Portland Memories: The Early Years – A pictorial history

The Oregonian/OregonLive has worked with Pediment publishers to create a collector’s book featuring memories of Portland from the late 1800s through 1939 in stunning historic photographs. This heirloom-quality coffee-table book features over 70 images from the City of Portland Archives’ collections, as well as photos contributed by members of the Vintage Portland community, and other collections in the area. This hardcover book captures the rich visual heritage of Portland and you can learn more about the book and pre-order by clicking here.

A Woodlawn Express wagon on the street outside of Highland Market and J. S. Hyatt Printing, circa 1909.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2004-002.11017

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2004-002.11017

 

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NE Sandy Boulevard, 1947

The Hollywood Ballroom located on NE Sandy Boulevard between NE 40th Avenue and NE 41st Avenue, 1947.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, NE Sandy Boulevard between NE 40th Avenue and NE 41st Avenue, A2001-083, 1947.

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, NE Sandy Boulevard between NE 40th Avenue and NE 41st Avenue, A2001-083, 1947.

 

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NE Union Avenue, 1929

A number man standing outside a residence at 532 NE Union Avenue (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard), 1929. For more information on the number man, click here.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2009-009.2446

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2009-009.2446

 

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NE Broadway, 1929

A number man standing outside Ziegler Drugs on the corner of NE Broadway and NE 15th Avenue, 1929. To find out more about the number man, click here.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2009-009.3290

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2009-009.3290

 

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