This historic part of Portland was formerly its own city. When East Portland, Albina (to the north) and Portland became one ... More
This historic part of Portland was formerly its own city. When East Portland, Albina (to the north) and Portland became one in 1891, they formed the third largest city in the West, behind only San Francisco and Denver. On the east side, tall old buildings tower above now-abandoned streetcar tracks. The area's founder, James Stephens, ran the first ferry service across the Willamette River. Back then, before Portland earned its nickname "City of Bridges", people thought it was crazy to have a city divided by the river.
Antique decor and wood floors will remind you of saloons of yesteryear. The bar stands within a listed National Historic
Landmark from the 19th Century and has an appealing charm to it. Meet with friends over a cold pitcher ...
Built in the 1890s, this building has served as City Hall since Portland's beginning. The building was restored to its
original state from the dilapidated condition that threatened demolition and reopened in 1998. Among interesting finds from the project ...
Finished in 1926, this double leaf, drawspan bridge replaced another bridge that was originally built in 1894. The grand piers
sit on timber pilings and are topped with turrets for the bridge operator to see up and down the ...