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April Monthly Meeting

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

Please join us for our next meeting on Sunday April 21st.

The meeting will be held at:

The Quay Restaurant and Bar, inside the Red Lion Hotel
100 Columbia St
Vancouver, WA 98660

This nautical-themed bar and restaurant  was built in 1955 with real masts, sails and rigging!  The Red Lion itself, was built in the 60′s, as well.

This will be a great way to kick-off the spring- hope to see you there!

Meet-n-greet at 5:00PM
Meeting at 6:00PM

 

 

 

 

February Monthly Meeting

Monday, February 11th, 2013

The MCM League’s February meeting is one you won’t want to miss!
Make sure to mark your calendars now.

Our meeting will be held at Knotty Cakes Ranch; the home of two of our MCM League officers, Kimmy & Drew. Knotty Cakes Ranch has been a labor of love for these two as they’ve done all of the restoration to their mid-century modest ranch themselves, in the Cliffgate development of Portland. They are still in the process of many projects, including their basement tiki bar, for Knotty Cakes Ranch, but want to invite all of you into their home to see the progress they’ve made to date.

Even more exciting than getting to see into this home, we will be having a guest speaker all the way from down under. Chris Osborne of Australian Modern will be giving a presentation on MCM in Australia. Following the resurgence of interest in all things mid-century in Australia, Australian Modern came together to offer a unique retrospective of Australian mid 20th century architecture, design and cultural history.

Australian Modern examines the projects, people and style of the period, enlightening readers about the mid century modern movement and its talented and often overlooked designers. Presented is an informative and entertaining range of topics, including Googie architecture, French fashion, the Goggomobil and Meadmore furniture, also mid 20th century suburban design, and the work of architects of the era.

Wait! There’s even more! Australian Modern was kind enough to supply many copies of their 2012 Edition magazine to be given out at the door to those who attend our February meeting. Please, only one per family. Come early to make sure we don’t run out before you get your copy.

Meet, greet & viewing of the Knotty Cakes Ranch will be from 5-6 pm. Meeting is at 6pm sharp. League business will be addressed, followed by the presentation on mid-century modernism in Australia by Chris Osborne. This meeting will be a POTLUCK, feel free to bring a dish inspired by the 50s, 60s or Australia to share. The MCM League will provide mixers; you may bring your own adult beverage if so inclined. This event is open to everyone, not just official League members. We hope to see you all there.

Sunday, February 24th
14040 NE Knott St
Portland, OR 97230

Make sure to look up directions and have them with you to follow so you are able to easily find the house.

January Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Join us for our January meeting on Sunday the 20th at Yaw’s Top Notch.

After thirty years of  Yaw’s-less existence, Portland is happy to welcome this staple of the mid-century back. We’ll enjoy food from their classic menu from 5-6 during our meet and greet with our meeting to follow at 6pm.

Please, be sure to RSVP (since Yaw’s does not take reservations) so we know how many to get a table for upon arrival. We hope to see you all there!  RSVP Here: info@mcmleague.org

Yaw’s Top Notch
11340 NE Halsey St Portland, OR
http://yawstopnotch.com/

November Meeting

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

November is going to be a fantastic meeting for the MCM League that you will not want to miss! Our meeting will be held at The Wedgewood Home of Tomorrow. Yes, the house with that awesome zigzag roof we’ve all been lusting after to see inside. This Mid-Century Modern classic was designed by Donald Blair and William Fletcher in 1958 as a display home for Wedgewood homes and won an AIA Merit Award in 1960. Wedgewood asked the architects to create a house of the future, pulling out all of the stops and reimaging past notions about residential design. The architects of the Home of Tomorrow found inspiration in the Modernist movement as well as the International Style. Taking a cue from the painter Mondrian they employed bold colors and geometric patterns that are scattered throughout the home and still current today.

We will also have a guest speaker for this meeting Master Craftsmen Patrick O’Neill, owner of Greenline Fine Woodworking, will speak on how he has recreated the craftsmanship details of mid-century NW Regional style architecture of John Yeon and Pietro Belluschi using materials that are available today. Patrick O’Neil was the craftsman behind building the recent Belluschi exhibit that we visited in September.

Meet, greet & viewing of the Home of Tomorrow will be from 5-6 pm. Tours of the Home of Tomorrow will take place during this time lead by the owner, Jeff Myers. Meeting is at 6pm sharp. League business will be addressed, officer voting will take place and our guest speaker will follow. This meeting will be a POTLUCK, feel free to bring a dish to share. The MCM League will provide mixers; you may bring your own adult beverage if so inclined. This event is open to everyone, not just official League members, so don’t miss it.

Sunday, November 18th
1300 NE 117th Ave
Portland, OR 97220

Don’t forget to get your officer nominations in by email before our November meeting to admin@mcmleague.org All officer positions are open for the year of 2013 and will be voted on during our November meeting.

September Meeting

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Take a step in the land of tiki, for our September meeting at Trader Vic’s Portland. Trader Vic’s returned to Portland this past year and worked hard to bring this kitch decor to new levels while keeping the vintage touches many of us have grown to love.

This month we’ll have a Show & Tell – Share your favorite vintage tiki. Many call tiki the bastard child of Mid-Century Modern, but we don’t care. Show us what you love about tiki and share how you grew to love it.

Meet & greet will be from 5-6 pm. Meeting is at 6pm sharp. Happy hour prices on food and drink from 5 to 6:30. If you’d like to get there a little sooner, happy hour does start at 3pm. This event is open to everyone, not just official League members, so don’t miss it.

