This menu features two San Francisco landmarks, Fisherman’s Wharf and Coit Tower, in one photo. The menu is marked for the City of Portland, which is unusual because nearly all menus with pictures of San Francisco were used on the City of San Francisco or San Francisco Overland Limited.
Menus in the late 1960s were getting a little thin. In addition to Union Pacific’s traditional sirloin steak, the table d’hôte side offered just three entrées, and they weren’t particularly fancy: grilled seafood plate; chicken pie; and roast beef. There were also three “dinner specialties” including chef’s salad, tenderloin steak sandwich, and clubhouse sandwich, which came with dessert, beverage, and appropriate side dishes. The a la carte side did not list lamb chops, fish, sandwiches, or any other entrées found on older UP dinner menus.
A year ago, I listed some menus missing from my Union Pacific collection. With this menu, I’ve now filled in all of those gaps but one: a menu featuring Boy’s Town, Nebraska. However, in a few days I’ll post a new list of menus that I’ve since documented but haven’t yet collected myself.