Fun Fact #57 What is the oldest retail business in Northwest Portland?

Chown Hardware Exterior C. 1900 Courtesy Chown Hardware Pinterest Page

The oldest retail business in Northwest Portland is Chown Hardware dating back to 1879.  Still a family owned business that has evolved to meet the community needs.

Northwest’s Legacy Businesses

1879 Chown Hardware

1885 Fruit & Flower

1903 Besaw’s (Not in Continuous Operation)

1926 Friendly House

1941 Joe’s Cellar

1944 Ring Side

1962 Cinema 21 (Theater operations in space since 1926)

1965 William Temple House

1973 Food Front Co-op

1975 Kitchen Kaboodle

1978 Inn at Northrup Station (Carriage Inn)

1979 Twist

1983 Jim & Patty’s (Coffee People), Papa Hayden, Escape From NY Pizza

1985 Kornblatt’s NY Style Deli, Dazzle

1986 Nob Hill Bar and Grill (Nobby’s)

1987 Mud Puddle Toys (Child’s Play)

1989 Anna Bannana’s

1996 Coffee Time, Istanbul Rug Bazaar

1998 NW International Hostel

1997 Kelsall Chiropractic

2000 Vivace

2001 Ken’s Artisan Bakery, Yurs

2005 Dragonfly Coffee House