Over this last weekend I headed out to Forest Grove to Mcmenamins Grand Lodge. It’s a great place to spend a weekend away from everything, with the bonus of actually being reachable by transit. From downtown, take any MAX that goes to either Beaverton Transit Center or Hillsboro and transfer at either of those places to the #57 Bus that goes to Forest Grobe. I prefer to take the MAX for and wait until the end of the line to transfer. It always makes working on a laptop dramatically easier than riding on a bus, thus my main reason on many trips for taking rail over the bus.
Between the soaking pool, which is a great heated pool that is absolutely wonderful during the winter, I started pondering. I ought to spearhead a website that lays out the locations that are close to stops on the light rail, streetcar, WES and bus corridors in the TriMet Service area. However I’d not want to do this alone. If you’d like to volunteer to help me out (don’t worry, we’re only talking about content and helping to find cool places, you don’t have to code or actually create the website) with this let me know. Just enter the things you could provide and I’ll get in touch ASAP.
Cheers – Transit Sleuth
You probably already know this but the #77 to Troutdale stops right in front of McMenamins Edgefield Manor. It will also take you directly to the outlet stores in Troutdale (if shopping is your thing).
Yup, I’ve actually taken that bus out to both places before. Not a huge fan of those outlet stores – they often seem a bit beat up. However I really enjoy taking a trip out to Edgefield. All of the “hotel” McMenamins always seem to be absolutely awesome to just hang out at and enjoy one’s self. 🙂