I remember seeing a poster or an ad that featured Burt Reynolds lounging in his bachelor pad at the Portland Plaza building from a movie still a few years back and then forgot about it. Wait, Burt Reynolds shot a film in Portland? Indeed he did. It’s called “Breaking In.” I’m ashamed I’ve never heard […]
Remember that one time back in the mid-90s when Portland had Yellow bikes that anyone could ride? I thought I saw one recently. And, here’s an update and more history on the program.
Just some quick self promotion here. I helped collaborate with Herb Lester Associates out of London on their brand, spanking new guide/map to Portland. They do exceptional work – and each map from the different cities they’ve covered are designed in a – not really retro- but truly modern style- with a dash from the […]
Portland Penny Diner’s new signage wins Sign of the Year, hands down! From the restaurant’s website: In 1845 Frances Pettygrove and Asa Lovejoy determined the city of Portland’s name with the flip of a coin. And we like to think that after the toss they walked into their favorite diner, or as they called them […]
A few weeks back, Country Bills in Woodstock was demolished to make way for Gawd-knows-what (mixed-used condos?). My pal managed to capture a couple of pix of ghost signs that were revealed during the demo. What else is there to say? Was the food good? Hardly. But it was more than just a restaurant- it […]
As if I didn’t have enough to do with Lost Oregon, writing a book and working, I’ve launched another blog, PDX: Then and Now. It’s photo-based and is a collection of photos I’ve been snapping around Portland that compare “now” shots with older photos. Take a look!
(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 […]