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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.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 127 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 12.7mm | 226.8g
  • Arcadia Publishing (SC)
  • Charleston, SC, United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0738558303
  • 9780738558301

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Title: Vanishing Portland Author: Staff Writer Publisher: Book News, Inc. Date: February 2010 Oregon natives and students of Pacific Northwest history, the Bottenbergs present photographs from such sources as the City of Portland, the Oregon State Archives, and their own and other private collections. Images and captions are arranged in such chapters as stores, buildings and streetscapes, transportation, and the Oregon Centennial Exposition. The dates range from the 19th century to the 1980s, and the emphasis is on features no longer there, including Vanport and Mount Saint Helens. (Annotation 2009 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)

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