NE Oregon & 1st Avenue, 1949

Today’s photo shows a neighborhood, and even a section of street, that no longer exists. Look east on NE Oregon Street from 1st Avenue today and you’ll be standing almost under I-5 looking at the back of the Oregon Convention Center. In the distance is the North Pacific Dental College building at 6th Avenue, probably the only thing in this image that’s still around today.

A2005-005.32.3 NE Oregon St east from 1st 1949(City of Portland Archives)