at McMenamin's Hostel at 4PM. This place is HUGE. The
building has a long and interesting history. I was told that
two brothers now own it. Story goes that one of them had
stayed in hostels while traveling in Europe. When he came back
to the US, and he & his brother bought this place--he set aside
two large rooms to be used as a hostel. I'm glad he did.
It's a treat being here!
# *800) 669-8610
McMenamins Edgefield main lodge.
is now the main lodge was once the dormatory for the people working
on the "Multnomah County Poor Farm" years ago. Later, it
became the "Edgefield Manor for retired elderly".
lodge not contains most of the Edgefield's bed & breakfast
rooms, the Black Rabbit Restaurant, the Crystal Ballroom (on the
second floor), and the hostel accomodations on the 3rd. floor.
in the main lodge is covered with artwork painted by 15 local
artists. The painting are everywhere--the walls, elevator,
ceiling, staircases, doors, pipes, fuse boxes, etc. I took a lot of
pictures of them. They're really interesting!
out their web site--you'll be able to see the paintings much better
than the pictures I took.
Self-Guided Tour Book calls the large collection of unique paintings
"fantisical images". Most of them are huge, mural size
Yep, the room looks kind of spartan, but it was large, clean &
quiet. The other side of the room had a table & chairs in
front on the window over looking the backyard. And the rest of
McMenamins Edgefield oozed character!
The Black Rabbit Restaurant is part of, and attached to
McMenamins. It's a very classy restaurant. I
also has the "Power Station Theater".
in the 1930's it originally supplied coal power to the
property. It was converted to a 125 seat movie theater in the
now the "Power Station Pub" was once utilized as a laundry by
inmated of the jail.
herb, flower, & vegetable gardens scattered throughout the
place has A LOT of stuff to see and do!
journal entry) 6:30 AM Friday May 26
raining this morning. It's the first rain that I've seen since
I left Florida on April 13th...I hope it lets up a little because I
want to get a good look a Mount St. Helens today.
looks a lot like New England. Just sitting here looking out
the window. Pigeons, robins, & sparrows. Lots of
Fallen trees on the side of Mount St. Helen's.
as far as possible up Mount St. Helens. Stopped at Cold Water
Lake on the way. It was so quiet & still No one was there.
Water Lake created by the volcano's eruption in 1980.
higher I drove up the mountain, the cloudier it got. It was so
cloudy at the visitor center that you couldn't see 10 ft. in front
of you. There were lots of tour busses up there filled with
was well worth the drive up the mountain if only to see the still
beauty of Cold Water Lake.