Traits of a thoroughbred, these perfectly describe The Finn, a “top-class” racehorse and champion sire born in 1912.

The horse’s name is drawn from Finland and is a tribute to its dam, Livonia, whose name reflects a historic area bordering the Baltic Sea and crossing Latvia and Estonia.

Harry C. Hallenbeck acquired the solid-black horse, which won the Belmont Stakes in 1915. Throughout his racing career, The Finn tallied 19 wins in 50 races and according to Thoroughbred Heritage Portraits was considered “a good middle-distance runner who could handle weights and loved a heavy racetrack.”

After retiring from racing, The Finn began siring offspring. Many won races, including several Kentucky Derby wins, and in 1923 The Finn was named the Leading Sire. Sadly, two years later, he died from an infection. The champion sired 134 foals—16 stakes winners. His legacy continues today.

“I always thought the name would be ideal for a pub,” explains Colleen Nistler, Hallenbeck’s great-granddaughter. Growing up, she heard tales of the legendary horse, and the Belmont Stakes trophy remains in the family.

Today, Colleen is Werner G. Nistler, Jr.’s wife, business partner, and Vice Chairperson of the Touchmark Board. Werner is the Chairman. Founded in 1980, Touchmark is an award-winning company that builds and operates full-service retirement communities in the U.S. and Canada.

Owners of Swede Hill Vineyards in Portland, Oregon, the Nistlers always dreamed of running a restaurant known for its outstanding food, hospitality, and setting. The Finn fulfills that dream.






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