East Portland Aerial, 1975

This 1975 aerial view shows the Southeast and Northeast Portland stretching east from the Buckman neighborhood past Lone Fir Cemetery, Laurelhurst Park, Mt. Tabor and into the distance. Sandy Blvd. cuts across the lower left part of the photo.

(City of Portland Archives)

SE Hawthorne & Grand, 1938

Rush hour 1938-style. Traffic streams east on SE Hawthorne Blvd. at Grand Avenue as people leave the city, shadows indicating a summertime evening rush hour. The photo would have been taken from the five-story New Sargent Hotel on the north side of Hawthorne.

(City of Portland Archives)

Lewis & Clark Exposition Map, 1905

Official ground plan of the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition in the Northwest Portland/Guild’s Lake area. Guild’s Lake was completely filled in by the 1920s and very little remains of the exposition itself. Very cool map, lots of detail, very informative.

(City of Portland Archives)

SW 5th Ave, 1949

This stretch of SW 5th Avenue from Salmon Street toward Taylor has changed considerably over the years. The grandly columned Portland Garage is now the site of the Standard Insurance Center. The building partially visible to our immediate left still stands, built in 1927 and since remodeled. The Greyhound Bus Depot across Taylor is a distant memory.

(City of Portland Archives)

Glisan’s Building, 1976

The 1889 Glisan’s Building was the last cast-iron building constructed in Portland. It stands on the east side of SW 2nd Ave. between Ash and Pine Streets. At the time of this photo, the area was still home to many industrial-type companies, such as Chown Electrical Supply Co. pictured here. Now a more commercial and entertainment area, the building is home to Kell’s Irish Restaurant and Pub.

(University of Oregon Libraries)

Multnomah Block, 1943

We had previously seen the Multnomah Block from the other side, along SW Morrison Street, after the building suffered a 1941 fire. This photo, taken the same day, is of the opposite side. We look west on Burnside from NW 19th Ave. The Kingston Hotel is visible in the distance.

(City of Portland Archives)

SE 39th Avenue, 1965

This pretty little scene on SE 39th Avenue serves to remind us that Spring does eventually get to Portland. The 1965 view is looking south from just north of SE Oak Ct.

(City of Portland Archives)