Westside Flood Waters, 1948

Spectators watch from the Broadway ramp as city crews work to build a temporary dike during the spring 1948 flood. It appears there was no Irving Street access to and from the ramp at that time. Union Station is over our right shoulder in this view to the west.

A1999-004.1051 temp flood control dike NW Irving at Broadway ramp 1948
(City of Portland Archives)

One thought on “Westside Flood Waters, 1948

  1. I was nine at the time and living off of Burnside on King street on the 5th floor of a brick apt. house that is still there with the iron wrought balconies!….

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