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  • Freight Motors were once Vital to Trolley Lines
    Freight Motors were once Vital to...
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  • Broadway Car now at the OERHS Carbarn
    Broadway Car now at the OERHS Carbarn
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  • The Snow Sweeper has had New Wood Applied
    The Snow Sweeper has had New Wood...
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Brooks Things to Do

  • Robinson & Hines Blacksmiths Display at...

    Antique Powerland is equipped with a Blacksmith Shop, and this was one of the earliest of demonstration facilities established at Powerland. The fact is, the fabrication of metal parts is a pretty important part of farm operation, antique machinery (for many of the early machinery parts came from such a facility as this) and many of the other parts...

  • Great Oregon Steam-up

    Every year, on the last weekend in July and the first weekend in August, the Antique Powerland museum association hosts the Great Oregon Steam-up. This event features a large number of OPERATING antique machines. This includes: + Operating steam engines of various sizes (and thus the name "Steamup") including steam tractors, model steam engines,...

  • Oregon Electric Railway Museum

    In 1950, Portland's last streetcar operated (until modern times, that is). In 1958, the electric interurban trains operated their last passenger service. However, several of the old cars were saved.Decades ago, the Oregon Electric Railway Historical Society started a museum located in Glenwood, in the scenic and quiet grounds of an old saw mill,...

  • Antique Powerland Museum

    The Antique Powerland Museum is made up of a number of separate museums, located on a 62 acre museum complex.Participating organizations include:+ Western Steam Fiends (including steam operated equipment, such as a steam powered sawmill, a steam powered railroad crane, steam powered staionay equipment and steam powered tractors)+ Pacific Northwest...

  • Brooks Historical Society - Depot Museum

    Historical artifacts and various other items from the surrounding area are on display in the Brooks Museum, run by the Brook Historical Society. The museum is only open on certain days during certain times of the year.Their home is inside the old Brooks train station. This depot was moved from its location next to the Union Pacific railroad to the...

  • Covanta Power Plant Tours

    Marion County owns the first modern waste to energy plant in Oregon. The plant is operated by Covanta energy.The huge stack is the most visible landmark in Brooks. It is visible for quite several miles on the east side of Interstate 5.Tours of the power plant are operated, even though security is tight (as it is at most any power plant).The link...

  • Willow Creek Miniature Railroad

    A certain popular large size of model railroad is 1.5 inches = 1 foot. That is, if something is 12 inches long in real life, it is only 1.5 inches when it is scaled down. The models wind up being 1/8 the size they are in real life.This produces models that are small enough to build and work on in your own home, but large enough to ride on, and pull...

  • Northwest Vintage Car & Motorcycle...

    As this is written, the main part of this museum does not yet exst, except as a vast concrete slab. This photo of the vast concrete slab was taken earlier today (Saturday, August 4, 2007) at the museum site on the grounds of Antique Powerland.The group responsible for creating this huge slab, which will eventually feature a building and be a...

  • Antique Caterpillar Machinery Museum

    Interested in large construction equipment, particularly those made by Caterpillar and its predecessor companies?This is a museum for you! See all manner of Caterpillar equipment in all sizes, dating back deep into the history of their company. The museum is particularly active during the Great Oregon Steam-up, as are all the other museums at...

  • Pacific Northwest Truck Museum

    In keeping with Antique Powerland's goals of displaying all types of old machinery, the Pacific Northwest Truck Museum displays everything from small very early road machines to huge monsters of the recent past. Quite a lot of their equipment has been donated to them.Naturally, Freightliner (long a fixture of Portland manufacturing until the parent...

  • Steam Powered Sawmill

    The steam powered sawmill is located in a new and expanded location since the trolley has been routed through the site of the old sawmill. During the steam-up, and other special events, scrap wood is burned in a boiler to make steam. This runs the primary steam engine at the mill, which spins a large saw blande and makes smaller pieces of wood out...

  • Oregon Fire Service Museum, Memorial &...

    Similar to the car and motorcycle museum, the Oregon Fire Service Museum, Memorial and Learning Center doesn't yet have a permanent museum building. However, various privately owned and museum owned fire service vehicles have long been a feature of the Oregon Steam-up at Powerland. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that this location was...


Brooks Hotels

  • Cozzzy Inn

    1875 Fisher Rd NE, Brooks, Oregon, 97305, United States

Brooks Restaurants

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    by glabah Written Jun 23, 2014

    The concept is interesting: a log cabin type restaurant featuring unsophisticated but quite good food. The interior is decorated as you might expect by the name: log columns support a roof sporting deer antler chandeliers. However, today it seems a little out of place as industrial activity from May Trucking across the street and the parking lot of the gas station dominate the scene here.

    The food is good for a place that is dominated by freeway traffic, and includes some breakfast material such as omelets that are served all day. Some of these are vegetarian options, but most of the mainstream fare is not available that way.

    Favorite Dish: See photo 3. This is a marrionberry milkshake that is available for $5.75. This seems like a lot even for a fresh fruit milk shake, but what is not shown in the photo is the blender can that comes with it, and basically gives you one refill of what you see in the photo.

    There is a plate of spaghetti that is available for $9.95, which includes a cup of soup or a salad (I go for the soup), two slices of garlic bread, and a decent sized plate of spaghetti (see photo 4).

    Chalet Restaurant beside Interstate 5 Interior seems Out of Place next to Gas Station Fresh Fruit Milk Shake for $5.75 is more than seen Plate of Spaghetti (soup and bread not shown) $10
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