In 1950, a farmer took a photo of what he claimed was a UFO in the skies of McMinnville, Oregon. These days, the McMenamins Empire takes over the whole goddamn town for their annual McMenamins UFO Festival, which boasts an alien-themed parade (!), an alien-themed pet costume contest (!!), and far-out panels of conspiracy theorists who pontificate on everything alien and paranormal. Fox Mulder would be in heaven; it's super fun for everybody else, too. ERIK HENRIKSEN
310 NE Evans St., McMinnville, OR 97218
Hours: Pub: Sun-Thu- 7am-11pm, Fri-Sat-7am -1am.
Rooftop Bar:Sun-Thu 11:30am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-12am.
Cellar Bar: Fri-Sat 5pm-1am