What a night last night was!!
As you know, we offered a Kick Ass Oregon History Double Decker Bus Tour of Portland’s Historic Bars and Brothels. 26 Ass Kickers (a literal “who’s who” of Portland History Geekery) met us at The Jack London Bar (who was so awesome to open up just for us!!!) for an evening of drinking and debauchery. Oh, and learning shit about Portland too. It was a great event, and was made possible through the help of Double Decker PDX and Ninkasi Brewing. Joe Streckert and Finn John were guest lecturers, and of course, The Resident Historian led the production and kept everyone in line. Well, kind of…
After meeting at The Jack London Bar, “Mrs. K” with her trusty ruler in hand, efficiently escorted the group onto our Double Layered Chariot of Sin. Think Hot For Teacher, but in the most MILF-y, Cougar-ish, Substitute US History Teacher That You Ever Had kinda way. Yeah… this shit wouldn’t fly at Jesuit…
We visited a few “Ghost Bars,” – or saloons that are no longer there due to, in most cases, “progress.” We enjoyed some Ninkasi beers and heard stories and yarns of the Snug Harbor Saloon, the Oro Fino, and Erickson’s Saloon as we sat on the Double Decker Bus outside these locations. We then ventured to “real bars” and enjoyed beverages and tales of yore at Kelly’s Olympian, The White Eagle and The Lotus Cardroom and Cafe.
Needless to say, with a bunch of free beer and some purchased liquor drinks, a real party erupted on the bus. Mrs. K had to whip out that ruler a few times, but the Ass Kickers, for the most part, stayed in line.
- The Gutter Punks in front of Cameron’s cheering on the bus.
- The “pressed ham special” at that one pizza place in the North End.
- Body shots on the bus. Yeah, it was that kind of party.
- Mrs. K providing discipline and smacking random butts with her ruler.
- Dave Knows running after the bus through Old Town after his “I gotta pee so bad” unplanned disembark. (cause when you gots to go, you gots to go…)
I want to thank all the bars we attended, but especially The Jack London Bar for “hosting” us for the evening. I also very much want to thank Double Decker PDX for conveying us from place to place on our journey of debauchery. If you EVER need a fun and extremely memorable way to get from Point A to Point B, do not hesitate to give them a call. Top notch customer service, all the way – something that is often forgotten in this town.
Here are a few pictures. You can check out some more on the Facebook Machine right here.
NOW – ABOUT OUR NEXT TRIP… We are planning on organizing another Kick Ass Oregon History Historic Bus Trip. We will announce the deets to members of our email list FIRST. How do you get on that list? Why just fill out the info here. And what will this Epic Second Trip cover? I don’t want to spill all the beans, but these three words pretty much encapsulate it.
Bus. Beer. Boobies.
All of which makes Donald very, VERY happy…
See how happy Donald is? I think he is already looking for some singles…
Some Historical Minded Folks Reflecting On Some Heavy Historical Shit. “Hmmmm…”
Drink, dammit, Drink! That Bus is coming soon!
Look out Steve! Mrs. K has her ruler!!
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