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January 17, 2021

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Great photo of an interesting building. The building, at 1119 SW Park Avenue, downtown Portland, is currently serving as the north wing of the Portland Art Museum. I did not know this, but apparently it once served as a concert venue (see this article: http://rockarchaeology101.blogspot.com/2010/04/1119-sw-park-avenue-portland-or-masonic.html

I saw The Doors at the Masonic. It was one of five or six venues where major recording bands played for dances in Portland in the days before 75-dollar concert tickets. The bands set up in a corner of the room and you could go right up and talk to them. About the only venue that had a stage was the Crystal.

The only bands that actually played concerts were the very top-level groups like The Beatles and The Stones. Even then, concert tickets were five or six bucks.

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