SW Ankeny Street, 1971

Another view of pavement work at SW 2nd Avenue and SW Ankeny Street, July 1, 1971.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, SW 2nd St. and SW Ankeny paving - Oregon Oyster, A2012-005, 1975.

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, SW 2nd St. and SW Ankeny paving – Oregon Oyster, A2012-005, 1975.

 

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10 thoughts on “SW Ankeny Street, 1971

  1. Closing that street to traffic was the best idea ever. I have no idea what they have done to it lately. I was down there today and it looked like one hell of a clusterf*** with the way they moved the parking spots (taking away at least half of them). I used to work for Caffe Vita which had a window there in the alley. I always referred to that part of town as “the butthole of Portland.” it really is..

  2. I’m pretty sure I’ve read that Ankeny is only half the width it’s supposed to be because it was a border between land claims and one side refused to grant land for their half of the street.

  3. Wow. Back in that benighted era, long before the Voodoo Donut Google Earth visible lines, The Oyster Bar was actually both pretty good and very popular. All three rooms were busy. This was maybe 10 years before they pulled every single artifact off the walls and cleaned the wood. After that the rooms were maybe twice as bright for the next few years.
    Oh well. Everything has its cycle.
    Everything.

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