W Burnside & NW 16th, 1917

The northeast corner of West Burnside and NW 16th Avenue housed a number of neighborhood businesses in 1917; news/magazine stand, barber shop, second-hand furniture, art, antiques, and a garage.

(City of Portland Archives)

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2 Responses to “W Burnside & NW 16th, 1917”

  1. Mike Slama Says:

    It’s interesting to see the cars parked the way they are. (Interesting that you could even park on Burnside!) The building behind the cars is a Saxon auto dealership. I believe Saxon got swallowed up in the formation of General Motors around that time.

  2. Dave Brunker (@dbrunker) Says:

    The block got shortened and the buildings got replaced, but the street light is in the same position and the magazine store is now a mini-mart were I’ll bet you can still buy magazine to this day. Interestingly, on the northwest corner is an Enterprise car rental keeping the car theme going as well. http://g.co/maps/nh623

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