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)

8 thoughts on “SE 82nd & Powell, 1937

  1. 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.

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

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