Stop 16

Stop 16: Grand & Mill

The first stop after coming over the bridge from OMSI is Goodwill.

Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette currently operates 44 retail stores, four outlets, two online retail locations. Goodwill was founded in Boston, by Rev. Edgar Helms who collected used household goods from wealthier areas of the city and then trained and hired the poor to repair and sell the used goods. Goodwill opened for business in Portland in 1927. In 1994 it moved its Portland headquarters into this new building. It’s pretty slick and very popular. Here’s donation information

Here are some Historic listings in Southeast Portland, places to go for Food and Beverage, and Bars in SE Portland.

This is a light industrial area. Some of the businesses include Casa-bella, 1919 SE Grand, a wholesale importer and distributor of granite, marble and other natural stones (on the left), Conrey Electric, 1903 SE 7th, sales and service of electric motors, Conrad Stone Cutter 1807 SE 7th, Portland Internetworks, one of the first ISPs in Portland at 532 SE Clay, Vince’s Die Cutting and Dependable Pattern Works, one of the Northwest’s largest pattern shops,Oregon Engraving 2415 SE10th Avenue, and Thermal Supply and Johnson Air Products, which both distribute HVAC Systems.

Cash&Carry is a restaurant supply retail store. Anyone can buy stuff there, and they have some terrific values, though often in bulk.

NEXT: Stop #17, Grand & Hawthorne