The Vesuvio Cafe is famous as a favored beat hangout in the day. The particularly apropos mantra above the door reads "We are itching to get away from Portland, Oregon." Apparently an obscure reference to a 1915 flea epidemic. And no, we have no idea who these women are. They demanded to be included in this photo. Must be from Portland.
Brent holds a postcard of a famous painting that used to hang behind the bar. Oddly no one working in the establishment knew where the painting was or what is was about.
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