Here we have a great color image of the Meier and Frank parking lot located at the current Pioneer Square location. This image was captured only a few years before construction would begin. On the left upper corner you can see the Orpheum Theater, which was located at the corner or SW Broadway and Yamhill.
Meier and Frank parking lot, Sept. 22, 1975 : A2008-008.3646
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Shoppers and local office workers walk south on SW 6th Avenue from Morrison to Yamhill Street in this 1952 photo. The parking lot would have been brand new, having just replaced the Portland Hotel on this block.
(City of Portland Archives)