Portland, Oregon Street Names

Ever wonder who the streets in your town were named for?

The Oregonian (Portland, OR) newspaper ran a regular series giving the history of the names of the streets in Portland, Oregon.

Read these street histories in GenealogyBank.com

Tip: Find these articles quickly by going to the special site we’ve created for searching just the Oregonian newspaper 1861-1922.

Put “Portland Street Names” in the other search terms box and all of the articles in this series will be displayed.

Click on these links to see a few examples from the series.

Brazee Street. Oregonian. 18 Nov 1921.
Burnside Street. Oregonian. 5 Oct 1921.
Chapman Street. Oregonian. 14 Nov 1921.
Corbett Street. Oregonian. 15 Nov 1921.
Couch Street. Oregonian. 6 Oct 1921.
Curry Street. Oregonian. 26 Nov 1921.
Everett Street. Oregonian. 14 Oct 1921.
Failing Street. Oregonian. 9 Nov 1921.
Irving Street. Oregonian. 15 Oct 1921.
Kearney Street. Oregonian. 19 Oct 1921.
Morrison Street. Oregonian. 4 Nov 1921.
Oatman Street. Oregonian. 11 Nov 1921.
Quimby Street. Oregonian. 24 Oct 1921.
Raleigh Street. Oregonian. 25 Oct 1921.
Salmon Street. Oregonian. 5 Nov 1921.
Savier Street. Oregonian. 27 Oct 1921.
Strowbridge Street. Oregonian. 10 Nov 1921.
Terwilliger Street. Oregonian. 19 Nov 1921.
Thurman Street. Oregonian. 28 Oct 1921.
Upshur Street. Oregonian. 2 Nov 1921.
Vaughn Street. Oregonian. 29 Oct 1921.
Whiteaker Street. Oregonian. 25 Nov 1921.

One Response to "Portland, Oregon Street Names"
  1. I grew up in SE Portland on Wilson’s hill that is now named Powell Butte. I am looking information about this and history of Gates Road-renamed 136th street. I lived in a house built in 1909 and remodeled in the 1960’s. Do you have any information on the orginal builders of old houses.

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