McMenamins Donation Program

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Friends & Family Nights  Gift Card Donations  Event Space Donations 

Our pubs, hotels and theaters are committed to and active proponents of the well-being of our communities. In striving to keep our neighborhoods vital, we target opportunities that bring our properties, employees and charities together.

Who McMenamins supports:

We focus contributions in the following areas within our local communities:

  • Education
  • Human support services
  • Community development

At this time, we:

  • Do not donate for the purpose of third-party giving (i.e., to an organization doing a fundraiser for another organization).
  • Do not purchase tables or tickets for charitable events, nor do we donate cash.
  • Do not sponsor teams or organizations.
  • Do not donate to or support any political party or candidate or projects of a political nature.
  • Do not donate to or fund capital campaigns or employee charitable giving funds.
  • Do not donate gift cards to the employees or volunteers of an organization or charity.
  • Do not donate to cover travel expenses or to fund individual causes.

Other considerations:

  • In order to keep our donations within our local communities, national and international organizations are not given a high priority.
  • We prefer to disperse our donations to as many local charities as possible, rather than donate a large percentage to a single organization.

Friends & Family Nights

Thank you for your interest in our Friends & Family Nights program. We have received all the requests we are able to accommodate for 2017. As a company that prides itself on working with and being a part of the community, we are not able to accept all of the hundreds of requests for Friends and Family night we receive.

The new timeline for applying for Friends & Family Nights for the 2018 calendar year is as follows: We are only accepting F&F Night requests from August 1, 2017 - October 31, 2017. After October 31, all requests will then be forwarded to the manager of requested property. They will review the requests and respond to all with their decision. If your organization meets all our eligibility requirements listed above, we encourage you to apply before October 31, 2017.

McMenamins will donate 50% of one Pub's nightly sales to the group or organization.

  • The location for the fundraiser is based on which pub is located closest to the organization or their service area.
  • Event takes place on a Monday or Tuesday night, 5 p.m. ’til close, during the fall, winter or spring months. At this time, we do not schedule these events during the summer.
  • These events cannot be auctioned off to a 3rd party.
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Gift Card Donations

McMenamins donates gift cards to qualifying organizations, and cards can then be used as items in a fundraiser, auction and/or raffle. The McMenamins Gift Card is redeemable at any McMenamins location, and may be used toward food, beverages, overnight stays, spa treatments and more.

How to submit a request:

For gift card donations only, please fill out our Gift Card Donation Form.

Or, mail or fax your written request to our headquarters office, including a contact name, address, phone number and event date to:

Attn: Donations
430 N. Killingsworth
Portland, Or. 97217 

Fax: (503) 294-0837

All requests will be responded to within three weeks of the catalog listing date.

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Event Space Donations

McMenamins donates private event space to eligible group or organization. Space is only available midweek during the day (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

An approved group will receive:

  • Waived room rental fees
  • A 15% discount on food and beverages

How to submit a request:

Those wishing to be considered for an event space donation must submit a request in writing to the sales office of the respective property. The letter must include your name and affiliation, what date or dates you are interested in and the donation requested.

Requests are reviewed periodically throughout the month – please allow a minimum of three weeks for a response.

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