W Burnside & N 8th, 1928

Any evidence of these buildings along West Burnside at N. (now NW) 8th Avenue disappeared decades ago. With the exception of the Park Blocks to the immediate left, this is the last full block of Burnside to be widened in the early 1930s; that project would have taken 20 feet off these buildings. A modern residential high-rise sits on this site now.

W Burnside and N Eighth 1928(City of Portland Archives)

SW 6th Avenue, 1941

“If it’s December 1941 in Casablanca, what time is it in New York? I bet they’re asleep in New York. I bet they’re asleep all over America.” -Rick Blaine, Casablanca

The date on this photo of SW 6th Avenue looking north from Oak Street is circa 1941. Christmas decorations date this to possibly December; it could have been taken just about the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

(City of Portland Archives)