerly housed a tire shop, a live jazz club and a den for underworld kingpins, into today’s Crystal Hotel. Located across the street from the legendary Crystal Ballroom, this neighborhood gathering place bustles with history, and offers live music, and food and beverage from the Zeus Café. Each lodging room features art inspired by a song or performance from the neighboring Crystal Ballroom. Hotel stays include admission to the soaking pool and the opportunity to purchase tickets to a Crystal Ballroom show.

Repurposing Historic Buildings
As one of the largest hospitality providers in the Pacific Northwest, McMenamins has been thoughtfully restoring historic structures and building new properties from old materials, transforming each location into a welcoming community gathering place for visitors of all ages. This unconventional path brings new light to communities and inspires future work.

Commitment to Sustainability
Since McMenamins’ early days, recycling, preventing energy waste and promoting energy savings have been a part of everything the company does, with a goal of preserving the beautiful Pacific Northwest region. Overseen by two environmental coordinators, McMenamins’ recycling efforts include:

  • Featuring recycled vintage wood and light fixtures that bring their own history.
  • Using oil at Edgefield’s Black Rabbit Restaurant that’s a recycled product.
  • Reusing packaging material whenever possible.
  • Utilizing sustainable hotel practices.
  • Using chipped wood donated by local arborists for our walking trails.

Visit here for more details on McMenamins’ recycling and composting efforts.

Another unique aspect to McMenamins? Its ability to foster a sustainable, closed-loop system. With expansive gardens at Edgefield and Grand Lodge, the company uses ingredients grown onsite in seasonal menu offerings, handcrafted beverages, distillery products and more.