Here’s a different angle of the intersection that we first saw back in February. This 1943 view of NE Nicolai & Yeon was taken from just out of the frame to the left on the earlier photo, this time looking east. According to the Trolley Map of Portland, those tracks carried the Sellwood Trolley all the way down to Southeast Portland.
There’s a good chance many of these factory people were working in support of the war effort in 1943. The view is northwest on NW Yeon Avenue at Nicolai Street. The first two buildings on the right are still there; the brick building retains a nice old “Imperial Paints” sign at the top. Nothing on the left side of the street is still there.