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RIP Shirley's Tippy Canoe

Sun Mar 08 2020 23:30:00 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

tags: pdx troutdale fire shirleys rip bicycling

I've bicycled by Shirley's Tippy Canoe quite a few times, but only recently (last year or the year before?) stopped in with my cousin and brother for some bike-fueled brunch action.

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The above picture was from today, and note the police tape. :(

The spot was fun! Had a wonderful divey roadside feel with rad outdoor bike-friendly seating near the river. The interior mood and decor were amazing and the bar was a real treasure. To get a sense of it and the menu, I guess you could look at this page from Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives". The portions were ridiculous and the drinks strong.

Sadly, I missed the news from early January...but Shirley's Tippy Canoe burned down completely due to a fire that started in the second story, the timing of which corresponds to the final day a temporary closing for "deep cleaning". Apparently it's suspicious, which sucks...but selfishly, for me, it also sucks finding out the hard way.

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I'll miss not being able to stop in there while riding through scenic Troutdale. I snapped these photos today through the chain link fence that entirely surrounds the charred remains. It's gone. There's nothing really worth saving, although I think a few chotchkies might still be out back. There's a canoe still between the trees.

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Bummer.

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RIP Don Joyce

Sat Aug 01 2015 11:11:33 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

tags: negativland donjoyce rip

I guess this happened about a week ago, but I just learned that Don Joyce (of Negativland and Over The Edge [radio program on KPFA]) has passed away at the age of 71.

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Don Joyce was an innovator, a rebellious sonic prankster, and a true inspiration. He will be missed.

Archives of "Over the Edge" can be heard at the KPFA archives:

http://oldwww.kpfa.org/archive/show/1782

And at archive.org

https://archive.org/details/negativland

RIP H.R. Giger

Tue May 13 2014 07:31:15 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

tags: giger alien art rip

RIP H.R. Giger.

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A true goth and cyberpunk LEGEND.

You have changed the world forever and you will be missed.