Navy Ships in Town

Steel Bridge and a MAX train slice through this image, with ship masts and hills in the background and residential development in the foreground.

The Portland Rose Festival has a rich history. one that goes back now a century and more.  Visiting ships support the occasion.  Navy, Coast Guard, and Canadian vessels were moored along the Willamette for the 2006 celebration at the time of this scene.

There has been substantial redevelopment in the once-gritty industrial and commercial area northwest of Steel Bridge.  Some of that new construction is visible toward the bottom of the photo. 

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