Tag Archives: McMenamins

First in the series

I decided to start a new series:  the lamps in the McMenamins Elks Temple in Tacoma.  All McMenamins properties have the most amazing collection of lighting.  Since I’ll likely be at this one often, I decided to devote a pocket … Continue reading

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Newest McMenamins

This was my first visit to the restored and renovated Elks Temple in Tacoma. It was a multi-year project by the McMenamin brothers (more here). Urban Sketchers Tacoma met to sketch inside and out of this new property which just … Continue reading

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A Portland weekend

This past weekend (8-11 Nov) I went to Portland on my own. The primary reason was to meet up with Anne, a friend from Florida, at Orycon. Anne has family in Portland so makes it an annual visit timed to … Continue reading

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Welcoming Winter at Anderson School

We attended a talk about “Winter Welcome”. On Monday Himself and I went to McMenamins Anderson School in Bothell. Himself has been a master brewer in the past and taught brewing in the SCA. He used to buy a case … Continue reading

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Anderson School

The first time Urban Sketchers Seattle met at the McMenamins Anderson School in Bothell, it was relatively newly opened.  It was also cold and raining.  At the time, sketchers said they’d like to return when the weather was better.  We … Continue reading

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Sunday in Portland

Portland, Oregon; Sunday 22 October: We left Portland on Sunday morning. But not before getting some doughnuts from the famous Portland bakery, VooDoo doughnuts. Himself wanted to try the bacon maple one. I chose a bismark like filled one. And … Continue reading

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Portland Thursday & Friday

Portland, Oregon; Thursday 19 October and Friday 20 October Traveled to Portland on Thursday. We stayed at McMenamens Kennedy School, which is a few blocks from the home of a friend. It opened as a school in 1915. McMenamins’ renovated … Continue reading

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More about Anderson School

Instead of joining the Seattle group at The Roastery, I drove 26 miles and an hour North to Bothell to meet The Whidbey Island Sketchers (WIS) at the McMenamin’s Anderson School.  One of the many wonderful things about McMenamins properties … Continue reading

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Spar Cafe

It was a beautiful day today for a sketch outing.  I’ve had the McMenamin’s Spar Cafe in Olympia on my list since I sketched at the McMenamin’s in Centralia.  I needed the stamp to get my prize! It was a … Continue reading

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Antiques

Tacoma Urban Sketchers had a bit of a hiccup.  We met at Tully’s in the Theater & Antique district to talk and sketch prior to moving to our primary venue, Sanford and Son Antique Mall, at 11 am.  However, it … Continue reading

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