24 March 2008

Meaty Streets

A little detour on our St. John's adventure included a visit to these two streets named after the not so illustrious meat packing giants Armour and Swift.
Through one of the most informative books about Portland history, "Portland Names and Neighborhoods: Their Historic Origins" by Eugene E. Snyder, I became amused by their existence. They're only about three blocks long and tucked away in what's now a quiet little residential neighborhood but around 1910 it was the center of Portland's meat packing industry, just down the Slough from the Columbia Stockyards.
Now I'm off for a feast of Treet and Vienna Sausages.

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