Hotel Philip, 1927

Now known as the Grove Hotel, the Hotel Philip is shown here in 1927. Located on West Burnside between 4th and 5th Avenues, the building was originally about twice as deep before the Burnside widening project scaled back its south face to accommodate the street.

W Burnside and N Fourth 1927(City of Portland Archives)

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8 Responses to “Hotel Philip, 1927”

  1. Christopher Says:

    Barely recognizable today:

  2. Jim Says:

    Lots of atmosphere and action in this photo.

    Mickey didn’t care if it was broad daylight; he had a job to do. A dirty job. The shots fired from his revolver pierced the second floor corner window of the hotel. It was a clean hit. Upon hearing the shots, a young mother hastely snatched up her brood and made a beeline for the safety of the far side of the street.

    Meanwhile, not realizing the action on the street was far more exciting than the one on the screen, patrons of the Casino Theater (entrance on Burnside) remained entirely in the dark.

  3. Jack Says:

    It always surprises me how they were able to keep buildings during a street-widening, by just slicing off part of it as if it were a cake.

  4. Gary Says:

    I can’t tell. Is it the exposure or, is the name of the theatre not on the marquee? Great photo.

  5. Kirk J. Poole ("Since '62!") Says:

    Another long-goner. Ugly building.

  6. Nancy Says:

    the building looks nicer now with the designer top and such a lovely corner door.

  7. Jim Says:


    The name of the theater is on the dark building behind the hotel. It’s also on the hotel’s marquee, but you can’t tell in this photo.

  8. Ian Says:

    Looking at the street view, I noticed there is still a ‘Philip’ ghost sign on the north wall of the building:

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