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McMenamins is a family-owned chain of brewpubs, breweries, music venues, historic hotels, and theater pubs in Oregon and Washington. Many of their locations are in rehabilitated historical properties; at least nine are on the National Register of Historic Places. According to the Brewers Association, McMenamins is one of the top 50 largest craft breweries in the United States.[3]

McMenamins
Private
IndustryHospitality, Microbrewery
Founded1983
Headquarters,
USA
Number of locations
12 (as of August 2019)[1]
Area served
Western Oregon Central Oregon and Washington
ProductsBeers, Wines, Cider, Distilled spirits, Coffee
Revenue$180 million (estimated as of 2017)
OwnerMike and Brian McMenamin (founders and majority owners[2])
Number of employees
3,528 (as of 2018)
Websitewww.mcmenamins.com
Crystal Hotel
Edgefield
Mission Theater

HistoryEdit

McMenamins was founded by brothers Mike and Brian McMenamin, who grew up in northeast Portland, Oregon.[2] They trace the beginning of McMenamins to the 1974 opening of Produce Row Café.[2]

In 1985, McMenamins opened Oregon’s first brewpub in the Southwest Portland neighborhood of Hillsdale.[4] Their first theater pub, and the first in Oregon, was the Mission Theater & Pub (1987).[5][citation needed] The company then entered the broader hospitality business starting in 1990, when they converted a 74-acre site (that at one time served as the Multnomah County Poor Farm) into McMenamins Edgefield.[citation needed] By 1997, food accounted for over half of McMenamins' total sales.[6] The company opened its 55th location in April 2018.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Map of Locations from the company's website
  2. ^ a b c Over One Million Served Archived 2003-12-27 at the Wayback Machine, a May 13, 1998 article in Willamette Week
  3. ^ Oregon places 4 breweries on list of nation's 50 biggest beermakers, from an April 14, 2009 article from the Portland Business Journal
  4. ^ "Portland breweries". Travel Portland. 2013-06-20. Retrieved 2019-02-18.
  5. ^ Mohan, Marc (2014-06-07). "First look: McMenamins Mission Theater re-opens after renovations, focuses on second-run movie screenings". oregonlive.com. Retrieved 2019-02-18.
  6. ^ Crystal ball forecasts McMenamins' future, a January 1997 article from the Portland Business Journal
  7. ^ Hale, Jamie (April 21, 2018) [online date April 19]. "McMenamins opens at Kalama Harbor, its 55th location". The Oregonian. p. B10. Retrieved 2018-04-25.

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