Monthly Archive: October 2017

Ara Vista Motel Postcard, ca. 1950. 2

Craig’s Auto Court / Ara Vista Motel

      Soon after it’s opening in 1933, Barbur Boulevard between SW Terwilliger Boulevard and Tigard sprouted dozens of businesses devoted to serving automobile travelers. Service stations, restaurants and motels lined this stretch of the new West Side Pacific Highway. Motels, or auto courts, as they were first called,...