Mocks Bottom, 1950

Aerial of Mocks Bottom and the surrounding neighborhoods, including University Park, Portsmouth, Kenton, Arbor Lodge, and Overlook, 1950.


City of Portland (OR) Archives, A2004-002.6918.


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9 thoughts on “Mocks Bottom, 1950

  1. In 1950, Mocks Bottom was a wetlands but it’s since been filled in with industrial property. In the lower right of the photo, you’ll notice that the RR tracks split. One line peels off and disappears into the cliff below Willamette Blvd. This is the North Portland Peninsula railroad tunnel and is 1 mile long and lies 60 feet below the surface streets above. It has a fascinating story. The tunnel goes right underneath the historic John Mock house located on Willamette Blvd.

  2. Thats just a big freight yard to serve the shipping what went thru there. Could be lumber, or any type of bulky cargo what could be left outside for short duration.

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