SE 52nd & Powell, 1965

This image is labeled as looking south on SE 52nd Avenue towards Powell Blvd. Can anyone confirm that? The area between Powell and Foster in the photo looks like it’s awfully build up for the way it is today.

(City of Portland Archives)

SE Foster & 50th at Powell, 1948

Bart’s Drive-In dominated the triangle at SE Powell Blvd., Foster Rd. and 50th Avenue in this 1948 aerial photo. The “George, Don & Buford – Meet Us & Wear Clothes” at upper-left is an oddity. Post-war army surplus maybe?

(City of Portland Archives)

Lents, 1910

Portland’s Lents neighborhood was originally the town of Lent, platted in 1892. Hard to say exactly where this site is today, but the original town was bounded by SE Foster Rd. and Duke Street between SE 92nd and 97th Avenues.

(City of Portland Archives)

SE Foster & 72nd, 1937

Last year we looked at the intersection of SE Foster Road and 72nd Avenue in 1937. The photographer probably snapped this photo, looking west this time, during the same shoot. Traffic and parking didn’t seem to be big issues back then.

(City of Portland Archives)

SE 82nd & Foster, 1937

One notable feature of this photo looking south on SE 82nd Avenue at Foster Road is the lack of traffic on 82nd. The little “Coney Island Sandwiches” building on the southwest corner was only recently removed.

(City of Portland Archives)

SE Foster & 50th, 1937

This should be a familiar sight to anyone who’s passed by the intersection of SE Foster Rd. and 50th Avenue. The cars and businesses have changed but the buildings remain the same. All three buildings in this 1937 photo still remain.

(City of Portland Archives)