Just when I think I’ve exhausted my 60s Portland finds, this sucker falls out of the sky.
The Clothes Horse [no, not the Clothes Whore] was located at 721 SW Broadway and was billed as “one of America’s most outstanding specialty shops!” [The exclamation point is theirs.]
The keyword here is “specialty” – based on the photos from the postcard, it looks like the joint sold clothes, hats, knick-knack and accessories for the cast of the Valley of the Dolls. The shop had different sections to the store.
Here’s the opening shot:
Let’s zoom in, shall we?
The Gift Horse section – featuring a less-robust Joan from Mad Men.
Men’s Clothing – back in the day when clothing and interior design were one.
The Casual Downs Shop – anything but.
The Winners Circle.
Here’s the back of the postcard in boring old black and white:
The site is now Cramer Hall at PSU. Nordstrom.