Rhodes, Portland, Oregon

Portland's long-established Olds & King (whose store was
built in 1909) took the name of Rhodes in 1960

921 S.W. Morrison
Portland, Oregon

CA 7-7711


Lower Level
Toy World • Rhodes Coffee Shop • Rhodes Basement

Street Floor
Costume Jewelry • Fine Jewelry • Silverware • Accessories • Hosiery • Handbags • Small Leather Goods • Gloves • Neckwear • Cosmetics • Street Floor Sportswear • Notions • Stationery • Cameras • Candy • Luggage • Men’s Furnishings • Men’s Sportswear • Men’s Shoes • Men’s Hats • Men’s Corner • The Place • Boys' Wear

Second Floor
Fashion Sportswear • Fashion Dresses • Young Tempo • Casual Dresses • Daytime Dresses • Knit Shop • Better Sportswear • Better Dresses • Young Sophisticate • Ms. Shop • Boulevard Shop • Formal Shop • Designer Shop • Bridal Shop • Career Coats • Salon Dresses • Salon Coats • Salon Suits • Fur Salon • Shoe Salon • Junior Dresses • Junior Sportswear • The Place • Juniorette Shop • Junior Hi • Intimate Apparel • Lingerie • Foundations • Sleepwear • Jr. Lingerie • Millinery
Young World Infants • Toddlers • Boys 3-7 • Girls 3-6x • Girls 7-14 • Subteens • Children’s Shoes

Third Floor
Housewares • Appliances • China • Silverware • Glassware • Accessories for the Home • Lamps, Pictures & Mirrors • Bedding • Linens • Draperies • Yardage • Art Needlework • Sewing Machines • Book Shop

Fourth Floor
TV • Stereo Center • Records • Carpeting • Furniture • Sleep Shop • Salon of Beauty • Portrait  Studio • Imperial Travel Bureau • Studio Tea Room

Fifth Floor
Credit office • Cashier • Personnel Office • Executive Offices


Gateway (1956)
102nd and N. E. Halsey
100,000 sq. ft.


  1. Rhodes in downtown Portland occupied the historical Olds Wortman and King store, later The Galleria, now a cooking school. It had, in the 70s, the most AMAZING discount shoe store...cutting edge luxury brands like MAUD FRIZON for giveaway prices. HEAVEN. The stock elsewhere in the store could charitably be described as dumpy, matronly, and unimaginative.

  2. In a modern-day twist, the building is being renovated to house a new concept called City Target, a smaller version of the chain, with an edited format of merchandise.

    At least it will remain a core retail building, unlike the complete abandonment of retail in most of our downtown areas.

  3. I have a beautiful $10.00 Rhodes coin (used to be used as gift certificates) that needs a good home.......if interested, e-mail me. Thanks.

  4. also there was a Rhodes in the Colonade mall in Phx, AZ.....i still have my teddy bear on my bed from there when i was five-i cried for it and that holiday my Mom had given it to me! :)

    it later became Liberty House then Joskes

  5. I was Rhodes Hi Board Rep from Wilson High School in Portland Oregon in 1969-1970.Betty-Anne McMullen Mussman I was asked to be Rhodes Sewing Council Chairman for the city and loved working every part of the store, commentating fashion shows, making clothes for mannequins and being asst. manager of the fabric department. I located Tina Miller in Washington who was the Hi Board rep from Grant High School. I now live at Inn at Otter Crest Resort in Otter Rock Oregon. Wonderful memories...and Vi Ann Austin was our leader who was a fabulous mentor who arranged modeling stints for Meier and Frank, Rhodes, and Nordstroms...some of the happiest days of my life...


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