|The Regency Apartments [May 25, 2012] / Aidan Wakely-Mulroney / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0|
The earliest photograph I could find of the hotel was from August 3, 1947, when it was nearing the end of its life as the St. Andrews. In July and August of 1949, it quietly became the Hungerford Hotel.
|Hungerford Hotel (formerly St. Andrews), Portland, Oregon, 1962 postcard|
The hotel was operated by the Hungerford family (which also had a hotel by the same name in Seattle) through the 1950s. In 1963, it was sold twice. It retained the Hungerford name for a while, but by December 1966, it had become the Highlander Inn Motor Hotel, and was placed in receivership. By August 1977, it had become the Regency Apartments.
I found information about the hotel's history thanks to my subscription to GenealogyBank, which includes a number of historic newspapers, such as the Portland Oregonian.
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