Monday, April 23, 2012

Vintage Roadside Tip - Fairley's Pharmacy & Soda Fountain

We wanted to give a tip of the Vintage Roadside cap to a local Portland, OR business that's been a neighborhood institution for 99 years - Fairley's Pharmacy on NE Sandy Blvd.

In addition to weathering the onslaught of discount chain drug stores, they've also kept a great piece of history alive - an actual working soda fountain! We're talking real ice cream milkshakes and malts that are served up in a tall glass along with that frosty metal can that's become a bit of an endangered species.

We swung by again today just to make sure the offerings were as good as we remember (it was a tough assignment, but we were thinking of you guys ;-) and are happy to report things are as tasty as ever!

We recommend the chocolate malt. At $3.25 it's the same price, or less, than most fast food chains. And remember, the can that comes with your first full glass gives you an entire refill.

And for you phosphate fans out there they offer those too!

So, if you're in Portland and looking for a bit of nostalgia stop by and grab a seat at the counter!

Fairley's Pharmacy
7206 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR

Fountain Hours:
M-F 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat. 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun. Closed


Jeff & Kelly
Vintage Roadside