Friday, February 22, 2008

Henry's Old Place

Met friends tonight for a play at Portland Center Stage at the Armory. When we decided on Henry's as the dinner spot, I could hardly wait! I've been wanting to photograph this building again since I happened upon it a couple of years ago. This is the old Henry Weinhard Brewery. Now, it's a mixed use building, including Henry's 12th Street Tavern, a pretty cool bar/restaurant with 100 beers on tap and this great old stack in the courtyard.

Weinhard bought an existing brewery on this site in 1864. His brewing business, doing extremely well, was producing 100,000 barrels of beer annually by 1890. He had this complex built in 1908 as he began expanding his trade into the Pacific Northwest, China, and the Philippines. You can read more about Weinhard's brewing history here:

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