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3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214, United States | (503) 249-7474

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In 1927, Universal Studios spent $100,000 (big movie bucks in those days) bankrolling the Bagdad Theater in Portland’s Hawthorne District. It was a lavish ode to the former Ottoman Empire—with intricate Middle Eastern architectural flourishes, a bubbling central fountain, and usherettes in Arabian-style outfits. Mike and Brian McMenamin, two Oregon-bred brothers with a talent for turning historical buildings into hip hotels and pubs, bought the Bagdad in 1991 and redid it in their own artful way. Today, you can watch a movie or live event while enjoying food and beer.

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McMenamins Bagdad Theatre & Pub

In 1927, Universal Studios spent $100,000 (big movie bucks in those days) bankrolling the Bagdad Theater in Portland’s Hawthorne District. It was a lavish ode to the former Ottoman Empire—with intricate Middle Eastern architectural flourishes, a bubbling central fountain, and usherettes in Arabian-style outfits. Mike and Brian McMenamin, two Oregon-bred brothers with a talent for turning historical buildings into hip hotels and pubs, bought the Bagdad in 1991 and redid it in their own artful way. Today, you can watch a movie or live event while enjoying food and beer.