Foster Road Summit recap

About a month ago the local government held a summit to discuss Foster Road. It’s getting some urban renewal money to help update storefronts and streetscapes. The public transit system is looking to install a streetcar. Local businesses want it walkable and bike friendly.  Traffic safety folks want to fix the deadly intersections.  There are … Continue reading Foster Road Summit recap

How to locate historic photos of Portland

A few years ago I made a blog post, The Neighborhood Then and Now comparing historic images of Portland street scenes with similar modern-day images.  In that post, I linked to my source, Efiles.  Efiles is a City of Portland website with a database of historic records — photos, documents, recordings, maps, and other things … Continue reading How to locate historic photos of Portland

The neighborhood, then and now

I am not sure what prompted me, but I thought I’d look for historic photos of the neighborhood in the Portland Archives. Unfortunately, the full archives are only open 10-4 M-F, which are hours that do not work for me. Fortunately, they have a subset of their material online as something called Efiles. I was … Continue reading The neighborhood, then and now