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Burnside Vice – Jack London Bar
August 11, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 8:55 PM
All the naughty shit that happened on Burnside…
Please join Kick Ass Oregon History’s Resident Historian, Doug Kenck-Crispin and JB Fisher, co-author of Portland on the Take for “Burnside Vice,” a FREE evening of discussion and photos of one of Portland’s most storied streets. The event will take place at the Jack London Bar 529 SW 4th Ave (under the Rialto Poolroom) on August 11th. Doors at 7:00pm (21+).
JB Fisher will take you on a virtual walking tour of Burnside’s vice-ridden past in the 1940s and 50s. He’ll tell you about the card rooms and taverns, the whorehouses, the bad hotels, and he’ll throw in some juicy stories about the crooked dealings that went down in the district back in the day.
Doug Kenck-Crispin has been working on the public art project in the new Innovative Housing project at the old Erickson’s Saloon building. With the help of others, he has archived more photos (many from private collections) of this storied establishment than have been gathered in at least a generation. He’ll show them ALL to you – many never before publicly presented – as well as photos of the project, and a few “new” stories that he was able to drag up.