Tomorrow morning I'll post my latest installment in my visitor's guide (aka Best of Beervana). The post will highlight the McMenamins, a phenomenon that, for most Oregonians, is so common we almost fail to notice it. In fact, we owe an enormous debt to the McBrothers not only for saving dozens of historic buildings (and turning them into something way cooler than museums), but for laying the groundwork for beer culture here. Would Portland/Oregon be Beervana without the McMenamins? Maybe not.
Anyway, it's familiar terrain for regular readers, but I hope newbies enjoy.