My personal view is that as of the late 20th and early 21st century, big game hunting for sport is an atavistic, and borderline neurotic activity. I don't seek to impose that view on others (beyond protecting endangered species), but it seems fairly clear to me that society is moving increasingly to embracing this view, and that at some point in the future the common view will be that such activities are aberrant symptoms of a possible sociopath, comparable to our view of someone who violently beats their dog.
oregonlive) But as the lumber industry in the area died out, business waned. It became a Chinese Restaurant -- the Jen Jen Safari Club, and the Hong Kong Lounge. The animals were increasingly damaged and gradually removed from view.
"Negotiating the Purchase of the business in Aug.,
2011 we learned that all of the animals had been sold & would be
removed from the Safari Club. So, we made the Animals part of the
negotiations in order to 'save' them & they will be staying where
they belong...at the Legendary Safari Club." (legendarysafariclub.com)
In September 2011, business partners Cindy Smith and Betsy Clester purchased the club, and after preventing the animals from being sold out from under them, restored the taxidermy and displays, and reopened that October. The drinks and food are pretty average, but unless you live in Estacada, this is entirely beside the point. Despite many trips to the Portland area and friends in the area, I had never heard of the "legendary" club until I won a free dinner there in a tiki event in August 2012. It is basically out in the middle of nowhere but such an extraordinary stop that it is well worth the drive for anyone living or visiting in northwestern Oregon or southwestern WA.
Web site: legendarysafariclub.com - facebook
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