Friday night we had a couple drinks in Rainier, Oregon. Whenever I'm in a rural town, I like to look for the oldest tavern and check it out.
It looks like this might be it.
It's even part of an old hotel -- perfect.
The Alaskan tap is dry, unfortunately, so I get a Labatt's.
Ashtrays! I remember ashtrays. I wonder how long it will be before Oregon bans smoking in public.
This tavern is old.
Video poker and also karaoke in the back.
We're hungry, so we head to El Tapatio (which means Guadalajaran man, by the way) for some nachos. As we admire this mural, we catch a girl whom we'd seen at the tavern doing the exact same karaoke song at this place too. Something about being from the bookdocks and going to church on Sunday. She's followed by a man who sings "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy." Yee-haw!