White Eagle Saloon & Hotel
From its opening in 1905 until Prohibition, this McMenamin brothers property was a true saloon, with heavy drinking, barroom brawls, prostitution, and other rough-and-tumble goings-on---even, it's rumored, shanghaiing and murder. Indeed, locals once referred to it as the “Bucket of Blood.” Today, most patrons only go wild for the live nightly music shows, the beer, and the historical ambience.
Pop in for a pint of McMenamins Hammerhead pale ale or Terminator stout and some pub grub (much of it healthful and locally sourced). Spend the evening enjoying some great blues or rock, or spend the night in one of the cozy, very reasonably priced hotel rooms upstairs---if you dare. Word is, this place is haunted, with reports of doors opening by themselves, the sobs and wails of a woman, and the apparition of a man.
Want the history but not necessarily the ghosts? Book a stay at one of the other unique McMenamin hotels in town: the Crystal Hotel, with its saltwater soaking pool, or the Kennedy School, where guest rooms are in former class rooms, and the soaking pool is in the one-time teachers’ lounge.
836 N. Russell St.
- Portland, Oregon 97227
- 45.54081800, -122.67525100
- Saloon: Mon.--Thurs. 11 am--1 am, Fri. 11 am--2:30 am, Sat. noon--2:30 am, Sun. 4 pm--11 pm. Hotel Check-In: Mon.--Sat. 4 pm--1 am, Sun. 4 pm--11 pm.
- Visit Website
- (503) 282-6810