The intersection of West Burnside, 10th Avenue and SW Oak street seems to be one of those places that we keep coming back to. The names and details have changed since 1939 but the basic components remain pretty much the same.
To the legions of fans of Powell’s City of Books store, this is a very familiar intersection. Looking southwest, West Burnside angles off to the right, while SW 10th crosses the bottom left of the photo. Fortunately, most of what we see here still exists. See another view of this location from a different vantage point here.