McMenamins White Eagle Hotel

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The 1905 White Eagle Saloon doubles as a concert venue; acts like ZZ Top, Robert Cray and The Isley Brothers are among those who have played here. History records say in its past days, it had a brothel upstairs and an opium den downstairs, connected to Portland’s underground tunnels that were then frequented by Chinese immigrants. The saloon’s brawls earned it the nickname “Bucket of Blood,” which is spooky enough, but add to it the many apparitions folks have seen, including a man who walked down to the basement every night after closing, or a crying prostitute who had been killed in the brothel.

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    836 N Russell St
    Portland, OR 97227
    United States

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    45.54075599999999, -122.6754525
    Multnomah County, Oregon
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    1. My husband and I stayed one night here. We were several doors down the hall from the room where a prostitute had reportedly been murdered. When we arrived, my husband went to the bar downstairs for a drink, I was tired and laid down on the bed to rest, The bed felt like it was vibrating, I thought, it was the max train causing the vibration, and didn’t think much else about it. Later that night, I had to go use the restroom, which was outside the room down the hall. when I returned back to my room, I went to wash my hands in the small sink in the corner. There was a green light coming from the drain hole, I looked around to see if it was some kind of reflection? And there was nothing that could have caused it. When I looked again, it was still there, so I went back to bed, and tried not to think about it!

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