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This is a rare souvenir that my Mother saved from the Lipman Wolfe Tea Room Restaurant in Portland. Lipman Wolfe was one of the iconic Portland department stores for decades, ultimately being bought by the Frederick & Nelson chain. My Mother and her folks regularly traveled to Portland to visit her cousin and shop in the big downtown stores.  Mother was born in 1924, so this menu is probably dated in the early 1930's.

 

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49 minutes ago, David Ross said:

This is a rare souvenir that my Mother saved from the Lipman Wolfe Tea Room Restaurant in Portland. Lipman Wolfe was one of the iconic Portland department stores for decades, ultimately being bought by the Frederick & Nelson chain. My Mother and her folks regularly traveled to Portland to visit her cousin and shop in the big downtown stores.  Mother was born in 1924, so this menu is probably dated in the early 1930's.

 

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I love that.  Interesting what was considered "children's food" in those days.  LOL

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This is an interesting vintage menu from Expo 74.  Union Pacific ran a special train to Spokane for the opening of Expo.  The site was built downtown, and unfortunately, the city leveled the railroad depots and tracks that ran through that area.  The only thing still standing is the historic clock tower next to one of the depots.  Although by the 70's dining on trains was in steep decline, for a special menu this isn't bad. I think I got this at a local estate sale.  Estate sales are a great resource if you collect old menus.

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Ah melba toast!  What would have been considered a simple yet elegant luncheon. The dilled cauliflower surprised me.

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19 minutes ago, David Ross said:

When I was a kid and we went to a "fancy" restaurant, there was always that relish tray with celery sticks.

 

Glass and iced

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@David Ross

 

You bet !  I remember 

 

came w carrot sticks , cut exactly like the celery :

 

pretty fancy place.  and black pitted olives ,

 

canned , probably from California 

 

just awful ,  had a characteristic metalic flavor !

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13 hours ago, David Ross said:

When I was a kid and we went to a "fancy" restaurant, there was always that relish tray with celery sticks.

 

 

Oh yes - and it's one of my favorite things to do...some things are classic just because...

 

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14 hours ago, rotuts said:

@David Ross

 

You bet !  I remember 

 

came w carrot sticks , cut exactly like the celery :

 

pretty fancy place.  and black pitted olives ,

 

canned , probably from California 

 

just awful ,  had a characteristic metalic flavor !

 

We had this at many big dinners at my Mom & Dad's, too. The best part for the kids were the olives--you could put them on your fingers!

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