NE Sandy Boulevard, 1981 Posted on May 25, 2022 by Vintage Portland 16 The Arco Gas Station at 2311 NE Sandy Boulevard, 1981. City of Portland (OR) Archives, A2012-008.799.2. View this image in Efiles by clicking here. Rate this:Share this:FacebookPinterestTwitterEmailRedditLike this:Like Loading... Related
nice jaguar… was a goodwill drop off spot for many years but that closed during the pandemic… presently unoccupied.
That used to be Bill Toney’s Phillips 66 service station back in the day. Got gas there in my ’66 GTO tri-power before making the loop. Good times.
The most current view of this small service station (Sept 2019) shows that it has been transformed into a Goodwill Donation Center and repainted in its color scheme; sadly, the billboard also remains.
My first real job was working as a gas station attendant as a teen (1968). The badly worn neon tube fixtures with flickering or missing tubes bring back memories; as do the heavy metal barrels filled with automotive-related debris.
The air & water hose dispensing features at the ends of the pump islands appear to have been abandoned at this station by 1981. As a driver, I kinda miss having these being made readily available, free of charge, as they once were – In earlier times we always tried to keep ours in top working order.
Those old plastic credit cardholders with their multipart credit card forms are not to be missed, however.
Soon to be demolished according to notice on apartment house lawn next door.
Great to see its still there..pretty much original, not remodeled. Classic old gas station.
A tip of the hat to anyone who can identify the car parked between the paddy wagon and the bluesmobile. I can’t make it out.
The art deco design and the knurled turret on top suggest this was originally a Flying A gas station from the 1930’s
Unfortunately for those of us that like old service stations and roadside attractions, this is scheduled to be demolished. This was originally a Flying A station built circa 1938. It’s a really well preserved example of streamline modern design that was a signature style for Flying A in the 1930’s. There would have been a winged “A” outlined in neon on the top of the round piece above the office. This station was a pre-fab metal building likely made by Becker Mfg. here in Portland. This would make a sweet drive through coffee stand if repurposed. Too bad they owners don’t see that.
This station was built in early 1940 for Associated Oil Co. who used the “Flying A” logo, which was a Capital letter A with wings on each side.
Hard to say, But I get impression of Mazda Rx/7.
I woked at Alexander’s Chrysler in the 90’s. We used that station as our used car lot.
Chris, it might be a Saab Sonett?
I think the car is Firebird
Mike Slama, is it going to be demolished or disassembled? As you said, it is a unique period structure, and if a prefab metal building it could be disassembled and relocated. At least, I hope that’s what will happen to it.
A similar Art Deco gas station in St John’s has been repurposed as a pizza restaurant