Aerial of Delta Park with a view of Force Lake, 1968.
Aerial of the West Delta Park site looking west, 1968. This image shows the site of the former City of Vanport before it was developed into today’s Portland International Raceway and Heron Lakes Golf Course.
“Shades of Brown” playing at Delta Park, 1972.
Aerial of the area near the Union Stockyards, Exposition Center, and West Delta Park looking northwest, 1968.
Aerial of N Vancouver Ave and N Union Avenue (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) looking south, 1926.
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 Multnomah County Archives.
This 1963 artist concept shows the proposed Delta Dome. It was planned as a professional football and baseball stadium located in what is now Delta Park. Bond-based funding was rejected by voters in 1964.