This is the most disappointing McMenaminís I have ever been to. The service was crummy, bartender rude and snooty, manager was worthless and didnít follow through on things he said he would. The White Shed wasnít opened the hours they were supposed to be and they were jerks about it telling us we were wrong on the hours though we had looked them up online only 8 hours earlier.
There were no taps available as the lines were broken so we had to drink flat warm beer from pitchers that they were filled in the back.
I will never be back to the restaurant again, unfortunately due to no cigar bars in Portland I have very little choice but to go back to the White Shed.
Cool laid back place. A few old buildings scattered around that house different events. Grab a beer and go sit in the wooded area on a picnic table or in the cigar bar area. They have a distillery, but didnít try any but they did have a BA beer that was good. Service was fast and friendly, food was good.
Visited on Sunday the 1st of November, again, for the first time for the last time. Or something.
Anyway, when the title of the building calls it a hall, itís an apt deScription. Itís a big longhouse of a building with two stories and a very rustic vibe. There are a few televisions for those of us who want to watch Timbers games, and thereís a lot of service running around and around.
Other than the location, however, itís a standard McMenamins with the standard lineup and moderately good pub fare. I will say, however, this has the type of log cabin feel that works wonders on a mood during a rainy day, however.
Crazy place. There was a wedding going on that I accidentally joined. Loads of old buildings. Had 10 beers on tap. Decent service, but expect some waiting. Packed. Just people everywhere. Squirrels eating on the top of tables outside. The beer and food were decent. Charming in an insane Portland way. About 7 menus.
As with all McMenamins, their beer on tap is their usual selection of about 8. Their seasonal Pumpkin Ale was disappointing, but their pepperoni pizza is some of the best around and a steal during happy hour.
Not as many outbuildings or places to walk around and explore as other McMenamins.
If staying in the area, McMenamins Roadhouse is a cool place to visit, but not worth it to make a trip there.
McMenaminís in Edgefield is by far better and worth the drive.
BrewDad (464) Olympia, Washington | May 8, 2008| Updated September 16, 2008
This is the place for great atmosphere the bars and beers are rocking. They have so much extra space and extra buildings to see and drink in this is a fun place. A must stop for anyone you will have a great time the food and beer are awesome. Service is the same bunch of lame ducks. Be sure to see the round house and the brewery this is a great time for anyone.
Wide open and lots of wood, exposed pipes and lighting. Good, relaxed atmosphere. A couple other specialty buildings to wander into if youíre interested. Would be great in the summer outside? Service was good, food was average. Eight house beers on tap, sampler was priced well.
I enjoy this place a lot... Been there a couple of times for lunch and had some great food. The beer menu is all McMenaminsí own brews, but they have a lot of rotating specials. The environment is very cabin like with a farm/barn like feel. The wall stuff is limited to a nice level and creates a nice personality for the place. The bartender was very nice and pleasant and new a quite a bit about the beers. Oh, and the menís bathroom is awesome because of the huge contraption that the urinals are hooked up too---If youíre in the westside suburbs of Portland, this place is worth going to.