What if we did a tour of Historic Portland Bars? We could rent an eye-candy historic bus, drive to these most historic of pubs and saloons, and The Resident Historian and some of his historically informed friends would talk about historic shit that happened along the way. And then we would get out at bars, and we could talk some more about all the bad shit that went down at these rathskellers. And we would drink at them.
If you are interested in, passionate about, or geeked out on Oregon History – and beer – Doug’s inspiration is now your opportunity: Kick Ass Oregon History presents the Kick Ass Oregon History Portland Bar Double Decker Bus Tour.
On August 1st at 6:15pm, we are going to meet in The Jack London Bar, and begin our most historic of tours. The prime historic conveyance machine, Double Decker PDX Bus (and a co-sponsor of this event!) will meet us at the bar, and then take us to several undisclosed, to be revealed on the bus, historic locations. I can tell you that there WILL be adult beverages at every location, and several of them WERE whorehouses. Our last stop will be in downtown Portland, so I very much encourage everyone to take the Tri-Met to and from the tour.
Visit ORHistory.com and stay tuned to @Oregon_History on Twitter for further details on the bus tour, and everything else the crack hustlers of Oregon history are up to – Catch up on the podcasts at the Kick Ass Oregon History archives.