About six blocks away from our house is a brew pub by McMenamins. Most McMenamins pubs have a historical significance in the area it is located. The one near us is known for it’s previous business – it was a funeral home from the mid-1930s until it was converted in the pub in 2005.
My mother-in-law came over for dinner. We had all agreed we would just walk to a nearby restaurant, and we decided she might enjoy a burger and beer before returning to Mexico. (This made me happy because I got to have a good microbrew. If you are ever at a McMenamins – ask for a Rubinator which is a part Ruby and part Terminator Stout mixed.)
If you are a fan of architecture, you will fall in love with this building. The iron work is amazing. The brick work is fantastic as well. I’m always blown away by how much of the original interior they kept in tact. It makes me happy they understand and want to preserve the past.