John Deere Plow Co. Building, 1911
The Portland Storage sign is hard to miss looking at it from the east. Stretching the width of the building and two stories high, it's not subtle. The building was originally the John Deere Plow Company and is designated a National Historic Landmark.
I took the top photo from SE MLK Blvd. and Alder. The green barricade in this photo surrounds the old Corno's building, demolished in July 2008 to make way for the Alder Shaft, part of the East Side Big Pipe Project. The second photo shows the door detail, hidden under the Morrison Bridge between SE 2nd and 3rd.
(Photo source: http://people.reed.edu/~cosmo/mural/)