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14th April 2013

April Monthly Meeting

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





6th April 2013

Bowling Party!!

We’ve rented out the VINTAGE 1957 Elk’s bowling alley!  

Join us from 7pm-9pm on Friday, April 26th.  Bring your friends – The more the merrier! We’ve rented 4 lanes, but can add up to 8!

$4 per game, $2 for shoes.

Feel free to bring potluck! The BAR will be OPEN!!

Milwaukie Elk’s Lodge Bowling Alley
13121 SE McLoughlin Blvd
Milwaukie OR

Important Directions: Access the alley by parking on the left side of the Elk’s building and walking down the stairs, OR drive around to the lower level of the lot and park there. Do not bring Potluck through the Elks Lodge, just in through the Bowling Center Doors. Thanks!!

11th February 2013

February Monthly Meeting

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.

15th January 2013

January Monthly Meeting

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: [email protected]

Yaw’s Top Notch
11340 NE Halsey St Portland, OR

4th December 2012

No December Meeting – Happy Holidays!

We won’t be having a monthly meeting this December, but the MCM LEAGUE wishes you a safe and happy holiday!!



Thanks to the fabulous website RETRONAUT for the use of this picture!  Go to to INDULDGE yourself with more mid-century advertising!


6th November 2012

November Meeting

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 [email protected] All officer positions are open for the year of 2013 and will be voted on during our November meeting.

6th November 2012

November Officer Nominations

Dear MCM League Members,

November is Officer Nomination/Election Month. Please e-mail [email protected] or call 503-888-1362  with your nominations for President, Vice President, Secretary and Web/Communications officer. We will vote at the November meeting.

Currently nominated are:

President: Kimberley Hayes,  Todd Koopman,  _____________.

Vice President: Alyssa Starelli, ______________.

Secretary: Drew Evensen, __________________.

Web/Communications: ____________________.


Anyone member can nominate another or throw their own hat in the ring. Become involved in your club and make it what you want it to be!

Officers will be trained to take on their roll in January. It’s not all that much work and it’s great for your resume!!

Thank you for your participation in your club,


Alyssa Starelli, Founder and Board Member

17th September 2012

September Meeting

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

28th August 2012

Special Event – Belluschi Tour Hosted by Tony Belluschi

A special “member’s only” event.

As a bonus to our faithful club members, on September 9th at 3PM Tony Belluschi, architect and son of Pietro Belluschi, will be our tour guide through the exhibit he compiled of his father’s work at the Oregon Historical Society.Tony Belluschi at Belluschi Exhibit

If you are a Multnomah county resident, your taxes pay for free entry. If from another county, standard OHS entry admission is $11. MCM League is NOT able to cover entry fee.

You must be a current MCM LEAGUE MEMBER to attend, as this is a benefit for paid membership. If you’d like to renew or become a member, please click here: MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

September 9th
OHS History Center,
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

Meet on the Steps, 2:45pm.
Tour starts 3pm SHARP

21st August 2012

Neighborhood Driving Tour Maps Still Available

If you missed our Outer Northeast Portland driving tour last Sunday, you can still purchase a map and trace our route at your leisure. We’re offering PDF and printed versions of the map for sale on our Neighborhood Driving Tours page. Get yours today!

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