Portland Then/Now: Southwest Third Ave. and Burnside St.
Thursday, October 09, 2014
It has also seen major changes throughout its history.
THEN: This photo from 1913—Oct. 18 to be exact—features a Burnside Street scene that includes a "U.S. Army Recruiting Station" window sign, the Woodlawn trolley, All Nations Saloon, and horse-drawn carriages. And men. There seems to be only one woman featured in this particular photo.
Notice the old Burnside Bridge in the distance.
NOW: The more recent photo of the intersection of Southwest Third and Burnside Street was shot 99 years later, on the morning of Oct. 8, 2014. Many of the original buildings are long gone.
Horse-drawn carriages have been replaced by pedicabs that take visitors to nearby tourists haunts such as Voodoo Doughnuts and Saturday Market. Other attractions in this Old Town neighborhood include Dante's and the controversial Right 2 Dream Too homeless camp.
One thing that hasn't changed is the longest-running family owned restaurant in Oregon, Dan & Louis Oyster Bar, still standing on nearby Southwest Ankeny Street. The seafood restaurant was only 6 years old when the 1913 photograph was clicked.
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