Vanport Entrance, 1944

Last wednesday’s aerial photo of North Portland showed a tiny sliver of Vanport in the upper left edge. Here’s another sliver of the same area, closer and from a different perspective. This photo looks southwest at the Denver Avenue entrance to the housing development for wartime shipyard workers. Today there’s a small rise in the area just to the right of the start of the main straightaway at Portland International Raceway; the water tower once stood about there.

(City of Portland Archives)

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2 Responses to “Vanport Entrance, 1944”

  1. Sheldon Perry Says:

    An early round-about!

  2. NativePDX Says:

    I was never quite sure where the main gate to Vanport was until now. I use to wonder if it was the overpass by the old GI Joes stores.

    But I never really did any research on it.

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