Archive for March 17th, 2013

PORTLAND POSTCARD ~ HOTEL MULTNOMAH

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Hotel Multnomah, 319 SW Pine 

Portland’s Multnomah Hotel opened in 1912 and was the Northwest’s largest and
most modern at the time until 1961. It hosted nine U.S. Presidents, Queen Marie
of Romania in 1926, Charles Lindberg in 1927 and Elvis Presley when he was in
Portland in 1957. John F. Kennedy spoke from the balcony during a campaign
stop in 1960. In 1928, KXL Radio opened new studios in the Multnomah.

Western Hotels operated the Multnomah from 1931 until 1963 when it closed. It
was restored to prominence and is now known as Embassy Suites.

 

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THIS WAS JERRY LEWIS IN 1952


From March 23rd, 1952

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A HOLIDAY WISH FROM PDX RETRO!

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                                don't drink and drive

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NEWS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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JOHN SEBASTIAN IS 69 TODAY

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08/04/2006 Woodstoock, NY
By Chris Ramirez for The New York Times

John Sebastian, singer/songwriter of Lovin' Spoonful at his Woodstock, NY home.

John Benson Sebastian singer, songwriter, guitarist and autoharpist. He is
best known as a founder of
The Lovin’ Spoonful, a band inducted into the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. One of his tie-dyed denim jacket’s is prominently displayed there.


The Lovin Spoonful 1965



The group’s first music video, 1965

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