If old Oregon postcards were Smiths’ songs (or lyrics)


September 26, 2011 by John Chilson

(aka, a reason to group unrelated cards under one post)

How Soon is Now? (Amato’s Portland, Ore.)

You Just Haven’t Earned It, Baby (Horseshoe Motel, Florence)

Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me (Jack’s Fine Foods, Biggs The Dalles ).
Click here for a more recent (1997) view.

I need advice…I need advice…nobody ever looks at me twice. (Town House, Newport)

Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want (Trader Vic’s, Portland)

Nowhere Fast (Oregon Motor Hotel, The Dalles)

And if you ever need self-validation just meet me in the alley by the railway-station (Eastport Plaza, Portland)

Pretty Girls Make Graves, (Curio Shop, Pendleton)

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8 thoughts on “If old Oregon postcards were Smiths’ songs (or lyrics)

  1. Rick says:

    I think Jack’s is in Biggs…I’ll need to check up on that though. If it’s the one I’m thinking of, it’s still there.

  2. thebeanteam says:

    I also think that Jack’s is or was in Biggs. I think it may be gone today though replaced with a new truck stop and McDonalds. ;-(

    Check out the mountains behind the new structure in Google Street View and compare them with Jack’s skyline.


  3. Austin says:

    “and if a double decker bus crashes into us”

  4. Great post! I love using the songs to title postcards.

  5. Bob Thompson Jr says:

    My father made that sign in front of the Town House in Newport Oregon.
    I think that is also his car that is visible. His shop Newport Neon was right next door.

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