Portland, Michigan: New Era Potato Chip Silo

"Of all the potato chip container silos around, this is one of the very best."
E. Grand River Ave., Portland, MI
Southeast of town. I-96 exit 77, then drive south one mile on E. Grand River Ave. On the left, next to the road.
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New Era Potato Chip silo.

New Era Potato Chip Silo

Rode down to Portland for lunch and figured I'd swing out and see if the silo was still painted. It is, and looks to be in fantastic condition.

[John, 08/01/2017]
New Era Potato Chip Silo

My name is Bob, I am 87 years old. My father Alvin must have painted this silo originally. We did so many of these in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana from 1948 to 1961. I am going to visit this one and want to know if more survived. We also painted Pfiffer Beer silos in the same states.

[Bob, 04/07/2017]

This is the only New Era Potato Chip Silo that we know of.

Potato chip silo.

New Era Potato Chip Silo

Fun roadside site for a quick photo stop. We took a tour group of hot rod friends through the area in May 2016 and the silo looked great.

[Keith, 06/27/2016]

New Era Potato Chip Silo.

New Era Potato Chip Silo

The New Era Potato Chip Silo appears out of nowhere. Prepare to make a quick stop.

[Debbie, 06/27/2014]

Potato Chip silo.

New Era Potato Chip Silo

Visited the Potato Chip Silo and agree this is a great specimen of a classic potato chip can. It's across from a house at 10284 Grand River, 7.2 miles west of the M-100 intersection.

[Jim Hejl, 08/14/2004]

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