Curtis Perry Outtake: 1965 Rambler Classic 550 – Portland, Old and New

It’s no secret that Portland, OR has been one of the fastest growing cities in the country in recent years. It’s “where young people come to retire”, as well as others. And the streetscape has been changing rapidly too, like these condominiums that have replaced so many smaller street front low-rise buildings.

But this venerable Rambler Classic has survived, yet.

Curtis must have shot this pretty late at night, as the streets are deserted. During the day, they’re jammed, which has made Portland a less frequent destination for us. We used to think nothing of it to pop up for the day. Now we have to have a bit more compelling reason, of which there are still plenty. But then we time our arrival and departure more carefully.

But there’s still plenty of old cars on the streets. They can’t get rid of them so easily. This Rambler is helping to “Keep Portland Weird”.