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Monday, June 02, 2008

 

Beware of Greeks bearing beer




I've spent many a weekend evening in the Goose Hollow Inn. This little tavern, owned by former Portland mayor Bud Clark, never seems to get any respect in local drinking guides put out annually by the city's alt-weeklies but it remains my favorite place to toss back a pint around here. The Goose Hollow has a mean Reuben sandwich on the menu and, of all the drinking establishments I've been to in Portland, it draws the most eclectic crowd. Spotted over there on Saturday night:


  • Several members of Willamette Week's editorial staff.


  • Two beauty contestants in evening gowns. I'm pretty sure one was Ms. Mississippi, the other was from Nebraska.


  • Wonder Woman.


  • Barack Obama, Hilary and Bill Clinton.


  • A group in '70s-era gym wear.


  • Four dozen people in togas. They invaded the porch right around the time we went looking for the tab.


  • All of this had a lot to do with the Starlight Run but I don't see how anybody can run 3.1 miles in an evening gown. While most of these people were dressed in costume, I'm pretty sure the folks from WW were dressed in their native garb.

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