17 thoughts on “E Burnside Street, 1971

  1. Many of the buildings in this photo are still around but have undergone major remodeling work. For instance, the corner once occupied by Fleming’s Restaurant
    has been incorporated into the Laurelhurst Theater. The arched brick building beyond the theater (where the chainlink fence is) has been expanded housing businesses and offices with parking. The Sambo’s chain restaurant at some point closed and become a restaurant of other kinds; the latest being a Chinese establishment offering karaoke, which didn’t make it and is now on offer.

    The neighborhood corner drugstore is gone along with the barbershop. The auto repair shop is still some sort of auto-related business and the S&H green stamp shop is home to a church-based Thrift Store.

    Other changes: more trees, a reconfigured traffic lanes, and a more sophisticated traffic light system with dedicated turn signals.

  2. I remember the really tasty, fluffy pancakes with plenty of butter and syrup. Yum! Good to see some of the original buildings still around on this corner.

  3. I loved the trolley barn and looked for it each time I rode or drove on Burnside. One of my favorite buildings and now I think it was because it remained the same.

  4. As a kid, I always thought that Sambo’s was upscale dining with different flavors of syrup on the tables. As a college student, there was a Sambo’s around the corner from my favorite watering hole. When the bar closed, we all headed to Sambo’s.

  5. some buildings built in the 21st century on Burnside don’t belong here !! just down right boxy wired & ugly the architectural style of this era don’t make any cents

  6. @Heather Craig. The Sambo’s in Lincoln City was never associated with the Sambo’s franchise like shown here.
    Regardless, It’s one of Lincoln City’s best places for old school breakfast and can dig the cartoon like Indian Tiger theme artwork.

  7. I can see the 1st Interstate Bank logo on the right. Sambo’s later became “Charbo’s”, I remember eating there in the 80’s.
    I remember the woman who worked at the front of the Laurelhurst Theater, she used to take the bus to work from NE Knott & NE MLK. I think she retired about 1990-ish.

  8. Thanks, Ethan. Those are the kinds of memories that stick with us, that bring us a good feeling. And we never forget them.

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