Hotel Oregon Elsewhere
Recommended by Erik Henriksen
No one would have believed in the first years of the 21st century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinized and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinize the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. "No one would have believed,” wrote H.G. Wells in 1898’s The War of the Worlds. And yet… CAN YOU ARGUE WITH THE FACTS??? The facts that clearly prove WE ARE NOT ALONE??? No. You cannot. But if you’re still not convinced, all those facts (and more!) will be readily available at the 19th annual McMenamins UFO Festival in McMinnville, which celebrates the 1950 photographs taken by farmers Paul and Evelyn Trent—photographs that CLEARLY SHOW a UFO that is OMINOUSLY HOVERING above an unsuspecting McMinnville! Sixty-eight years later, downtown McMinnville gets taken over by the UFO Fest, which features music, booze, an “alien pet costume contest,” the “Alien Abduction Dash 5K," and panels about everything from a 1994 incident in which “60 schoolchildren saw a UFO land and beings approach," to government’s stance on “the modern UFO problem,” to trusty old standbys like “mutilated cattle." Don’t miss the UFO Speakers Panel, a mega-panel that lines up a slew of the fest's guests for a Q&A that will likely cover conspiracy theories, creepy aliens, nice aliens, skin walkers, Sasquatch, and the incontrovertible fact that humans will soon be conquered and enslaved by creatures we cannot comprehend. Might as well drink some beer and wear some tinfoil hats in the meantime! (In case you think I am joking, I am not: Some people here will be wearing tinfoil hats. If you’re smart, so will you.)
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