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Me, Dad, Basketball and Airports

Spring 1977. My Dad works for Western Airlines (Dead Memory), my Mom is behind the jewelry counter at the Rockwood Fred Meyer (also, Dead Memory), and I’m in seventh grade at St. Therese grade school with Mrs. Riggs (first name unknown). I’ve mentioned in previous stories that my father’s job with the airlines was intriguing. […]

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2013 Calendar

Below, the hauntingly beautiful photo of Bart’s Wharf was taken on January 15, 1966 in the early morning fog. It appears on the cover of the 2013 calendar and also in the month of October. When Bart’s closed in the late 80′s it became Salty’s on the Columbia. This year we’ve also added memories from […]

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Fire in the Gym Mat Room

Fire in the Gym Mat Room

Hello Portland, my name is Kevin-Michael Moore and someday I’ll explain the hyphen. I’m an east county boy, raised in Rockwood. A Reynolds Lancer ’78-’82. My Reynolds school was where the Junior High is now on 201st and Halsey, before the Reynolds/ Columbia merger in ’89-’90. Yes, I’ve dated myself. It’s May 1979. I had […]

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The Big Bang, for all your Rock, Punk, and New Wave Needs…

The Big Bang, for all your Rock, Punk, and New Wave Needs…

Here is a rare 1993 image of the exterior of the Big Bang on SW Park Ave., located downtown next the the Brasserie Montmartre during the eighties and nineties… A lot of people had been asking for a photograph of the Big Bang, and we looked everywhere; so I was surprised and excited to find this […]

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The Crash of Flight 173

The Crash of Flight 173

Hello Portland. My name is Kevin-Michael Moore. I was born in Hollywood, California, and raised in Troutdale—and that will mess anyone up. So, give or take, I’ve spent almost 45 years in Portland, and I love this city. I really do. I have bounced in a number of directions as to what this blog should be about and came […]

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