Multnomah Historical Association

Bill Ryan's Grocery, ca. 1955. 2

Halloween Tales from the Barber Shop

In observation of Halloween, let us recount some of the more gruesome and ghastly stories of Multnomah’s past. I met with Ivan “the Hariable” Tadic in order to hear these tales for myself. We talked on a gray and foggy Thursday morning in late October. No customers were in Multnomah...

Dutch Village in Hillsdale, Oregon, ca. 1952. Photo by Art Raz 0

Dutch Village

The Dutch Village service station and shopping center was where the new office building in Hillsdale now stands, the former site of Baskin Robbins and Texaco. You can see images of the windmill that inspired the Dutch Village windmill by clicking here.     SERVICE STATION READY HILLSDALE FILLING PLACE...

HIllvilla, ca. 1935. 3

Hillvilla

Simmons’ Hillvilla On a clear day, you can see Mt. Hood, Mt St. Helens, and Mount Adams from The Chart House on Terwilliger Boulevard. The original plan for Terwilliger Boulevard called for expanding the parkway’s two hundred foot right of way to four hundred feet at Elk Point, the land...

Multnomah Days Pet Parade participants, ca. 1950. 0

Multnomah Days

The annual Multnomah Days celebration began in the 1920s when Multnomah merchants decided to have an annual city-wide sale. Then, it was just a sale, the big annual parade and celebrations were on Independence Day. In the 1950s the event was renamed Chief Multnomah Days, a parade and celebrations were...

Multnomah Merchants Celebrate Chief Multnomah Days, ca. 1958. 1

Multnomah Days

The annual Multnomah Days celebration began in the 1920s when Multnomah merchants decided to have an annual city-wide sale. Then, it was just a sale, the big annual parade and celebrations were on Independence Day. In the 1950s the event was renamed Chief Multnomah Days, a parade and celebrations were...

Bruce Edwards & Multnomah Transit Company Bus at the intersection of SW Capitol Highway & SW 30th. 0

Multnomah Transit Company

Today’s photo also comes from a recent donation by Jean Mangrum.  The photos come from Jean’s grandmother’s photo album.  Jean’s grandparents moved to Multnomah in the late 1920s. In the early 1920s, Jean’s great uncles, Chester and Bruce Edwards, started the Portland – Multnomah Stage Company, later the Multnomah Transit...

Capitol Highway, January 1929. Photo courtesy Jean Mangrum. 0

2603 City Avenue – Part 2

In the last post I posted pictures donated by Jean Mangrum, including the one below, and asked whether anyone recognized the houses in the photo, or knew the name of the former City Avenue.  Sorry to have kept you waiting three weeks. City Avenue is now SW Miles Street, and...

Capitol Highway, January 1929. Photo courtesy Jean Mangrum. 3

2603 City Avenue

Today’s photos come from a recent donation by Jean Mangrum.  The photos come from Jean’s grandmother’s photo album.  Jean’s grandparents moved to Multnomah in the late 1920s, and resided at 2903 City Avenue.   Two of Jean’s Uncles, Chester and Bruce Edwards, owned several bus lines, including one that ran...