After a six year search for a new space, the Oregon Jewish Museum found their new home in NW Portland on Kearney St. Originally, the building was a film distribution center for Paramount Studios. It was in the days when Portland was trying to become the other major west coast film center outside of LA. One of the remnants of the building’s heyday which is still there, is a 35 seat screening room with the original chairs and original deco wall sconces. Most recently, the building was the office of a local architect. The renovation was designed by Deca Architects in Portland and these photographs were taken for them. The complete gallery of pictures is available online to view. Currently showing at the museum is the inaugural show entitled The Shape of Time; accumulations of place and memory , a photography exhibit of which I am part of.