The Thompson Brewpub and Public House is another establishment in the vast McMenamins empire of old historic buildings in Oregon. the building was built in 1905 by former cival war soldier Franklin Thomspon. The building operated as numerous businesses including a German restaurant, a real estate office, and a day care before it was purchased by the McMenamins and refurbished.
The building is said to be haunted by the ghost of Franklin Thompson. We interviewed the employees that were working at the time, but they had no personal stories. John the bartender, who had worked there for years at the time of our visit, has been told that strange things happen in the room at the top of the stairs, but he had no specific examples of what those strange things were.
By this point on our trip we were getting a little tired of eating at McMenamins pubs. Not that their food is not very good, but that it gets bit tiring. The food was good, and the staff was very friendly. It was mostly empty when we visited with only two people working the front including the bartender. There were two people at the bar and when we came in we were the only people sitting at a table.