Oregon is home to many archives, most rich with collections documenting Oregon’s history. In order to highlight some of these collections containing Portland-area images, Vintage Portland has invited photo submissions from other archives within the region. Today’s photo and text is provided by the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Archives, Portland State University.
A snapshot of the Cheerful Tortoise, a long-time watering hole at PSU looking far older in 1964 than it does now. Any information on when the north addition to the building took place would be appreciated. This and some 300 other images comprising a block-by-block photographic documentary of the Portland State College district between 1962-1966 can now be found in PSU’s Digital Gallery.
This is a great image of the exterior of Union Station from an atypical vantage point looking towards NW Broadway. To the left you can see the Depot Bar and in the center of the photograph, the Hotel Carlton shuttle. This image comes from a glass negative.
Union Station exterior looking west, Oct. 10, 1913 : A2009-009.76
This photo is identified as being of the 1915 Rose Festival Parade along N. (now NW) 6th Avenue. Ads in The Oregonian show The Nickelodeon theater on SW 6th between Alder and Washington, across from The Oregonian Building. Had The Nickelodeon moved north of Burnside by 1915? Is this photo totally mislabeled? A mystery to be solved!