You may know that Portland is home to such heavy industries as barge building, truck manufacturing and camper making. But did you also know that Portland is the hometown of carb-heavy starch manufacturer The Old Spaghetti Factory? The original location opened on a drizzly January 10 in 1969 in Portland, Oregon.
Following the trend of questionably appetizing industrial pasta concepts, a similar restaurant known as Spaghetti Warehouse opened in Texas three years later.
FWIW, the restaurant was never known as “The New Spaghetti Factory,” even in 1969, when that title would have been more accurate.