Thursday, November 17, 2016

Long-Time Oregonians Remember

You're a long-time Oregonian if you remember any of these:

* the Vanport Flood, Memorial Day 1948

* the 1962 Columbus Day storm

*  RFK's Oregon campaign stop, shortly before his assassination in 1968

* Governor Tom McCall's 1971 non-invitation to tourists: ". . . Come again and again. But for heaven's sake, don't move here to live. . ."

* the 1977 Trail Blazer NBA Championship (and have the t-shirt to prove it!)

* the 1980  eruption of Mt. St. Helens and the subsequent ashy gray Rose Festival parade

*the old and the older iconic Portland sign:


* Portland Mayor Bud Clark's 1978 "expose yourself to art" poster

* walking out of the PDX passenger terminal to see Mt. Hood in all its glory (a view now obscured by a modern multi-story parking garage)

* Portlandia's 1985 arrival via barge on the Willamette River to its home in downtown PDX 


* the classy law-abiding, service-oriented Trail Blazer pro basketball team of the late 1980s

* the words to "Rip City Rhapsody" and the famous phrase uttered by "The Schonz"

*riding MAX for free one crazy evening during its PDX grand-opening in 1985

* the 1996 flood and "Vera's Wall"

* riding the MAX for free again, this time during its West-side opening in 1998

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