NE Sandy Blvd at 39th, 1939

A classic shot of the Hollywood District looking east at NE Sandy from 39th Avenue. An interesting perspective on the Hollywood Theater (“Calling Dr. Kildare”) in that both its front and back are visible on either side of the triangular building at 40th and Broadway. Many classic signs in the image too.

(City of Portland Archives)

NE Sandy & 41st, 1934

It looked like a fine day for some open-air shopping at this market on NE Sandy Blvd. at 41st Avenue. In 1934 you could get a rake for 15 cents or buy items with brand names we know today; Coca-cola, Vigoro, and Sunkist, for instance. A Laurel & Hardy movie was playing a few doors down at the Hollywood Theater.

(City of Portland Archives)