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Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Portland TV, the way they used to brew it
This page has been making the rounds around town. It first popped up on Oregon Media Insiders and on Jack Bog's Blog this afternoon. If you grew up or lived in Portland in the '80s and '90s, prepare to lose at least an hour of your time.
The page, apart of site called Platypus Comix, contains a treasure trove of commercials and promos from Portland's past. We're talking about ancient advertisements for late-great restaurants like the Organ Grinder and Farrell's. A Meier and Frank commercial for the Atari 2600 and an ad or two for Smith's Home Furnishings. There's dozen of obscure clips in here and the only thing it seems to be missing is something from the old Ramblin' Rod Show.
Here are a few direct links to some of the ones that I think are super terrific: