NE 60th & Glisan, 1965

That oddly configured power pole is still on the corner of NE 60th and Glisan Street. Even those super-tall poles farther north on 60th are still there almost half century later. The Lion’s Lair is now the popular Biddy McGraw’s neighborhood Irish pub.

(City of Portland Archives)

6 thoughts on “NE 60th & Glisan, 1965

  1. The driver of that van is certainly curious about the photographer.

    That’s just a couple of blocks from where I live and it’s not much different from that picture. The gas station has been rebuilt, the phone booth is gone, parking has been replaced by a turning lane, the I-84 overpass has been added and some remodeling has been done but other than that it’s the same. Even the weird telephone pole is still there. Thanks so much for the pic!

  2. Some of these drivers may be taking their driver’s license test at the DMV office just out of sight to the left.

  3. I live on 69th and Glisan and nothing much has changed on this corner except the name of the tavern and the gas station and, of course, the cars…

  4. Hmm, it looks like this photo pre-dates “The Speck” which was a Kentucky Fried Chicken (but for some reason called The Speck) that sat about where that house did on the right (or maybe a little before the house)…

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