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I miss weird old Portland
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The 24 Hour Church of Elvis closed again:

http://blogtown.portlandmercury.com/Blog...vis-closes

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Stephanie G. Pierce's oddball vending machine/art gallery/wedding chapel is definitely a vestige of old weird Portland—not new weird Portland, which is not actually all that weird—and it's been located, variously, at SW Washington, Ankeny Alley, an upstairs storefront on Ankeny, and, since 2008, in the Goldsmith building at 4th and Couch. Most incarnations hinged on Pierce's interactive, coin-operated displays, though for a time she offered both real and fake weddings from the upstairs Ankeny museum. (I think I might've married a gay friend there when I was in high school?)

Like the mentions, new, weird Portland isn't all that weird.  It's nice though, there's amazing food to be eaten, McMenamins gets hate, but really is nice to have.

I just miss the oddity.

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Originally Posted by MrBananaGrabber View Post

The 24 Hour Church of Elvis closed again:

http://blogtown.portlandmercury.com/Blog...vis-closes

Like the mentions, new, weird Portland isn't all that weird.  It's nice though, there's amazing food to be eaten, McMenamins gets hate, but really is nice to have.

I just miss the oddity.


My father lived in Portland for ten years in the 70's. He went to College there.

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