Vista Avenue Viaduct, 1930

Oregon is home to many archives, most rich with collections documenting Oregon’s history. In order to highlight some of these collections containing Portland-area images, Vintage Portland has invited photo submissions from other archives within the region. Today’s photo and text is provided by the Multnomah County Archives.

This 1930 photograph from the Multnomah County Road Services Project Records shows a bus heading west on the recently paved Canyon Road toward the Vista Avenue Viaduct.

 

A bus heading west on the recently paved Canyon Road toward the Vista Avenue Viaduct, 1930

A bus heading west on the recently paved Canyon Road toward the Vista Avenue Viaduct, 1930

 

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15 thoughts on “Vista Avenue Viaduct, 1930

  1. Actually the bus is headed east towards Goose Hollow and downtown. The future MAX alignment runs right over the white stucco bungalow on the right

  2. The bus is heading NE, technically speaking. I mean, if we’re going to really harp on it this much. Ha!😉

  3. I’m going to concur. This is an Eastbound shot. I don’t know if the building on the right side of the picture is still there, but I recall that building being there before they build the MAX Line.

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