Portland, Oregon: "Retail" Birthplace of U-Haul

An official historical plaque marks the spot.

Address:
8816 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR
Directions:
Southeast part of the city. I-205 exit 17, then west five blocks on Foster Rd. Corner of Foster and 88th Ave.
Phone:
503-771-1151
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Historical marker.

"Retail" Birthplace of U-Haul

Retail Birthplace of U-Haul: not really much to look at.

[Kim, 07/25/2021]

The birthing pains of retail U-Haul are left to the imagination.

"Retail" Birthplace of U-Haul

Next time in Portland, Oregon don't miss...the (Retail) Birthplace of U-Haul. At SE 88th and Foster. There is a U-Haul outlet still there. There's a shiny new sign, easy to read, stating "Retail Birthplace - UHaul - Historical Marker" A good place to stop and think, and more satisfying than "where the airplane restaurant used to be before it flew away," or "where the Spruce Goose is inside that shed over there."

[Dan McDonald, 05/11/1997]

June 2005: The actual "Birthplace of U-Haul" is in Ridgefield, Washington, and is marked as such with a sign.


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