Vanishing Portland

Vanishing Portland

Paperback Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)

By (author) Ray Bottenberg, By (author) Jeanna Bottenberg

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  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
  • Format: Paperback | 127 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 231mm x 13mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 11 June 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Charleston, SC
  • ISBN 10: 0738558303
  • ISBN 13: 9780738558301
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

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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. Oregonas 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 cityas port and swept away a surprising number of Portlandas 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, Yawas Top Notch, and Waddleas; the Jantzen Beach Amusement Park; the Portland Hotel; the Broadway, Fox, and Orpheum theaters; Henry Weinhardas brewery; the Ramblina Rod television show; and Portland Wrestling.

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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)