Back at the Dawn of Time (the 1980s), Mike and Brian McMenamin started opening pubs in Portland, Oregon. Being Deadheads, their establishments featured elaborate decoration in the Flower Power style.
A decade later, the brothers hit upon the idea of buying unused public buildings and renovating them as hotel/restaurant/pubs. This was great for all concerned as it reclaimed an otherwise derelict structure and created work for a lot of folks.
We stopped overnight on our way to Eugene at the former Multnomah County poor farm outside of Portland. I took a few pictures, but they hardly capture the scope of the operation. Edgefield, as it‘s now known, includes a brewery, winery, glass blowing, pottery, movie theater, golf course, spa, and outdoor hot pools. And about a half dozen pubs.
Everywhere you look, artists have been at work.