|This image will forever be ingrained in the visual memories of Gen Xers.|
|Mappy? I don't remember this one.|
|Very cool under-lit tables bring ambiance to the restaurant/bar area.|
Friendly, bearded people drinking unpretentious beer, a prominently displayed
recycling center, and a menu with gluten free options on it..what could be more Portland than this?
For slide show interior design award winning images of the place that include pics of the fiber optic lighting, and restrooms that have to-the-pixel Pac-Man/Ms. Pac-Man tile mosiacs on the bathroom floor, click here:
In addition to regular video games, there are also a lot of pin ball machines on the upper level. Here are some images from an a seriously old-school early 70s game:
As Gen Xers lived a nomadic existence in their growing up years, an arcade was a place that they could go that would more or less be the same from one town to another. Video games and pinball machines have truly become part of the landscape of our collective experience.
Thanks for reading, and may you have the kind of week where you unexpectedly get 1000 points
all at once....
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