Today’s Portland, Oregon, street scene photo was taken for the Public Works Department in the City on West Burnside Street at SW 5th Avenue before construction began to modernize the thoroughfare.
This intersection is located five blocks west of Waterside Park on the Willamette River were West Burnside meets the Burnside Bridge that continues on to the east side of the City. None of the buildings in this scene has survived.
With the exception of the 1923 or earlier Model “T” Ford in the left-hand lane, most of the vehicles appear to be mid-to-late-1920s vintage. Note the extra width delivery trailer in the right-hand lane.
Let us know what you find of interest in this photograph courtesy of Vintage Portland.