Poperinge called it a theme park for booze. Had a pint at the Ice House, home to the memory of the Grateful Dead. Had lunch and a couple of pints at the Black Rabbit bar. Very helpful friendly staff. Different beers on tap at different locations in the park. 3 par golf course. Lots to do. Lots of families. Rooms.
McMenaminís Edgefield is an experience. We stayed overnight in the hotel and just spent an evening walked around to all of the bars and exploring grounds. It reminds me of Disneyland for adults but somehow you can bring your kids too. With a handful of different bars on premises there seems to be something for everybodyís taste when it comes to ambiance. Each bar has a different selection of their beer, most of which are session beers, but these are still good beers. Very reflexing setting near the Columbia river complete with its own distillery and winery. I highly recommend this place for a weekend getaway and after having sampled 50 beers over the last couple of days, it was nice to sit back and just sip one of their stouts.
The grounds are amazing. I would never really come here just to drink beer, there is a distillery and winery on site too. But between the spa, hotel, and movie theater, what a wonderful place for a date.
Had our wedding reception here and had a great time. The beer was awesome and the service was also just as good. The whole place used to be the Oregon Farm which was for the older retired people who could not afford anything else to live they would live there. We partied all night in the upstairs of the Electric house and it was a great time. The golf course when you have time is fun and the little corner bars are also very fun. A great time by all and kids can come in certain areas and they will love the grounds. The beer is freshly brewed right there so it can not get any better. Worth the trip to Troutdale.
A really unbelieveable spread at the old poor farm. I remember driving by this old property when I was a kid and the McMenamin brothers did quite a nice job fixing the place up. The question is what donít they have here. Brewery, movies, golf, distillery, coffee, glassblowing and a brothel. Well, no brothel that is listed. Beers are standard issue McMenamins food follows suit. Damn nice place to visit though, good place to take a non-beer enthusiast.
Very cool place to visit. Lots of things to see. Theatre, Winery, Distillery, Cidery, Coffee....ery. Anyways, itís a bit of a drive from central Portland but worth the drive (go to Liberator too!!). Nice selection of McMenís beers and better food than most McMenís places. Rachael Ray did some good coverage of this place on $40 a day on the Portland episode.
What a place. Itís huge. A hotel, a golf course, a winery, a glass blowing shop, a spa, a distillery and brewery. And a bunch of bars and restaurants. The food is good and mostly simple. Loads of beer on tap. Quite a variety too for a McMenamins. Solid beers. The grounds are very beautiful and well kept. Cool art in the hotel. But most of all I love the outdoor spaces and small little bars you can drink in. Tiny little hovels with a few taps and your own private bar. Very few things are underrated these days with the internet and social media.But McMenamins is and a few of their locations are just so cool they are hard to believe. Itís not gonna be a crazy beer place, but it is cool and has good beer.
The best McMenamins iíve been to, just a beautiful place down to every detail. They have a great St. Pattys day celebration, outstanding scenery, great buildings, good service, and a good selection of McBeers on tap.
Unlike the last review, McMenamins Edgefield is my personal favorite McMenamins. My understanding of Edgefield is that itís an old juvenile jail that was closed down and converted into a McMenamins location. The old housing unit is now a hotel (with shared bathrooms) and there are multiple other buildings, trails and gardens to explore while drinking your choice beverage.
Their selection of beer is nothing to brag about, but it is unique and very well brewed.
The one drawback is during the summer / spring months, it can get very busy with concerts (at itís amphitheater) and weddings.
I highly recommend making a trip to McMenamins Edgefield.