#PortlandBusiness: In-N-Out Burger

The famous In-N-Out Burger fast-food chain finally pushed across the California-Oregon border and into the Northwest on Sept. 9, 2015, when its burgers and fries were initially served in Medford, 30 miles north of the state line.

Two more Oregon-based locations have followed suit. One is in Grants Pass, 30 miles from Medford; that one opened in 2017. The other is the closest option for those in Portland; it is situated 40 minutes to the south, in Keizer. It opened its doors in 2019 with some waiting hours to order their eagerly anticipated food.

However, a trip to the closest In-N-Out for Portlanders may be simplified soon, as there has been extensive talk of locations being opened in the Portland metropolitan area, particularly in Beaverton and Tualatin. This has understandably excited local fans of this chain as they see it getting closer and closer to them over the past few years.

The proposed location in Beaverton is at 10565 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway. That would place it next to a Chick-fil-A and a 22-minute walk from the Willow Creek-Southwest 185th Avenue Transit Center. That walk goes under Oregon Route 217, which would provide drivers with easy access to this location.

Meanwhile, the chain has also been eying a spot at 17070 SW 72nd Ave. in Tualatin, right next to Interstate 5. An In-N-Out representative said that a restaurant there would include 51 parking spaces and a two-lane drive-thru. They are also looking at keeping related traffic on interior roads and not coming directly to and from I-5, which would be similar to the setup in Keizer, although In-N-Out would need to request and receive approval from the Oregon Department of Transportation to do this.

However, those are not the only Portland-area locations that are being considered. In-N-Out is also looking into proposed sites in Happy Valley, Hillsboro, Oregon City, and Vancouver, Wash.

With all of that said, no firm plans are in place for any of those proposed locations. But it does seem likely that at least one of them will open at some point in the coming years and instantly become one of the most popular and best restaurants in Portland.

What keeps In-N-Out Burger from expanding as fast as other organizations with similar growth potential are a number of its company policies.

One is that it has no plans to franchise its operations. Another is that it prides itself on offering fresh food. In fact, no freezers are on site at any In-N-Out location. As a result, each one must be within driving distance from a patty-making facility. There are six of those. The one in Lathrop, Calif., is the closest to Portland at 635 miles away.

We are sure that with the news of a new In-N-Out Burger restaurant popping up in Portland you not only have an appetite for their delicious burgers but one to now check out some of the homes for sale in the Tualatin and Beaverton areas. Peak Realty is an expert in these areas and is sure to help you find your dream home near your favorite restaurant, so make sure to contact them so you can make In-N-Out part of your everyday! 

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