Travel Back to The 80’s & Road Trip to This Retro McDonald’s
So I might already know that Oregon is home to the last Blockbuster video on the planet. But it's also home to a nearly 60-year-old McDonald's that hasn't been renovated for a while to say the least. Oregon is full of nostalgia!
A McDonald's restaurant located in Beaverton, Oregon, first opened its doors in August 1963 - just 20 years after the company was first launched in the 1940s. Since the 1980s it has had minimal renovations. If you were to go there today, it would be like traveling back through time.
The McDonald's in Beaverton has not renovated it's atrium and lobby since the mid-1980s keeping it's retro vibe totally intact. However, to be fair McDonald's did update the building's wallpaper, artwork, and roofing in the early 2000s.
The “retro” look of the old McDonald’s included swivel chair seats and a pink and blue color scheme. The front of the restaurant also had curved atrium windows. The amber colored glass ashtrays are all that’s really missing!
The Beaverton McDonald's even has some ties to Idaho. Ardith Tall, an Idaho native, was honored with a birthday bash at this location celebrating her 95th birthday. Ardith had been a regular patron since the restaurant first opened in the 1960s.
“This is our first big party here,” said Linda Sarrazin, a McDonald’s swing-shift manager at the time. “Ardith has been coming in for a very long time. We like her great smile, her youthfulness. When she said she was turning 95, I said, ‘No, you can’t be 95!’ Her personality and her smile, it rubs off on everyone.”
This McDonald's sure isn't like any other. Be sure to add it to your stops on your next road trip to the west coast!