SW 18th, Morrison & Burnside, 1945

We’ve seen this area several times before but never from this unique aerial perspective. We’re looking north on SW 18th Avenue with SW Morrison at the bottom and W Burnside at the top. It’s interesting to see the mid-lane parking on SW 18th; cars are parked facing both directions.

A2005-001.158 W Burnside 18th 19th Morrison 1943(City of Portland Archives)

W. Burnside & 11th, 1939

This view looks east on W. Burnside from NW 11th Avenue. It’s still a pretty recognizable area after all these years. We’d be looking into the coffee shop at Powell’s City of Books in the lower left corner today instead of a new car showroom.

(City of Portland Archives)

SE Elliott & 12th, 1937

The natural gas storage tanks were still in place just a couple blocks away from where SE Elliott meets 12th Avenue just north of Division. Burt White’s 76 gasoline station was ready to fill your roadster in this 1937 photo.

(City of Portland Archives)