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.
The Old Spaghetti Factory has expanded impressively since its founding, now boasting over 35 domestic locations, plus a presence in Canada and Japan.
FWIW, the restaurant was never known as “The New Spaghetti Factory,” even in 1969, when that title would have been more accurate.
Great timing 🙂 We went there on Saturday (my first time) and we noticed on the place mats that the Portland location had the oldest date and we wondered if it had in fact originated from Portland. The location next to the river is a very cool building!