McMenamins St. Johns Theater & Pub

Location -
8203 N. Ivanhoe St., Portland, OR 97203
Neighborhood - N Portland

Categories - Bars/Pubs/Taverns, Brewpubs/Breweries, Brew and View Movie Theaters, Brewpubs, Movie Theaters

Built in 1905 as the National Cash Register Company’s exhibit hall for Portland’s Lewis and Clark Exposition, this spectacular building was barged down the Willamette River after the expo to its current location in the St. Johns neighborhood, where is has served as a Lutheran church, an American Legion post, a bingo parlor and a home for Gypsy wakes. The ever-evolving domed structure was later reinvented as Duffy’s Irish Pub and finally, St. Johns Theater & Pub. Faithfully continuing in its role as neighborhood pub and gathering spot, the theater (with its excellent acoustics) shows second-run film releases with McMenamins handcrafted ales, wines and spirits and food to enjoy during the movie.