Downtown Portland, 1980

A typically chilly and damp January is the backdrop for this series of ariels of downtown Portland in 1980.

Surface lots, yellow cars and scant construction are in evidence. This was the end of a stagnate era for downtown development but behind scenes, the groundwork had been laid for a successful urban renaissance.


2 thoughts on “Downtown Portland, 1980

  1. Amazing stuff here! The pick of the litter is definitely the photo centered over the Northwest Industrial Triangle, er, I mean the Pearl District. Thanks for posting these gems.


    • Was it really called “northwest industrial triangle” back then? If so I will immediately commence referring to it as such in all written and verbal communication! I’ve seen it called “northwest wharehouse district”


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