Stop 06

Stop 6: Multnomah & NE 7th

The South entrance to Lloyd Center is here.

Get off here if you want to catch a Max train. The Max trains go to the Airport, Clackamas Town Center and Gresham. It passes by the Convention Center (to our right) and the Double Tree hotel (to our left). The Double Tree is across the street from the Lloyd Center and a small park by the Max train stop.

The Lloyd Center mall opened August 1, 1960 in a 100-store, open-air configuration. At the time it was the largest shopping center in the Pacific Northwest and claimed to be the largest in in the world.

Currently, Lloyd Center is the largest shopping mall in Oregon. it has a great ice rink.

The Lloyd Farmers Market is held on Tuesdays, June through September, from 10am – 2pm, between NE 7th Ave and NE 9th. It’s right next to the Max train.

Behind Oregon Square is the domed Oregon State Office Building. It was the first major building in Portland to meet State Seismic Zone III code requirements and houses the Depart of Geology, Nature of the Northwest book and map store, and Oregon Public Health. The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission which gives a unified voice in the overall management of the fishery resources, and protects their treaty-reserved property and salmon heritage is across the street.

Bonneville Power Headquarters up the steet, is the marketing agent for power from all of the federally owned hydroelectric projects in the Pacific Northwest. The BPA provides about 35% of the electricity used in the region. It transmits and sells wholesale electricity in eight western states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and California.

The Sullivan’s Gulch Neighborhood runs along Sullivan’s Gulch which was a river bed, then a route for trains, and now the I-84 freeway.

It was formed between 15,000 and 13,000 years ago at the end of the last ice age when the ice dam containing Glacial Lake Missoula thawed some 40 times, causing some of the largest floods known on earth.

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