Portland Then/Now: Pioneer Courthouse Square
Thursday, January 08, 2015
THEN: In September 2014 GoLocalPDX shared a Portland Now/Then featuring the grand and long gone Portland Hotel, seen here.
The Portland Hotel stood between Southwest Morrison and Yamhill, on Sixth Street, facing the Pioneer Courthouse until its transformation into a parking structure in 1951.
Fast forwarding to the 1980's this image features the opening day ceremonies for Pioneer Courthouse Square in April of 1984.
NOW: Affectionately known as "Portland's living room," Pioneer Courthouse Square is the city's most highly visible public space.
Each year the park hosts over 300 programmed events, while helping bring together community volunteers and private sector contributions.
This unique relationship has helped designate the park as one of the most successful public spaces in the United States.
The photo featured here shows the dismantling of the annual holiday tree in early January, 2014.
The tree lighting ceremony, which takes place the day after Thanksgiving each year, is one of the most popular annual events at Pioneer Courthouse Square.
- Portland Then/Now: Southwest Broadway and Morrison Street
- Portland Then/Now: Southwest 2nd Ave. and Yamhill Street
- Portland Then/Now: Southwest Fourth Avenue & Madison Street
- Portland Then/Now: Southwest Second Ave. & Burnside St.
- Portland Then/Now: Union Station
- Portland Then/Now: The Portland Hotel/Pioneer Courthouse Square