I posted a last month about the first downtown Portland building to be turned into a parking lot. Surface parking lots downtown are an historic 1960s and '70s legacy that current city planners trying to erase. A whopping 29 percent of Old Town is surface parking lots, but turning lots back into buildings is much harder than tearing the structures down in the first place. Planners and historians are squabbling over height limits for new buildings and the Portland Development Commission is considering offering Uwajimaya grocery $10 million to build on an Old Town parking lot.

Anyway, today local blog Cafe Unknown has these amazing old photos of Portland. Check out this same stretch of downtown (shot in opposite directions) from 1968 and 1935: