This 1906 advertisement for the Commonwealth Building featured some copywriter’s idea of a clever hook, “Just a Boat-Length North of Washington St.” I’m not sure how far that’s supposed to be but what the copy lacks, the rich illustration makes up for. The view is north up 6th from Morrison in the foreground. On the left are the Portland Hotel, Marquam Building, and Oregonian Building with the Wells Fargo Building farther down. The Commonwealth was featured here on an earlier Vintage Portland posting.
(The Oregonian. Retrieved from http://infoweb.newsbank.com)