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So we got this idea one night…
What if we did a tour of Historic Portland Bars? We could rent an eye-candy historic bus, drive to these most historic of pubs and saloons, and The Resident Historian and some of his historically informed friends would talk about historic shit that happened along the way. And then we would get out at bars, and we could talk some more about all the bad shit that went down at these rathskellers. And we would drink at them.
So that’s what we are gong to do!
On August 1st at 6:15pm, we are going to meet in The Jack London Bar, and begin our most historic of tours. The prime historic conveyance machine, Double Decker PDX Bus (and a co-sponsor of this event!) will meet us at the bar, and then take us to several undisclosed, to be revealed on the bus, historic locations. I can tell you that there WILL be adult beverages at every location, and several of them WERE whorehouses. Our last stop will be in downtown Portland, so I very much encourage everyone to take the Tri-Met to and from the tour.
What is the cost? $25. That covers the cost of the bus, the Kick Ass Historical presentations, and some pretzel sticks. Oh yes, and some beverage as well. Did I mention Ninkasi Brewing is a co-sponsor? You will be responsible for purchasing your own beverages at the bars we stop at.
Learn about: Shanghai-ing! (maybe a little bit more than you wanted to know…)
Learn about: the crazy individuals who made this city great, and maybe even more importantly, made it fucking Weird!
Learn about: the longest bar in the world! (well, ok – maybe not – but it was over 600 feet long…), that also boasted a buffet with getost, and at special times of the year, crocks brimming with lutefisk! Yum!
Learn about: some famous Portland whores, and the “haunts” their ghosts now hang at.
YOU MUST BE 21! Bring an Oregon or other US STATE ID, or your Passport.
DO NOT DRIVE HOME! Take the bus, MAX, streetcar or a Radio cab. Have a sober friend drive you home. Do not drive!
If YOU make a mess on the bus, and we incur additional cleaning fees, YOU will be charged that full amount. By your purchase, you agree to this shit…
YOU MUST HAVE FUN! (ok – you don’t HAVE to have fun… but you should!)
this tour is brought to you by ORHistory LLC