It's that time again- time for listen to stories of Oregon history in a bar!
Doors open at 6p.m. Happy hour drink/food specials until 7pm. Lecture starts at 7:30pm. See menu at www.rialtopoolroom.com
Every Tuesday at 7:30 The Jack London Bar located beneath The Rialto, hosts a free lecture series. It's an opportunity to hear interesting tales in a comfortable, casual space while enjoying a beer and maybe meeting a friend or two.
January 22: Local historian, tour guide and contributing author to The Portland Mercury, Joe Streckert, speaks on "THe Great Oregon Coagulation."
Learn some fun facts about street names and why the city is a laid out like it is.
Portland hasn't always been one thing. Portland, East Portland, Albina, and St. Johns used to all be separate cities. It wasn't until 1891 that Portland full-on devoured some of its neighbors and claimed them for its own. Squishing cities together was not an entirely straightforward matter- in order to create the massive Voltron of urban planning known as Portland, all kinds of comprehensive reforms had to be enacted over a long period of time. Calling the east side "Portland" didn't solve everything at once
I'll also talk a bit about the creation of Metro and what issues Portland would have today if it tried to once again expand into neighboring regions.