For the Time-Based Art Festival in 2006 (put together by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art), multimedia artist Mack MacFarland assembled video shorts of found film footage that relates to specific sites in Portland. One of these is a film of the rebuilding of the Shangri-La Motel, which was at 6828 NE Union Avenue (now MLK Boulevard):
In the video’s description, Highway 99E is Union Avenue/MLK Boulevard; the mention of DeKalb is an error, since DeKalb is in Southwest Portland.
Another view of the Shangri-La can be found here on allposters.com.au.
In the 1930’s, 6828 NE Union was the residence of a gentleman named Harry Circle; sometime after (not long after, I’m guessing), the Shangri-La was built. Next door was the Shangri-La Café. The Motel lasted into the 70’s, when it became Knight’s Inn. After that, it was turned into Woodlawn Terrace, a stretch of condos accessible on Grand Avenue. The entryway into the motel along MLK was covered over, as seen in this photo: