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March 15, 2019


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There was a place called, Springers, as well, but I can't remember where it was.

There were dance halls such as D Street and Springers littering the outer east side. Why the east side I can't say. The only west side dance places I knew of were the Old Heidelberg in Beaverton and a place way out in Banks.

Cindy I think you are referring to "Springer"s Ballroom" in Gresham. Concert show bills from the late 60's & early 70's instruct you to go out Powell Blvd. to Se 190th and turn right. The roads have been realigned since then so this intersection no longer exist, but I saw a post on line that gives the address of 18300 SE Richey Rd., and a comment that it burned in 1987.
I tried to post earlier so this may be a duplicate

Springers Ballroom was on Richey Road between 182nd and 190th in Gresham.

The Chase (Ken Chase) had a club on Beaverton Hillsdale Highway

Don`t forget The Inferno on 162/Stark. Heart was the house band there for at least 6 mos. before returning to Seattle and hitting the big time. Late 70`s

The Keyhole 102nd and Halsey Gateway! The Embers on Park Avenue across from Nordstroms and next to the Virginia Café. Wayne's pool hall was upstairs.

I'm not talking about the teen clubs or the downtown night spots. There were all sorts of dance places of the D Street/Springer's variety all over the outer east side. Why? Were the east side people more into that kind of thing?

Headless Horseman was terrific and in Seaside, The Pypo Club was cool


Lots of great acts played there in the 60's and 70's. Who would've guessed Johnny Cash?

Loved the Keyhole on 102nd and Halsey in Gateway! Had"Dimers" 10 cent beer in small paper cups served on platters and if you ordered more than 20, they stacked the platters on top of each other. I believe that night had live bands too! Wild times there, but good fun!

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