NE Broadway & 32nd, 1953

Albina Fuel has probably been gone from NE Broadway for many years now. Not much else looks familiar along this bit of street looking east of 32nd Avenue anymore either.

(City of Portland Archives)

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6 Responses to “NE Broadway & 32nd, 1953”

  1. Tad Says:

    Actually it’s only been a few years since Albina closed down/moved out of that spot.

    The Texaco station in the distance is still a gas station, the large-ish commercial bldg on the SE corner of 33rd is still there (Gordon’s Fireplace shop), and I believe the one-story commercial structure on the North side of Broadway still exists.

  2. Jill-O Says:

    Actually, that Texaco/gas station is no longer there. I think it is being turned into a 7-11…as we type. ;o) This location (formerly Albina Fuel) is being talked about as a new spot for a New Seasons, and a development site for multi-unit housing…here:

  3. Larry Dodgion Says:

    I won’t swear to it, but I think the building that Gordons Fireplace Shop occupies was originally a furniture factory, and for some reason Leonetti’s is what I’m thinking

  4. David Johnson Says:

    And Porter Scarpelli Macaroni factory was next to Gordon’s or was Gordon’s. Not sure.

  5. John Says:

    Porter Scarpelli Macaroni was a little farther east at 3510 NE Broadway. See the comments from NE Broadway & 33rd, 1953 at

  6. Karen Says:

    I was sorry to see them leave. Albina Fuel was the last place in Portland to sell small quanity of coal, (1/2 – 1 ton per year) Very Important to my work…
    The closest place now is Monroe Or. at over 800$ per ton !!
    Anyway,The thrifty scandinavian family owners, Albina moved to Vancouver to escape the unfavorable tax and business situation of being based in Portland. They still serve Portland, they just moved their headquarters and operations.

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