SE 82nd & Powell, 1937

The intersection of SE 82nd and Powell looked positively rural in 1937. The quaint little corner is now dominated by fast-food restaurants and strip malls, with six lanes of traffic in every direction. This view looks north on SE 82nd.

(City of Portland Archives)

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8 Responses to “SE 82nd & Powell, 1937”

  1. Jennifer Says:

    Is the street 82nd Avenue looking north or Powell looking east or west?

  2. Dan Davis Says:

    I knew I forgot something! I’ve updated the post to show that this view is north on 82nd.

  3. Tina Says:

    I wish it looked like that now, I hate the way it looks now, so congested and ugly

  4. Tina Says:

    Does anyone have a picture of 82nd ave and Wygant St in 1949?

  5. chris Says:

    My, how things have changed in 73 years. If I’m understanding the perspective view correctly, Today, 7-11 replaced the Texaco, Carl’s Jr replaced the gravel lot that we see the partial of the flatbed truck, and it looks like powell was a narrow 2 lane road, like it currently is on the East side of SE 112th.

  6. kevin Says:

    An identical Texico station was on 28th and Stark,-95.677068&sspn=37.052328,66.269531&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=2800+SE+Stark+St,+Portland,+Multnomah,+Oregon+97214&ll=45.519308,-122.636905&spn=0.008014,0.016179&t=h&z=16&layer=c&cbll=45.519312,-122.637082&panoid=SX2a-9qLNvOk8sm1TC91uQ&cbp=12,136.48,,0,3.09

  7. kevin Says:

    …and on 69th an Glisan.

  8. Allen Carpenter Says:

    The BBQ place was my Great Grandmas place, Flanagan’s. Do you have any pictures of this restaurant?

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