Report: In-N-Out pays $3.3M for Bridgeport Village site
In-N-Out Burger is getting closer to opening its first Portland area outlet next to Bridgeport Village.
The fast food joint with a fervent following just paid $3.3 million for the former Village Inn restaurant at 17070 S.W. 72nd Ave., Jonathan Bach reported Friday in the Portland Business Journal.
"We are exploring some possible locations in possibly Beaverton, maybe Happy Valley, Hillsboro, Oregon City, perhaps Vancouver," said Cassie Yee, a project manager for In-N-Out Burger, at the time.
In-N-Out has a restaurant in Keizer, near Salem, and another in Southern Oregon. From California, it has been spreading north.
In-N-Out founder Harry Snyder introduced California's first drive-thru hamburger stand in the San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County, California, in 1948, and soon added the first two-way speaker box for touchless ordering.
The sale by former Village Inn owner Connie Watt is noted in Washington County records. According to the PBJ, CoStar Group also lists In-N-Out as the owner of the Southwest 72nd Avenue property.
Tualatin City Manager Sherilyn Lombos said the city has yet to receive an land-use application for the site.
As Pamplin Media GroupÂ previously reported, the restaurant has also held neighborhood meetings about building a restaurant in Beaverton, across from Asian supermarket Uwaijimaya.
Ed Guzman, a Hillsboro city spokesperson, confirmed that In-N-Out hasn't yet submitted site development permitting documents for the city to review. Such permitting is the next step in the application process, Guzman told Pamplin Media Group.
Some neighbors in both Beaverton and Hillsboro have voiced concern about traffic impacts.
Last year, a project manager said preliminary plans for an In-N-Out Burger in Tualatin included an extra-long drive-thru lane and more parking spaces than the city code would require.
"I think we've come up with a building that complements the area quite nicely and complements the city of Tualatin," Cassie Yee said at a virtual neighborhood meeting in July 2020.
Editor's note: This story has been updated with more information on In-N-Out Burger's activity and planning throughout Portland's Westside suburbs. Max Egener contributed to this report.
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