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Broadway & Burnside downtown. I would love to own those pumps and coke machine! Zoom in to see the price of gas! Thanks to my good friend, Bill Youngson for this photo of his Dad's station.
Posted by Star Stations LLC at 12:07 PM in portland history, The Bill Youngson Collection | Permalink
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30 cents a gallon in 1955? why so much? I remember 24.9 in 1973.
June 13, 2016 at 02:16 PM
My Dad owned a small dry cleaning shop in the alley way. He always spoke highly of Mr. Youngson
Paul Thayer Jr |
June 13, 2016 at 02:40 PM
not to disparage the downtown stations, but they have always been somewhat higher than the neighborhood stations, justifiably so. location, location, location. 2.89 for 87 downtown and 2.37 for east Portland, Arco is 2.37 cash price, but a lot of people say that ARCO is shitty gas. I have never had any problems with it, and west coast gas comes from the same source. What I have been told is that regardless of price, all stations make a minimum of .30 on every gallon they sell, or they cant afford to stay in business.
June 13, 2016 at 03:29 PM
omg! stop the presses! hold the phone! calling all cars! today is a day that will go down in infamy! UG and I agree on something! I have nearly 400,000 miles mostly on arco gas, with very little problems on my primary car! WOW!
June 13, 2016 at 05:28 PM
Correction: .30 minimum profit for every dollar in gas they sell.
June 13, 2016 at 08:25 PM
Gent, I once pulled in behind an unbranded tanker truck on TV highway as it pulled out of the Arco station at Murray Blvd. I followed the truck a short way and it pulled into a Standard station. People will tell you that they only fill up with Standard gasoline because it's the good stuff and Arco gasoline is crap. Really?
June 14, 2016 at 07:36 AM
John and JIP: LOL!!!
June 14, 2016 at 10:44 AM
Wow, finally, one of the few pictures when clicked on, actually enlarge enough on this page/site, for better detail.
June 15, 2016 at 01:10 PM
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