Broadway in Portland is kind of a boring stretch these days. On the other hand, it also has more trees than it did in 1955 when the above postcard was snapped [my clue was the 1955 “It’s Always Fair Weather” being screened on the theater on the right].
Of course, The Jackson Tour reigns supreme on this stretch of Broadway.
On the extreme left you can barely make out the bottom floor of the Heathman – the light blue exterior, Coca-Cola sign and Rexall Drugs sign.
As far as The Fox and Orpheum pictured – long gone – they were both torn down [obviously].
The Orpheum, according to Cinema Treasures, was
known as the Orpheum Theatre from 1929 until it closed in the mid- 1970’s. Its last operators were Mann Theatres who gave a seating capacity of 1,360. It was demolished for a clothing store to be built on the site.