It is a sad day Portland. But one we all knew was coming. We were sent these photos this afternoon of one of Portland's great dive bars and the Mercury's unofficial clubhouse—Club 21— being demolished.



The Club officially shuttered on January 15 to make room for a large mixed-use building. What a shame.

But instead of feeling sorry for ourselves, we are going out to support some of Portland's remaining dive bars tonight. If you're really missing the club, try the Lay Low Lounge on 60th and Powell where much of the decor and the food program from Club 21 were transferred after the closing.

Or perhaps the Standard who have this way too real T-shirt for sale: