In honor of Ace Hotel Portland’s 6th birthday, which also happens to be the State of Oregon’s 154th birthday, we gathered up a few of our favorite old Portland buildings — some of which are now extinct. Last but not least, one building we were able to hang on to: the Clyde Hotel, now your friendly local Ace Hotel Portland, and Gloria’s too.

All photos via Dead Memories Portland except for the Clyde Hotel which is by Chris Clay

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In honor of Ace Hotel Portland’s 6th birthday, which also happens to be the State of Oregon’s 154th birthday, we gathered up a few of our favorite old Portland buildings — some of which are now extinct. Last but not least, one building we were able to hang on to: the Clyde Hotel, now your friendly local Ace Hotel Portland, and Gloria’s too.


All photos via Dead Memories Portland except for the Clyde Hotel which is by Chris Clay









William S. Burroughs with people. Happy birthday, Mr. Burroughs.

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William S. Burroughs with people. Happy birthday, Mr. Burroughs.


Behold Joan — today is her birthday. Here she is with Bob working something out. Take her lead and quick, for you only have a few days left to rewrite the Happy Birthday song, and history, in her honor. WFMU and the Free Music Archive are receiving entries through January 13 to topple this unsingable atrocity from the throne as a way to wish the Creative Commons a happy tenth and free us all from the tyranny of the copyright police (who charge a cool $10k for the song to appear in films and television). Please get Mooging, strumming and humming and show us what you’ve got. If you win, your brand new version of this underwhelming wart on American culture will be preserved forever in the cultural amber that is the Creative Commons. And you’ll get three cheers from the countless indie filmmakers who’ve had to cough up insane fees to do a cake scene. While, yes, this is a mild entry on the scale of injustices, who says your approach to the latter can’t be holistic? Once you’re world famous you can use your prominent stature to solve climate change and institute competitive origami as the standard global method of conflict resolution. Tally ho!

Behold Joan — today is her birthday. Here she is with Bob working something out. Take her lead and quick, for you only have a few days left to rewrite the Happy Birthday song, and history, in her honor. WFMU and the Free Music Archive are receiving entries through January 13 to topple this unsingable atrocity from the throne as a way to wish the Creative Commons a happy tenth and free us all from the tyranny of the copyright police (who charge a cool $10k for the song to appear in films and television). Please get Mooging, strumming and humming and show us what you’ve got. If you win, your brand new version of this underwhelming wart on American culture will be preserved forever in the cultural amber that is the Creative Commons. And you’ll get three cheers from the countless indie filmmakers who’ve had to cough up insane fees to do a cake scene. While, yes, this is a mild entry on the scale of injustices, who says your approach to the latter can’t be holistic? Once you’re world famous you can use your prominent stature to solve climate change and institute competitive origami as the standard global method of conflict resolution. Tally ho!


Happy birthday, Marina, goddess of engagement.

Happy birthday, Marina, goddess of engagement.


Happy birthday to the cutest model in all the land, sporting some Ace kids’ tees. You can bedeck your very own shorty with similar garb on the Ace shop.

Happy birthday to the cutest model in all the land, sporting some Ace kids’ tees. You can bedeck your very own shorty with similar garb on the Ace shop.


Alex and Grandma boarding a plane on his birthday a few decades ago. Not a lot’s changed. Happy Birthday, friend.

Alex and Grandma boarding a plane on his birthday a few decades ago. Not a lot’s changed. Happy Birthday, friend.


Emily Schaeffer just celebrated her 30th birthday at Ace Hotel Palm Springs and shared this video with us. Happy dirty 30, ES.


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