The station now. Rhododendrons are almost iconic of Portland gardens. (Geoff Churchman pic)
This was built by Northern Pacific Terminal Company and was opened on 14 February 1896. The signature piece of the structure is the 150 ft (46 metre) tall Romanesque Revival clock tower. The neon signs were added to it in 1948 and read "Go by Train" on the northeast and southwest sides and "Union Station" on the northwest and southeast sides.