"Time to Eat"
If you live in Portland you've probably heard stories about the drive in restaurant that used to be located in Southeast Portland at the corner of 12th, Burnside and Sandy. That drive in was none other than the legendary Tik Tok Drive In, Portland's first drive in restaurant. Serving hungry guests day and night and proving to be a popular hangout for decades, the Tik Tok operated from 1938 to 1971.
This Saturday the Portland Foursquare Church (which owns the property the Tik Tok used to sit on at the corner of SE 12th & Burnside) along with the Road Knights Car Club will host the 2008 version of their popular reunion at the former Tik Tok location. The show kicks off at 9:00 am and runs until 2:00 pm. Got a car you used to cruise through the Tik Tok parking lot in? Bring it down! Car registration runs $10.00 and admission for guests is free. In addition to the expected 100 cars, there will be live music, food, and children's activities.
We'll be there with the Vintage Roadside booth selling our Tik Tok Drive In t-shirt along with our Pixieland t-shirt and a selection of our other designs. We'll also be hosting a history display that will include original Tik Tok menus, ashtrays, and other assorted Portland, Oregon drive in memorabilia.
The event also received a nice mention on the Willamette Week website. You can find that article here.
Profits from the event will benefit the Buckman Elementary SUN Scholarship Fund, so come on down and have a great time. We've even heard that there might be a few former employees at the show. What a fantastic opportunity to hear firsthand how it really was!