Multnomah County Poor Farm - Edgefield

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If you are looking to stay in this haunted hotel, you need to search under its hotel name McMenamins which is the modern incarnation of the Poor Farm. This place was once an asylum for the old, disabled, and mentally challenged and people believe that many of its former residents still haunt the extensive grounds and buildings. There are a variety of sightings and spectral happenings and ghosts from human to canine. People claim to hear children crying in a wing that was once an infirmary, there have been sightings of a woman in several of the rooms and some claim a ghost dog wakes them up in the middle of the night by shoving a cold snout in their faces.

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Geographic Information

2126 SW Halsey St
Troutdale, OR 97060
United States

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45.537133, -122.40874500000001
Multnomah County, Oregon
Nearest Towns:
Wood Village, OR (0.5 mi.)
Troutdale, OR (1.0 mi.)
Fairview, OR (1.2 mi.)
Gresham, OR (2.9 mi.)
Camas, WA (3.5 mi.)
Washougal, WA (4.1 mi.)
Fern Prairie, WA (6.9 mi.)
Maywood Park, OR (7.4 mi.)
Mill Plain, WA (8.4 mi.)
Happy Valley, OR (8.6 mi.)


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  1. My BF and I stayed in room 39. I was hearing noises and it would get really cold in the room certain moments throught the night . All of a sudden I woke up to a dog sniffing in my ear. I was like a 2 feet away from my BF so i know it was not his nose. The sniffing lasted about 5 seconds and I woke up in a panic. He asked me what was wrong and I told him I would tell him in the morning since I was so freaked out.

  2. Your information about the poor farm’s history is not accurate, however, there is a book called ‘Mcmenamins Vintage Edgefield: A History of The Multnomah County Poor Farm’ by Sharon Nesbit available on Amazon.

    • Your right. There’s also another book by her, called it could hate been carpdale. Has tons of info about troutdale and edgefield In it! I’m

  3. I absolutely LOVE THIS PLACE, My 1st stay there I felt two hands pressing on the bed while I was laying down, I thought it was my husband but he at that moment texted me from outside on his way to the golf course, Super creepy and amazing. I cant wait to go back !

  4. I’ve been too McMenamins Edgefield twice before, both times I had 1-2 paranormal encounters there. The first time I went there, I caught a shadowy figure ascending the stairs in the right wing. When eating at the Edgefield, I got up to use the bathroom, and after washing my hands, I asked “If there is anyone in here make a noise, and from the stall I came from, I heard a loud tap on the wall and I knew I was the only person in that bathroom.
    The second time I went there (which was earlier today) I felt an ice cold pocket of air surround me even though it was atleast 70-80 degrees in the gift shop, and on the same set of stairs I caught what looks like a white mist going up the stairs.

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