McMenamins Grand Lodge to celebrate 96 years
One of Forest Grove's best-known establishments is celebrating the 96th anniversary of its original construction on Saturday, March 3.
The celebration goes all day, with local wine tastings — featuring Apolloni Vineyards, Elk Cove Vineyards and Montinore Estate, along with McMenamins Edgefield Winery in Troutdale — from noon to 5 p.m. as well as live music between 2 and 10 p.m.
• 2 p.m.: The Reverb Brothers (Pat's Corner tent) and BigFoot Mojo (Garage Door)
• 4:30 p.m.: The Noted (Pat's Corner tent) and Lindsie Feathers (Garage Door)
• 7 p.m.: The Brothers Jam (Pat's Corner tent) and Tara Velarde with Far Out West (Garage Door)
There will also be a "McMenamins Passport Discovery Hunt" with prizes.
A special "birthday beer" brewed just for the occasion will be available on tap.
The Grand Lodge includes a restaurant and bar, a movie theater, event space, and a hotel, one of the few in Forest Grove.
But it's the original building itself that is 96 years old this year, having been built as a Masonic and Eastern Star Home. The Masonic Lodge relocated to a new building just to the north in 1999, with McMenamins taking over as the old property's "custodian" and opening it as McMenamins Grand Lodge in March 2000.
McMenamins itself was founded in 1983. The company operates about 60 restaurants, brewpubs, hotels and event venues throughout Oregon and Washington, many of them located in renovated older buildings like the Grand Lodge.
The Grand Lodge is located at 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove, just west of Highway 47.
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