The latest Stumptown Stories show covers a couple terrible things about Portland: Postmodernism and Shanghaiing in PDX, at 7 PM on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at Jack London bar (basement of the Rialto, SW 4th and Alder).
Joe Streckert (Interesting Times, Portland Mercury) will delve into why this town has one of the most-hated buildings of all time, the Portland Building. Streckert will outline how the chaotic circumstances of how the building came to be, what postmodernism even is, and the future of Portland’s eponymous municipal services building.
Finn J.D. John (Offbeat Oregon, Wicked Portland) will get into Portland’s history with Shanghaiing. No, this is not going to be about tunnels. Those are a myth. John will delve into the real history of Larry Sullivan, a man who organized local Shanghaiers into a force to be reckoned with in old Portland.
Stumptown Stories, batshit crazy stories from the murkiest, weirdest, and nuttiest corners of Portland history, takes place the second Tuesday of every month at Jack London bar (basement of the Rialto, SW 4th and Alder).
Admission is usually (including this month) free. Doors open at 7 PM, 21 and over only.