Sunday, September 23rd
Trader Vic’s Portland
1203 NW Glisan St.
Portland, OR 97209

5PM: Meet & Greet
6PM: Meeting

August Monthly Meeting

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Join us for the August MCM League Monthly Meeting!

*Please note*: the August meeting is unusual in that prior to the meeting we are offering a self-guided tour of many of the neighborhoods of deep NE Portland and ending the tour at our meeting place  - a spectacular MCM Home –  where we will also be having a pool party! The map will be sold from 3-4:30 for $5.

We highly recommend that you join us for the tour, but if you cannot, by all means please join us for the Party/Meeting at:

1245 NE 153rd Pl at 5pm.
The meeting will start as usual at 6PM.

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Here is the Driving Tour info:

Join us August 19th for the first of what we hope to be many mid-century neighborhood self-guided driving tours!

 

The EAST-PORTLAND tour takes you through several of our favorite deep NE mid-century tracts, points out houses by renowned architects and builders, and ends in a pool party at a fantastic specimen of Mid-Century Modernism!

You can purchase a map for $5 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm at Hazelwood Hydropark on NE 117th & Holladay.

This tour and party are open to the public, please tell your friends!

Maps on Sale: 3:00-4:30
Hazelwood Hydropark
NE 117th & Holladay (near the East Portland Neighborhood Office).

 

 

 

July MCM League Meeting – 7/22

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

For our July meeting, we will gather at Robin & Greg’s fabulous West Slope MCM. They have recently put the finishing touches on a beautiful rehab, and even created a relaxing waterfall in the back yard!

 

This month we’ll have a Show & Tell – Share your favorite Mid-Century Inspired BBQ recipes or grilling ephemera! Because Barbecuing is fun!

Meet & greet will be from 5-6 pm. Meeting is at 6pm sharp. This meeting will be a POTLUCK, feel free to bring a dish to share. The MCM League will provide mixers, you may bring your own adult beverage if so inclined.  This event is open to everyone, not just official League members, so don’t miss it.

Sunday, July 22nd
Robin & Greg’s House
8301 SW Canyon Lane
Portland, OR 97225

Additional Parking: Feel free to park at 8370 SW Canyon Lane (house for sale and permission granted) or at the end of Canyon Lane there is a parking lot you can park in @ 87th.  Call Robin for shuttle services if needed- Cell: 503-970-4214.

5PM: Meet & Greet
6PM: Meeting

June Monthly Meeting – Sunday, 17th

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

We have another fabulous MCM League meeting this month at Rejuvenation! Rejuvenation is launching some great new mid-century inspired products in June and will be opening their doors to us to teach us more about the “what/where/how” and development of these great new products.  In addition, a presentation by Bo Sullivan, curator of Arcalus, an archive of historic and vintage design books & catalogs, to follow the meeting.

Meet, greet, & shop will be from 5-6 pm. Meeting is at 6pm sharp.  Refreshments and snacks will be provided by Rejuvenation. This event is open to everyone, not just official League members, so don’t miss it.

Sunday, June 17th.
Rejuvenation Hardware
1100 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214-3414
5PM Meet & Greet
6PM Meeting

 

May Monthly Meeting

Friday, May 18th, 2012

We have a special treat for all you MCM lovers this month!

A visit to rockabilly/country musician, Marti Brom’s 1948 Streamline Moderne time capsule home.

1948 Vintage GE Kitchen

This house has been photographed for the upcoming issue of Atomic Ranch Magazine. You will get to step inside to see the house up close and personal, along with Marti’s incredible eclectic collection of collectibles.

Not only will we be lucky enough to view this spectacular house, but Marti will also have her rare vintage clothing shop, Velvet Cavern, open for business. Marti has exceptional taste, so don’t forget your pocketbooks.

Meet, greet-n-shopping will be from 5-6 pm. Meeting is at 6pm. This is a BYOB potluck, so please bring your favorite adult beverage (optional) and bring a dish to share with the group. The MCM League will provide a few standard mixers. This event is open to everyone, not just official League members, so don’t miss it.

Sunday, May 20th

Meet & Greet
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Meeting
6:00pm – 6:30pm

The Brom Residence
8445 SW Brentwood St Portland Oregon 97225 Map Link 

MCM League public meetings are free and open to the public, however, sometimes we meet in bars/lounges, which don’t allow minors. This is one of those instances. You don’t need to be a paid member to join, but membership is encouraged. If you’d like to sign up, please use the PayPal links on our website, or speak with a League officer at one of our meetings.

April Public Meeting: Sunday, April 22

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Please join us this Sunday for the April public meeting of the MCM League! This month we’re meeting at Elroy Artspace at The Original Dinerant in downtown Portland.

We encourage you to arrive early to enjoy the Original’s amazing midcentury-inspired food and cocktails and Elroy Artspace’s current show, Our Friend the Atom, a solo show by Edwin Wade. The show presents a series of hand-pulled original serigraphs which explore the juxtaposition of Marlboros, Martinis and Hysteria associated with the Atomic Era of our nation.

Sunday, April 22

Meet & Greet
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Meeting
6:00pm – 6:30pm

The Original Dinerant (upstairs)
300 SW 6th Avenue, Portland [map link]

MCM League public meetings are free and open to the public, however, sometimes we meet in bars/lounges, which don’t allow minors. This is one of those instances. You don’t need to be a paid member to join, but membership is encouraged. If you’d like to sign up, please use the PayPal links on our website, or speak with a League officer at one of our meetings.