NE Alberta St, 1962 – Help Us Out!

The City of Portland Archives has this image in its land use files but the location is not noted. Somewhere along NE Alberta Street in 1962 is about all that’s known. Can anybody lead us to the location of this corner market? Is it still standing?

Found: NE Alberta St. & 33rd Ave.

(City of Portland Archives)

20 thoughts on “NE Alberta St, 1962 – Help Us Out!

  1. This is the corner of NE 33rd and Alberta. The building is still there as of the last year or so, but not as a market.

  2. I also say 33rd and Alberta. This was Romoli’s (sp) market in the early 70’s. When I would shop there.

  3. Did they sell Coca Cola at the store? hahaha.

    There’s also a great corner grocery like this also at NW 23rd and Thurman. Homers!

  4. It’s 33rd Alberta, I lived across the street. It was dilapidated and boarded up in 1982 when I first moved into the area.

  5. Etched into the sidewalk on the Alberta side of the building is writing that says so and so’s general store.Can’t remember the name. Took a picture of it years ago.

  6. I still those red and white stripes in the light polls had an emergency phone, before every one had a phone in their home.

  7. For many years it was the studio of Portland painter Jay Backstrand.
    I’m not certain that he is still located there.

  8. Yes NW 23rd and Thurman Homer’s 23rd Ave Market is still going, Homers Mother still worked there for an hour a day until she passed away in her 90s. it is a real blast from the past.

  9. Yes, In the 1970’s my uncle (Charles (Charlie) Romoli owned the store and it was called Romoli’s Grocery

  10. We used to live between Wiliams and Vancouver on N Alberta during that time and this sure looks like a grocery stores that was on the SW corner of Williams and Alberta.

    We always referred to the stores as ‘Herb’s” but I don’t know if that was it’s official name.

    I think the building is long gone although the house we lived in (106 N. Alberta St) is still there.

  11. Lived on same block 33rd and Alberta from 1954 to 1960 it was called Johnson’s Grocery Store, bought a lot of 1cent bubble gum there?

  12. I lived a block away at 5123 ne 32nd place and I worked at that store cleaning up and stocking for them when I was a kid. the name of the couple that owned the store was ernie,zwallen. I cant remember the wifes name.

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