The "For Portlanders Only" Update Thread

Chris

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Yes, it was me. I have to redo it from VHS to DVD soon since I don't know what DVD it's on and the computer it was on isn't being used any more. When I do, I'll post the Fred Meyer picture here.
 

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Fred Meyer facing west on Broadway:

And the sign.

Funny you should mention the Beatles, the song that was playing on the car radio during this part was "Back in the USSR."
 

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Joe Becker, who did the sports on KGW news for a while, has now turned up on KATU. I saw him on the 11 o'clock newscast.
 

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Andy Carson on Fox 12 said that Fox 12 would have a live telecast of the solar eclipse on August 21. Sounds like something for Pete to record and put on the FPO website.
 

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Behold 26 minutes of footage from the demo tape of a display camcorder in the Fred Meyer electronics department, circa Spring 1992. Not my video.

 

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Channel 2 just said that they're doing a special 90-minute telecast of the eclipse as well. I'll be recording the eclipse outside with my camcorder because I just happen to be in the correct spot down here in Salem.
 

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Pete and I should record the 4 and/or 5 o'clock news weather segment this Wednesday and/or Thursday, we may hit an all-time high then.
 

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Just began recording KGW's eclipse special at 6:50AM. It is supposed to end at noon.
 

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Humongous news! The For Portlanders Only archive just got a lot bigger!

The Cragislist post no longer exists, but it was copy-pasted in this Reddit thread. A collection has surfaced of local recordings that's just as big as my dad's if not bigger!
I got in touch with the man who acquired the tapes (who lives in Beaverton, not Arkansas) and he said he's heard of FPO and would be glad to contribute. Given how much is there, it could be awhile before you start seeing any of it, but basically I figure anything Dad missed would have been caught by the guy who made these.

This discovery put me in the mood to get off my duff and post some of my backlog to the site. I finished up the Tom Peterson Super Stores saga and added something extra:
http://bangpdx.com/fpo/2017/09/16/tom-petersons-super-stores-the-last-gasp/
http://bangpdx.com/fpo/2017/09/16/tom-petersons-super-stores-end-of-the-road/
http://bangpdx.com/fpo/2017/09/16/tom-petersons-super-stores-remake/
http://bangpdx.com/fpo/2017/09/16/tom-petersons-super-stores-liquidation/
http://bangpdx.com/fpo/2017/09/17/tom-peterson-is-listening-to-his-wife/
http://bangpdx.com/fpo/2017/09/17/tom-peterson-and-glorias-too-the-first-ad-together/
http://bangpdx.com/fpo/2017/09/17/partial-pm-magazine-august-19-1981/
 

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I just saw a First Interstate Bank ad on TV the other day complete with old logo while watching the Blazers game. I wondered if someone had messed with the space-time continuum.
 

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I wasn't dreaming after all. Apparently First Interstate Bank HAS returned. But why?
 

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