Parkrose, 1949

The Parkrose Bowl, a grocery shop, a bank, the Parkrose Theater and a hardware store across the street gave the intersection at NE Sandy and 100th Ave. a real neighborhood feel. I’m not sure anything in this photo survived to see the 21st century. This view looks east on Sandy.

(City of Portland Archives)

9 thoughts on “Parkrose, 1949

  1. Interesting how they spelled it “Park Rose”. I suspect a few buildings might still be there, just heavily remodeled. I need to figure out which direction the photo was taken. I’m curious to see if any buildings are still there.

  2. According to, there are a few buildings between 102nd and 103rd that were built before 1949: 10227, 10279, 10302, and 10323 NE Sandy. The one at 10302 might be visible on the right side of the photo, behind “Open All Night Gas.”

    Not much to get excited about, though, given all the others that were lost.

  3. Slightly west where Sandy has a “crook” in it there used to be an all night restaurant called Tony’s,Red Apple sorta NE catty corner to the Flamingo, and there was a post office sort of behind and to the west of Tony’s. That all disappeared under the motel and Elmer’s.(And maybe the freeway off-ramp).

  4. Dave Brunker. Your Google Maps link above is interesting. Check out the fuel prices at the Shell. $2.21/gallon for unleaded.

  5. I looks like it heading east and most of the buildings are gone.

    On the left side near the back of the photo you can see the letters
    “ER” behind the Parkrose theater. I’m pretty sure that was the old Copland lumber building and it is still there.

    This appears to be shot from the area next to the cemetery or Elmers pancake house. They are raising money for a immigrate statue to be placed near this spot, as I type.


  6. Parkrose is currently a revitalization project. A 50/50 with TIF funds (Tax increment Funds) and $ raised. We are currently in the process of hiring a revitalization manager to help us with our “Historic Parkrose” District Project.

    Check out “Historic Parkrose” and the “Parkrose Neighborhood Prosperity Inititative”, Parkrose Neighborhood Association. Like us on FaceBook!

    We’re all abuzz! We’re looking for Historical Photos!

  7. I used to have that view as a child. At 100th Ave. and Sandy there was a light. Now 100th Ave has been shut off. Some of those buildings were standing in the 1970’s. After the post office moved in 1977 to 122nd. The buildings seemed to leave. Then when the east Portland Freeway went through the area. It seemed much changed. Just a memory.

  8. I love seeing old photos of parkrose. I was raised just off 134th and freemont. I wish I could find of old parkrose, I want to find an old picture of 122nd pre 84 and the Garrie farm as well. I wish parkrose didn’t take such a turn for the worse. But I still love it.

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