The caption on this rather boring photo of Oregon’s Willamette River says it shows the “Oregon Yacht Club” in Portland. That’s less impressive than it sounds, as the so-called Oregon Yacht Club is neither a club nor does it have yachts. Instead, it is more of a homeowners’ association for a collection of houseboat slips near Oaks Bottom just north of the Sellwood Bridge. The club currently has one vacant houseboat space that you can buy for a mere $525,000 plus a $545 monthly “commons fee” (including garbage and sewer), prices that pretty much eliminate any cost advantage of living on a houseboat.
The menu itself is dated July 27, 1953 and has an extensive list of meals and a la carte items. Entrées include broiled fresh fish, kippered herring, lamb chops, roast beef hash, and the usual combinations of ham or bacon and eggs. I acquired this menu recently so it wasn’t on the UP menu checklist that I posted on August 1. You can download an updated checklist here.