Foster Road – Historic Walking Tour

Image of 1940s Barts Drive-in. Black and white image with cars parked (waiting for car hops with food) there are about 70 plus feet of neon lights on the building looks like a space craft fressbee with an illuminated coit tower popped on top.
Barts Drive Inn Foster Road Courtesy Tom Robinson

This bike- and pedestrian-friendly Southeast Portland neighborhood has a character all its own. Expert guide Dr. March has worked with community members and local businesses to highlight a section of Foster Road once served by the Mt. Scott trolley line with the highest concentration of theaters outside of Downtown. Peek into the suburban evolution of fast food culture, preservation efforts, the shift to quality coffee and vegan options. One tour highlight not to be missed is the lovingly restored 1922 Phoenix Pharmacy building.  Once the widest road in Portland the neighborhood offers an authentic Portland adventure.

PBOT image of Foster Road
Bob White Theater Courtesy Steve Stone
Allen Video Courtesy the Phoenix project