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Very cool 1910 photo of W. Burnside looking east from 19th Avenue through the intersection at 18th; Alder angles off to the right. Burnside was actually Washington Street at this time; Burnside ended where Washington angled in from the east, and Washington continued on to 23rd where it became Barnes Road. A number of buildings seen here are still around. W Burnside and SW Washington at 19th east 1910

Front Street district, Portland 1941: A view looking north on S.W. Front from S.W. Alder Street (Oregon Historical Society Slide Collection, Org Lot 178)

vintage everyday: Portland Over 100 Years Ago – 44 Rare Vintage Photos Documented Street Scenes of the Rose City from between the 1900s-10s

Jolly Joan restaurant sign Broadway from S.W. Alder Street December 1959 Portland Oregon photos historic color

Latest Oregon winter storm is snowy, but has yet to rival region's big ones

Men use shovels to fill dumptrucks at Southwest Second and Alder Street, in February 1937. More than 34 inches of snow fell in Portland during the winter of 1936-37. Oregon Historical Society #SnowLandia #Snowpocalypse

SW 6th Avenue, c1939

A very active street scene looking south on SW 6th Avenue from Stark Street. The old Oregonian building at Alder is visible on the right side of the street, as is the Portland Hotel two blocks down from there. We saw a scene very similar to this one a while ago, taken from Oak Street. The movie “Shanghai” is playing at the theater on the left in both photos; these two photos could have been taken on the same day. “Shanghai” is a 1935 movie so the 1939 date may not be accurate.

Morrison Bridge, c1890s

Shot from the Morrison Bridge, 1890s. From Vintage Portland: VP fan Bill Stearns sent this great photo taken from the deck of the original Morrison Bridge, circa 1890s, looking west to the downtown waterfront. He recently obtained the original glass plate negative which he scanned for this beautiful image. In the detail photo at bottom, a paddle wheel steamer can be seen at the Alder Street Dock. Thanks Bill!