NE 39th Avenue, 1988 Posted on June 17, 2022 by Vintage Portland 22 NE 39th Avenue (NE Cesar E Chavez Boulevard) and NE Sandy Boulevard, 1988. City of Portland (OR) Archives, NE 39th Ave [NE Cesar E Chavez Blvd] and NE Sandy Blvd, A2009-001, 1988. View this image in Efiles by clicking here. Rate this:Share this:FacebookPinterestTwitterEmailRedditLike this:Like Loading... Related
Those yellow license plates were ubiquitous in the ’80s, now you rarely if ever see them.
83 cents per gallon. Wow.
Winchell’s has become a Starbucks, and the Pagoda lost its pagoda and become a Key Bank. Poor Richards became FedEx Office.
My parents took me to the Pagoda now and then. ‘60s🥰
The Pagoda was looking great until at least 2009, Poor Richard’s at least 2014.
FWIW, the Pagoda’s food was awful salty, though their orange tiled façade was fantastic. I used to stop at that Winchell’s with my work crew summer 1977. I learned that a free cup of water was a good deal, if you chugged a cup of cold coffee at home on the way to build hiking trails.
this is very familiar, I was a junior at Benson High in ’88. such a good year. and I believe my friend drove a chevy chevette just like the blue one in the foreground, it was his moms car.
Finally a picture of Poor Richards, my 1965-66 workplace. I had read that Poor Richard’s had been sold maybe 5-6 years ago, but the new operator shut down after 6 months or so. Then it lay vacant for a long tome I never knew it became a FedEx Office.
Wow! Imagine telling anyone in this photo what we’re paying for gas today! I love this flashback
Inflation of the dollar between 1988 and now is about a factor of 4. So the 83c price would be about $3.30 in today’s dollars. For several recent years the prices for gasoline fell well below the $3.30 equivalent. Certainly today’s prices are higher. But now I have a Toyota Camry hybrid that gets 40 mpg. Back then a thrifty sedan might get 20 mpg. So overall impact on my pocketbook is less now, even with the price increases.
Little King and Baskin Robbins. Little King was a great little sub shop, right up there with Vee-Macs and Depot Deli.
I miss ordering “the number four” from the Pagoda. They had good shrimp.
@ arniem I find this useful when people talk about the good old days of low gas prices. https://inflationdata.com/articles/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Inflation-Adj-Gasoline-Prices-June-2022a.png
Baskin Robbins is still there. Love the old font they had!
I recall, in ‘88, around the corner from here was Bob’s Yesterday Records. I still have some records I bought there. I was a great l’il store.
I think it’s a pet grooming place now, but the “We Buy Records” sign stayed for quite a while, and it may still be there. I moved away last year.
Poor Richards didn’t become a FedEx office. It’s still vacant with all its signage still up. The present FedEx store is at right where the gas station is in the old photo.
I saw a Fedex window location in the Keybank location and a Fedex drive in location a block away at 1547 ne 40th but no Fedex location at Poor Richards which still looks empty.
with inflation, thats around $2.60
Oddly, the the Little King sign is still there. I think this location closed in the 1990’s.
Today’s picture has Regular and Unleaded; Unleaded soon to become the Regular and Regular gas discontinued at the pump.
I remember the Little King signs, at 20th & Sandy, and Broadway & Grand, too!