SE Powell Boulevard, 1964

The McDonald’s on the corner of SE Powell Boulevard and SE 29th Avenue, 1964.

 

City of Portland (OR) Archives, VZ 413-64 : View of McDonalds at Southeast corner of SE 29th Ave and SE Powell Blvd, A2011-013, 1964.

 

View this image in Efiles by clicking here.

15 thoughts on “SE Powell Boulevard, 1964

  1. Sadly, in St. Johns, one of the few remaining McDonald’s with the dual arches was completely renovated a couple of years ago to keep in line with the company’s new branding.

  2. There’s currently a fight to save the old McDonald’s at 92nd and Powell. They kept the original store on the corner when they built the new one behind it, but now they want to take it down.

  3. Sadly, the old McDonalds at SE Powell & 91st (one of the last three of the original buildings) is slated to be demolished sometime this month (Feb 2018). The permit hasn’t been issued yet, but it’s ready to be.

  4. Laure’: When I was a kid, we went to the old McDonald’s on 91st and Powell. I hope they can save it. There’s no comparison to the style and charm of that old store compared to the new version Igor posted above. Save the McDonald’s !!

  5. I never knew this McDonalds was a Golden Arches.

    Meanwhile, the Wendy’s across Powell from the 29th McD is all boarded up and covered with graffiti.

  6. One night in 1965 I stopped in at closing time for a cheeseburger and fries. I think the cheeseburger was 20 cents and the fries 12 cents. I was the last customer of the night and the guy gave me my order and a sack of cooked fries that weighed at least 3 lbs rather than throw them out.

    I also remember a Taco Time I frequented in the immediate are on Powell. Same set up as Mickeys, park, go in and stand in line, pay and leave to eat in your car.

  7. “Laure’: When I was a kid, we went to the old McDonald’s on 91st and Powell. I hope they can save it. There’s no comparison to the style and charm of that old store compared to the new version Igor posted above. Save the McDonald’s !!”

    The food also tasted better in the old days. The fries were fresh cut, not frozen.

  8. Joan Kroc would save the Powell location. Now it’s up to the
    McMenamin Brothers?.. Americana Zillionaires? Please Help!

  9. Anyone know when this closed down?
    Who owns the building now?
    Someone must be paying taxes on the empty building. I wonder how bad a shape it is in.

  10. As I understand it,
    The McDonald franchise owner behind this historic building owns it.
    At least until a few years ago, Its been a museum of sorts to look thru its windows & see vintage McDonald cashregisters, trays, wrappers, cups & so on. Displayed as if the dining room were still in use.

    Obviously an expensive billboard… Sadly its to go.
    It would be cool if an eccentric Money Guy bought and moved to become a B&B or some sort of attraction.

  11. Aw, isn’t it cute. The building that started the whole fast-food craze, and led to the deterioration of the health of Americans, not only with the food, but encouraging them to drive out for all their meals, and attendant auto pollution and lack of exercise. We should preserve the SE 91st one as a monument to the decline of our country.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s