Aerial View, Willamette River, 1935

In 1935 both east and west Willamette River waterfronts were still highly industrialized. This image looks north as the river flows through Portland.

(City of Portland Archives)

Oregon Journal Building Demolition, 1969

VP fan Jim D. sent this photo of the 1933 Portland Public Market/Oregon Journal building being demolished in 1969. The building sat between Front Avenue and Harbor Drive, stretching between SW Morrison and Salmon Streets. Thanks Jim!

(Jim D.)

Harbor Drive & SW Jefferson, 1949

Sit in this spot on the Fourth of July weekend this year and you’ll be enjoying the Waterfront Blues Festival, but in 1949 you were dodging traffic. This is Harbor Drive at the foot of SW Jefferson, looking north to the Hawthorne Bridge.

(City of Portland Archives)