Today’s image takes us to Portland, Oregon for an overhead view of the intersection of SW 5th Avenue and Washington Street. The location is about ten blocks northeast of Downtown and five blocks northwest of the Tom McCall Waterfront Park on the Willamette River that flows between the City and East Portland.
The great majority of the cars on the streets are post-war models which indicates that the population in and around the Portland area were able to afford and find new cars in the sellers market after World War II.
On the far-left is the front end of a streetcar, that is still a viable means of transport in the City and to this day services SW 5th Avenue; in contrast is a diesel-powered bus in the center. The intricate patterns of the streetcar tracks and paving blocks or bricks really stand out in this picture.