I Remember Organ Grinder Pizza

by Thomas Newton
(Boardman, OR.)

I loved your short story of the Organ Grinder. It really took me back.

I grew up in SE Portland and the Organ Grinder was a great place. We would go there after a fun day at Oaks Park or Mt. Scott Park. The upstairs in the Organ Grinder Pizza was for some time part of the arcade as well.

Thank you for doing articles on some of the best parts of the best city ever. My foundest places growing up are now gone. The memories live and we have a kinship to all the original Portlanders...fewer and fewer of us.

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Mar 27, 2011
Organ Grinder Pizza Was The Best!
by: Anonymous

In the late 80s, my family would take trips from Springfield to Portland to visit my uncle, aunt and cousin.

Us kids always remember riding the helicopter ride in the game room of the Organ Grinder. I remember waiting in line looking at the huge pipes thinking, "Man, these things are huge! Also, the rumble would just shake your body.

Does anyone have any pics they can post of the game room or different angels around the building?

I am now 25, married, with two little girls. I wish I could explain the smell of the pizza and the sounds, but you wouldn't really know unless you have been there yourself.

Organ Grinder in Portland Oregon was so much fun and puts Chucky Cheese to shame. Too bad it had to end.

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