Yesterday's Gresham Outlook had a great story about one of Troutdale's oldest commercial buildings, the old Tiller Hotel. The Tiller Hotel and Helming's Saloon, both built after the first 1907 fire, are two of the pre-1925 buildings left in the business district today.
From the Outlook story:
"the Tillers erected their two-story wooden hotel boasting a restaurant, a public telephone for travelers and 10 rooms upstairs for guests. Guests likely used a privy out back for “facilities.” In later years, a bathroom was added to the upstairs sleeping porch."
Did you ever stay or work at the Tiller Hotel? If so, I'd like to hear about your experience. E-mail me at robert(AT)robertcanfield(Dot)com.