You can still drive over this little bridge today, or at least it’s improved and heftier descendant. It spans Crystal Springs Creek on SE Nehalem Street, just east of 21st Avenue in the Sellwood Moreland neighborhood. This view is to the west on Nehalem.
Feig’s Furnace and Sheet Metal Works is no longer open on the southeast corner of NE Union Avenue & Beech Street. But if Google street view is to be believed, this building is being renovated for a new business venture with its false front intact. The home behind it, with the visible dormer over the roof on the left, is now the Beech Street Parlor restaurant.
Here’s a pretty aerial view of Southwest and Southeast Portland along the Willamette in 1963. The Marquam Bridge was still under construction and both banks of the river were generally much more industrialized than they are now. Lots of good detail to soak up in this beauty.
It’s been many years since Portland has seen a curbside gas pump like this one. Haugen Motor Service and Red Crown Gasoline have also been gone for years but it appears this building is still on the northeast corner of NE Union and Schuyler Street, as is the house behind it to the right.
This photo is identified as “Alex Klonoff 2nd Hand Goods, 208-210 NW Couch St.” Mr. Klonoff seems to have run a well-stocked logger supply store from what is now the Couch Street entrance to the Spyce Gentlemen’s Club. The stairway on the left may have led to an upstairs hotel but is now the long-gone but artistically gated Couch St. Gallery.
We’ve seen this view before but different vehicles make the scene unique. Looking south on SW Park Avenue from SW Yamhill, a Meier & Frank delivery truck is seen at center with a Rose City Pies delivery van parked at the curb. The car on the left curb has a “Walker’s” logo on the spare tire and it looks like a Jantzen girl figure in the center of the spare. The Admiral Hotel is visible across SW Taylor and beyond is the Old Heathman Hotel.