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Vanishing Portland

Bottenberg, Ray (Book - 2008 )
Vanishing Portland
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Portland at the end of World War II was an international port and a powerhouse of the timber and shipbuilding industries. Oregon’s largest city grew and changed in the decades that followed, adding new industries and population. It also endured reductions in shipbuilding capacity, a devastating flood, a declining timber industry, urban renewal, freeway construction, and social change. By the 1990s, a wave of globalization and big-box retail marketing swelled shipping at the city’s port and swept away a surprising number of Portland’s businesses, which remain in the fond memories of Portlanders. A few of these memorable icons include the stores Meier and Frank, J. K. Gill, Payless Drug, and Sprouse-Reitz; the restaurants Henry Theile, Jolly Joan, Tik Tok, Yaw’s Top Notch, and Waddle’s; the Jantzen Beach Amusement Park; the Portland Hotel; the Broadway, Fox, and Orpheum theaters; Henry Weinhard’s brewery; the Ramblin’ Rod television show; and Portland Wrestling.
Authors: Bottenberg, Ray
Title: Vanishing Portland
Publisher: Charleston, SC : Arcadia Publishing, c2008
Characteristics: 127 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Ray and Jeanna Bottenberg
Additional Contributors: Bottenberg, Jeanna
ISBN: 0738558303
9780738558301
Branch Call Number: 979.549 B751v 2008
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Subject Headings: Portland (Or.) Social life and customs 20th century Pictorial works Portland (Or.) History Business enterprises Oregon Portland History Historic buildings Oregon Portland Pictorial works Portland (Or.) Buildings, structures, etc. Pictorial works Portland (Or.) History 20th century Pictorial works
Topical Term: Business enterprises
Historic buildings
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Portland at the end of World War II was an international port and a powerhouse of the timber and shipbuilding industries. Oregon's largest city grew and changed in the decades that followed, adding new industries and population. I

A history in photographs of what used to be: Vanport, businesses, streetcars, and our skyline before Mt. St. Helens’ 1980 eruption.


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