Arbor Lodge, circa 1945

This aerial shows portions of the Arbor Lodge and Overlook neighborhoods. You can see what would become the Willamette dump site, N Greeley Avenue, N Ainsworth Street, and N Willamette Boulevard, circa 1945.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2005-005.1416.3

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2005-005.1416.3

 

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NE 36th Avenue, 1961

This image comes from the Public Works photo collection. This photograph was captured in the Concordia neighborhood in Northeast Portland. This specific block is on NE 36th Ave. between Holman St. and Ainsworth St. in 1961.

 

NE 36th between Ainsworth and Holman, 1961 : 8400-03

NE 36th between Ainsworth and Holman, 1961 : 8400-03

 

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Alberta Line Streetcar, 1944

This 1944 photo shows an Alberta Line streetcar at its terminus at NE 30th Avenue and Ainsworth Street. An article in the June 16, 1940 The Oregonian describes the new retail development on the southwest corner (left) and six-unit bungalow court development on the southeast corner.

A2009-009.4152 Streetcar along Alberta Line 1944(City of Portland Archives)

NE Union & Ainsworth, 1937

There was plenty of gas to be found on the corner of NE Union Avenue and Ainsworth Street in 1937. Texaco and Gilmore stations could fill your tank, top up your oil, water and air, provide new tires or service your pre-war vehicle. You can get a Starbucks coffee or Popeye’s chicken here today. This view is southbound on Union.

(City of Portland Archives)

NE Ainsworth & Union, 1937

This sturdy little building at NE Ainsworth & Union Avenue no longer exists but in 1937 it was home to a neighborhood grocery store with Helen’s Beauty Salon and a dentist upstairs. It looks like the doors could be opened for an open-air market feel.

(City of Portland Archives)