1979 Thriftway Locations in Portland

Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Moderator: Groceteria

Post Reply
Senior Member
Posts: 209
Joined: 20 Nov 2006 18:59
Location: Oak Grove, Oregon

1979 Thriftway Locations in Portland

Post by StoreLiker2006 » 10 Dec 2009 20:44


Here is a list of all the Thriftway stores operating in the Portland area in 1979:

Portland Metro Eastside:
6868 S.E. Foster Rd. (Elle's)
10319 S.E. 82nd Ave.
9250 S.E. Stark St.
16140 S.E. Division St.
3618 S.E. 122nd Ave.
2825 E. Burnside St.
4515 S.E. Woodstock Blvd.
1214 S.E. Tacoma St. (Market Basket)
2044 S.E. Adams St., Milwaukie
7000 S.E. Thiessen Rd., Milwaukie (Danielson's - Westwood)
14707 S.E. River Rd., Oak Grove (George's)
18905 Portland Ave., Gladstone (Danielson's - Gladstone)
1500 S. Molalla Ave., Oregon City (Danielson's - Oregon City)
16225 N.E. Glisan St.
2526 N.E. 15th Ave.
11020 N.E. Halsey St.
4636 N.E. 42nd Ave.
9819 N.E. Prescott St.
1952 N. Lombard St.
8336 N. Ivanhoe St.

Portland Metro Westside:
5639 N.E. Hood St., West Linn
7365 S.W. Garden Home Rd., Tigard (does anyone know when the Lamb family moved this location to 7410 S.W. Oleson Rd.?)
14365 S.W. Pacific Hwy., King City
775 S.W. 185th Ave., Aloha (Elle's - Baseline)
2122 N.W. Glisan St.
8805 S.W. Canyon Ln. (West Slope)
12330 S.W. Walker Rd. (Ernie's - Beaverton)
17455 S.W. Farmington Rd. (Farmington)

Also: of all these locations, besides the Milwaukie store at 2044 S.E. Adams St., how many other Thriftways in the 1979 roster still had the red-on-white lettering instead of the black-on-yellow lettering?

Last edited by StoreLiker2006 on 11 Dec 2009 01:01, edited 4 times in total.

User avatar
Senior Member
Posts: 179
Joined: 06 Nov 2005 17:07

Re: 1979 Thriftway Locations in Portland

Post by tesg » 10 Dec 2009 23:37

The Jo-Ann Fabric/Crafts at 12312 SW Walker Rd in Beaverton was originally Ernie's Thriftway. I'm reasonably certain it was still in business in 1979. The facade today (Google Street View) looks exactly the same as it did as Ernie's (sans THRIFTWAY signage, of course) after they rebuilt from a fire.

Bales Thriftway in Cedar Mill was previously housed in the complex east of Saltzman on Cornell Rd (the current building is west of Saltzman, probably in the space that became Hi-School Pharmacy, and now Walgreen's). They've been in business since 1961 according to their website, but I'm not sure if they were Thriftway all that time.

Post Reply