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i dont remember where this was? anyone remember?
January 19, 2013 at 05:56 PM
It was at 12th and SW Stark and was last a gay bar before the building was converted to the Crystal Hotel by the McMenamins.
The top picture is obviously in the waning days of Portland's mob since that's a '57 Ford parked in front.
January 19, 2013 at 06:32 PM
i remember walking into one of those joints in the early 80's for a couple drinks. on broadway, can't remember the name.
hot chicks everywhere...with beepers. i was totally clueless what was around me.
learned later, and why i'd been given so many smiles.
darwin's rule |
January 19, 2013 at 07:04 PM
Yup Thats A 57 Ford Fairlane, And I Much Prefer The Crystal Ballroom Over Any Gay Bar.
January 19, 2013 at 10:19 PM
portland mob scene? oh you must mean the occutard movement! portland mobsters? my first good laugh of the new year! LOL!
January 20, 2013 at 01:43 AM
Um . . yes. . do your history sir. Not recently was Portland a haven for mobsters. Long ago. But Far forgotten. It was shut down by the sixties. Look it up. The Kennedys' were here to investigate just a few of our cities leaders. Look it up!
January 20, 2013 at 11:45 AM
That lady out front, prostitute?
Pom Mom of LO |
January 20, 2013 at 01:52 PM
a prostitute in polka dots? lol!
January 20, 2013 at 08:07 PM
The place on Broadway was probably Mary's Club - a classic strip joint in it's day.
The '57 Fairlane with a 312 cid V8 was a pretty fast car in it's day. I loved them.
Cars had style then. Who's going to remember a 2007 Ford Taurus?
January 21, 2013 at 06:05 AM
my dad had a car like that 57, light blue and cream with a 390 police intercepter motor! he sold it before i could drive it! and chuckie, the closest i ever came to the mac club was far right field in pge park! fool!
January 21, 2013 at 07:05 AM
FYI - organized crime has never left Portland. Nowadays, they just work a little harder at putting a legitimate face on it.
January 21, 2013 at 08:56 AM
wasn't Mary's Club. closer to where the Fox theatre was.
darwin's rule |
January 21, 2013 at 06:54 PM
Marys Club Is Still On Broadway, Just Dont Ask Me How I know That! LOL!
January 21, 2013 at 07:07 PM
The location in the photo was more recently the Silverado, and before that, Flossie's; both gay clubs. Stark Street is becoming ever more boring and flavorless.
January 23, 2013 at 01:31 PM
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