Portland was just on the verge of growing taller as this 1963 photo was taken. The Standard Plaza and Hilton Hotel buildings were brand new. The pace would accelerate in the late 60s and 70s when the (then) First Interstate Bank tower was built, still our tallest building. The Standard Plaza and Hilton are not on even on the tallest 20 list now. Harbor Drive still ruled our west waterfront, I-5 had not completely choked off our east waterfront, and I-84 in the distance was a commuters dream.