Monthly Archive: August 2015

HIllvilla, ca. 1935. 6

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...