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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Portsmouth Station

Steam railroads first provided local area service. This is a line that was put on MLK Blvd that ran to Woodlawn and the ferry to Vancouver. This is the Portsmouth area. What you see here is the station and also a lookout point. There was a real estate subdivision here. On Sunday, real estate agents would give people free tickets to come here, take them up to the lookout, and sell them a lot. The transportation system is being subsidized by the selling of real estate.