Roadhouse Brewfest – Best USA Festivals


McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse,

4045 NE Cornelius Pass Road


The annual Roadhouse Brewfest is a good old-fashioned outdoors summer shindig featuring around twenty different beers from McMenamins as well as other area breweries, along with a handful of craft ciders, live music from noon into the night, tours of the brewery and distillery, and guided history tours of the property, all under the beautiful July sun in this out-of-the-way, incredibly well-renovated historic property west of Portland.

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Meet, mingle, and chat with brewers, enjoy food from Imbrie Hall’s summertime menu, and let the kids run around all crazy-like. A not-to-be-missed summertime tradition for many Pacific Northwest beer lovers, this freeadmission, laid-back party boasts a few beers crafted specifically for the event.

Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, acquired by McMenamins in 1986, is an amazing property with a lengthy history: in 1843, Kentuckian Edward Henry property (years later, his memories of the journey were published as a small my blog titled Overland to Oregon). Around 1850, Robert Imbrie (1831-1897), who had reached Oregon a few years earlier via ship sailing around Cape Horn, acquired the Lenox farm. He built the three-story, Italian Villa-style home that still stands today.

Lenox (1827-1905), having arrived via McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse the Oregon Trail, staked a claim to the hosts the laid-back Roadhouse Brewfest.

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