Fred Meyer – The History of Portland Oregon's Favorite Store & The Man Who Created It #fredmeyer



Kreepers when I was a kid my grandma used to take me to breakfast-coffee with her friends inside the Hawthorne Fred Meyer here in Portland Oregon, ever since those days I’ve always enjoyed this Company and store, Let’s kreep around and learn some cool history of the Company and the Man FRED MEYER.
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13 comments

  1. I have worked for Fred Meyers in years past, and our family used to go into the Gresham store quite a bit when I was a kid. I remember the store in the seventies. The chain has changed a lot over the years, but there are a few things I do miss about Fred Meyers like Eve's Buffett and the candy section that was like its own full department. They used to use old Mechanical cash registers. In college, I used to work Home Improvement at the Glisan store. I don't know if you are old enough to remember, but Fred Meyers used to carry tools, lumber, paint, plumbing, electrical, insulation, and anything else you would find at a home improvement store. The big box stores like Lowes and Home Depot didn't exist back then. That bottle that you were looking at in the display case was an old bottle of Merthiolate. Merthiolate was used as a disinfectant for cuts and such. It burned Like (insert favorite expletive here!). My dad liked using it on us as little kids because he enjoyed seeing us squirm. LOL. Have a great day, Klearski!

  2. Hell yeah, I worked at the stadium Fred Myers in NW Portland back in the 90s when before the remodeling, back when there was a 2 story Hollywood Video next to it.

  3. I was the last to put up the reader board at Rockwood Fred Meyer in the late 90s before they remodeled it. The whole building is long gone now. I believe it was the last reader board out of all the Fred Meyer stores.

  4. I love that My-Te-Fine peanut butter jar!! I never heard of Fred Meyer before but love all the 50s advertisements

  5. I used to shop Fred’s. In Irrigon we don’t have one but when in the tri cities I go there allot. Thanks Kreeper, nice to go down the memory lane.

  6. Good memories.. I remeber the my te fine brand. Mt Mom would get our groceries at Oak Grove Evey Sat. You could leave them after you paid and it had an under cover pull through..they loaded it for you…lol

  7. Not sure if I'm liking this lens I'm using its not a clear as the zoom lens and a little shakey due to the weight decrease.., I got the Canon gx7 mark2 coming so the quality should improve, Let me know what you kreepers think…Thanks so much, also please share some of your Fred Meyer memories if you have them.

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