I am about to go to Portland and meant to stay at NW Hostel, my fav. They're booked up except for the 25th and 26th. So, I am spending the first night at Hawthorne Hostel, Sunday, 7/20. I'm on standby the rest of the time. Michelle, at NW Hostel, mentioned McMenamin's in passing. She said it was in a culture class of its own. I thought she said "McMinimum's" and I am sure I heard "Gulp and Wait". Intrigued, I Googled it and found 'em . They look so cool, I may spend some time there even though they cost 5 times as much as the hostels. Of course, I'd aim for the asylum. Anyone ever been there?